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Poll Results: Corsair SP2500 or Logitech Z906

 
  • 61% (8)
    Corsair SP2500
  • 38% (5)
    Logitech Z906
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
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Looking to get a new set of speakers but having trouble deciding between the two.

Main purpose would be for 'pop' music, movies and fps/rts gaming.

Speakers would be paired with a ASUS Xonar DX

Have added a poll as well. Only interested in between these two speakers.
post #2 of 18
Take the Corsairs and then pick up a pair of headphones for gaming.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

Take the Corsairs and then pick up a pair of headphones for gaming.

Already have a Sennheiser HD555
post #4 of 18
Good. That's all you really need for positional audio. the Corsairs will have better sound quality for music.
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post #5 of 18
i havent listened to either, but for the price and what you are looking to use them for, the z906 may be a better fit. you definitely get more bells and whistels with the logitechs (5.1/digital and analog inputs/higher wattage/wireless remote)

i dont doubt sound quality may be a little bit higher when listening to high bit rate audio files, but for a well-rounded pc speaker system it looks like the z906 set may be a better choice.
    
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post #6 of 18
There's nothing well rounded or good about Logitech speakers. I'd go with astrallite's suggestion.
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post #7 of 18
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So would the SP2500 be a good option if I plan on watching a lot of movies/tv shows?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post

There's nothing well rounded or good about Logitech speakers. I'd go with astrallite's suggestion.


and you know this because you have owned how many different sets?

all i am saying is to listen to them and consider what they will be used for. maybe you will be able to hear the sound difference, maybe you wont. maybe 5.1 is a big deal, maybe it isnt. maybe you could really use the extra inputs, maybe not. most people wouldnt be able to tell the difference between the different sets if they werent told who the manufacturer was if they are connected to a pc.

additionally, consider the source. the OP is connecting the speaker system to an ASUS Xonar DX, which is considered a great all around middle-of-the-road card for movies/music/games, but isnt hi-end audiophile equipment

now if you want to compare the logitechs to another 5.1 system, say Onkyo HTX-22HDX with the option speaker upgrades, then yea i would say look towards the higher-end Onkyos (plus with them you get hdmi)
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post #9 of 18
I had a set of Z5500 speakers. Rave reviews all over the internet, but in reality they are terrible. Crappy, boomy bass with a crossover that's set far too high. No mids, harsh highs. Probably the stupidest computer related purchase I've ever made.

I've also heard some of the lower end sets (x230, G51) and they're not any better when you compare them to other speakers in the price range. It also doesn't matter if you have the nicest source in the world, Logitech speakers will still sound awful.
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post #10 of 18
Had the Z560s and Z680s back in high school. Bought them for for $120 and $230. They were terrible. Luckily some guy took them off my shoulders on craigslist. Would have gotten the Klipsch 5.1 Ultra but at the time they were $499, well outside my price range.

From what I've heard, the Z906 is a step back, even smaller enclosures and less bracing with the same tangband drivers.
Edited by astrallite - 2/18/12 at 5:44pm
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