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Ok I have realized that as much as I love these Bose Speakers I need some 5.1 speakers for DVD's and television. Now I love Bose but I just cant afford any of their 5.1 systems that i like so I'm looking at either the Logitech Z-5500's or my first choice the Klipsch Promedia 5.1's. Personally I've had klipsch speakers before and they were great so I am already biased to them, but I want to know if any of you have had first experience with either of these sets, pro and cons ect. Thanks - Marshall
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I don't have those particulair speakers but i know logitechs kick grass! I love mine they're about two steps down.. I've heard pretty good things about these! and they put out a ton of bass
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It would have to be a personal preferance if you want SQ go klipsch but if you want power and low end grunt go logitech
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Thanks guys...any more input...
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I agree with Frostbite, and even go a step further: Klipsch speakers are the best computer speakers that you can buy in my opinion.

What I find disturbing is you liking Bose speakers... I'm guessing you haven't heard much else. What kind of budget are you looking at? It will help us help you.

EDIT: I re-read your post and it looks like you won't be using these exclusively for computer use. How big is the room? If it's DVD's and TV, 5.1 may be the best choice, but maybe a solid 2.1 setup would better serve your needs.

Budget and intended use, that's what I need to help further.
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The Z5500 are the marriage made in heaven for that X-FI ...
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Originally Posted by Jimmy2Shoe
I agree with Frostbite, and even go a step further: Klipsch speakers are the best computer speakers that you can buy in my opinion.

What I find disturbing is you liking Bose speakers... I'm guessing you haven't heard much else. What kind of budget are you looking at? It will help us help you.

EDIT: I re-read your post and it looks like you won't be using these exclusively for computer use. How big is the room? If it's DVD's and TV, 5.1 may be the best choice, but maybe a solid 2.1 setup would better serve your needs.

Budget and intended use, that's what I need to help further.
Whats wronge with bose these are the best stereo computer speakers ive ever heard, but as for your questions. My budget really streches in respect to the best price vs value vs quality, the klipsch are nice and pricey but if they sound as good as ive read they would be worth it for me. As my computer acts as my cable box, dvd player, stereo and gaming rig all in one they'll get used for all of the above. In the future I will be upgrading to the monitor in my sig and get rid of my currtent twin setup of tv and monitor.
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Ok, in that case any 5.1 computer speaker setup will do of the two you mentionned.

I was thinking more along the lines of buying an A/V amp and two speakers, so you can build on that, incorporating new speakers when you have the cash / feel like it.

For 400 dollars I'm thinking you could get your hands on a decent Yamaha Amp and some low cost Bookshelves...

It's not that Bose are bad, it's that they're not necessairly good, especially for the price. Other alternatives will offer MUCH better sound for less.

Bose is great for style, but in terms of ability, they suffer against some speakers half their price...

If you don't feel like building over time and want 5.1 now, I'd go Klipsch.

Here is something I DON'T like though:

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6 analog discrete channels (3 stereo miniplugs), Auxiliary stereo miniplug music input
The Logitechs' are more future-proof as they have an optical input... so they can actually be used if you had a standalone DVD player.

So I guess I have to change my suggestion to Logitech. Klipsch might sound better, but analog is WAY to limited for future use.
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