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Jump on the Z-3, or wait for the Z2300?

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Quite a big difference, but I'm also on a budget.

Cheaper the better. I don't care about brand, but those seemed the best in the $50 -> $75 range and the Z2300's IMO look the best in the $90 -> $115 range.

My current speakers are huge. Its supposed to be just a stereo, but it has the AUX inputs (red + white) and I bought a cable to output sound to it and use it mostly for the computer/when I had my PS2. It has really good high end (its 2.0 though, and these are the best I owned, so I really have nothing to compare them to) but it really doesn't like it when you adjust bass. Its either medium bass, high bass, or an annoying, drowned out sound. Kinda hard to explain. No "low" or no bass without really bad sound. (Well, its good, I just don't like how it sounds. Its "flat"...or something - really can't explain it.)

Anywho ; worth the $40? Like I said, cheaper the better, but if they really are that much better....I'm going for the Z2300's. I can go up to the $150 range, if needed, but from what I saw nothing was really that much of an improvement over the Z2300's after that.

Want 2.1 btw.
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If you are looking for bass. Go for the Z2300's..I have them and they sound awesome! They can get extremely loud. Another thing, why don't you adjust your treble / bass on the sound card. I know mine can ( some can't). Anyways. I say go for the Z2300's, you won't regret buying them
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Not much adjusting on onboard, but the adjusting I can do, 9/10 its just does the same thing that adjusting the bass on the stereo does - either flat or shake the floor kinda deal.

Since I forgot to mention, although some of you might've seen what I've been hinting at () - is I want to be able to crank the bass when I'm home alone, but be able to kill it when they do come home/try to sleep.

Gunna pick up some headphones as well. Far too many times in the middle of BF2 have I moved my head too far and ripped the headphones out the jack and had a grenade blow up at 2AM.
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I would wait for the z2300's they will give you better stronger sound then the z3
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