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As above interested to hear peoples opinions.

I currently have the logitech z5500, but am looking to upgrade for better sound.
    
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whats best and whats in your price range can be 2 completely different things. z5500's are nice but for was reason do you want to upgrade/ how much do you want to pay/ is it even worth upgrading in reality?

either see what reviews people give the set ups, Samsung has decent ones as well

goodluck hunting for your pair

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money isn't an issue. I watch movies and plug in cdj 1000mk3 and turntables and record sometimes, so maybe if there's a better set up to suit my needs I wouldn't mind upgrading
    
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whats best and whats in your price range can be 2 completely different things. z5500's are nice but for was reason do you want to upgrade/ how much do you want to pay/ is it even worth upgrading in reality?
either see what reviews people give the set ups, Samsung has decent ones as well
goodluck hunting for your pair
http://www.buysmarte.com.au/samsung-ht-e6750w-series-6-2012-model-7-1-chanel-3d-home-theatre.html

Eww no. One thing Samsung doesn't do well is speakers.

Are you looking for towers or just bookshelfs?
    
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whats best and whats in your price range can be 2 completely different things. z5500's are nice but for was reason do you want to upgrade/ how much do you want to pay/ is it even worth upgrading in reality?
either see what reviews people give the set ups, Samsung has decent ones as well
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http://www.buysmarte.com.au/samsung-ht-e6750w-series-6-2012-model-7-1-chanel-3d-home-theatre.html

Eww no. One thing Samsung doesn't do well is speakers.

Are you looking for towers or just bookshelfs?

His thread title seems to say "I want the best crappy 5.1 set up." making asking him for towers and bookshelf speakers silly. I'm pretty sure he wants another theater in a box set up.

And saying you have no budget is like saying you can drink all the water in the world.

I could name a 5.1 setup that would leave you bankrupt, but I won't bother since I know your budget will likely stop before 500 dollars and if you're actually deep pocketed, before 2000.
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You won't be able to make a great sounding 5.1 system without using amps/receivers. Powered speakers would be another option but they'll be more expensive.
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This looks good:
-Logitech Z906

Then again, there's probably not a huge benefit to upgrading to this, since it doesn't seem too much different from your current speaker set. Up to you though smile.gif
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His thread title seems to say "I want the best crappy 5.1 set up." making asking him for towers and bookshelf speakers silly. I'm pretty sure he wants another theater in a box set up.
And saying you have no budget is like saying you can drink all the water in the world.
I could name a 5.1 setup that would leave you bankrupt, but I won't bother since I know your budget will likely stop before 500 dollars and if you're actually deep pocketed, before 2000.

with all due respect never assume anything. No limit on budget as I did say.

If i wanted to hook up my jbl eon g15's i could but that would be slightly overkill would it not? I just wanted something that sounds better than what I have that plugs straight into the pc and is 5.1. I have countless amplifiers hooked up to a sound studio but this is my gaming (unwind from a crap day at golf) room

i just want something that is slightly better sound than the bass heavy logi's , so just for you I will ask again. Is there something better before going full on hi fi?
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