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Which do you think is better? I play games and movies. I don't really care for music.


Feel free to post any more speaker suggestions.


Thank you
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You'll want the Logitech system for its subwoofer. The A5+ doesn't really go low enough to be satisfying for games or movies. I have a pair of A5s and love them for most kinds of music, but when I lived on campus at my university a few years ago I used them with our Xbox 360 and it was far from optimal. I also used to own the previous version of the Z906s (Z5500) so I can tell you it's definitely a better choice for movies and games.
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Which do you think is better? I play games and movies. I don't really care for music.
Feel free to post any more speaker suggestions.
Thank you

To be honest. I know that 5.1 will be better suited for movies and games, but I am not to sure that it is the best way to go. For ~350 bucks you can get a decent home theater system with a receiver, and if you are willing to buy a used system, you can get even better quality.
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I would get KRK's RP6's.
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God that's a terrible idea. You're better off going the real system and getting a Yamaha receiver (around 200) then just build up from that.

Those mini little drivers aren't going to put out crap for your audio range.

get these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290202

110 bucks for 2 of those beauties will sound better than all 5 of those crappy little Logitechs. Get a few bucks more, add in a couple more speakers....then add in a center channel.

Trust me, I was one of those who always wanted good sounding audio and I kept buying logitech surround sound set ups. I finally said screw it, saw what the guys on here were doing. Bought a Yamaha RX467 for like 250 bucks (get it cheaper now days), picked up a couple Polk Audio R150's for 100 bucks (you get 2) and then I built my system as I went. Hell, these babies got such an awesome frequency range and can push so much bass I haven't even bought a sub.

I think all together it cost like 600. Which is just under double of what you're going to pay. These speakers are a couple generations old now and are still AMAZING so you could actually get all this stuff a lot cheaper.

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Then I finally saved up and bought a beefy center channel

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And the family

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The beauty of this is? I'll never be upgrading my audio to keep getting something better. These speakers are broken in, and they sound freaking AMAZING in video games, and even better with bluray.

Got a game that was done in 2 channel audio? Turn on the surround sound decoding and the receiver will do what it can to make the game in surround sound. Did it with Deus Ex HR and worked perfectly.
Edited by SpykeZ - 12/13/12 at 9:25pm
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post #6 of 39
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SpykeZ got a few questions. What is required to too hook up those speakers to a PC? Did you use an amp? And does that setup work with the blu ray PCM format?

Thanks for the detailed post.
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/13/12 at 9:33pm
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I used to run a nice amp and Polk Audio speakers for my computer/music setup. It was great. But that was moved to the living room for the TV.

As for my computer, I run M-Audio BX8a's and couldn't be happier. If I want to game and really listen, I use my headphones. As for connecting the receiver to the computer, it depends. Use HDMI. To get 5.1 PCM, you will need hdmi. optical will give you compressed 5.1.
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Originally Posted by ShadowJ20 View Post

SpykeZ got a few questions. What is required to too hook up those speakers to a PC? Did you use an amp? And does that setup work with the blu ray PCM format?
Thanks for the detailed post.

If you have an optical out, you would plug that into a receiver and use that to power your speakers. A digital connection is preferred, but if you don't have one you can just use the outputs from your soundcard and plug them into the appropriate inputs on the receiver.

If you use a digital connection, the receiver you use will decode surround formats so as long as you get one that supports Dolby Digital or DTS (that will be pretty much anything that's been for sale for the past few years) will be able to decode Blu-ray soundtracks. Make sure you see support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio to get the highest quality. If you use analog connections out of your sound card, you need to make sure your sound card supports these Blu-ray formats.

I use a 5.1 receiver and home theater speakers / subwoofer with my computer and couldn't be happier, I just assumed you were looking at computer speakers because you didn't have room for a full setup. If you have the room, big speakers give you big sound plus you can always upgrade in the future. If you buy a computer speaker set now, you'll be stuck with it and will have to replace the whole thing if you want something better in the future.
Edited by Remonster - 12/14/12 at 12:40am
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post #9 of 39
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So the Polk Audio Spyke proposed would blow the Logitech out of the water?

Can someone list brands from top tier to mid tier? That would greatly help.

Thanks
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I just assumed you were looking at computer speakers because you didn't have room for a full setup. If you have the room, big speakers give you big sound plus you can always upgrade in the future. If you buy a computer speaker set now, you'll be stuck with it and will have to replace the whole thing if you want something better in the future.

I mainly wanted PC speakers because I don't have a clue about amps or receivers.

So to get the Polk's to work on my PC all I need is a receiver?
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/14/12 at 6:01am
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