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i have an Asus Striker Extreme with the sound card that came with it.

I'm planning to get a better sound, so which one to choose?

1- Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system (it doesn't require sound card)
2- Creative Xfi with a good set of speakers?
post #2 of 37
Xfi and Z5500, done deal.
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post #3 of 37
I would say X-FI and a Logitech speaker.
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post #4 of 37
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Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
Xfi and Z5500, done deal.
Exactly what he said.
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post #5 of 37
I would say X-Fi and anything (Creative Gigaworks Speakers are also good). You don't want the Bose Companion 5... it's a gimmick, you can't really get your music to sound like the way it sounds in the store demonstration. Plus Logitechs sound better.
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What are you using the speakers for? Music or gaming?
If gaming then the X-Fi and Logitech speakers should do you well if all you want is a lot of bass and mild distortion as you crank it up...especially if you ever intend to listen to music with them.
If music go an X-Fi should do...alright but go with Klipsch speakers.
You can still find the ProMedia Ultra 5.1's for less than $300 if you look. (Which is less than the Z-5500's)
http://www.shentech.com/promediaultra51dh.html

But honestly...it pains me to recommend Logitech speakers over Klipsch.
Logitech makes keyboards.
Klipsch makes speakers.

But definitely NOT Bose speakers! They are way too overpriced for what they do.
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post #7 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by saxahonker View Post
But honestly...it pains me to recommend Logitech speakers over Klipsch.
Logitech makes keyboards.
Klipsch makes speakers.

But definitely NOT Bose speakers! They are way too overpriced for what they do.
Kind of agree. I would take Ultra 5.1s over the Z5500s any day of the week, but really if I had a choice I would not buy either. For $300 you could get some decent studio monitors or headphones.

Also, take bose out of your mind. They are crap. Speakers and headphones at less than half their price will outperform them and when you get speakers that cost as much or more than bose and are actually worth the price ....
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I love Bose. Clearest, loudest sound. Expensive, yes, but you can push them to their limit and they will still sound amazing. The Companion 3's are pretty awesome.
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post #9 of 37
POOF--- "looking for speakers,eh?"
"Never mind those guys,,get these,,they are the ultimate!"-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836131005
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post #10 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsBobtista View Post
I love Bose. Clearest, loudest sound. Expensive, yes, but you can push them to their limit and they will still sound amazing. The Companion 3's are pretty awesome.
I'm not going to bash Bose. If you are happy with Bose and appreciate music with them, I'm happy for you.

However, I challenge you find and listen to a "audiophile" product in the same price range as your Bose system. Listen to it for clarity and loudness, then report back to us. I could produce pictures and breakdown of Bose systems, show you were to buy their "Acoustimass" drivers for about $3 a peice, EQ curves, many other things, but until you listen to something else and decide for yourself, my ranting makes no difference. You'll probably ignore half of this anyways.
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