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Original Bose was awesome (901's anybody?), but now their speakers colorize the sound too much, making it hard to take them seriously.
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Originally Posted by saxahonker View Post
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.
Ah, sorry for double post, but that link says out of stock category so you're going to have to find the Klipsch Ultras somewhere else. But definitely Klipsch Ultra 5.1 is the best PC surround system ever created.

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POOF--- "looking for speakers,eh?"
"Never mind those guys,,get these,,they are the ultimate!"-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836131005
Hahaha.... *****
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If you have enough money to waste on Bose, you are better off getting some bookshelf speakers and an amp
     
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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.
haha I am in no way familiar with Audiophile, but it couldn't hurt to buy and return some speakers. I'll try them out as soon as I get the money and I will compare them to Bose Companion 3. I think the C3's are like... lets see...$249...

What's a good model of Audiophile for about 250 bucks? I mean, honestly, I know Polk, Sony, Logitech and Bose and out of those, Bose has been the best for me. I'm in no way a fanboy, so if there is better out there, I just haven't heard them yet Thanks Chipp!
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Don't get Bose anything for PC audio. They all use USB cables...
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Don't get Bose for PC... they are connected via USB correct? If so, you much more powerful and featured sound card won't be able to do any audio processing. Get a Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 (if you can find them) if you want good PC audio for music.
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haha I am in no way familiar with Audiophile, but it couldn't hurt to buy and return some speakers. I'll try them out as soon as I get the money and I will compare them to Bose Companion 3. I think the C3's are like... lets see...$249...

What's a good model of Audiophile for about 250 bucks? I mean, honestly, I know Polk, Sony, Logitech and Bose and out of those, Bose has been the best for me. I'm in no way a fanboy, so if there is better out there, I just haven't heard them yet Thanks Chipp!
I would start with these:
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...products_id=43

Possibly the MKIIs as well, but they are $50 more:
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...products_id=80
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Don't get Bose for PC... they are connected via USB correct? If so, you much more powerful and featured sound card won't be able to do any audio processing. Get a Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 (if you can find them) if you want good PC audio for music.
Touche. You're right. I never really thought of it that way either. I have Logitech speakers right now and I love them, but have always loved the Companion 3 displays when I worked at Best Buy and Fry's. As for Sony and Polk, I've had those brands in my car for audio and Polk wins, of course.

I don't have any true knowledge, I am sorry. I am just trying to get by what I know. Bose speakers in a home theater or car are amazing.
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Logitec z5500s all the way. In my opinion there is nothing that can surpass the quality, and range of these speakers. Absolutely wonderful.
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5.1: Logitech Z-5300e or Logitech Z-5500

2.1: Logitech Z-2300

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