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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys.
im bored and feel like spending some money. so i thought hey, why not buy some new speakers!
currently i have Logitech 2.1 z-340's
like z40's or something.
i got these in...hmm i donno about 2002? i dont know. but they are quite old.
im running them with a Sb Live 5.1 digital card (which i bought at the same time)

i am heavily into music, metal mostly.

i was thinking of buying some x-530's? so i could use 5.1 with my sc?
i have ac97 onbaord , im not really sure if it would be better then my old sc.

anyone got any ideas/suggestions, like other speakers?

i dont want to go much over $100 (aud) - and the x530;s are around $79

thanks
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I can tell you for a fact that you can run 5.1 with the AC97 cause I did that with those speakers when my X-Fi was no existent in my setup
    
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I'm in the same situation as you (albeit it with worse speakers at the moment) and I've been recommended the X-530s by the forum members, so I would go with those...
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I'm in the same situation as you (albeit it with worse speakers at the moment) and I've been recommended the X-530s by the forum members, so I would go with those...
Yeah, they are very good for the price
    
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post #5 of 20
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they are not much more powerfull then the ones i have now, the sub is only 5w more, but then again teh satellites are 15. hmm well i guess the only question now is, is it worth it with a crap sound card?
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If you listen to metal, I'm not so sure that those would be the right speakers for you, the sub doesn't have a whole lotta punch for heavy bass drum stuff. It really depends on how loud you like to listen to it though.

EDIT: And in my opinion, I think that any speaker upgrade is still an upgrade no matter how crappy the source is. But tons of people here would disagree with me.
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5.1 will be a big jump from 2.1, just remember wattage isn't everything
     
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post #8 of 20
I just received these speakers and noticed that the front are very powerful, loud, and clear however the center and rear are really not that good or loud. I guess this is how all 5.1 speakers are made but still I guess I was just expecting more.

None the less the Front speakers are very good for the price and the other 3 do help add a good surround experience.
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I have Logitech X530. very nice.. i like them alot. got them $40 shipped.. woot. anyway, I'd recommend them.
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post #10 of 20
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what about x540's? when i went into teh shops tonight no where sold the x530's, but had the x540's instead. much better?
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