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post #1 of 24
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Ok, so my dad asked me what I wanted for graduation. I think I want these...
But, is the sound as good as most reviewers are saying? I mean...I'm happy with the sound out of my Logitech Z3 speakers, so I'm sure they must be at LEAST that good...but how do you like them?

Any problems? Does the sub drown out everything like a lot of people are saying, and can you adjust it to alleviate this problem?

Basically, just tell me what you think (if you own it).
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I don't own one, but have played with them multiple times, and yes you can turn down the bass. They are a great set up.
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post #3 of 24
A good friend of mine has em, he loves them, they are great speakers
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I'm sure at least 20 people on the forum have these suckers....we all like having the biggest baddest stuff lol. Let's hear some feedback!
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post #5 of 24
I love my set. The sound quality is great. I was watching MI:3 and the Matrix Trilogy the other day and I was completely blown away by the sound quality. I'm still tweaking the settings around to get it just right. All in all, I'm really happy with my set.
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Forgive me for sounding a little off-topic, but why not spend a little at a pawn shop to get an amp/receiver, feed your computer audio to the receiver, and hook up some bigger/better speakers? I honestly got tired of smaller computer speakers years ago and have used this setup since. I can play music that I can hear two floors up, or around the house outside, or just loud enough for games, or hook up my headphones for late-night gaming... its not exactly an expensive route to take, and it can reap some very nice rewards! I just don't know why gamers don't do this more often...
    
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post #7 of 24
<3 my z-5500's

Turn off the lights - turn on the blacklight - smo... never mind - put on Dark Side of The Moon ripped to flac - 'nuff said

While you certainly can make the sub drown out everything within 5 miles, you can set it all the way down to silent if you want...
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneluvballer21 View Post
and hook up some bigger/better speakers? I honestly got tired of smaller computer speakers years ago and have used this setup since. I can play music that I can hear two floors up, or around the house outside, or just loud enough for games, or hook up my headphones for late-night gaming...
Just to let you know...the Z5500 are 1000watt and you can here them 3 blocks away....I love my set...would not sell or trade it for everything! The sound is great and just the functions itself is awesome! It has Dolby Digital functions etc which just kicks ass in Gaming

The thing I like most about the sub is...It's beneath my desk and monitor and so it works for me as a leg rest to maximize my comfort
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post #9 of 24
You just really adjust to what level you desire and you have the best crisp sound you can imagine.I like somtimes to take the lit of the speaker and it sounds even better.Just play around with the settings
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post #10 of 24
I ordered a set but haven't gotten them yet. Normally I would have gone the route of real speakers because you get better sq. This is coming from someone who currently has a pair of Infinity bookshelves and a Marantz integrated amp sitting on his desk

I went with 'real' computer speakers for 2 reasons:
1. the HT setup I wanted costs about 5x as much
2. space concerns. I wanted to get away from having a receiver sitting on my desk

So, I'll see how good these are. I did try the Z-540's and was underwelmed with them. I was going to get the Z-5300e's but CC was out so I figured what the heck, Dell had the 5500's on sale so I splurged
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