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Good 5.1 speakers for movies and playing games?

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It will be used in conjunction with a PS3 and a Samsung 26" LE26R72BX.

It doesn't need to be THAT great, but I wasn't sure whether pc speakers would have the right connectors for it.

The read speaker cables need to be rather long, I have quite a big room They would have to be like, 22 foot for me to be able to place them properly.

What would you recommend?

EDIT: I doubt they would be any good, but wireless rear speakers would be awesome...
    
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your budget please....

my first suggestion will be Logitech Z5500, since it performs very good @ movies and games (action movies need alot of bass power) and it doesn't cost u that much(atleast for what it offers)
with Dolby, THX and dts feature. and it has Analog(for PC), Digital Coax and Optical connection.
and it does have long cables.

for wireless rear satellites, they have Z 5450... but i wouldn't recommend that... i never trusted wireless for audio usage anyway. there's a reason why ppl created hundreds of dollars worth of audio cable

the only competitor in the class is Creative's gigaworks, but it doesn't have great bass (just enough to play acoustics). gigaworks is great for music (music that doesn't require alot of bass)

anything beyond those speakers, i recommend buying Home Theater Brands instead.
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Try the ones I have, J ~S 5.1 , they are rather cheap but are great value for money. If you are no audiophile they will serve you great
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I kinda like to think I am, lol.

I'm not a fan of logitech or creative speakers, if I were to go with a pc speaker it would be klipsch, I just don't know much in the home theatre area.

EDIT: Budget is basically minimum £130, I work a fair bit so pretty much a good value for money speaker.
    
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I would recommend the Z-5500's yesterday....HOWEVER, are you sure you donut want a good set of cans? My HD555's came in today, and WOW, just wow, thats all I can say. So much better than my e-5300's. Its a night and day difference.
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I've got a great set of cans thanks.
    
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post #7 of 8
audiophile on PS3?
r u sure?
really... if u're goin to plug it to PS3... i would say nothing better than z5500, it's like Plug and Play with loads of feature.

but if u want to plug it in ...ooh lets say.. CD player or DVD Player, then u're goin to need amplifiers, speakers, and subs if needed. and they don't come cheap for a quality beyond Z5500/S750 price.
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Actually, yeh, I suppose your right. I'll just stick to my current 2.1 speakers if people are over, otherwise just use my AKG K271S's amped.

Surround sound will be too much effort methinks...I may get some klipsch 2.1 speakers for the hell of it.

EDIT: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klipsch-GMX-...4233415&sr=1-6 mmn, thats quite cheap actually (on the marketplace)...

Anyone know anything about extending the cable lengths?
    
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