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post #11 of 19
I'm here blasting my X-530's I got from eBay for $32. Hooray for budget speakers.
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I was also surprised by the quality of these X-540's, best 68 bucks I've spent for sound so far..

I guess I'm going to get a sound-card next, any recommendations to pair up with X-540's? I do tons of gaming, and listening to tons of music But I don't want to break the bank of course, this is a budget themed rig.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
I should dive into one of these, but so hard setting them up on my desk, nowhere to put rear speakers
I just have my center under my LCD, Left and right to the left and right of the LCD and the rear right/left on the far corners of the desk angled outwards at a 45 degree angle at me/behind me.

Not exactly surround, but it definitely gets the job done.

logitech all the way!
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Nevermind, I think I found the card I'm looking for, any thoughts people?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829121122

This thing looks like it would be the best card for 60 bucks..

OMG and it looks like I can plugin my 5.1, and Headset!?!?! Leetsauce?? At the same time!?!?!
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post #15 of 19
If you can find them ...

The Altec Lansing ADA995's are the best budget 5.1 Surround system available:

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200 Watts continuous power.

THX certified ...

The hard part is finding them; I got my set at Directron.com, several months ago, for around 80.00 bucks ...

Sound amazing ...

    
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post #16 of 19
LOL, I remember those at Directron. I went there to get something (I forgot what) but I remembered seeing those on display there.
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post #17 of 19
what's the difference between the logitech x-530 and the x-540??
    
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post #18 of 19
Logitech was my favorite until I stumbled upon these bad boys:

http://www.spherexinc.com/products_xbox51.aspx

Not as good of bass as the Logitech 5500 but the overall sound over the whole frequency range is amazing. It was so good I actually bought two of these beast of a system. The only thing I've noticed with these hooked up to my X-FI via the toslink is that there's white noise while not in use or at very low volumes. I believe these systems are available at Cosco for $99.
post #19 of 19
I love my X-530's.

The difference between the 530's and 540's is that the 540's have shielding on the wires to btter protect it from static interference and then the appearance of the speakers, obviously.
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