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post #1 of 9
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Well first off I just bought a new X-Fi so now I am going to buy some new speakers. I really want to get the Z-5300's because they are only around $130 and I have heard great things about them. I was wondering if I could use optical to hook them up. Also I was wondering if it would be worth $150 extra to get the 5500's. I have heard those and they are amazing but so expensive, and I just listen to music and play some games and watch movies, so I can't decide if it is worth that much extra.
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Nope, the 5300s are analog only, no digital input. Sound great regardless.
    
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the 5500's is worth every penny...however I paid $230 for mine
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post #4 of 9
No optical, and the BIGGEST caveat- NON removable wires.... (Without cutting splicing etc) But other than that, the 5300 are GREAT
post #5 of 9
the Z-5300e's are food bang for the buck speakers. How much space do you have around your computer for a surround sound set up? The 5500, offers double the wattage the wattage so if you have the environment to use your computer at high volumes these are worth the money.

Opinion: If you have the space/area to utilize the increased power go with the nicer speakers.
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post #6 of 9
The z5500's are great, but I love my z5300's. While not amazingly orgasmic, they get the job done and optical input doesn't matter because I have X-Fi so yeehaw.

The only thing I don't like about the z5300 is the bandpass subwoofer. The z5500 has a nice front mounted sub (That is enormous).

EDIT: If you can afford it, get the z5500
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post #7 of 9
read aaronman's post... if u afford, buy z5500... if not, z5300 will be okay (since u'll be using analog input anyway)
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post #8 of 9
I own the 5300e set and my brother in law has the 5500. I have had my 5300e for about 3 years and I couldn't be happier. They were $150 when I bought them and have always been more than enough for my needs. The 5500 set really does sound amazing and is great, but $$ is the biggest issue. If you are just going to play games, and movies intermitantly then I say 5300 but if you are serious about your music, games and a LOT of sound then spend the extra $$ and get the 5500!
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post #9 of 9
Dell.com had the z5500 for cheap, around $220 every now and again. If you aren't in a rush then I would check there. I have the z5500 and I love them. Although I never get to turn it up all the way or even halfway cause they are so loud.
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