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  • 75% (12)
    Logitech Z-5500
  • 0% (0)
    Creative Gigaworks
  • 25% (4)
    Klipsch Pro Media Ultra
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post #1 of 13
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So what would you get? If you could post reviews, personal experience, or any reasoning whatsoever, i would be appreciated.
    
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post #2 of 13
This looks pretty smart, nice price too

Clicky!

Its over price, but I think it will be worth it - $422.044
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post #3 of 13
i thought u were set on z5500?
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post #4 of 13
the z5500's are great... and at $100 under budget you can't go wrong!
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post #5 of 13
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Well, I was... But now I heard good things about the Ultras, and I saw the Gigaworks and weren't sure if they were any good, so I figured I'd start a poll and see how many audiophiles would pop in and weigh in.
    
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post #6 of 13
gigaworks has better vocal and clarity, but lacks mid and bass.
since mid and bass is very important in gaming and movie (not to mention trance, HipHop, etc etc), i still vote z5500
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post #7 of 13
I would go with the Z-5500. I have one in the mail right now, will be here soon.
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Am I the only person that still believes in Klipsch?
The Klipsch have a mid driver and a tweeter on each sat.
What does that mean for you, the listener? It means that with the other two, one driver has to vibrate at pretty much all frequencies except bass to produce all the sounds you need. There is an inherent greater chance of distortion because what should be just the mid drivers are also the only thing reproducing high frequencies.
With a tweeter, you don't have to worry about as much distortion because the tweeter takes care of over 15KHz or so.
And the dual 8" driver on the Promedias are ten times better than the 12" monstrosity on the Logitechs.
Again, the larger the woofer is, the harder it is for it to create punchy, clean and crisp bass. I can put my Promedias up half way and the bass WILL shake my desk. You CAN feel it in your gut when you put it up.
Yes, the Logitech's have large, booming bass. But it's sloppy. The Klipsch speakers have large booming bass (maybe not as much) but its clean.
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post #9 of 13
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I think I'll buy them from Dell for $220.15

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...s=04&c=us&l=en

Gonna put this in the Deals section, too.
    
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by saxahonker View Post
Am I the only person that still believes in Klipsch?
The Klipsch have a mid driver and a tweeter on each sat.
What does that mean for you, the listener? It means that with the other two, one driver has to vibrate at pretty much all frequencies except bass to produce all the sounds you need. There is an inherent greater chance of distortion because what should be just the mid drivers are also the only thing reproducing high frequencies.
With a tweeter, you don't have to worry about as much distortion because the tweeter takes care of over 15KHz or so.
And the dual 8" driver on the Promedias are ten times better than the 12" monstrosity on the Logitechs.
Again, the larger the woofer is, the harder it is for it to create punchy, clean and crisp bass. I can put my Promedias up half way and the bass WILL shake my desk. You CAN feel it in your gut when you put it up.
Yes, the Logitech's have large, booming bass. But it's sloppy. The Klipsch speakers have large booming bass (maybe not as much) but its clean.
Yes, having a separate tweeter and mid is good, but the logitechs do have a separate cone for treble, cost $100 less, have a warranty and are new instead of used from ebay. Plus the kilpsch's highs are a little too pronounced for my liking.
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