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Alright guys, im currently using the Z 5300 5.1speakers, and i'm planning to switch to different set of speakers, either 4.1 or 2.1..

My brother have the Z 5500. and i think it's okay, excep the bass is huge.

The only reason i don't like the speaker is.. the rear left and rear right.. you can barely hear it.. I'm not sure is it my sound card or whatever..

I'm using the X-fi creative gaming sound card, bought it for 120$, i believe it's about 80 dollars now.

Can anyone help me choose a speaker? or find a way to config my sound card?

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post #2 of 7
I have the logitech z-2300's. Just about the best sounding 2.1 set out there.

I had the Klipsch proMedia 2.1'sa long time ago and they were also great.

I prefer the Logi's though. You can't go wrong with either one if you want a 2.1 system.
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Planning to get the G51, not sure about it though, i don't know how much better is it than my Z5300, i wonder why did logitech stop selling the Z5300s
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I say get the Z-5500 and enjoy it. You can get it for $149.99 on Amazon after I think a $40 mail in rebate but you're still getting them for under $200 with free shipping. They work wonderfully.

The G-51 is also a good set of speakers but a little pricey.
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post #5 of 7
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well.. my e5300 jsut bummed out after i messed with the switches in back of the bass. only my center is working now. -_-
Guess ill be getting the Z5500.
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I hope you enjoy it. It was the best set of speakers I've ever gotten.
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post #7 of 7
ya get the z5500, they are the best pc speakers right now. klipsch speakers better but they were discountinued long time ago.

if you want stronger rear you have to enable the 'expand stereo' option in whatever codec your using for your music, ffdshow for example(Creative uses CMSS to upmix your stereo but i think it tries to seperate vocal from intrumental and only play music in the rear thats why it is a lot softer) and make sure you set speaker setup and mixer to 5.1.

otherwise only movies with DTS or Dolby Digital Live would give you true 5.1 (some prologic encoded music can do that too)
and PC games that supports surround.
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