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Poll Results: Which Speakers are the best price to performance?

 
  • 37% (12)
    Logitech X-540
  • 28% (9)
    Logitech G51
  • 34% (11)
    Logitech Z-2300
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post #11 of 32
The thing is, it really depends on the use and your budget. For mainly music listening I'd probably lean towards the 2.1 system as it sounds clearer than the other two systems linked. The X-540 is very good sounding for the price, and if you're looking for some fun effects and play a lot of games but are on somewhat of a budget, you cannot go wrong. They also sound pretty decent in 2.1 mode. The G51 are pimped out and from what I've heard a bit better sounding than the X-540s, but for twice the price. They're louder and I would imagine retain their clarity better at high volumes, but again this is only useful if you plan on using them at high volumes.

Best price to performance.. X-540s.
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post #12 of 32
5.1 > 2.1

movies are always a must. and it sounds better because sound is coming from more angles
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post #13 of 32
G51 is better, but x540 is better bang for your bick. u just asked better so i picked g51 in the poll
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post #14 of 32
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let me ask you this. if mostly what i do is game and listen to music (mostly 50/50 on that) what sound card would be the best for me paired with one of the speaker sets listed? X-Fi XtremeGamer?
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post #15 of 32
again, it has alot to do with personal preference...i love my razer barracuda but some ppl dont like it
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post #16 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
let me ask you this. if mostly what i do is game and listen to music (mostly 50/50 on that) what sound card would be the best for me paired with one of the speaker sets listed? X-Fi XtremeGamer?
your system specs say you already have an XtremeGamer in your system. If that's the case, then the card should be pretty good for you. IIRC, the XtremeGamer is just a rebadged Audigy. Any dedicated sound should sound better than onboard. If you can find one, the Xtreme Music is a great card for the price. Auzentech cards are supposed to be very good, but also come with a high price tag. I've never heard any complaints about the Razer barracuda's, so that might be worth checking out.

If you're going 50/50, definitely pick up a surround sound package. Having the positional audio effects in games make the game much more immersive IMO. I love playing a round of Counter-strike, and being able to hear someone come from behind me is amazing for gameplay.
post #17 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
let me ask you this. if mostly what i do is game and listen to music (mostly 50/50 on that) what sound card would be the best for me paired with one of the speaker sets listed? X-Fi XtremeGamer?
Seriously any dedicated soundcard, will make a huge difference over onboard, but in my preference as an audio junkie (AKA audiophile) I beleive that a modded X-Fi Xtreme Music or an AuzenTech X-Fi Prelude are the two best soundcards in terms of audio quality, and throughput. Although the prelude gets a thumbs up for swappable opamps, and better driver support

And seriously if you go 50/50 on games and audio @ your PC, then I seriously suggest you look at some decent 2.1 setups, or bookshelf references, as 5.1 is just a gimmick, in those divisions.

Now when it comes to movies, 5.1 is awesome, as long as the video has a 5.1 audio track... (most DLed, stuff is only 2.1), So Me, personally I listen to that stuff in my media room, on HDDVD/Blu-Ray with a full 5.2 Setup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by h33b
I love playing a round of Counter-strike, and being able to hear someone come from behind me is amazing for gameplay.
I'll have to show you the power of me + some stereo headphones...

Also if you're into gaming as I am and go LANing, or to tournaments, bringing a 5.1 setup can be a real hassle/PITA... thats why I simply stick to a good set of headphones.
Edited by H3||scr3am - 5/12/08 at 9:37pm
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z5300e's easily!
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post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
I'll have to show you the power of me + some stereo headphones...

Also if you're into gaming as I am and go LANing, or to tournaments, bringing a 5.1 setup can be a real hassle/PITA... thats why I simply stick to a good set of headphones.

Alright, let me get good at counter-strike again and you're on lol!

As for lans, when I host, I don't even let speakers in. Having that many sets of speakers in a small space is a nuisance, so i agree that headphones are the way to go in the surrounding. However, with every day tasks, I really enjoy having my speakers. And when I'm pwning in the middle of the day with the volume cranked up, I like having my ears open.
post #20 of 32
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i dont think i'd go xtrememusic because my friend has had some issues with them. In all essentials though, the xtremegamer is pretty much the same card as the xtrememusic right? or so i heard.
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