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Looking for a reasonably priced set of 5.1 speakers (I can mount rear speakers behind my chair so I've decided to give it a go).

I've read a number of of reviews on the X-540 speakers and apparently they are excellent for the price.

anyone hear tried them


also, it looks like the rear mount speakers use regular mono stereo jacks. wondering if I use a female-female splitter if I can extend the length of wire a few feet without degrading the sound quality (that way I can run wires around my baseboards)

thanks
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Looking for a reasonably priced set of 5.1 speakers (I can mount rear speakers behind my chair so I've decided to give it a go).

I've read a number of of reviews on the X-540 speakers and apparently they are excellent for the price.

anyone hear tried them


also, it looks like the rear mount speakers use regular mono stereo jacks. wondering if I use a female-female splitter if I can extend the length of wire a few feet without degrading the sound quality (that way I can run wires around my baseboards)

thanks
I've got the 530's, which are pretty similar, and I really like them. The rear speaker cables are already rather long (I think its 15 feet).
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im gonna get some soon too, i hope they sound good with my sound card.
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My friend got the 540's, upgrading from the 530's because he was able to price match on the 540's and get a rebate, taking the overall price down to $10 or something.

Anyway they're not much of an improvement over the 530's, I could barely hear a difference. The real added benefit is the improved sound control pod, having a headphone jack in itself instead of the speaker as was the 530's.

If you can get them for insanely cheap like my friend did or if you have really crappy speakers to begin with, it's worth it. Otherwise I'd give a pass and look at the Z-5500's or something.

I wouldn't really call them excellent for the price unless they were about $30 cheaper, I think.
    
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thanks for the feedback guys. I can get them at cost from a supplier for $60 so its hard to pass up.
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On the rear cable length, don't quote me on it. Its actually about 2 and a half arm-spans, which is about 15ft.
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i have them and they sound amazing with my xtremegamer. just don;t expect to power a concert with them. They sound very good, but don;t go too loud.
    
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I have a set, my mom broke them, i installed a new sub. they sound even better.
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