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im interested in a speaker system for my room. yes i kinow i dont NEED 5.1 surround sound but i like the way it sounds. anyways i have gotten plenty of great reviews of the logitech z-5500. i can get them new for 200 + shipping. what do i need to connect it to my pc and my tv? can i do both at same time? also, can i hook up my headphones to the command center to switch outputs between speakers and headphones...for gaming?
also, i have the razer hp-1/ac-1 combo.

is there a better speaker system i should look at.
i need it to connect to my pc.
i would like it to connect to speakers and headphones without wire switching constantly
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If you want both your TV and PC connected to the Z5500 you will need to use either a digital coax cable or an optical cable coming from your sound card to the Z5500, and an rca to mini adaptor for your tv, then it is just a matter of switching inputs. Yes you can use the headphones with the headphone out on the Z5500, it'll sound OK of casual usage like gaming.

I personally would get stereo speakers like the Audioengine A2/A5 instead of 5.1 speakers for computer audio, since the sound quality is much higher, and real headphones instead of headsets for gaming. My preferred setup would be either the Audio Engine A5 or XL-S Encore with a T-amp for music/movies, and a good pair of headphones for music/gaming, but there are too many good headphones to list.
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i like my razert headphones enough to keep until i have problems with them.

if i were going the stereo route...wat kinda prices am i looking at and what kind of quality
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The Audioengine A2 runs about $200, and the speakers are marginally larger than the satellites of the Z5500. The A5 is around $325, the speakers are bookshelf speaker sized. The XL-S Encore is around $300. They will all destroy the Z5500 in sound quality, unless you are a basshead, then the lack of a subwoofer with this setup will not be able to produce the same quantity of bass as the Z5500.

For a budget route, getting a Sonic Impact T-amp and Insignia NS-B2111 or Polk R150 will cost around $130. If you feel like you need a subwoofer, the Dayton 10" sub can be had for about $150 shipped.
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