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[Poll]Z-5300E to Z-5500 Worth the upgrade $$

Poll Results: Stay With Z-5300E or Upgrade To Z-5500

Poll expired: Jun 12, 2008  
  • 52% (9)
    Stay With Z-5300E
  • 47% (8)
    Upgrade for $190 to Z-5500
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
So i saw that dell deal. basically $180 shipped for the Z-5500.....

What I'm Asking is it worth the money to step up from the Z-5300E to the Z-5500?

**IN TERMS OF SOUND QUALITY**
Edited by shizdan - 6/8/08 at 8:03pm
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post #2 of 13
Oh my gawd, yes. The Z-5500 boggle the mind with their awesomeness.
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post #3 of 13
I have the Z-5500's and ive never made a better computer related purchase i also paid $290
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post #4 of 13
depends on what you use them for....i have the 5300s for my pc and 5500s for my 360/movies. IMO the 5500s were overkill for my pc but the 5300s are just right
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
mainly just music
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post #6 of 13
there is no possible way in my head to justify this upgrade but thats just me
    
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post #7 of 13
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ok i have made a decision...that if i would get it ..it would be an Impulse buy....so its a no go then
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post #8 of 13
When I got mine (when they first hit the stores) I paid over $400 for the 5500's and they are worth every penny. Heck I almost bought a second set (that I have no use for, lol) when I saw that deal
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by myerz635 View Post
depends on what you use them for....i have the 5300s for my pc and 5500s for my 360/movies. IMO the 5500s were overkill for my pc but the 5300s are just right
Any comment on the difference in quality? I was kind of wondering the same thing too, but my 5300's sound good enough for me.
    
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatal05 View Post
Any comment on the difference in quality? I was kind of wondering the same thing too, but my 5300's sound good enough for me.
Not enough to justify $190 haha.....but the 5500s definitely sound a little better, mostly just in the bass department with the 10" sub. The 5300's are great though for pc gaming, i was surprised at the sound quality when i fired up bioshock
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