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What do you guys think of this combo, its for my dad who is used to ac97 onboard and cheapy creative speakers, so the xtremeaudio will blow him away anyway.

Logitech Z4 = £44
Xtremeaudio = £28

Good combo for the money?

or mabye ASUS Xonar + Logitech X230's?
Edited by beanbagofdoom - 12/16/08 at 3:44am
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post #2 of 11
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or mabye ASUS Xonar + Logitech X230's?
That would be my first choice.
 
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post #3 of 11
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Realy? will the lower quality of the X-230 with a Xonar sound better than the Better Z4's and an XtremeAudio?

Edit: NVM the Asus Xonars have shot up in price by £20.... damn economic fail.
Edited by beanbagofdoom - 12/16/08 at 4:22am
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post #4 of 11
I'd go with better speakers first. The Z-2300's I think would be better and then finding a X-fi or similar for cheap.
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post #5 of 11
I wouldn't go for the Extreme Audio. I think that's the one they claim is an X-Fi but it doesn't actually have the chip. So it sounds just like an audigy.
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post #6 of 11
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hmmm, they need to be ordered soon for christmas and I realy want to buy them new. Im seriously considering Z4+Audio again. I know the Audio is basically the Audigy with front ports.

My budget is tight so I wont be going for the best, just the best for my money: £75 max for Speakers+soundcard.
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The xtreme audio really isnt terrible but an extreme music is better if you can get it. I got the audio for the optical port...
    
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It isnt for games or anything, its just plain music
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post #9 of 11
For speakers, I'd reccomend;

- Logitech Z-2300's. (200W RMS, ~£80, 2.1) -Personal Choice
- Creative Inspire T6100's. (76W RMS, ~£40, 5.1)
- Logitech X530's. (71W RMS, ~£45, 5.1)

For a soundcard, I'd reccomend;

- Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer. (PCI, ~£55, 7.1Ch)
- Creative X-Fi Titanium. (PCI-Ex1, ~£60, 7.1Ch) -Personal Choice

For soundcards, try to avoid anything with the 'Fatal1ty' name. Most of them are gimmicks, and you end up paying more than you should.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 12/16/08 at 4:58am
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post #10 of 11
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thanks for the recommendations but like I've said...BUDGET XD those combos would be £100+
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