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I want to get the x-fi platinum and some speakers but i was wondering if it would even be worth getting with the x-540's. Or should i try and save for the z-5500's?

Are the x540's even worth getting at all?
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I use them with my Platinum, decent sound for cheap.
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oh yes, i used to have the x-540's before i got my z-5500's. They were my first real set of great sounding speakers :]

i recommend them

what kinda music do you listen to?
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Originally Posted by YOSHIBA View Post
I want to get the x-fi platinum and some speakers but i was wondering if it would even be worth getting with the x-540's. Or should i try and save for the z-5500's?

Are the x540's even worth getting at all?
Thanks
Why the Platinum over say the XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer? I suggest getting either of the cheaper XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer and save for the Z-5500s. If you feel that is out of your reach, try to find the Logitech Z640 on ebay or Craig's list. I've seen them for $70 and that setup is far better than anything for the money.
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oh yes, i used to have the x-540's before i got my z-5500's. They were my first real set of great sounding speakers :]

i recommend them

what kinda music do you listen to?
everything really not like gothic stuff but alot of hip hop.... some techno, some good sounding rock.... not necessarily rock and roll? lots of other stuff.... i like talented music.... music that most ppl on the radio will not acknowledge. as being a piece of art .
    
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I use them with my Platinum, decent sound for cheap.
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Why the Platinum over say the XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer? I suggest getting either of the cheaper XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer and save for the Z-5500s. If you feel that is out of your reach, try to find the Logitech Z640 on ebay or Craig's list. I've seen them for $70 and that setup is far better than anything for the money.
just because thats really what everyone was talking about on what to get at the creative refurb thread and what not.

so really are the x540s worth getting before the z5500's and the long run, to like use as a crutch?
    
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i have a set of of x-540's and i used to think they were amazing but ever since i got my grado sr80 headphones i cant help but feel a tiny bit disappointed by the sound. I have been incredibly pleased with the sound but in retrospect the definitely wish i had gone for the z-5500.

Bassically what im trying to say is x-540's sound great until you really have a chance to experience audiophile grade equipment and even then they are still very good..just not amazing.
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i have a set of of x-540's and i used to think they were amazing but ever since i got my grado sr80 headphones i cant help but feel a tiny bit disappointed by the sound. I have been incredibly pleased with the sound but in retrospect the definitely wish i had gone for the z-5500.

Bassically what im trying to say is x-540's sound great until you really have a chance to experience audiophile grade equipment and even then they are still very good..just not amazing.
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Originally Posted by heelsparky0501 View Post
oh yes, i used to have the x-540's before i got my z-5500's. They were my first real set of great sounding speakers :]

i recommend them

what kinda music do you listen to?
Exactly the same situation here mate.
Excellent set of cheap(ish) speakers and they sounded excellent for the price.
I had an X-Fi Platinum till yesterday too so I can safely say they work very nicely with the card.

As far as cheap speakers go, they're no audiophile grade material, but are there simply to "colour your audio" and if you're on a budget, you really can't go wrong. The same can be said for the Z5500s to be honest.
I bought them to use at university and were not intended for accuracy and pure quality, but to tickle my kidneys and annoy the people below me. I still use them for composing though... We have movie nights in my room as I have the biggest panel and make the most noise.

If you can stretch to the Z5500s then do so, but make sure you have the space and your neighbors have the patience, but if you're on a somewhat tighter budget than that, the X-540s will make an excellent impression on you.
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Get the Z-5500's.

You won't look back.
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