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post #1 of 11
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I have 100$ and i have decided to upgrade my sound.

What should i get:

X-Fi XtremeMusic
or
Logitech Z-5300E 5.1 Speakers

Right now i have 7.1 Karajan Onboard sound.

And my current speakers are Logitech X-230 2.1

Which should i buy?
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post #2 of 11
i'd spend it all on something else...or save up for better speakers. the speakers you have aren't good enough for the X-Fi, and the new 5.1 speakers are garbage.

edit: get the speakers. they look good.
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post #3 of 11
sound card the speakers arnt not much good without a good sound card
post #4 of 11
speakers, you will notice a much bigger difference with the new speakers than with the new soundcard... i suggest the z5500? and or the klipcsh pro media 5.1
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post #5 of 11
get the sound card first, then speakers later. and definitely go for the Z-5500 setup
post #6 of 11
i think he has a little over 100 dollars so lets be helpful and not suggest 300 dollar speakers.
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post #7 of 11
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Yeah but the only difference from the z5300e and the z5500 are the wattage, and more wattage=more volume, and i don't need more volume...
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post #8 of 11
A sound blaster Augdiy2 ZS and a Logitech X-530?
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by X3Nh4nC3D
Yeah but the only difference from the z5300e and the z5500 are the wattage, and more wattage=more volume, and i don't need more volume...
The 5500 also has digital inputs.

I'd go with the soundcard. Even though they aren't surround sound, the X-230s are still great speakers. I use them when I'm not gaming and am just doing random things with the computer, i.e. listening to music or watching a movie.

After that, I'd save up for a nice set of headphones for gaming.
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post #10 of 11
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Ok, whats a good set of headphones?
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