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I am about to splash out on a new set of speakers and I really don't know whether to go for the Logitech Z-5500 (5.1 speakers) or the Logitech Z-2300 speakers:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...=0&dcaid=15891
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...P=OTC-d3alt1me

Both get really good reviews, and in the UK (where I live) the 5500 is about twice the price of the 2300. What should I choose???
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post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by rustynator
I am about to splash out on a new set of speakers and I really don't know whether to go for the Logitech Z-5500 (5.1 speakers) or the Logitech Z-2300 speakers:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...=0&dcaid=15891
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...P=OTC-d3alt1me

Both get really good reviews, and in the UK (where I live) the 5500 is about twice the price of the 2300. What should I choose???
defiitely 5.1
why would u even conisder 2.1??
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The 2300s are good for music since they are 2.1, but I would get the 5.1s if you game at all because the sound is much better and you have 3d postioning. I also say 5300s
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I wasnt sure whether 5.1 was necessary. I listen to music and play games, so would 5.1 make a big difference in comparison to 2.1?
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by rustynator
I wasnt sure whether 5.1 was necessary. I listen to music and play games, so would 5.1 make a big difference in comparison to 2.1?
yup
it would make a huge difference in gaming. with 5.1 u can get a surround sound (3 D).
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I am being rather drawn to the Z-5500's. They look so nice and get really good reviews.
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In games, definently. The difference between 2.1 and 5.1 is incredible, and it can actually help you out in FPS games, because it's easier to tell where other people are.
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Are Z-5500s the right choice for 5.1 speakers? From what I have read they seem really good. What sound card should I accompany it with? Is the X-Fi the only choice or would an Audigy 2 ZS suffice?
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by rustynator
Are Z-5500s the right choice for 5.1 speakers? From what I have read they seem really good. What sound card should I accompany it with? Is the X-Fi the only choice or would an Audigy 2 ZS suffice?
yup Z-5500s is a really good speake. get Xfi the price is not a huge difference btw those two cards.
get X-fi xtreme music. i just got one too. i had Audigy 2Z. xfi is way much better
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by rustynator
Are Z-5500s the right choice for 5.1 speakers? From what I have read they seem really good. What sound card should I accompany it with? Is the X-Fi the only choice or would an Audigy 2 ZS suffice?
Yes get 5.1 speakers (or even 7.1 ) An Audigy 2 ZS is ok if the speakers are expensive for you. BUT those godly speakers need a godly sound card too so the X-Fi is your best choice
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