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Hi,

I'm in the market for a sound system upgrade. I need it primarily just for music, and I don't care too much about surround sound etc.


I was thinking about getting an Asus Xonar DS with Logitech Z623 speakers...

Any ideas?
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I don't know about the Logitech's, but the sound card is decent. If you are going to use it for gaming, i would recommend one of creatives cards instead.
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I'd honestly spend it all on speakers. Guitar Center has M Audio BX5A's on sale for $200 in store IIRC.
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I'd honestly spend it all on speakers. Guitar Center has M Audio BX5A's on sale for $200 in store IIRC.
Yeah people always talk about sound cards and how magnificent they are, but then again, if you don't have the best speakers in the world, I'm not so sure how much it matters...

Thanks.
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Heard the BX5a's... not as great as many claim it to be.

The Behringer B2030P or the NHT Superzero 2.0 are much better. If you can find a used pair of Energy RC-10s, I would highly recommend those as well.
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Those are great speakers but then I'd have to get an amp to go along with that...which I do not have...
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