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Logitech make very good low to mid end sound setups but for high end they really suck.
not even that tbh. Altec Lansing and Edifier are better all-round for 'computer speakers'.
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not even that tbh. Altec Lansing and Edifier are better all-round for 'computer speakers'.
negative, I have the Z-2300's and they're nothing short of amazing.

I would get the Z-5500 if I could
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negative, I have the Z-2300's and they're nothing short of amazing.

I would get the Z-5500 if I could
what speakers have you tried or listened too? Please tell me.
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what speakers have you tried or listened too? Please tell me.
all the speakers in the world

It's just my opinion.
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When I first heard the z-5500s, my first impression was the bass sounds fake, as if it's trying too hard. Not an audiophile by any means but even I noticed that. If they were like 60 bucks, I'd say go for it.
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all the speakers in the world

It's just my opinion.
Well, let's just say you wouldn't be saying Logitech speakers are good if you had experience with other speakers.
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Well, let's just say you wouldn't be saying Logitech speakers are good if you had experience with other speakers.
Not necessarily. I've owned and listened to some of the finest out there and I still use my Z-5500 happily for gaming. Don't get me wrong, they're not in the same league as even mainstream mid-fi as a music source, but for a desktop gaming setup I'm 100% content. I wouldn't want a revealing speaker for a desktop. I'll take rolled off highs and low dispersion over any 60k speaker if it's for a gaming rig.
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I thought my Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 speakers were the shiz, until I found out what better speakers and headphones could do. I ended up giving the Logitech away to a friend for free, they just sound so tinny and recessed now.

The point I'm trying to make is that people who praise Logitech speakers and fiercely defend their sound quality need to research some more and go out and listen to "real" speakers and hopefully come to the agreement that having a strong 2.0/2.1 setup is much better for your money and ears than getting a flashy, mediocre 5.1 setup. Same goes with headphones and all that gimmicky 5.1/7.1 surround sound headphone crap.
    
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seems to me everybody says dont get Z5500's, but nobody has any other suggestions.

what are some other 5.1 alternatives?

and to me, the Z5500's sound great. but they are a bit over priced and lack low end bass.
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post #20 of 48
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seems to me everybody says dont get Z5500's, but nobody has any other suggestions.

what are some other 5.1 alternatives?
depends on their room size.
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