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I have a set of Z680, an older Logitech 5.1 set that cost like $320 back in 2006. The Z680 was actually pretty decent, and I actually thought it sounds better than some of the cheaper home theater in a box set back then. Of course it didn't sound that crispy clear and the details aren't that great compared to my Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 that I'm using right now, but they are not that bad.

I don't know how good the Z-5500s(and other newer Z series) are so I won't comment on that. I do like my Klipschs better than the Logitech.
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Give me a break corsair what's next?I know corsair keyboards and mice.
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Give me a break corsair what's next?I know corsair keyboards and mice.
I wouldn't mind if they used quality sensors and switches.
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As for something that's over $200 ($260) it better beat Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 hands down.
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As much as I like Corsair...uh...yeah I think I'll stick with my Klipsch ProMedia 2.1.
+1

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Give me a break corsair what's next?I know corsair keyboards and mice.
Probably

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@ SRP of $269 better consider these options ..


Polk Audio Monitor 40 (can be purchased as low as $115 or lower)

+ Lepai Tripath TA2020 = $134

or

+ Dayton DTA-1 = $149

or (best bet)

+ Dayton DTA-100a = $214


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What's with all the Logitech bashing? Sure their subwoofer crossover is set extremely high (it may even be over 200Hz, I don't know for sure) but then, which PC oriented speakers don't do the same to mask their tiny satellites? I actually own the Z-5500s and think they sound good enough.

This is coming from someone who uses the optical out in my Mac into a 2 channel receiver to power a pair of Polk RTi A7s and a PSW505 just for MP3s. If you want to be snobby, I could come out and say that my setup destroys any PC speaker system but the truth is, the Z-5500s are fine for most of the music young people listen to and that's exactly the target demographic for systems like these (and the Corsairs).
Male voices come out of the sub the crossover is so high. Not to mention you can tell exactly where the sub is in the room. That totally ruins it. Good enough for you doesn't mean they're really any good compared to other options.

Its not even snobby saying that your 2.1 setup on your Mac destroys PC speakers because....that's the truth.
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What? 600 bucks?? What is Corsair smoking? I could buy an Onkyo TX-SR308 receiver and a set of 5.1 Polks for less than the 500 bucks shipped!!!!@#$

Wait they can't be serious? Corsair's gotten very full of themselves or something...
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I would much rather get a used set of Paradigm Signature S2's bookshelves. Until you've heard boutique audiophile grade speakers everything mentioned here is just scratching the surface.

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I wonder what these sound like. I hope they are on par if not better than the Klipsch pro medias. Be nice for PC users have access to some solid monitors that are available to most people.
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I would much rather get a used set of Paradigm Signature S2's bookshelves. Until you've heard boutique audiophile grade speakers everything mentioned here is just scratching the surface.

Technically, it'd be ill advised to buy expensive far field monitors to use in a near field distance.
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Anyone notice that corsair redid their site
Yep If you find any bugs there's a forum thread over there that you can report those bugs.


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What? 600 bucks?? What is Corsair smoking? I could buy an Onkyo TX-SR308 receiver and a set of 5.1 Polks for less than the 500 bucks shipped!!!!@#$

Wait they can't be serious? Corsair's gotten very full of themselves or something...
Where are you getting 600 bucks from? Conversion to non-USD or something? The OP (and link) says $259.99 USD. I'm guessing that's MSRP and not what the street price will be, but only time will tell. We don't even know when they'll be available.


What interests me more is that HardwareCanucks is the only halfway decent source for this info that I can find. Pic looks real and all, so I'd wager CES will bring an official announcement with the usual pretty pics and videos (and price ranges).


As for opinionated statements on it, I'm holding my tongue until I actually hear them and/or read a couple of good audiophile breakdowns of them based upon logic and facts.

OTOH I'm still running on a 12 year Creative Labs PCWorks FourPointSurround setup (of which I haven't even plugged the back speakers in for over 6 years) and a Logitech ClearChat Pro USB headset, so I'm certainly not an audiophile.
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