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Looking for 5.1 speaker setup, less than £100

post #1 of 35
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Hi all,

My girlfriend recently bought me a set of Logitech X-530's for Christmas, and I must say I LOVED them, I thought the sound was amazing, the bass was clear and powerful and generally an amazing upgrade for £50~

However, as per a huge amount of other people I can find on the inter-web's many forums, the speakers suffer a huge problem, something along the lines of pre-amp shielding, where every time someone used a light or the fridge turned, the speakers cracked and popped... so back to the shop and full refund was handed.

Its my birthday friday coming, so with the increased budget I'd like to find a decent speaker set up. The idea of a 5.1 setup was good, because I could hear the difference in games.

Other speakers I have looked at are Logitech x-540's (Although I'm afraid of the same shielding problem) and some Creative sets

Please, if anyone has a 5.1 setup or similar and can point me in a good direction, please pipe up
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Btw I mainly game and listen to music, open to all recomendations
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z5500s are really great
    
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More than twice my budget. Thanks for reading
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who knows what "increased budget" means...

i've had 0 probs with that pre-amp shielding thing with the x-540s.
    
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You will not notice an increase in quality if you move to the x-540's, I have heard them both and there is minimal difference.

However, a 5.1 speakers set-up is only worth it if you have all the speakers in the correct place, So a higher quality 2.1 setup may be better,
So you could get the X-2300's, They are udner 100 (used) And sound great the sub is about 4x the size of the x-530
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post #7 of 35
The Z2300 are boomy garbage. Who cares how big the sub is when its a one note wonder.

OP, there's really nothing better for 5.1 systems in that price range. Did you try using a surge suppressor? That should get rid of the popping.
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post #8 of 35
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Yeah I did actually have a good set up for where the surround speakers were, and it did sound great.

Increased budget means from the aforementioned speakers to a sub £100 set.

Antipesto, what 2.1 set would you recommend that will still provide great bass and clear sound?

I'm thinking of saving up and going for the z-5500's :/
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If you're going to save up, buy something better than the Z5500, like a Home Theater in a Box set in the same price range. Z5500 are horribly overpriced for what they are.
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post #10 of 35
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Hmm can you recommend anything?

I've gone from a £40 5.1 set that sound great to saving ~£250 for another 5.1 set xD
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