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Is it just us, or are 5.1- and 7.1-channel speaker systems impractical for PCs? In our 2.1 speaker roundup, we look at the Corsair SP2500 and Antec/Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1, along with the Creative Gigaworks 3D, Klipsch Promedia 2.1, and Logitech Z623.
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Corsair vs. Klipsch vs. Creative vs. Antec. The Corsair does look nice but it's priced at ~250 .
Edited by Eugenester - 1/5/11 at 11:55pm
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The Corsair's mids are kind of bad according to this graph and subjective test. Typical exaggerated bass hump on these computer speakers, although you could turn down the bass.
Edited by Riou - 1/6/11 at 12:11am
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Yeah its like there's a frequency gap where the woofer's crossover is. Of course their test room could be to blame too but if that was the case wouldn't all four sets show a similar dip?
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Honestly I love my THX Certified Z-2300's. Once I tweak the X-Fi's eq they are awesome speakers. Almost as good as some of the mid to highish end book shelf speakers I've listened to.
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Honestly I love my THX Certified Z-2300's. Once I tweak the X-Fi's eq they are awesome speakers. Almost as good as some of the mid to highish end book shelf speakers I've listened to.
Lol stop fooling yourself. I had the Z5500 and they sounded like trash compared to what I have now and I wouldn't call my stuff high end by any means.
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Honestly I love my THX Certified Z-2300's. Once I tweak the X-Fi's eq they are awesome speakers. Almost as good as some of the mid to highish end book shelf speakers I've listened to.
Well I have always found two things to be true.

1. If you want to like a set of speakers, you will like a set of speakers.

2. In the end it all comes down to each individual's ear. What sounds like crap to some people others enjoy. In the end what matters, how good something is technically or how much enjoyment you get out of it?
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Lol stop fooling yourself. I had the Z5500 and they sounded like trash compared to what I have now and I wouldn't call my stuff high end by any means.
I suggest you read this.

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Speake...00/td-p/541244

And this is Tom's computer speaker line up. Not higher end book shelf speakers. And yes the Z-2300's can hold there own with low to midish level book shelf speakers. I agree once you get into the mid level on up there's no comparison. Also it depends on the source you have those Z-2300's plugged into.

Logitech's new Z623's can't hold a candle to the Z-2300's. Having owned the Klipsch Pro Media I also felt the Z-2300's were superior to that set as well. Not to mention the Z 2300's subwoofer doesn't melt to nothing like the Pro Media's does after a while, lol.

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Lol stop fooling yourself. I had the Z5500 and they sounded like trash compared to what I have now and I wouldn't call my stuff high end by any means.
If you read this: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Speake...00/td-p/541244

It explains a bit more in detail how the Z-2300's are actually superior to that of the Z-5500's as well.

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Well I have always found two things to be true.

1. If you want to like a set of speakers, you will like a set of speakers.

2. In the end it all comes down to each individual's ear. What sounds like crap to some people others enjoy. In the end what matters, how good something is technically or how much enjoyment you get out of it?
Oh I agree. There's a reason why I've spent a few grand on my home theater setup, lol.
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Honestly I love my THX Certified Z-2300's. Once I tweak the X-Fi's eq they are awesome speakers. Almost as good as some of the mid to highish end book shelf speakers I've listened to.
You need my guide:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...ic-version-3-5

Also preference of the way a sound products sounds like does not mean it sounds better sound quality wise. I just feel that you are judging sound equipment based on how it sounds like. Nothing wrong with that but you got to know the difference. I'm sure you do.
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you all must never heard of the altec lansing 2.1 speakers
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Altec-Comp...X1221/12321677
cheap and loud, that is all.

On a side note how would i hook up a HD radio receiver to these things, the have a mp3 player jack 3.5mm thing
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you all must never heard of the altec lansing 2.1 speakers
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Altec-Comp...X1221/12321677
cheap and loud, that is all.

On a side note how would i hook up a HD radio receiver to these things, the have a mp3 player jack 3.5mm thing
Lol, I hope that's sarcasm.
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