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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.
Holy crap your here too? I've used your guide for a long time now! I'm also a member at Head-Fi!
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I still don't understand the whole "5.1- and 7.1-channel speaker systems impractical for PCs" thing. I mean i used to have a 2.1 system, then i got my 5.1 system as a gift and is amazingly better, you can hear anything around you in the game, and IMO, has better sound quality with being able to tell where the sound is coming from. But still, cool review.

EDIT: And the thing is, i dont even have the greatest quality speakers, yet they still sound great with how i've set up my sound card. (I have the X-540s)
Edited by Kevlo - 1/6/11 at 5:56pm
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I still don't understand the whole "5.1- and 7.1-channel speaker systems impractical for PCs" thing. I mean i used to have a 2.1 system, then i got my 5.1 system as a gift and is amazingly better, you can hear anything around you in the game, and IMO, has better sound quality with being able to tell where the sound is coming from. But still, cool review.
Yeah if I had the room I'd have a 5.1 system. Probably the 5500's. But I don't, I've got my HT for that anyhow. For gaming though I'd like to have it as Dolby Live is a pain to get working, so having analogue inputs is the best anyway so the X-Fi does the processing. Alas headphones have to do.

I love gaming on my PS3 due to the Dolby Live built in.
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I like my Logitech speakers (Z5300e 5.1's) for gaming. Mind you I don't listen to music or watch movies on my pc (I have a home theatre for that with much more expensive speakers).

They are loud and have appropriately heavy base (good for FPS games )

I have several sets of older 2.1 speakers floating around my pc's. I have a set of creative I-trigue 3400's which my kid seems to enjoy for her music as well.
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post #15 of 76
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I still don't understand the whole "5.1- and 7.1-channel speaker systems impractical for PCs" thing. I mean i used to have a 2.1 system, then i got my 5.1 system as a gift and is amazingly better, you can hear anything around you in the game, and IMO, has better sound quality with being able to tell where the sound is coming from. But still, cool review.
Its much cheaper to get awesome sound quality when you only have two speakers rather than 5 or 7. Plus most people don't have the room to set 5.1/7.1 up properly at their computer.
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post #16 of 76
Pshhhh everyone get some decent headphones and do away with desktop speakers. That's what I did.
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I still don't understand the whole "5.1- and 7.1-channel speaker systems impractical for PCs" thing. I mean i used to have a 2.1 system, then i got my 5.1 system as a gift and is amazingly better, you can hear anything around you in the game, and IMO, has better sound quality with being able to tell where the sound is coming from. But still, cool review.
It's subjective. Some people can manage setting it up better than others. A 5.1 setup probably wouldn't work for me very well unless I made some great stands or something.
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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.

I Have the Z-2300 Speakers and I can verify that they are terrible speakers, overrated, blurry,muddy bass, terrible frequencies, etc. I use a Auzentech-Forte Sound card also. I use my Audio Technica ATH-M50's most of the time. Can't stand my speakers....Upgrading to some true audiophile speakers: Swan MkIII's.
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I run 2 zones with my pre/pro, one for the HT and the other for the pc. I think a PC sounds amazing on a hi/mid-fi system. I don't however think gaming is real good idea with nice speakers.
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I got a klipchs promedia 2.1 set for free but the left channel on the subwoofer doesn't work! Does anyone know if I can fix this easily?
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