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I have a few speakers I am looking at, my budget is up to £300.

I understand I would also have to buy an amp with a few of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Deluxe-Walnut-...item255fad4b3a

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROTH-OLi-3-Tow...item27b1de1f73



I'm a total newbie when it comes to home audio, I have done a lot of research about car audio and I help people out quite often with their car audio systems, but when it comes to home audio I really don't understand a lot.
Edited by Sin100 - 1/9/11 at 12:43pm
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All I know is you don't want the Z-5500, lol.
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All I know is you don't want the Z-5500, lol.
How come?
I read good reviews about the speakers for the price.
I have the X-530's at the moment and they are nice but I just need something that is a little louder and the sub i very weak.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sin100 View Post
How come?
I read good reviews about the speakers for the price.
I have the X-530's at the moment and they are nice but I just need something that is a little louder and the sub i very weak.
They sound like crap once you listen to some "decent" audio.Once I got my current headphones which arent hi-fi by any means, I started to notice the logitech's flaws.I own the x-540's and I couldnt listen to them after using my M50's.Dont make the same mistake I did, get something better.At least I got a taste of a 5.1 setup and I did like that a lot though.
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post #5 of 22
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Headphones?
I'm really after people recommending speaker setups for the price listed. I really don't want any headphones.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100 View Post
How come?
I read good reviews about the speakers for the price.
I have the X-530's at the moment and they are nice but I just need something that is a little louder and the sub i very weak.
Yeh they are supposed to be some of the best PC speakers you can get for the money.

Only £200 now on Amazon, personally I'd go for those.

EDIT: Sorry gone up to £240 now, Z-5500's I mean
Edited by PatSharp - 1/9/11 at 2:59pm
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post #7 of 22
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Headphones?
I'm really after people recommending speaker setups for the price listed. I really don't want any headphones.
You misunderstood, Im not recommending you headphones, my point was that after you hear some "DECENT" audio you will notice all the flaws the logitechs got.So dont get them if you want better audio quality.
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post #8 of 22
I don't know if you're close enough to buy these in person, but I can tell you that you won't find anything better anywhere close to this price. It doesn't look like he'll ship, so hopefully you're in that area.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LINN-ACTIVE-KE...item3a6201111f
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100 View Post
How come?
I read good reviews about the speakers for the price.
I have the X-530's at the moment and they are nice but I just need something that is a little louder and the sub i very weak.
All the Z-5500 has is bass. If you are gonna be playing a lot of action games, watching a lot of action movies and listening only to dubstep and drum&bass (meaning you care a lot about the bass), then yeah, they might be an option... but if you want something with quality and your ears are somewhat "educated" stay away from Logitech.

I'm not an audio expert, but I'm pretty sure that's what true experts would say. Most of the good reviews are from people who are not specialized in audio. They're only popular because people are crazy for the "boom" these days, lol.
Edited by Trull - 1/9/11 at 4:25pm
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post #10 of 22
The Z-5500 is just loud.

There's no real heft or 'substance' to the sound.

It's funny how that is the result of them using quality drivers.

Says something about how cheap the electronics inside are.
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