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Eh, Im worried that by switching to 2.1 though, games like Morrowind for example wont sound as good when someones talking to me and i keep spinning around so that the speech is heard from every angle of my room
A stereo system won't be as good as a 5.1 for games but would be much better for music, it's a compromise. I chose to go the stereo route and I don't even use my speakers for games at all.

The 5.1 system I linked would be great at both roles. Just don't play music in faux-surround sound.
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A stereo system won't be as good as a 5.1 for games but would be much better for music, it's a compromise. I chose to go the stereo route and I don't even use my speakers for games at all.

The 5.1 system I linked would be great at both roles. Just don't play music in faux-surround sound.
Yeah, I pretty much want 5.1 because i believe i have it all then, Like great for games and great for music, Reason its aimed at music though is because i would be listening to my songs while playing games.
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Not too sure of where to shop on your side of the pond, but if you could put this together.

Fronts: Polk Audio TSi 200s $200 pr
Center: Polk Audio CS10 $100
Sub: Polk Audio PSW10 $150
Surroundsolk Audio OWM3 $100 pr
Receiver: ONKYO TX-SR608 $300 Just priced them all out.

This is a good step up from a boxed system, but still not way out there. It will not leave you "wanting" in any way.

Edit: And with that sound card, you can always switch from 2.1 to 5.1 to headphone depending on what you are listening to.
Edited by ericld - 1/16/11 at 9:56am
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Not too sure of where to shop on your side of the pond, but if you could put this together.

Fronts: Polk Audio TSi 200s
Center: Polk Audio CS10
Sub: Polk Audio PSW10
Surroundsolk Audio OWM3
Receiver: ONKYO TX-SR608

This is a good step up from a boxed system, but still not way out there. It will not leave you "wanting" in any way.
Well, Not hunting around for the lowest price, This setup is gonna cost aproxx over £1k I would spend good money on a good system yeah, But 600 is the sweet spot really
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Well, Not hunting around for the lowest price, This setup is gonna cost aproxx over £1k I would spend good money on a good system yeah, But 600 is the sweet spot really
It should actually be around 700-800. And you can switch the TSi 200s for 100s. I use the 100s and they fill the room nicely.
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It should actually be around 700-800. And you can switch the TSi 200s for 100s. I use the 100s and they fill the room nicely.
Polk isn't too popular over here, those Q Acoustics I linked are highly regarded and are probably the best for the money.
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Polk isn't too popular over here, those Q Acoustics I linked are highly regarded and are probably the best for the money.
I have just been so turned off to HTB systems. Even my JBLs sound muddy as compared to what I use now. They are just relegated to surrounds now, and even so, they have a hard time keeping up with the Pioneers. One other option would be to get good speakers for 2.1, then some rather inexpensive surrounds. At least your mains will be producing good full sound.
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One other option would be to get good speakers for 2.1, then some rather inexpensive surrounds. At least your mains will be producing good full sound.
Having the same speakers all around will result in a more consistent soundfield, the speakers will "blend" together better. Your idea would be a good one if price was an issue but OP has a good sized budget so I see no reason to cut corners when it's not necessary and is only going to be detrimental to the sound.
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Yea, I was just browsing some of the speakers for sale on the London CL. Good gracious there is some pricey stuff on there. Things definitely are a bit different over on that side. Pricey. It seems his £600 budget there is like $1000 budget here.
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