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post #31 of 43
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Nice review. Seems like you put a lot of effort into it, good job.
Thanks fashric. As I said before, I am just an IT engineer who came up with a concept of writing a review regarding his six year old PC speakers.

I love that you like it.
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LOL poor rishiGuru.. so much hate on your review! i have to agree with you tho mate. i mean, for the price they are pretty amazing. and before ppl try and rickroll me i have a proper audio set up. seeing as i lent them to a mate for a few weeks. im actually going to make a new box for them tho. the plastic isnt the best thing for those speakers ill admit. and the sub is eh sometimes. it can get annoying from time to time but i still love them great for gatho's and things 2 easy to set and pack up not that heavy either.
I believe Z-2300 is a very good performer at $110 price. In gives you a lot in return to what you pay. Of course there are better speakers, but they also cost more. But these are my personal thoughts, and may vary from person to person.

Anyways thanks for the support.
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Sound quality is subjective.

Someone coming from $10 speakers will find just about any 2.1 set out there, 'awesome'.

Someone coming from a $10,000 set will find even the most expensive computer speaker sets, crap.

The sub is huge, but it doesn't have impact, really.

My MX5021 has far less power, yet sounds a lot more balanced.
I know there are reviewers who claim that the MX5021 has far too much treble, and 'choked' bass.

All brainwashed by the Logitech wave, which is no treble, no mids, and far too much bass.
I personally believe if there is one true opponent of Z-2300 it had to be the MX-5021. I had one & they were excellent.

Only thing that bothered me a lot about the MX-5021 was the hissing sound. Ah...... i remember my MX-5021, though it had a very short life with me & their was that notorious "hissing" sound from speakers at idle. That "hissing" sound man..... it made me climb the walls of my room with despair.

Apart from that fault, MX-5021 is perhaps the best speaker set Altec Lansing have ever produced.
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I personally believe if there is one true opponent of Z-2300 it had to be the MX-5021. I had one & they were excellent.

Only thing that bothered me a lot about the MX-5021 was the hissing sound. Ah...... i remember my MX-5021, though it had a very short life with me & their was that notorious "hissing" sound from speakers at idle. That "hissing" sound man..... it made me climb the walls of my room with despair.

Apart from that fault, MX-5021 is perhaps the best speaker set Altec Lansing have ever produced.
Hahah, yeah I do get that hissing noise.
It was really horrible with onboard audio, but when I switched to my R2G's onboard X-Fi, it disappeared.

I would beg to differ though - the AL Select 641 is arguably their best set.

Bass to rival a Z-5500, and very neutral-sounding highs and mids.

The MX5021 is on the bright side, like the Z-2300.

But unlike the Z-2300, it actually has respectable midrange response. I hooked up the two sats to a Scythe Kama Bay Amp, and watched in awe as the midrange response improved.

The thing about the 5021 sats, is that the there is already a cut-off filter implemented in the subwoofer.
So the signal that goes out to the sats are cut-off at around 120Hz. Then internally, there are crossovers in the sats.

When I fed full-range signal to the sats, the midrange response deepened, and they sound really warm.

Absolutely love those things.
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Hahah, yeah I do get that hissing noise.
It was really horrible with onboard audio, but when I switched to my R2G's onboard X-Fi, it disappeared.

I would beg to differ though - the AL Select 641 is arguably their best set.

Bass to rival a Z-5500, and very neutral-sounding highs and mids.

The MX5021 is on the bright side, like the Z-2300.

But unlike the Z-2300, it actually has respectable midrange response. I hooked up the two sats to a Scythe Kama Bay Amp, and watched in awe as the midrange response improved.

The thing about the 5021 sats, is that the there is already a cut-off filter implemented in the subwoofer.
So the signal that goes out to the sats are cut-off at around 120Hz. Then internally, there are crossovers in the sats.

When I fed full-range signal to the sats, the midrange response deepened, and they sound really warm.

Absolutely love those things.
Sorry Volvo, never heard of AL Select 641 since it was not available here. Digging through the net I found the AL Select 641 to be quite potent though.

I also have a good feeling chatting with you. You have positive mindset & posses intellect. I always find there are some members in every forum who are gonna say:

"My system will blow yours to heaven"
or
"I am always right & you are always wrong"
or
"Your system is a crap"
or
"Blow your **** out of the water"
or
"get used to the fuzzy feeling after a while, or you'll go jump off a building"

I never answer to them cause I think they basically lack the knowledge or intellect to understand what I am trying to say. Also a truely knowledgeable person will never speak or write like that. So I avoid them as much as possible.

Now I have nostalgic feeling regarding my MX-5021. Thanks for letting me remember.
Edited by RishiGuru - 1/24/11 at 8:53am
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You got 5 pages of flack for your review because the commonly held opinion in enthusiast circles is that there are no good PC 2.1 setups. The category tops off at "mediocre" and never really goes beyond that. They're good within their category (I used a set of Z-2300s for a year and a half), but even relatively cheap bookshelf speakers will absolutely blow these out of the water. I picked up Audioengine A2s a few weeks ago and have been astounded by the amazing highs and mids, and I'm finally rid of the muddy bass.

The 2300s were ok when you sit at your desk, but I found the moment i walked away from my setup, all I can hear is the bass overpowering the system (and this was with the nob turned less than a quarter). I have them hooked up to my TV now, where they belong. They're great for game and movie audio, but for music I can never go back.
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They're good within their category (I used a set of Z-2300s for a year and a half), but even relatively cheap bookshelf speakers will absolutely blow these out of the water.
Love your bookshelves.

No comments on your ".............will absolutely blow these out of the water." part though.
Edited by RishiGuru - 1/24/11 at 7:48am
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You got 5 pages of flack for your review because the commonly held opinion in enthusiast circles is that there are no good PC 2.1 setups. The category tops off at "mediocre" and never really goes beyond that. They're good within their category (I used a set of Z-2300s for a year and a half), but even relatively cheap bookshelf speakers will absolutely blow these out of the water. I picked up Audioengine A2s a few weeks ago and have been astounded by the amazing highs and mids, and I'm finally rid of the muddy bass.

The 2300s were ok when you sit at your desk, but I found the moment i walked away from my setup, all I can hear is the bass overpowering the system (and this was with the nob turned less than a quarter). I have them hooked up to my TV now, where they belong. They're great for game and movie audio, but for music I can never go back.
That's just it, though, Dyslexyc. How many people use their computer speakers primarily for music? If you do, then Z2300s probably aren't for you.

Far and away the most common thing I use them for is gaming, followed by movies/hulu/etc, and finally, sometimes music. They're perfect for this price and usage pattern.
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That's just it, though, Dyslexyc. How many people use their computer speakers primarily for music? If you do, then Z2300s probably aren't for you.

Far and away the most common thing I use them for is gaming, followed by movies/hulu/etc, and finally, sometimes music. They're perfect for this price and usage pattern.
Thanks or your comments pursuinginsanity.

I cannot pronounce your name though. Is it something like "pursuing insanity"? Correct me if I am wrong.
Edited by RishiGuru - 1/24/11 at 8:39am
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After reading through this thread. I have to agree with ljason8eg. You can list all the specs, post all the positive reviews about them, but at the end of the day, the speakers sound terrible. Coming from a set of X-540's, midrange was completely nonexistent and bass was muddy. However, since it was my first purchase of desktop speakers, I thought it was the best **** ever. Yes, I know that this thread is about the Z-2300, but I have listened to them before at my friend's house, and it is more or less the same (Bit better highs, and the same muddy bass, except now, LOUDER). Soon did I realize, I wanted something better.

I ended up paying 218 for it, but these BX5a's absolutely blow my old X-540's and my friend's Z-2300 out of the water. And yes, I will say that because that is just how much better they are. Mid-range and highs sound great on these BX5a's and bass is a lot more accurate and 'punchier'. Obviously, there isn't as much bass as a 2.1 system, but it is surprisingly adequate. Mind you, these aren't HT speakers, so I sit like 3-5 feet away from them.

Heck, even the 2.0 system I made with 10 dollar tweeters and 16 dollar woofers sound a heck of a lot better than the Logitechs.... By the way, I doubt PC speaker specs are accurate at all. I mean if it were specs for studio monitors, then maybe, but for cheap, gimmick, overhyped PC speakers?!
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