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I am wondering what would be the best option. I have been looking at the logitech z5500, but I'm sure there is better out there for the price. I will be using these speakers in my room, and I think mounting them to a wall would be nice. I will be using it mainly for games, and listening to music (jazz and prog death metal mainly.) My budget is around $300ish.

I'm currently using some cheap HP 2 channel speakers, and I think having sound all around my room would be really cool and a big upgrade.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks smile.gif
Edited by Electric - 1/30/11 at 1:52am
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I use to have the z5500 worked pretty good. Then I got an onkyo 7.2 receiver. I am.sure you could find some htib deals for 300.
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Either the Z5500 , which i would consider best , a second hand BOSE , you can't really find many more . Also , a nice sound card would help .. A LOT .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by madalin;12195420 
Either the Z5500 , which i would consider best , a second hand BOSE , you can't really find many more . Also , a nice sound card would help .. A LOT .

Not of he is using optical the sound card would be unless. Using optical will by pass the codecs on the card then just use the codecs on the receiver.
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If you do get a sound card and the z5500 use the green,Orange, black and etc.
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 1/30/11 at 1:42am
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Of course . But since he wants a ROOM surround sound sistem , i didn't consider optical just because not everyone uses it .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by madalin;12195467 
Of course . But since he wants a ROOM surround sound sistem , i didn't consider optical just because not everyone uses it .

Getting a htib would be a better option (just my opinion) use optical and good to go. Gives him the option to hook his tv to it and consoles if he has any.

Onkyo 5.1
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTS3300/Onkyo/HT-S3300-5.1-Channel-Home-Theater-Package/1.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451;12195493 
Getting a htib would be a better option (just my opinion) use optical and good to go. Gives him the option to hook his tv to it and consoles if he has any.

Onkyo 5.1
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTS3300/Onkyo/HT-S3300-5.1-Channel-Home-Theater-Package/1.html
249.99

So would this option have higher audio quality than the z5500 and work with my pc? smile.gif
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I have the Onkyo HT-S3300 and i sometimes use them to play games on my PC and they are fantastic, great bass from the sub and awesome surround sound. I have it hooked up through HDMI.
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I'd say go for it if you like it .. It also fits your budget well . Guess we gave a win here .
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