I currently have the X-530s but I'm only using them in a 2.1 configuration because there are not many audio sources that support 5.1 sound and I was very disappointed.
I'm considering a speaker upgrade. I'm a gamer first, sound dude second so what would be the best use of money? I'm using onboard sound from my EVGA 780i FTW motherboard and I plan to stick with it because I'm not super picky about sound but I do like it loud every now and then
So my question is which would be a better upgrade for me? Money does weigh in because I've already spent a lot of money on my computer in the past 3-4 months and this is just one more thing. I want to upgrade mainly for the matrix mode because my X-530s don't have it and they are basically X-230's right now.
The X-540's have the same wattage as my X-530's so it's kind of a dismal upgrade but is economical if it is really all I need. The G51 looks great, sounds great, lots of power, features, but pretty expensive. The G51 has two matrix mode: gaming & music.
Lemme know what you think. $78 for the X-540, $170 for the G51.