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Buying new PC speakers, suggestions?

By Dave8603
Dec 1, 2006
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  1. Looking for good deals, I have a good amount of money to work with but don't wanna go crazy. I would also appreciate if anyone could point me to a good, reliable review site for speakers. Thanks.
  2. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Hmm, what brands are you familair with, and what will you be doing mainly?
  3. Dave8603

    Dave8603 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I'm not necessarily looking for any big brand names, I just wanted really good quality speakers for a good price to play games and listen to music with. I'm gonna start Prey soon and I have an Audigy 2 card so I figured I should make better use of that. Right now I just have the stock harmon kardon speakers from Dell. I was thinking of some type of 2.1 or 5.1 speakers.
  4. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Well, for a good 2.1 system i would recommend one of altec lansings highend 2.1 systems, or klipsch 2.1's. If you would want to go 5.1, then deff the klipsch Ultras, about 350$ or one of logitech's 5.1 systems.
  5. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 570

    Logitech

    I have and highly recommend, the Logitech z5500d 5.1 speakers. They are hooked to a Soundblaster X-Fi card, and they a great. 500 watts, and clear, clean response. The sub faithfully presents the lows, not just "thumps" like some do. They can be had around $250 USD.:grinthumb
  6. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 524

  7. Dave8603

    Dave8603 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I think I might go with the z-5500s. Those look like the best for the price and I was checking around, I definitely want optical inputs. Thanks for all the help. My last question has to do with my soundcard. I currently have an older Audigy 2 card. I've been thinking that this is pretty decent and I should get better speakers for it than the stock ones the computer came with. Would I have to upgrade the card or could this card handle the z-5500s?
  8. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 131

    that will work fine.
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