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#1 raptorman

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:08 PM

Hi!

 

I'm in need of good set of 2.0 or 2.1 speakers!

 

I'm building a new system and have covered the CPU (FX8350), RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB) and graphics is to be handled by Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti. I'm happy with all the guts of the build but started wondering about the sound. Now I like HiFi but I'm not expecting Linn quality sound from my PC!

 

I am considering buying an ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card but is there any point in running this with the original Dell Zylux AS25 2.1 sound system? It isn't bad but I'd hate to lose the benefits of the card through an inferior set of speakers.

 

What speakers, if any, do you recommend if I upgrade? My budget is £100 to £400 ($150 to $600). I have considered the Creative Gigaworks T3 and their T40  systems. I can fit these in nicely. I particularly like the aesthetics of the T40. At the top end, I can just about squeeze in the Teufel Concept D500, physically.

 

I'm not expecting HiFi and I'd be happy with the Creative T40 but not if it gives less bass than my current Dell. I'm only interested in 2.1 or 2.0 systems: it's the sound quality that matters, not the number of speakers. My main use of sound is for gaming, not music, so that may make a difference to your advice.

 

What do you recommend?



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 01:42 PM

I've seen a huge number of powered speaker setups, two channel stereo and a small subwoofer for around $20. USD  They can even be paired up to make a 5.1 surround setup if the hardware supports two channel output.  Creative and Altec-Lansing make good sounding units at all price ranges.



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Posted 06 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

I bought the Logitech Z523 speaker system about 4 years ago and they put out a very nice sound for the price. The Z623 model is a little more expensive if you wanted more kick.



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

My experience after spending money on Logitech Z5500, that best audio on PC is connecting external HI-FI system using this kind of cable:

http://media.voipex.si/slikam_vel.php?k=325067&f=

 

For the money invested in Logitech audio system I exchanged and bought Kenwood HI-Fi system and difference in sound quality is enormous except Logitech had much stronger bass kick.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:06 PM

Ditto on Logitech, I have the picked up the Z213's shown on the link below.  I did not need much and did not expect the exceptional quality.

 

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

My experience after spending money on Logitech Z5500, that best audio on PC is connecting external HI-FI system using this kind of cable:

http://media.voipex.si/slikam_vel.php?k=325067&f=

 

For the money invested in Logitech audio system I exchanged and bought Kenwood HI-Fi system and difference in sound quality is enormous except Logitech had much stronger bass kick.

My problem there is the house! My Hifi is great but all of the speakers are behind me as I sit at the computer desk and I can't alter that.

 

Thanks for the tip, though.






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