Discussion in 'Sound City' started by asianlexi, 2 Jun 2006.
hi can some recommend some good speakers for my new pc? budget around 200
Well good 5.1 speakers are:
Creative GigaWorks 5.1 G500 THX Pro Gamer Speakers
Logitech Z-5400 THX Certified 5.1 310 Watts Speakers
Logitech Z-5500 THX Certified 5.1 505 Watts Speakers
all under £200.00
Good 7.1 speakers are:
Creative GigaWorks 7.1 S750 THX Speakers
Now you will have to shop around to find these speakers at £200 or less.
Get a hi-fi. What are you using the speakers for mostly? Music, movies or games?
Or the Logitech Z-680 if you can find them
The z-680s are very good and you can get them for £125. Negligible difference between these and the z5500s from what I've read.
If that's the case then the Megaworks would be good too if they can be found at all. I find the Megaworks more versatile than the Z-680 (the later being better for movies/games than for music).
On a side note, the Gigaworks S700 is identical to the S750 minus two speakers (which you may optionally acquire later). If I am not mistaken, the G500 lack the tweeters, one of the thing that made the S series great (at least compared to other surround MM speakers). Still, if the G500 is anything like the Megaworks, then they should be very fine too.
I agree that the z680s are best for movies and games. Music is pretty good if you spend the time tweaking the settings. Have you considered a quality pair of headphones instead? Better sound quality for the money imo.
I agree that headphones can get better SQ for the money. With an X-Fi the surround effect is as good too. That said, I still use my Gigaworks along with my headphones. There are days I just don't feel like wearing something on my head, or feel like getting some floor thumping bass. Not that often, but happens.
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