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best speakers set

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by asianlexi, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. asianlexi


    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 34

    hi can some recommend some good speakers for my new pc? budget around 200
  2. Voy06


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 740

    Location: Liverpool

    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.

    Good hunting.
  3. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,154

    Location: Birmingham

    Get a hi-fi. What are you using the speakers for mostly? Music, movies or games?
  4. Phil2008


    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,387

    Or the Logitech Z-680 if you can find them
  5. RichL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,646

    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.
  6. TooNice


    Joined: 7 Mar 2006

    Posts: 545

    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.
  7. RichL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,646

    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.
  8. TooNice


    Joined: 7 Mar 2006

    Posts: 545

    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.