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JohnnyR
20-08-2009, 05:23 PM
I want to buy some new speakers for my computer. I'm keen on music. Logtech seems the most common brand out there. Are they any good? Any other suggestions. I don't want to spend a huge amount...
Ta JR

wratterus
20-08-2009, 05:30 PM
Logitech X-530 (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=1641).

You will not be disappointed.

If you only want 2.1 go for the X-230 (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview-specs.asp?partid=2292).

pctek
20-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Or Altech Lansing. But I prefer Logitech.

Blam
20-08-2009, 07:41 PM
+1 for Logitech, those X-530's have awesome sound quality.

Trev
20-08-2009, 09:12 PM
Klipsch or Creative. http://au.creative.com/mailer/anz/welcome.asp?utm_source=Cheetah&utm_medium=Mailer&utm_content=Header_Altversion&utm_campaign=Mailer_AU_060809
:)

beeswax34
20-08-2009, 11:25 PM
Logitech, no doubt :thumbs:

DeSade
21-08-2009, 09:53 AM
+2 for Logitech, all my peripherals are Logitech

Trev
21-08-2009, 11:12 AM
All you people recommending Logitech have you ever used any other make of speakers to compare your statements with.
:)

DeSade
21-08-2009, 11:22 AM
I always demo the equipment in a large retail shop before purchasing from my favorite online store. Logitech is just better.
X-530
G15
G9
Fancy wireless headset I forget the name of

utopian201
21-08-2009, 03:09 PM
I have the z-5500D. It is quite expensive, you could probably get a proper home theatre system for that money.
The only bad thing about it is the sub is boomy. But considering you can get high quality subs for the price of two sets of z-5500, well...

But other than that, it is quite good (not sure if it is good value!); it has spdif/coaxial in for dolby digital and dts decoding as well as your normal 3x 3.5mm surround sound inputs.

Sweep
21-08-2009, 03:20 PM
I use creative myself at the moment.

I am curious as to why no person has asked yet what sound card is being used or how many speakers are needed or what inputs etc.

Trev
21-08-2009, 04:19 PM
I don't know how long Logitech have been making PC speakers for but I know Creative have been making them since 1998 when I bought my Creative SB Live sound card, so I would also check out Creative speakers as will. Yes having the right soundcard speaker combination helps as will. The soundcard and speakers I use now were used on a previous computer I had and they sound completely different to what they sounded like on my old computer.
:)

JohnnyR
21-08-2009, 06:10 PM
Thanks everybody.

I presume you are saying that I will need a good sound card to get the best out of these X530 Logitech speakers. I suspect I will need a new one.

Will I get the best possible sound quality if I plug them straight into my Sony MP3 player?

Ta JR

sk69ersnz
21-08-2009, 08:26 PM
Does anyone else have issues with the X-530 and washing machines? the speakers make a popping noise when its running.Great for playing sounds and gaming though.

hueybot3000
21-08-2009, 08:39 PM
why is your washing machine anywhere near your computer? Unless you were washing your speakers?

sk69ersnz
21-08-2009, 08:45 PM
It's in the basement,miles away from my computer.Dodgy wiring maybe.

feersumendjinn
21-08-2009, 09:34 PM
Does anyone else have issues with the X-530 and washing machines? the speakers make a popping noise when its running.Great for playing sounds and gaming though.
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/M7806
Get yourself one of these to stop electrical noise and surges coming through your computer (not good for it :badpc:).
Or you could make yourself one by putting one of these
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=MS4000&CATID=30&form=CAT&SUBCATID=406
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=MS4003&CATID=30&form=CAT&SUBCATID=406
in a box, with the necessary hardware to interface it with your power cords.

sk69ersnz
21-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Cheers,that should fix it.

Agent_24
21-08-2009, 11:43 PM
Logitech X-530 (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=1641).

You will not be disappointed.

You probably would be if you compared them to something of actual decent quality

Sure they're not *bad* but you could do much better

Vince
22-08-2009, 08:10 AM
All you people recommending Logitech have you ever used any other make of speakers to compare your statements with.
:)

Yes.

There are better speakers out there, but Logitech are good, and good value.:eek: