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convair
08-05-2009, 07:05 PM
What brand of PC speakers should I get to replace my old speakers?

gary67
08-05-2009, 07:06 PM
Logitech

the_bogan
08-05-2009, 07:18 PM
What sort of sound are you after?

convair
08-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Speakers that have much better sound output than what I currently have

davidmmac
08-05-2009, 07:28 PM
Logitech

+1

I hear they are very good.

I am looking at getting myself some logitech 5.1 speakers to replace my current cheapo speakers :)

Sweep
08-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Logitech but it might be better if we knew what sound card you have.
It will make a difference.

the_bogan
08-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Word of warning if you end up with Logitech X-230 speakers. The subwoofer can get a bit overwhelming.

Blam
08-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Logitech are quite good in terms of sound, and so is edifier.

Any budget? And current existing Soundcard?

Blam

Openingfuel
08-05-2009, 10:08 PM
i bought some g51's from logitech. They are AWSOME!!!!!!!:banana

convair
08-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Logitech are quite good in terms of sound, and so is edifier.

Any budget? And current existing Soundcard?

Blam

Built in sound card, $150 budget

Vince
09-05-2009, 03:59 AM
You can turn it down.

Vince
09-05-2009, 04:48 AM
You can turn it down.


Word of warning if you end up with Logitech X-230 speakers. The subwoofer can get a bit overwhelming.
Sorry I forgot to quote.

Set the base a little lower than you think it should be; it may take several attempts to get it right. It takes me 2 or 3 usually.:)

the_bogan
09-05-2009, 09:48 AM
Sorry I forgot to quote.

Set the base a little lower than you think it should be; it may take several attempts to get it right. It takes me 2 or 3 usually.:)


Tried a lot of times. Just can't get the settings right. Using Winamp. Any hints?

Trev
09-05-2009, 10:09 AM
I have Klipsch PC speakers which cost about, 4 years ago $400. Klipsch are a American high end HI FI speaker manufacturer. They have 2 satallite speakers which have a midrange speaker and tweeter plus a sub-woofer.

Yes the type of sound card you have well make a differance and also the mother board.
I upgraded my PC last year but kept the same soundcard Sound Blaster Audgy2 ZS and speakers but found the sound sounded completely differant.
:)

Sir Prospect
09-05-2009, 07:40 PM
I just bought the Logitech X530, apart from the fact im scared to death whether the subwoofer is going to kill my HDD (its about 60cm away) but the sound quality is fantastic.

Bantu
10-05-2009, 09:21 AM
I got Altec Lansing VS3251 Speakers for one PC here. They seem to have great sound but take up a heap of Desktop Space.

beeswax34
10-05-2009, 06:04 PM
i bought some g51's from logitech. They are AWSOME!!!!!!!:banana

x2!!!

Grimy
10-05-2009, 07:44 PM
I have some TDK S40 speakers that are fine for basic PC sound. Far better than the original cheapies I had. Also have Logitech X-530, but they have been swiped for the TV/XBox 360 setup.

williamF
10-05-2009, 08:26 PM
i got an old modular power amp which i scored from my old school (excuse the pun) considering its age its 25W/p-ch fully transistorised none of that integrated circuit crap. and according to reviews it is quite a quality amp considering its size and price range of the day

utopian201
11-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Onboard sound tends to be ok now; they are a lot better than the old days. I'm using logitech z-5500D with onboard.

If you are going to spend money on speakers, theres not that much harm in going the whole way since it means you will -never- need to replace them with something better, for example I've heard high end speakers from the 80's which sound much better than speakers today.

The z5500D has integrated spdif decoding so you can also plug in a dvd player and it will decode the surround sound for you. As others have mentioned, the bass can get a bit heavy, but it can be turned down.

williamF
11-05-2009, 11:57 AM
I just bought the Logitech X530, apart from the fact im scared to death whether the subwoofer is going to kill my HDD (its about 60cm away) but the sound quality is fantastic.
vibrations from the subwoofer may probably jolt the drive but to kill a drive with a subwoofer is unlikely as the hard disk would need to pull several G's while turned on to crash the heads. and the magnets in those speakers are comparatively weak to erase a hard disk due to the HDD casing, lid, etc, and the fact it will take several thousand guass to even flip a bit on a hard disk using an external magnet.

utopian201
11-05-2009, 02:18 PM
Mine came with a warning sheet, saying to place the sub at least 60cm (iirc) from the pc.

williamF
11-05-2009, 02:46 PM
that's assuming the PC is on the floor, a sub should ideally be placed on the ground or similar hard surface.

Blam
11-05-2009, 03:21 PM
And it should have a bit of room around it for it to work properly

Sata Problems
11-05-2009, 09:23 PM
Logitech Definitely.. i have had others i found Logitech far better for its price.

I now have the G51 Surround system. Excellent for gaming.. Excellent for movies.. and Excellent for music. I have a Sound blaster Audigy Sound card though.
It has individual controls for Back speakers, centre, and sub.. and the normal volume control.
I found i had to turn the sub down a bit though for a nice balance of bass to the volume.

I see this Speaker set has been recommended already.
Hope that helps.
Hope that helps.