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Windows 7: Suggestions for buying 5.1 Surround Sound System!!!

24 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Suggestions for buying 5.1 Surround Sound System!!!

Hi all I'm planning to buy 5.1 Sound System for my PC. I'll be using it for Gaming and listening to Music and my budget is about 90 to 100 bucks (of course converted in my currency) The speaker systems i liked are Logitech Z506, Logitech X530 and Creative T6160. Now i wanna know which one should i really go for?

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24 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Definitely Logitech!

This one Logitech Z506
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13 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Energy Take series hooked up to a receiver is nice.

oops--srry did not realize your budget--yes I have always liked logitech speakers.
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13 Mar 2012   #4

 

Logitech Z506
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13 Mar 2012   #5
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Z506 is an updated version of the X540, which itself is an update on the X530. As to which will sound better, see if you can find someplace that has them set up to give a test listen and decide which sounds best to you.
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13 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

man i really want Z506 and thanks to panais for reminding me about this thread sorry im sometimes forgetting things... problem is last week i went in the market there was no place i could find Z506 so i stopped my self from getting attracted to any other speaker system so later i will not have to be sad or regret buying anything other thant Logitech z506 within my budget but from the store where i usually shop for computer stuff told me that i should wait and they'll be getting z506's in there next shippment in other city and then they'll be heading in the store in our city too
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13 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I went through this a while back with these same speakers, and here my thoughts.. ((Granted its a personal opinion but here ya go))

I had a set of x530s, and the sub-woofer was shoring out, so was looking for a replacement. They were old and abused.
The 530s weren't great, but they were not horrible either (when they were working) For the price,they were a good 5.1 setup.

At the time, I could not find any anywhere, so picked up the z506. Im sorry to say, they sounded horrible to me. They were OK for movies but music and games just sounded bad.

In the end, I exchanged them for a set of 2.1 Klipsch, and honestly happy I did. tigherter stronger bass, good mids, excellent highs.
They literally blew both the 530s and x506 out of the water in terms of sound quality.

Granted, they are only 2.1, but if you have a good sound card like a X-Fi, you can create a Virtual 3D for games. Its works Ok, but no where near as good as real 5.1 obviously. But doing that with headphones works great for games.


Just my opinion obviously, but if you are truly set on a set of 5.1 in the $100 or less range, go with the x530s if you can find them.
Ive had both, and the 530s are better (to my ears) than the 506.

But for music and strictly sound quality ... The 2.1 Kilipsch hands down.. no contest. niether of the 2 5.1s can even come close to competeing.
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