Best Speaker System Setup

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Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

I've been thinking about upgrading from my Logitech X-540 5.1 speaker system to something with deeper bass like the Z-2300 but that system is only a 2.1. It will provide better sound quality than the X-540 but at a loss of 5.1. I have the Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 sound card and I want to take full advantage of it's capabilities. Would it be a worthy upgrade, especially for gaming purposes? Or should I save up for the uberly expensive Z-5500?

lestat692k9's picture
Joined: 04/26/2010
Posts: 53

i know klipsch makes a nice 2.1 with a sub that shakes my walls .. I thought i heard someone on here say they made a 5.1 or a 7.1 setup for computers


btw  here is the link for the 2.1 setup i have the are quality products

Joined: 05/26/2007
Posts: 155

I purchased the Z-5500's a few years ago and they are great. The sub is very bassy; some love it and some hate it. Personally I love it. I recently swapped out all the channels with some better Aiwa and Kenwood speakers but I still use the great sub and decoder that comes with the system. It is money well spent if you listen to music a lot or are an audiophile. 

nilzxx's picture
Joined: 02/12/2007
Posts: 160

My Z-5500 sound superb and everybody coming over is very impressed by the bass. Never dared to go full volume, but on 75% and a low-bass song like 'A Milli' and I have to push my DVDs back into the shelf. Very powerful!

I bought them when TigerDirect had a special deal for just 240$ and after almost 2 years now I'd rather pay that again then give this beauties up. Well worth the money, even the much higher normal price.

I suggest you save up some more money for the Z-5500. You won't regret it.

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Joined: 08/26/2009
Posts: 8

The Z-5500 is awesome. The bass makes my whole room shake like crazy and it's really worth the money. Now i got two Z-5500, that's even better. So if you have the money, go for the Z-5500. :)

Joined: 05/07/2010
Posts: 3

Asus Xonar D2_PM Ultra Fidelity 7.1, via fiber optic cable to Yamaha Stereo RXV363 7.1 to two Mordaunt-Short Carnival 8 speakers and Philips SBC HL140 (cheap) headphones