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A dilemma of the 'speaker' kind.

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Hey all,

 

Its about time i invest in some new speakers in preparation for GTA 4. I have a MAXIMUM budget of $200

and i have narrowed it down to 2 logitech models.

 

Logitech Z-2300 2.1

 

Logitech G-51 5.1

 

NOW, my problem is that while my room is big enough to suit a 5.1 system, i have heard that the G-51 isnt as good as

the Z-2300 in terms of overall clarity- so should i sacrifice quality and go for the surround sound experience or vice versa?

 

any advice would be splendid.

 

IF YOU CAN RECOMMEND A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MODEL TO THOSE THAT I HAVE SELECTED THEN DONT BE AFRAID TO

SPEAK UP!!!!

 

Thanks,

Wit0005

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I've heard these are very good for a 2.1 setup:

 

Altec Lansing MX5021

 

Edit: Seems they are mostly available only in white at this stage (for less than $200 anyway) so that might be a put off for you (or not)

Edited by stuub27

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Not so much a putoff- I think white can look quite classy.

I'm kinda just going off the reviews i've read on the web.

The Z-2300 averages about a 9/10 while the G-51's get

about an 8/10.

 

Decisions decisions

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2.1 unless you watch a shitload of DVDs on your PC.

 

Logi X140's if you dont want a sub

 

Z4s if you do.

But why not the Z-2300? They're from a slightly higher bracket and are THX certified, which is more than can be said for the Z-4's.

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just personal preference i guess.

 

 

they're logitech speakers. Unless you go powered, you're not gonna get much difference between 2.1 logitech brands.

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I've heard the Z-2300 and they sound good, to me anyrate, best to go somewhere and have a listen your self, every one has different tastes in sound and what sounds good to me may sound crap to you, if you have a full blown sound theatre, nothing in the PC catergory souns as good.

M2c

 

Cheers

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Based on everyones advice, i can only conclude that a 2.1 system is better-

which is strange given that GTA4 supports 5.1 i think.

 

Was there a reason everyone chose to mention a 2.1 setup as opposed to a 5.1?

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If you go 5.1, you have to have room for five speakers in your perfectly shaped room, which is far too much effort, hence no-one buys them. If I wanted directional, I'd get a pair of Razer headphones - they really are directional.

 

And Master_Scythe, If I was to 'go powered', what would be the best option? How much would it cost? I wouldn't mind some nicer speakers.

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Well, my room is rectangular in shape and my computer is backed up against the centre of one

of the long walls.

In a game like GTA 4, which supports 5.1, do you think there would be much difference compared to a

good 2.1 setup?

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Well, I've done the unthinkable (or maybe the thinkable), and bought some Z-5500's for the very

reasonable price of 348 as opposed to the 550 you'd pay in most shops.

 

First impressions are: WOW!!!!.

 

I'm still trying to iron out a few things becuase i have very little experience with speakers,

but i'm confident that things will work out in the end.

 

I'll keep everyone posted when i get GTA4. WOOOT

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