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I am in need of finding a suitable speaker setup for my PC. I will be using it for music, games, and movies, so somewhat versatile setup would be good. My friend has an older model logitech 5.1 setup which I like and I was looking at the Z906. I am open to suggestions of 2.1 but I do enjoy a good surround setup. I appreciate any input.

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What's your budget?

 

Generally Logitech makes good quallity computer speakers, you can't really go wrong.

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Am using the Logitech Z-906 and they are doing good. Only if I had a sound card it would be perfect.

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Bah, with good onboard sound, a soundcard would be nice, but not a necessity. What is more important is how you'd set up your speakers. Too many a time I've seen setups with all speaker put in front on the desk area simply because they either have no space for rear speakers, or can't mount them properly. I was lucky enough to get a Creative Surround Station a while back from a seller in a local tech forum I go to. It's just awesome to mount the front and rear speakers for that surround experience.....here's a pic, using a set of Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speaker system.

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I would never use PC speakers if you want decent audio. I would go with small studio monitors and a cheap 2 channel amp.Check out the paradigm millenia one 2.0 system. $549 Canadian.

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logitech makes good sounding speakers.. for a cheap price.. 

 

If you are able to extend into the hundreds of dollars, get some monitors..

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I would never use PC speakers if you want decent audio. I would go with small studio monitors and a cheap 2 channel amp.Check out the paradigm millenia one 2.0 system. $549 Canadian.

I'd agree with this. Monitors are way better than PC speakers. You can get a cheap sound card and some small monitors if your on a budget.

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I'd agree with this. Monitors are way better than PC speakers. You can get a cheap sound card and some small monitors if your on a budget.

I am lost here... What are monitors????

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I am lost here... What are monitors????

They are speakers that are primarily used for music producers. The quality far surpasses that of PC speakers. 

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They are speakers that are primarily used for music producers. The quality far surpasses that of PC speakers. 

True, but so does the price!

Anyways, I recommend either some monitors, or the Corsair SP2500

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Thanks for the recommendations. What are some good monitors for about 300-400 USD and do they need an external amplifier?

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Thanks for the recommendations. What are some good monitors for about 300-400 USD and do they need an external amplifier?

Yes they do need amplification, but not much(15-100 w). You could easily find a cheap 2-channel amp for under $75. As for the speakers. I would suggest upping your budget just a bit. Check out the Atom Monitors from Paradigm/Pro Cinema 600 from Definitive Technology/Martin Logan Motion 2/Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

The Pioneer's would probably be your cheapest bet. I've seen them for as low as $127/pair online. I would just suggest that whatever you do, don't rob your ears of quality for a difference of $50. Get the best you can for your money. 

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Not all monitors need amplification. Just check out active studio monitors...

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I've heard good things from swan active speakers. and if you want something more like a monitor, mackie wouldn't be a bad choice.

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I have Z5500 using my onboard optical. Is there really a big difference in sound quality when optical is used anyway?

 

I wouldn't buy pc speakers again if i had $300+ to spend. I would just go for a amp and 5.1 speaker package. The Z5500 have given so many problems

Something like this would be my next choice

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Bah, with good onboard sound, a soundcard would be nice, but not a necessity. What is more important is how you'd set up your speakers. Too many a time I've seen setups with all speaker put in front on the desk area simply because they either have no space for rear speakers, or can't mount them properly. I was lucky enough to get a Creative Surround Station a while back from a seller in a local tech forum I go to. It's just awesome to mount the front and rear speakers for that surround experience.....here's a pic, using a set of Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speaker system.

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WOW nice setup bro!
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