View Full Version : Buying speakers

07-30-2010, 09:10 PM
I'm not very speaker-savvy so I figured I'd ask for some help on buying new speakers. I have this sound card (http://us.store.creative.com/PCI-Express-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Titanium/M/B0018EFGTM.htm) and I will be using them to watch movies, listen to music and play games. I don't really know where to start looking so some advice would be great.


07-31-2010, 01:16 AM
It's really hard to go wrong with Logitech. One of their higher end 2.1 setups will do all that perfectly, without major cord mess and honestly, I never miss the other satellites.

This is coming from a 20-year musician who ca hear page turns in classical music. So long as the speakers are GOOD, you should be happy.

Otherwise, you can always look at a headset...

07-31-2010, 06:37 PM
Thanks, I DO already have a headset (http://www.speedlink.com/?p=2&cat=183&pid=18675&paus=1) but it's kind of annoying to always wear em when I'm at the computer etc.
I think you're right about going for a 2.1 setup since I can always use the 5.1 headset if I need the 3D sound for gaming. Will look at some of their 2.1 speaker packs.

07-31-2010, 08:54 PM
Logitech is the way to go as far as their higher end stuff. altec lansing speakers haven't ever let me down either. I had my system hooked up to a Yamaha 5.1 surround and it was the best sound I've heard come from a computer. Really really close though was the z-5500 by logitech of course.

08-01-2010, 03:09 AM
its too bad, the other day woot had a pair of altech lansings for only $50, they sound amazing.

08-01-2010, 01:22 PM
What about these (http://www.harmankardon.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID=SOUNDSTICKSII&accT=1&tsT=0&ovT=1)? They seem to be good and they have the added benefit of going perfectly with the clear acrylic case I'm building :D

08-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Quality wise Harmon Kardon are one of the best. And if they match the casae you're going to build I's say sold. :D

08-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Just ordered the Harmon Kardon speakers.
I'm expecting them tomorrow :)

08-02-2010, 05:41 PM
I listened to em once at best buy, sound is pretty nice. Looks amazing. :) You shouldn't be disappointed.

08-02-2010, 05:55 PM
I listened to em once at best buy, sound is pretty nice. Looks amazing. :) You shouldn't be disappointed.

Great to hear :)

The only real problem I've seen with them from reviews etc is that it's only apple fanboys buying em except me ^^. At least from the ones I've watched/read.

08-02-2010, 07:10 PM
HK's tend to be pretty nice for sound, I think you'll be happy. :)

Logitech Z5500's are pretty much the benchmark for 5.1 setups.

My latest find, are the Audioengine A5's. Not cheap, but awesome sound. I'd say that they are damn close to my homebuilt setup for quality. :D

08-06-2010, 08:50 AM
OK, I got the speakers today (shipping was slow because everyone moving stuff from the shop is on vacation -_-) and I have to say they sound good. Thanks for all the input and help guys.