New speaker system help 12 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

roger1

GF Pwns Me!

50 XP

2nd July 2006

0 Uploads

61 Posts

0 Threads

#1 12 years ago

hi guys, i am trying to decide on a value speaker system,with good quality sound,i am trying to decide between the creative t3000 2.1,altec lansing vs2221 2.1 or the creative sbs560 5.1 system,which do u guys think is best in quality, i cant go higher in price so i am stuck with these 3 options




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#2 12 years ago

What is the maximum your willing to spend?

I would go with a 2.1 system if you're looking to spend around only $40.

Here are the NewEgg links to the speakers you're listing: Creative t3000: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836116007

Altec Lansing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836113158

Creative SBS580 (it probably has replaced the 560): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836116012

But on that budget, you shouldn't buy a 5.1, as it's probably going to be a lousy 5.1 system.




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#3 12 years ago

Only buy 5.1 if you will use it. If not, buy 2.1. You'll get a higher quality system and it'll save you money.




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#4 12 years ago

Oh, and if you want a 5.1 speaker system, make sure that you have a soundcard. you can't use a 5.1 system with on board audio.




Aliblista(UK)

Wayne brady bitches!

50 XP

18th March 2005

0 Uploads

499 Posts

0 Threads

#5 12 years ago

a good 2.1 system i can recommend is the jbl creature 2 system. Very good sound quality, build quality, and looks for a low price tag heres a pic. Comes in black, grey (urrggh avoid), or shiny ipod white (what i have lovely). Also has cool led lights under speakers too and neat touch volume control.




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#6 12 years ago
marvinmatthewOh, and if you want a 5.1 speaker system, make sure that you have a soundcard. you can't use a 5.1 system with on board audio.

Yeah you can, just depends what one it is. My onboard is 7.1, now obviously it's crap compared to a proper sound card but it does work.




Rookie VIP Member

128,030 XP

3rd May 2005

0 Uploads

11,953 Posts

0 Threads

#7 12 years ago

Indeed, my Creative 5.1 system is running from my 7.1 onboard audio just fine. I would be using my Audigy, but since I installed this CrossFire motherboard I've had to move my X800 down a slot, so there's no room for it.




Pethegreat VIP Member

Lord of the Peach

70 XP

19th April 2004

0 Uploads

20,892 Posts

0 Threads

#8 12 years ago

Get either a pair of Altec Lansing, JBL, or klipsch speakers. Those companies only make speakers and headsets.




Oblivious

I tawt I taw a puddy tat...

50 XP

30th December 2002

0 Uploads

2,806 Posts

0 Threads

#9 12 years ago
PethegreatGet either a pair of Altec Lansing, JBL, or klipsch speakers. Those companies only make speakers and headsets.

Probably not on his budget, but those would indeed sound nice.

How about the Logitech X-530 5.1 set? It's a very popular, decent surround set that won't cost you too much:

Link: Logitech X-530 70 Watts 5.1 Speaker [COLOR="Red"]$60[/COLOR] . .




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#10 12 years ago

Logitech's cheap surround sound sets are ok but unless he's going to use the surround sound he can get a better quality set for the money, eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836113168 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121130

(ok $10 extra, whatever)




  • 1
  • 2