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chester742

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#21 13 years ago

get the logitech z5500. best speakers. END OF STORY




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#22 13 years ago
chester742;3773813get the logitech z5500. best speakers. END OF STORY

I've heard bad reports on the z5500. There was a thread awhile back that said that after about 2 months they finally gave out. I've had my Boston BA635s for over 5-7 years now and they haven't had a single problem. Can still handle the heavy metal at max volume.




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#23 13 years ago

3 years on the 9th. no cone-rips no distortion they ARE THE BEST SPEAKERS EVER!!!!!!! oh and i listen to LOUD stuff and keep it on the max sub settings. and they are powerful. 500 watt is what it says but it peaks at about 1080 watts. and for extra loudness theres a boost mode that goes to 11. and they suport coaxl, optical, and anolog. i foun this "ultimate subwoofer test" song about a year ago, i broke 3 picture frames with the vibes from the sub.




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#24 13 years ago
chester742;3773854[Z-5500's] ARE THE BEST SPEAKERS EVER!!!!!!!

No, they aren't. They're a decent buy if you can score a used set for under $250, but outclassed by quite a bit if you pay full retail.

They have undersized drivers for midrange reproduction, which is the most important to human hearing. The bass is fat and without any kind of refinement. For a driver that size, it also doesn't extend very far. Frequency response is off, and this extends beyond just the undersized driver problem, and the enclosures are quite crap (but better than Bose cubes!).

Like I said, not a bad buy if you can get 'em cheap, but don't even consider paying full retail.




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#25 13 years ago

Indeed. It's a flaw shared by many PC speaker sets (be they 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 or whatever). They use compact satellites with small speakers for the high end. It's a compromise to make them small and easy to place. They the counteract this with a subwoofer which provides the bass. This has two problems (no doubt there are far more, but I'm no expert).

Firstly, there's nothing in the middle. You have tweeters and a subwoofer, but no midrange drivers. Tweeters and subwoofers can produce midrange. However, tweeters can't move enough air to move the air required to provide the midrange; and a the subwoofer isn't agile enough to produce it properly. End result is that it doesn't sound as good as it would with a midrange driver in there.

Second, as C mentioned in many cases the bass is crap. It may shake the floor, but that's irrelevant - it sounds awful. Obviously, that depends on you want (some people enjoy loud, undefined bass; some prefer gentler, more defined bass); but I've heard many PC speakers (and owned a few) that simply output a constant wall of bass with no definition to it at all. That doesn't sound good by anyone's standards.

Having said that, this kind of thing is relative. If they're the best speakers you've ever used, then of course you're going to think of them (the Z-5500s) as the best speakers around. Until you use something better.

I think my pair of KRK Rokit RP-6 monitors are damn nice, but I know that in audiophile terms the Ā£300 I paid for them is cock all and they're not really all that good (the Rokits are the cheapest monitors in KRK's range, let alone the more exotic manufacturers)...still enough to kick a set of PC speakers in the teeth, though.




chester742

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#26 13 years ago
C38368;3773885No, they aren't. They're a decent buy if you can score a used set for under $250, but outclassed by quite a bit if you pay full retail. They have undersized drivers for midrange reproduction, which is the most important to human hearing. The bass is fat and without any kind of refinement. For a driver that size, it also doesn't extend very far. Frequency response is off, and this extends beyond just the undersized driver problem, and the enclosures are quite crap (but better than Bose cubes!). Like I said, not a bad buy if you can get 'em cheap, but don't even consider paying full retail.

well when you get all technical like that, sure they arent really the "best" speakers but for the ammount of power and the quality they provide, I think that the Logitech z-5500 5.1 Soround sound Speakers are great. also you can get them on newegg for about 300$$.




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#27 13 years ago

Best speakers I have ever experienced, and I use the word experienced deliberately since I do not claim to be as worldly as you other Audiophiles here.

Bose Mediamates. They look like these but ones we sell are black. We sell them for $99.99 30191_m.jpg http://www.stormlabs.com/Images/0030000_0030999/30191_m.jpg

We usually have a set on a PC in showroom playing music off internet radio and people are constantly amazed at how good they sound. Every set we have sold has been by someone hearing them and asking if we had some in stock. I have even sold them off the demo setup before. In two years we have never had a set come back.

I dont have any good speakers because I mostly use Plantronic headphones at home and for speakers I just have a set of cheapie Logitech R-20 for when Im ont on headphones