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Best quality speakers for about $100, 130??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by berndawg84, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. berndawg84

    berndawg84 Thread Starter

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    Dunno if this is the right forum for this, but anyways...

    I was looking to try and get the best quality speakers I can for around $100-130, maybe 140 max. So I guess, the best bang for the buck...any recommendations?

    thanks
     
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    What exactly are you wanting? Just stereo, 2.1, 4.1 or 5.1?

    Those speakers gotrootdude posted are really very nice.

    NewEgg.com also has them for $130.
     
  4. compilerxp

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    Logitech... they have a 5:1 Speaker set for about $80... very nice... look great too.
     
  5. berndawg84

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    Those altec lansing ones look nice, thanks..and compiler, I'll look into those Logitech ones too

    And I guess I want 5.1, I mean that's better quality than 2.1 or 4.1 right?

    My only issue is that I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop that's about 2 years old...so the sound card isn't amazing or anything, but it's still pretty good I guess...I guess it'll be enough to squeeze out enough power and clear sound from these speakers...

    But because my sound card is a little older (and I can't upgrade it on a laptop) will getting something like 5.1 be a bad idea since my sound card might not be handle it? I'm not exactly sure what sound card I have, I'll have to check

    I just want ones that have a real nice clear sound. I have this 4 speakers and a subwoofer set that I got for 50 bucks haha and the sound is kinda distorted sometimes...

    I also just read about the Logitech Z560 4.1 A little bit more money than the Altec ones, but they seem even better quality

    but yea, thanks, I'll look into these...anymore suggestions? I just hope my 2 year old sound card will still be able to decently handle these new speakers
     
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    Getting 5.1 is useless unless your sound card supports it. All the 5.1 means is that there are 5 sattelite speakers and one sub. There is a Creative Labs Exigy sound card you can add on to a laptop if you really want 5.1
     
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    Yeah... but the Exigy adds about $200 to the bill... and requires CPU power... And the Exigy is still not comparible to a real card.

    Berndawg84: Logitech sells a 2.1 system for about $50, it sounds great and will work easily with your notebook.

    What I don't like about many Altec Lansings (Excellent speakers still) is that they don't have manual adjustments for the subwoofer... so the bass (to me) is a bit too much... The adjustment is important as SUBWOOFER sound is effected by the enviroment!
     
  8. berndawg84

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    ok thanks compiler, you convinced me...it really wouldn't make sense to spend over $100 on a 4 or 5 speaker system that my sound card can't even handle...and I'm not that desperate about it that I'd want to spend all that many on the Exigy card too.

    I'll look into some 2.1 systems then, thanks

    Anymore recommendations for some real good 2 speaker systems for around $100?

    thanks..
     
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    ok thanks gotrootdude and compilerxp, I'll look into those logetich and altec ones.

    And compiler...I might even get those more expensive 2.1 speakers from logitech, the ones for 150...I wanna get some pretty high end ones :)

    But yea, thanks, I'll check this out
     
  12. compilerxp

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    The $40 Z340 look high end already... not as much as their 5.1 set... with your notebook with its generic sound, you will not miss anything.
     
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    I got the Logitech Z340 for $25, and it's a decent system. A friend of mine has some Logitech 5.1 system that sounds awesome, but it's around $140, if not more.
     
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