Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 3, 2009.
I am looking for a set of 5.1 PC speakers for gaming only.
Is Logitech z906 my only option?
Great post. Many people make the big mistake by auditioning speakers in close proximity to other speakers. When other enclosures are close they will act as a passive radiator. So when you audition speakers, try to get some physical separation from other speakers and also take some music with you that you are very familiar with for the best decisions...
Please help with a set of Monitors or decent pair of speakers, I've been looking at the Yamaha HS8 but it seems that I can only import these
Then going down the rabbit hole, there are so many options... currently budgeted $1k, looking for the size of HS8's
Configuration - To be connected by XLR from a mixer as there is a wireless microphone decoder attached to the mixer.
The speakers will be use for various things, TV entertainment, mixing, karaoke. Downgrading from 5.1 setup as I don't have much room and it was overkill
The mixer is used to switch between Console, PC and microphones.
If it's purely mixing etc I would go with Genelec's or PSB's. But you want other stuff in the mix now. Hmm can you stretch a bit out of $1k?
Listen before you buy, specs and stats can make sense but you'll need to be able to interpret them without fail.
Listen to monitors and preferably listen with passages you know well. Connection type matters little given XLR, it's all up to your ears.
I went to help a friends son with some PC issues and I found that his speakers sounded a hell of a lot better than mine.
Long story short, after 18 x years, swapped out the 5.1 Logitech Z680's for some Edifier S3000pro 2.0's and can't believe the difference in clarity.
People like the S3000Pro. They are $599 at the moment too, which is a great price for them, lot of value there.
I guess my Creative T7700 7.1 are coming up to their 18th birthday. I wonder if I should send them off from home too?
The moral of the story there is that tiny satellites & a “subwoofer” are always garbage for music- they can never get the midrange right.
also... most peoples computer setups have no hope of gettibg surround sound speakers working well- you need to much space to get the rears far enough behind you
Moral of the storey is always invest in a pure stereo setup, speakers or headphones. Quality 2.0 always beats a lower quality 2.1 / 5.1
My Z5500D is still going strong. So not sure about that.
I'm sure it still works and outputs sounds.