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HTS
post Jun 11 2008, 21:27
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Do PC speakers have any inherent weakness implicit in the fact that they are pc speakers, or is it just because that they are cheap? I mean, there are a lot of 2.0 bookshelf speakers that cost around 100 dollars, and a good 2.0 set of pc speakers is roughly around there. Klipsch even makes pc speakers.
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post Jun 12 2008, 02:18
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But with bookshelf speakers, I don't have amplifiers for them. And I don't have a dedicated media center player.

QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Jun 11 2008, 20:44) *
QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 17:07) *

So I'm saying, there are also expensive PC speakers, the most expensive can go up to 300 dollars for a 5.1 system. There are also cheap "hifi" systems around too, like these

http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olspage.jsp?i...sc=abcat0200000


The link that you provided is to home theater systems. Those can be used as computer speakers but keep in mind that they are meant more for larger room listening. They are also meant to be listened to from a further distance than computer speakers. For the most part, PC speakers are meant for small room listening and close proximity listening. I have a pair of Logitech Z680's and they provide excellent sound whether I am listening to them in my room, living room, or trying to fill a 30 person presentation room (my university actually uses these in their lecture rooms for sound through a PowerPoint presentation, video, or microphone). I also have another pair of much smaller Logitech's that can barely fill my 13'X13' room.

I don't think that PC speakers are bad as some models (like mine) can provide the same quality as expensive home theaters. I paid $150 for my speakers and a home theater system with nearly the same specs (actually, home theater systems didn't go up to 1000 watts at the time I purchased my Logitechs) went for $499 or higher. My Dad purchased a Panasonic home theater system for about $700 a little after I purchased my Logitechs. To me, the Logitechs produce a clearer sound even when listening to them from far distances. They can also fill the room with sound (not that that is a good thing but the current MTV generation likes to feel their music, not listen to it). My Dad's system produced a more muddled sound when listening to music and DVDs and it could not come close to the volume that my system can reach. So that is one example of a PC speaker system beating a dedicated home theater system.

I think that PC speakers can provide adequate quality for most situations; it just depends on the speaker system, the person, and the situation.

The newest version of logitech 5.1 is the Z5500 right? The problem with the logitechs is that they don't have tweeters on their satellites.

I have a set of Z2300s, and they sound kind of flat and muddy.
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- HTS   Are PC speakers bad?   Jun 11 2008, 21:27
- - Lyx   The target audience matters. Klipsch doesn't h...   Jun 11 2008, 21:55
|- - HTS   QUOTE (Lyx @ Jun 11 2008, 16:55) The targ...   Jun 11 2008, 21:56
|- - Lyx   As i said already, the main problem isn't pric...   Jun 11 2008, 21:58
- - Roseval   A speaker is a box you connect to an amp A PC spea...   Jun 11 2008, 22:03
- - AndrewCottrell   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 20:27) Do PC sp...   Jun 11 2008, 22:04
|- - HTS   QUOTE (AndrewCottrell @ Jun 11 2008, 17:0...   Jun 11 2008, 22:12
|- - AndrewCottrell   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 21:12) Are stud...   Jun 11 2008, 22:30
||- - HTS   QUOTE (AndrewCottrell @ Jun 11 2008, 17:3...   Jun 12 2008, 00:07
|||- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 17:07) So I...   Jun 12 2008, 01:44
||- - pawelq   QUOTE (AndrewCottrell @ Jun 11 2008, 17:3...   Jun 12 2008, 01:31
|- - BassBinDevil   [/quote] Are studio monitors any good? They are al...   Jun 12 2008, 11:27
|- - HTS   [quote name='BassBinDevil' date='Jun 1...   Jun 13 2008, 03:11
- - Jebus   Genelecs are a good example... a very common power...   Jun 12 2008, 00:03
- - JJZolx   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 14:27) Do PC sp...   Jun 12 2008, 02:02
- - wilbur   If you're just a little inclined toward diy yo...   Jun 12 2008, 02:06
|- - n3tfury   QUOTE (wilbur @ Jun 11 2008, 18:06) If yo...   Jun 13 2008, 19:21
- - shadowking   Generally, i found that Pc speakers produce either...   Jun 12 2008, 02:10
- - HTS   But with bookshelf speakers, I don't have ampl...   Jun 12 2008, 02:18
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 11 2008, 19:18) The newe...   Jun 13 2008, 03:47
- - WmAx   Nearly all computer speakers are very poor, due to...   Jun 12 2008, 17:01
- - HTS   How much does a HIFI system need to cost for it to...   Jun 13 2008, 16:34
|- - AndrewCottrell   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 13 2008, 15:34) How much...   Jun 13 2008, 21:30
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 13 2008, 09:34) How much...   Jun 13 2008, 22:14
- - n3tfury   great $150 systems? please elaborate.   Jun 14 2008, 01:40
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (n3tfury @ Jun 13 2008, 18:40) grea...   Jun 14 2008, 01:57
|- - n3tfury   QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Jun 13 2008, 17:57...   Jun 14 2008, 03:26
- - HTS   If the Bass is muddy and notes hard to distinguish...   Jun 14 2008, 19:28
- - kornchild2002   Well, if you don't have any EQ enabled and a f...   Jun 14 2008, 21:29


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