I am using some creative gigaworks speakers here, rrp £330 but £260 from a good online reseller who I bought them from. They are 7.1 being fed from an Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 Card. True 700 watts total power (70 watt each satellite speaker = 70 x 7 = 490) The satellites have a midrange driver about 3 1/2" in size as well as a 1" tweeter. The subwoofer is 220watts with a 8" dual firing subwoofer cone rated at 210 watts. Product page is here: http://uk.europe.creative.com/products/product.asp?prod=542 According to tomshardware the maximum sound level that they could get out of these speakers was 118db to my memory. I am just wondering how does this compare with all of your other fancy speaker sets for £1000's on here? Of course this is the best Pc speaker set, better than logitechs and much better than the cheaper £100 systems. But how good is it compared to real av equipment because I have never heard this in action before (Apart from BOSE) My definition of BOSE: Boring Overpriced Sh*t Electronics Well any opinions anyone?