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  1. jjgreenwood

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    Got some altec lansing speakers and fancy a change. They have overpowered bass which ain't very social. Considering changing and having trouble deciding what to go for. It needs to be fairly small so separate amp and bookshelf is out. Mostly pc is used for games and video. Like the idea of virtual surround and it seems there are lots of options.

    2.0 traditional pc speakers like what I have.
    2.0 active monitor speakers
    2.1 speakers
    A soundbar or soundbase seems to be a lot of choice in this catagory

    No space for 5.1 in all practical terms. See the corsair sp2500 gets good reviews. Also see the denon soundbase is popular. Medialab speakers seem good value for money.

    What audio setup do you have for your pc and what do you plan to get next? What would you do in my position. The room is a fairly small 2m x 2m room.
     
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    I've been using the Logitech THX 2.1 system for years and it's great. The sub is under the desk and the 2 main speakers go either side of my monitor. Sound is fantastic for what it is. :smashin:

    Not sure if it's still available to buy but something similar might be worth looking into.

    This is like my setup but I have the older model with the separate controller.

    Speaker System Z623 - Logitech
     
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    I loved my Creative Labs T20's - really excellent sound for the size and not boomy at all.
    I have since swapped to purely headphones which are far more sociable for late night sessions
     
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    I have to ask why you don't get something decent when you always get such powerful components?

    I know for the price they are alright but so is a 750Ti ;).
     
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    You mean like a 5.1 setup? Purely because of the shape of my living room mate. The way everything is placed I'd need three multi speaker setups in that case.
     
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    No, I mean a better 2.1 system, I'd half expect you to have a Paradigm Sub 2 tucked under your desk shaking holes in your walls, but in all seriousness it just surprises me you don't have a nice pair of active studio monitors even in just a 2.0 system they would have better frequency response than any of the PC specific stuff at extra cost of course.
     
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    Indeed these are good if you have no interest in building hifi systems but have a decent amount of space to fill:

    AVI Hi-Fi | a passion for sound

    I quite like building hifi but don't want the clutter in my computer room.
     
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    Ah I see what you mean. When I bought the Z-2300's they were getting really good reviews and cost around the kind of money I wanted to spend. If truth be told, I didn't even know you could get high end stuff like that for your PC as I've never had any reason to research it, especially as the 2300's are still going strong. I think the really good stuff would be wasted on me as I don't even bother with a dedicated soundcard. Graphics are of more importance to me than the audio side of things and that's why I don't mind spending the extra. I will take a look at some kits in case the Logi's pack up though. :smashin:
     
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    Headphones all the way.

    Been using some decent headphones for years for gaming and they are hard to beat.
    Just buy some normal 2 speaker ones (no need for 5.1 etc) and you will still get perfect directional sound.

    Whilst playing games like Call Of Duty I can pin point firing down to a certain window whether upper of lower floor. You could never do that with speakers.
    You feel far more immersed in the game due to not having any outside noise interfering and can also have it playing at a decent volume.

    If you are serious about gaming then it has to be headphones every time.
     
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    Already got plenty on headphones and earphones of varying types. I love them but it can get a bit uncomfortable sometimes no matter what design they are.
     

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