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PC sound systems - what do you personally advise ??...

By OldER Mycroft ·
After I witnessed a piccy from CaptBilly1Eye posted on TR, and the subsequent peermails from me to him to me, et al, I just wondered what the average TechRepublic Peer used.

Personally, I have two lots of Logitech's X-230 system.

I bought one set of speakers then was SO impressed with them that, when my gaming rig arrived, I bought another set.

Now I can listen to the Ride of the Valkyries as I gun down the enemy!

What say you?

ps - my flat is relatively small, but the room where I regularly kill the gooks is of avarage size. When nighttime falls, I tend to use Q-capable headphones, so maybe they give me an advantage. :)


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Altec-Lansing Fx-4021

by NickNielsen In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

I chose the 4021 because the set provided the best reproduction of any speakers I tested in my price range. That I can get it loud enough for the neighbors to hear it 30 feet away is an added bonus!

My speaker test music is the original Telarc 1812 Overture (http://www.telarc.com/gscripts/title.asp?gsku=0041) and Virgil Fox's performance of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor (http://tinyurl.com/4xuqen).

If a subwoofer doesn't choke on either of those two, the only thing that will kill it is distortion!

edit: type, post, proofread...

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Altec Lansing

by w2ktechman In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

not sure about the model and too lazy to look right now..
They sound good and my neighbors dont like FNM too much :^0

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Turtle Beach and Cambridge

by TheChas In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

I like my Turtle Beach Santa Cruz coupled to a Cambridge Audio 3 piece system.

A set of Polk Audio computer speakers work pretty well too.

I like the Santa Cruz because it has an actual audio stage and a good input DAC for recording.

It is one of many things keeping me from upgrading my personal systems to Vista.

Chas

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'Cambridge' is rather out of my league ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Turtle Beach and Cambridg ...

That is more in the audiophile department.

I meant more in the Computer area.

Cambridge Audio is the beezneez, 'speshully their flat speakers!

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Older Product

by TheChas In reply to 'Cambridge' is rather out ...

I don't think I paid more than $50 for the Cambridge speakers I have on the computer.

I don't know if they even offer anything in that price range these days.

The stereo has a pair of 1978 vintage Kef Reference 101's.

Those in part have stopped me from getting surround sound. I just can't find rear channel (or center channel) speakers that I can adjust the drive level down low enough to work with the Kef's.

Chas

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Always headphones

by JamesRL In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

As a gamer, I find the directional sound of games is best enhanced through headphones. When I hear footsteps sneaking up on me, I want to know exactly where.

James

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I'd agree with that mate ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Always headphones

The ability to have spacial awareness is all-important.

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Forgot to mention price :

by OldER Mycroft In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

First time I bought the X-230s they were ?23.

Second time I bought the X-230s they were ?28.

Perhaps a lesson to be learned?

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For my day to day use I prefer Logitech headphones.

by OnTheRopes In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

When I want to rock the house I run my sound through my JVC amp and speakers. It may not be the best sound system but it's good enough for my ears.

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I use Altec Lansing

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to PC sound systems - what d ...

a three piece set - two small speakers with a woofer/subwoofer larger speaker. I can rattle the windows. Sorry, don't remember the model number, but they weren't expensive. Less than $100, knowing me, probably less than $75.

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