PC Speakers

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Lee060282, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Lee060282

    Lee060282 Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Im looking to buy some new pc speakers in the UK, I already have a cheap 5.1 set up but im wanting something with abit of POWER! maybe something with enough bass to hit the brown note... Anyone got any good recommendations or links? Not too fussed about the price range as long as it dosn't take the p**s. Thanks for your time.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Geared for the PC: good luck.

    I will however say mod your existing kit:
    5:1 speakers are nothing special as far as electronics go, the only reason for the central "hub" is to have a unified control point (you can use multiple normal speakers to make ?.1 setup). The controls and the like are probably more than adequate for most people but it is the actual speaker where things come undone for audio quality.

    Even though the little speakers are small they are probably quite powerful in terms of wattage (not that it is hard to scale up or down) and you can probably source some good speakers of equivalent wattage (old stereos are a great place to look). There is usually a dedicated speaker shop in even decent sized town/city I have been in lately.
  3. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    go with logitech's biggest, baddest speakers.

    on the PC, they don't get too much better without going professional.

    i believe logitech also offers coax and optical SPDIF standard on their more expensive sets. that's along with the the individual speaker jacks as well.

    those are THX certifiied. and MUCH cheaper if you look around. amazon sells them at nearly half off the retail.
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    +1 to the logitech z-5500
  5. Lee060282

    Lee060282 Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Thanks for the reply's. will have a look at the logitech and see what they offer.
  6. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

    Jul 29, 2007
    Yeah that is what i did to my 2.1 speakers cut off the rubbish one's that came with it and wired up some KEF model 60S speakers. Sounds so much better.
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