I'm looking to get a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system. While THX certified speakers would be nice, I think the price premium they carry is OTT (and a bit silly IMO ).
I'm considering the following systems and need to know the length of wires for each speaker, as I wish to run the wire around the wall:
1) Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speaker System (LN8358)
2) Creative Inspire SBS560 5.1 Speaker System (LN8306)
Aside from the wire length:
a) Is there much to be gained from a 7.1 speaker system over a 5.1 speaker system (apart from 2 extra speakers - i.e is 7.1 really worth it compared to 5.1 ?)
b) What are the speakers themselves like, and how's the sound quality (I will mainly be playing movies and music) ?
Are there any other speaker systems I haven't considered that are good in a similar price bracket ?