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    £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    so it's another which headphone/speaker thread
    i've got around £50 to spend on speakers or headphones, currently i'm looking at:

    headphones:
    speedlink medusa
    sennheiser hd515

    speakers:
    creative T20
    logitech x-540

    need help deciding and other suggestions are welcome

    thanks

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Well, what is your computer environement? Are you going to use headphones more than speakers? Personally I always prefer speakers to headphones if there's no reason I can't use them.

    Also consider Altec Lansing MX5020s - I've been very impressed with mine.

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    would be worth your time figuring out whether heaphones or speakers would be more practical first

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    Personally I always prefer speakers to headphones if there's no reason I can't use them.
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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    have no problems using speakers, but prefer using headphone (if comfy), however i don't mind using speakers if i will get better sound quality or a more atmospheric sound environment

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    I always use headphones these days... less chance of pissing off everyone else in the house
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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    also, you want to figure out if you want 2 channel or 5 channel sound, cause you have 1 of each for both headphones and speakers... would you value surround sound over general sound quality?
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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    preferably 5.1
    however i rather get good 2.0 than rubbish 5.1

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    headphones for games, speakers for generally everything. it's less hassle putting the headphones on taking them off and so on. i have to get up from the pc regularly so it's annoying wearing them for general use.

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    I watch TV at the same time as I use my PC, so I need speakers so I can have both sounds at the same time.

    But for a £50 budget, you can get mediocre speakers or GREAT headphones.

    So I'm no help.

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    headphones for games, speakers for generally everything. it's less hassle putting the headphones on taking them off and so on. i have to get up from the pc regularly so it's annoying wearing them for general use.
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    I watch TV at the same time as I use my PC, so I need speakers so I can have both sounds at the same time.

    But for a £50 budget, you can get mediocre speakers or GREAT headphones.

    So I'm no help.
    but could you get descent WIRELESS headphones? oooOOOooo?
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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    but could you get descent WIRELESS headphones? oooOOOooo?
    not for £50

    maybe 70 or 80 I think on scan they have them.

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Wireless headphones are very very poor at the moment, they are also prone to interference so I wouldn't consider them. I got a nice set of Beyer DT231 for about £25 a while back, although for the £50 mark there is a massive selection of good headphones to choose from. Check out the head-fi.org forums for suggestions. As for speakers, I've heard good things about those but I run Aego M's, £90 from ebuyer and worth every penny .

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHare View Post
    Wireless headphones are very very poor at the moment, they are also prone to interference so I wouldn't consider them. I got a nice set of Beyer DT231 for about £25 a while back,
    Where from? If you don't mind me asking
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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    I own a pair of speed link medusa's, they have great sound quality, the 5.1 aspect isn't as good as with speakers (as you would expect) and i would reccomend them, saying that, i am RMA'ing them on monday due to a fault, had them for 4 months, these are meant to be pretty good also Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    Yes i've goot the medusa's too, they're great

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    Re: £50 speakers or £50 headphones?

    If you want some decent speakers for a decent price, i would recommend the JBL Creature speakers. They are not ground breaking, but really decent sound, good price, and nice to look at.

    Amazon has then for about £43 with free delivery: Amazon.co.uk: JBL Creature II White Mac/Win: Electronics & Photo

    Lots of colour options too.

    I have some sennheiser headphones too, picked up for about £35 a while back, and whilst good, i still vastly prefer the speakers

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