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    Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    I'm not looking for anything that will be played very loud, just something to replace my Medusa 5.1's.
    It would be nice if i could use them for my xbox 360 aswell (is that even possible!?)

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Logitech X-540's are nice Good sound, decent bass and they are pretty loud when needed to be.

    if your looking for speakers that is and not another set of headphones???

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerboyce View Post
    Logitech X-540's are nice Good sound, decent bass and they are pretty loud when needed to be.

    if your looking for speakers that is and not another set of headphones???
    Yeah i was looking at the X540- they got great reviews.

    I dont want another set of headphone- they get uncomfortable after about half an hour.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    I'm considering buying these. They look like a good buy for £35.

    What is your budget exactly? That would make choosing the speakers a lot easier...
    Last edited by Eddd; 08-06-2008 at 04:08 PM.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    What does budget mean exactly?

    For some a "Budget" set of speakers is my Logitech G51's. You can get em now for around £100.

    They sounds freaking awesome, all positive reviews I have seen plus the speakers look quite hot. Even comes with a remote control...

    Bargin I say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DecomposingStar View Post
    Yeah i was looking at the X540- they got great reviews.
    I got the X540 about a year ago now, and they are great. They go reasonably loud, and I rarely have to turn them above 1/2 Volume. Also they look resonably smart, and have a good sub. Very impressed

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Quote Originally Posted by DecomposingStar View Post
    I dont want another set of headphone- they get uncomfortable after about half an hour.
    That's just a problem with the medusas - I found them uncomfortable too, although not that quickly. You should be able to find a pair of headphones that can be worn all day. For me they were the Zalman theatre 6s but the sound quality and build quaulty is poor and people's heads differ so you might not find them as comfy as I did.

    Don't worry about the surround sound bit for headphones, switching from the medusas to a poorer quality stereo set (steelseries siberia) I didn't notice much difference in being able to position sounds.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Budget it less than £90 i recon, though i'd stretch to ~£100 if they were amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    That's just a problem with the medusas - I found them uncomfortable too, although not that quickly. You should be able to find a pair of headphones that can be worn all day. For me they were the Zalman theatre 6s but the sound quality and build quaulty is poor and people's heads differ so you might not find them as comfy as I did.

    Don't worry about the surround sound bit for headphones, switching from the medusas to a poorer quality stereo set (steelseries siberia) I didn't notice much difference in being able to position sounds.
    I use 5.1 to tell positioning in alot of games (such as CS:S). I rely alot on being able to pinpoint movements- the medusa's did the trick for this but still.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Yeah, my point was that I play similar games (BF1942, BF2, TF2) and I didn't really notice the difference between them and stereo headphones - both gave decent left-right positioning and neither were great for front and back differentiation. I think clarity of footsteps and weapon sounds is a much more important and the medusas did pretty well there.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    i got a budget pair of logitech 5.1's for 30 quid ...
    Speakers aren't that good but the bass is insane

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    I would go for logitech X-530. These are a great set of speakers great bass great sound. Only thing with them is that you cant completely cut the bass with out changing settings on your software. lol.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    I would go for logitech X-530. These are a great set of speakers great bass great sound. Only thing with them is that you cant completely cut the bass with out changing settings on your software. lol.
    Yes you can, turn the dial on the sub to the left

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Yh but even after you do that you still have a bass feel.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    Yeah, my point was that I play similar games (BF1942, BF2, TF2) and I didn't really notice the difference between them and stereo headphones - both gave decent left-right positioning and neither were great for front and back differentiation. I think clarity of footsteps and weapon sounds is a much more important and the medusas did pretty well there.
    I've used stereo and 5.1. I noticed.



    X540's are on the way! Thanks for the help guys.

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    Re: Decent budget 5.1 or 7.1 surround.

    i bought the X530's off a friend last night for £30, he is leaving school this year so is selling loads of the stuff he doesnt want to take to uni and to fund his hols to australia, havent tryed them out yet though

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasb View Post

    i bought the X530's off a friend last night for £30, he is leaving school this year so is selling loads of the stuff he doesnt want to take to uni and to fund his hols to australia, havent tryed them out yet though
    I bought my youngest son a set of those last year. They're surprisingly good for the price
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