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    2.1/ stereo speakers

    OK, I'm doing the final checks before I order my new PC, and I have realised that the 5.1 speakers I was going to get are out of the question as I have nowhere to put the rear speakers. As such I have had to switch to looking at 2.1 or stereo speakers. I have a budget of £50 and want to get them from scan ( http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-43-75-0 ) or Ebuyer (http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pr...imit=10&page=1 ). They will be plugged into an Asus Xonar DX soundcard.

    I will be using them for gaming and occasional music (although I will be buying a proper hi-fi system for my room in due course, so they'll be used for music less often eventually, and no the computer won't be in the same room, so don't suggest plugging it into that). Games wise I mainly do flightsimming (FSX, IL2 Sturmovik, LOMAC) but I like the occasional rampage on Battlefield, various Source MP games and RTS games such as Company of Heroes. Music wise, they'll be used for jazz, classical and some rock (queen predominantly). I am a keen musician, so I'm quite fussy about sound quality, but I'm also 16, so I don't have an audiophile's wallet to play with!

    I have pretty much narrowed down my choices to the Logitech Z-4 and the Creative T20. Obviously I realise that one has a subwoofer while the other uses just stereo speakers, but I'm not really sure how much of an impact this will make. Given my listening choices, a strong, clean bass sound is quite important to me, which would suggest the Z-4s are better, but my existing Dell speakers really annoy me because no matter how I fiddle with equaliser settings the bass sounds detatched from the treble, and I assume the T20s would have the edge on this front. Are there any other speakers in this price bracket that I should be considering, and has anyone here listened to the two that I have suggested, so that they can make a proper comparison between them?

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    Re: 2.1/ stereo speakers

    You have linked to 2.0 on scan not 2.1

    That said, these are very good for saving space
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=342749

    With 2.0 you won't get a sub but these provide very nice warm mids and for their size quite a rediculous amount of bass.

    I have a set of creative 2.1's as well and they come with the biggest sub if ever owned for a computer based set of speakers lol So in that respect they are very good being able to shake the neighbours lol Everything else is a little lack luster compared to the gigaworks though.

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    Re: 2.1/ stereo speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    You have linked to 2.0 on scan not 2.1

    That said, these are very good for saving space
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=342749

    With 2.0 you won't get a sub but these provide very nice warm mids and for their size quite a rediculous amount of bass.

    I have a set of creative 2.1's as well and they come with the biggest sub if ever owned for a computer based set of speakers lol So in that respect they are very good being able to shake the neighbours lol Everything else is a little lack luster compared to the gigaworks though.
    I sasid 2.1 or stereo; 2.0 is stereo.

    And yes, I'm considering the T20s, but wanted a comparison with the Z-4s.

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    Re: 2.1/ stereo speakers

    Ah my apologies .. *mumbles* maybe should have read the rest of the post

    Well I can't tell you much about the Z-4's but I'm sure you wouldn't be dissapointed with the T20's.

    However you probably would be dissapointed if you had heard these and had an extra £10 to spend
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119594

    I havn't heard them personally but all the reviews are the same when comparing the two sets, not much wrong with the T20's but the logitechs do it all a bit better.

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    Re: 2.1/ stereo speakers

    NVM; parents are now insisting I leave the speakers for now and use some existing (10 year old!) Boston speakers. Ah well.

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