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    Creative Inspire, Bargain?

    Dixons in our high Street are closing down, so they had quite a lot of stuff going cheap!

    So I came across these, and bought them, "Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700" as it said on the box. They were £160, but i bought them for £79.

    Did I get a bargain?? Are they any good? Or have I just wasted 80 quid??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antsss
    Dixons in our high Street are closing down, so they had quite a lot of stuff going cheap!

    So I came across these, and bought them, "Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700" as it said on the box. They were £160, but i bought them for £79.

    Did I get a bargain?? Are they any good? Or have I just wasted 80 quid??

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    That depend!

    Do you like them?

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    very nice bargain m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    That depend!

    Do you like them?

    Lol, yeah I suppose!

    Well, I have only just set them up and first impressions are good! nice and crisp, with good bass... But I am comparing them to my 7 year old beige Cambridge Soundworks/Creative 4.1 speakers!

    Just need to get a decent sound card now... Currently using the onboard c-media sound.

    What's best to make full use of these speakers? Audigy 2?

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    anything with an optical out should be good any audigy or even a soundblaster 5.1 digital should be good

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    I have an Audigy2zs for sale if you're interested, PM me, it's full retail - boxed with the gold connections not the plastic coloured ones like the OEM version.

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    yeah they sure are good PC speakers, as usual not a patch on hi-fi ones but at that price i wouldnt complain =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antsss
    Lol, yeah I suppose!

    Well, I have only just set them up and first impressions are good! nice and crisp, with good bass... But I am comparing them to my 7 year old beige Cambridge Soundworks/Creative 4.1 speakers!

    Just need to get a decent sound card now... Currently using the onboard c-media sound.

    What's best to make full use of these speakers? Audigy 2?

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    Audigy 2 zs, It has many advantages over the Audigy 2

    Cleaner audio and such!

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    Cheers for the suggestions.

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    Umm, I doubt the original price would be £160 to be honest.
    £160 would be near the price of a Megaworks 5.1, which is considered much better.

    £80 is not a bad deal, not a steal (the 7.1 version can be bought for £85 + postage online), but so long as you like them

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    I think you got a gr8 deal, just head on over to ebuyer and see how much they cost there

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    Yeah, it seems like you've done a great deal! Good for you, I wish some PC store could do the same..I need another hd, so that I can run Linux !
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    Just wipe your current OS Moonshade, no need to stay with the dark side Or if you still want it dual booting instead, don't forget to tell me when it is time to buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice
    Umm, I doubt the original price would be £160 to be honest.
    £160 would be near the price of a Megaworks 5.1, which is considered much better.

    £80 is not a bad deal, not a steal (the 7.1 version can be bought for £85 + postage online), but so long as you like them
    Yeah - they are about 160 quid - Because they come with the dolby digital/DTS decoder unit. The 7.1 you mention doesn't.

    Personally think you got a good deal there
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    After having a quick browse on the net for prices, they seem to range from 180ish right up to £250


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    Yeah - they are about 160 quid - Because they come with the dolby digital/DTS decoder unit. The 7.1 you mention doesn't.

    Personally think you got a good deal there
    I stand corrected. Interesting that they would include a decoder with their Inspire series but not their Mega/Gigaworks series..

    £80 is a rather nice deal then

    Still, if I had to pay the full price (£180-250), I would definitely forgo the Inspire with decoder in favor of the Mega/Gigaworks without and stick with software decoding.

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