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    Creative Speakers

    Can anyone suggest any wicked 5.1 speakers? I have some Creative 5700s, but they have packed up partially and I want some new ones.

    Pref around £80-90 price range. Are there any other makes that are any good?

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    The logitec higer range sets look good but thats £100+. I think creative hold the market got cheap and chearful speakers.

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    I rlly like those logitech 550 or sumthing. Those top end ones. They are around 200 quid tho. Are creative speakers really where it's at?
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    see if you can pick up a set of the altec lansing 5.1 THX certified speakers - they are out of production and have a dell badge, but lots of reviews have said they are great - sell for around that mark on ebay. btw, no personal experience of them - i've only got some dodgy abit home thatre things (which actually sound ok)

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    You could try these:

    http://uk.europe.creative.com/shop/product.asp?prod=722

    or for a bit more, you can get a 7.1 setup:

    http://uk.europe.creative.com/shop/product.asp?prod=504

    both within your budget
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    i like the creative speakers but they seem to be a bit lacking in places, seems like the speakers and my brain have something in common.

    carn't recomend any others as i've never tried them.
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    Creative do make good multimedia speakers. But you do get what you pay for. I am not sure if you can still get the Megaworks somewhere (the Gigaworks are meant to replace them), but if you can, then perhaps you may get a bargain for what are really good speakers. Those are definitely a step up from the Inspire series (I've heard the Gigaworks and the Inspire - and the Megaworks are supposed to be fairly close to the Gigaworks).

    You can't get Klipsch easily in the UK, and the ones I've seen cost way too much, but otherwise they are worth looking at.

    I've not heard a Logitech since the Z680, but they've traditionally been considered bass heavy (alright for movies and games, but less so for music). I am not sure if its true in all their range, but it might be worth keeping that in mind.

    Anyway, check if you might be able to find the Megaworks, and if they are within your price range (they used to cost closer to £200, but maybe there is a clearance somewhere). If not, then I guess the Inspire will do fine unless you are willing to put more money into it (speakers should last a good while, so it might be worth it).

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