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    I'll order them sunday since it would make no difference to despatch. And should give more time for any more input

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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez815
    Get them mate you won't regret it. £40 (less online) and you have yourself a nice sounding set of speakers
    Ok, just got them.

    One of the drivers in the left satellite is not working at all , so i have to set it at 75% balance to the left to balance it.

    Anyhow, performance is strange, no distortion issues but the bass just seems to come out of nowhere in songs where it should just rise. I guess this is what happens when there are no midrange drivers to fill that section of range.

    Not sure what to do now, for £30 they're ok, i'll have to RMA them anyway but not sure wether to step up to the Z3, which will probably have even more of a midrange problem. Or maybe see if the creatives with their 3" mid drivers will go some way to fixing the problem.

    I don't think i'll get the performance i want from 2.1 though, if this is the trend

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    Yeah deffo RMA them mate thats wang!

    I found I had to fiddle with them a lot to get them to sound right to me (in my Audigy drivers)

    if your looking for total punch then a decent budget set of Bookshelf speakers with a nice AMP (with Opotical input maybe) will do much better. Depends on whether you want to spend the money doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Ok, just got them.

    One of the drivers in the left satellite is not working at all , so i have to set it at 75% balance to the left to balance it.

    Anyhow, performance is strange, no distortion issues but the bass just seems to come out of nowhere in songs where it should just rise. I guess this is what happens when there are no midrange drivers to fill that section of range.

    Not sure what to do now, for £30 they're ok, i'll have to RMA them anyway but not sure wether to step up to the Z3, which will probably have even more of a midrange problem. Or maybe see if the creatives with their 3" mid drivers will go some way to fixing the problem.

    I don't think i'll get the performance i want from 2.1 though, if this is the trend
    To be honest, you wont get the quality you want for £30, especially from a 2.1 set.

    Set your budget to £80, and I can name you a dozen speaker sets that will give you the quality you want.

    I still recommend the £50 2.1 set from Logitech, i stand by my earlier post.

    The bottom line is, you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez815
    Yeah deffo RMA them mate thats wang!

    I found I had to fiddle with them a lot to get them to sound right to me (in my Audigy drivers)

    if your looking for total punch then a decent budget set of Bookshelf speakers with a nice AMP (with Opotical input maybe) will do much better. Depends on whether you want to spend the money doesn't it?
    Yeah, its a shame they don't just do a decent 2.1 set with good midrange drivers. Seems pretty simple to me.

    I do have a beastly hi-fi at home though so maybe i'm just really spoilt. Far too big to bring to Uni

    Tempted to try the T3030 creatives now, but their signal to noise ratio is 80db where as these are 96, wonder if that makes that much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy
    To be honest, you wont get the quality you want for £30, especially from a 2.1 set.

    Set your budget to £80, and I can name you a dozen speaker sets that will give you the quality you want.

    I still recommend the £50 2.1 set from Logitech, i stand by my earlier post.

    The bottom line is, you get what you pay for.
    But the Z3s have only one fat sub and 2 tiny satellites, how would they provide any mid range?

    What could i get for &#163;80?

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    I've just sold the older version of the first link because they had even less of the mid range, and more annoyingly the sub only rumbled very low, nothing above that at all. So most of the time ic ould just feel it moving stuff around me but very little actual audible bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    I've just sold the older version of the first link because they had even less of the mid range, and more annoyingly the sub only rumbled very low, nothing above that at all. So most of the time ic ould just feel it moving stuff around me but very little actual audible bass.
    From the sound of things, what your looking for is way over your budget, something like £300 would be more fitting.

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    The second link looks promising but I can't see wether they have mids in the satellites. I just can't imagine a system with just tweeters having the ability to produce all the sound

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    What about the Klipsch 2.1? I hear nothing but great things from americans about those

    I keep hearing they are the best 2.1 system out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy
    From the sound of things, what your looking for is way over your budget, something like &#163;300 would be more fitting.
    The creative set i listened to at a friends house wasn't too bad, it distorted at full volume but at reasonable level it seemed to handle most things. Probably because of the mids


    Just worried if i return these for the T3030 then i'll be stuck with them,

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    Throw a spanner in the works, I'm a big fan of Edifier speakers.

    That said, I have no idea what their newer ranges are like. AFAIK, all my speakers are discontinued

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodmeister
    Throw a spanner in the works, I'm a big fan of Edifier speakers.

    That said, I have no idea what their newer ranges are like. AFAIK, all my speakers are discontinued
    Can't find them in the UK

    Can't really tell if they would be a high quality product or wether it would be an inferior product disguised.

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