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    I'm going to go for one of these 2 speaker sets (Creative 2.1)

    Which do you think would be superior?

    Creative Labs T3030,


    official product page:
    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=14096

    Where i'll buy it:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284194

    Creative Inspire T3000


    official product page:
    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...29&nav=artwork

    Where i'll buy it:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...961698-0365427


    Both have 5.25" subs, 3" mids, and same tweeters. Same spec, i think it really is just different casing/design.

    I quite like these as they have the mid range drivers too, where as most 2.1 systems have only single tweeters. So hopefully the mids are better.

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    Go for the ones you like the look of! At that price they aren't going to be Hi-Fi and the difference in price is negligible. Intution would suggest that the 3030 is a later model - but that doesn't mean it is any better... maybe even the reverse as the mfr has updated it to reduce manufacturing costs/increase profit margin.
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    I'm not really sure what i prefer the look of

    Both have their design merits

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    Theres some very funky speaker designs out now

    Creative do have some very nice ones...

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    fostex ftw

    the creative speakers are very good though
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    Most people think that, outside the Gigas, Creative speakers suck the big one. But the bottom pair are truly ugly as well.

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    A price jump on what you have listed, but for the price these are great speakers

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=147321

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    5.1 is where the sound lies not 2.1, its ok for msn messenger i guess....lol
    the video logic systems are very nice and loud.
    im waiting on logitech`s wireless 5.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom
    5.1 is where the sound lies not 2.1, its ok for msn messenger i guess....lol
    the video logic systems are very nice and loud.
    im waiting on logitech`s wireless 5.1.
    I don't have the space or the use for 5.1, i only very rarely play games or watch movies on the laptop, and theres that too, its a laptop so 5.1 requires another part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt D
    A price jump on what you have listed, but for the price these are great speakers

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=147321

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    I don't understand these designs, why have 3 exact same drivers in one enclosure? How would that improve the range?

    Surely the point is to have different sized drivers that are better at filling in the Hz

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    Ahhh u didnt mention it was a craptop m8 sorry yes 5.1 would be a waste on that, have u looked at other makes besides creative? i always found them more expensive and not as good sound as other makes.

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    T3030 I owuld go for, look nice, and i've heard they sound good too

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    I have these, and they are superp! I can recommend them.

    Creative Labs Megaworks THX 2.1 250D



    Max (RMS) Output Power (Total) 300 Watt
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio 99 dB

    2 x satellite speaker - 75 Watt - 150 - 18000 Hz - wired
    1 x subwoofer - 150 Watt - 32 - 150 Hz - wired

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    Sorry, I just realised your looking for some budget 2.1

    You can pick these up for about £45, and they are worth it.

    I suggest these.

    Logitech Z3e



    Max (RMS) Output Power (Total) 80 Watt

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    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom
    Ahhh u didnt mention it was a craptop m8 sorry yes 5.1 would be a waste on that, have u looked at other makes besides creative? i always found them more expensive and not as good sound as other makes.
    What would you say is better sound?

    I'm moving from some Altec Lansing 4.1 speakers because the sub couldn't produce mid-low bass which was annoying. Most of the time it just shoots bass straight through the floor at the person below while i'm not getting any of it other than some shaking, but no actual sound-bass, just feel-bass.

    So i need a system that can do a bit of shake but more importantly the buzz kind of bass that can be heard too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy
    I have these, and they are superp! I can recommend them.

    Creative Labs Megaworks THX 2.1 250D



    Max (RMS) Output Power (Total) 300 Watt
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio 99 dB

    2 x satellite speaker - 75 Watt - 150 - 18000 Hz - wired
    1 x subwoofer - 150 Watt - 32 - 150 Hz - wired
    I'd love to go for those, or the Klipsch 2.1 but i really can't go over £50 max i'd say

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