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post #16 of 21

I agree to an extent.

This is not a hi-fi or speakers forum, so most will not have a lot of experience with 2.1 setups. I seldom use mine, only for movies and such.

post #17 of 21

I have a Focal XS 2.1 desktop audio system, it sounds far better then my old amp-speaker setups.

post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 

well I guess 5.1 is just not worth it for computer.  I would assume most people who have high quality 5.1 systems have a big flat screen TV and a comfy couch to sit on.

 

I guess 2.1 or headphones will be good enough for computers.  I personally like headphones.

 

At least I can tell this guy that the Logitech sucks and it's probably not worth more than $20 now.

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by barksdale View Post

well I guess 5.1 is just not worth it for computer.  I would assume most people who have high quality 5.1 systems have a big flat screen TV and a comfy couch to sit on.

 

I guess 2.1 or headphones will be good enough for computers.  I personally like headphones.

 

At least I can tell this guy that the Logitech sucks and it's probably not worth more than $20 now.

 

A speaker system and the source are two independent things. Whatever suits your use, you can always mix and match.

 

For close listening, you should consider monitors, stuff like AudioEngine and the like. They sound better when listened at closer range. For speakers made for movies etc. (THX certified and the lot) you need to sit back a few feet to get into the 'sound sphere'.

 

And personally I prefer not to tell anyone their sound sucks, its probably the best they've heard...

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

A speaker system and the source are two independent things. Whatever suits your use, you can always mix and match.

 

For close listening, you should consider monitors, stuff like AudioEngine and the like. They sound better when listened at closer range. For speakers made for movies etc. (THX certified and the lot) you need to sit back a few feet to get into the 'sound sphere'.

 

And personally I prefer not to tell anyone their sound sucks, its probably the best they've heard...


isn't THX a gimmick thing unless it's really high end? Same with Dolby Digital?  I mean I see those 2 things slapped around on many audio products.

post #21 of 21
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isn't THX a gimmick thing unless it's really high end? Same with Dolby Digital?  I mean I see those 2 things slapped around on many audio products.

 

Yeah kind of. Good speakers will sound good regardless. But my point was, if something is THX certified and stuff, its probably not designed/does not work well for close range.

They might sound nice if you fill the room with sound, though. That was my experience with my MX5021s (not audiophile grade stuff, but pretty good for college. The only problem is, they sound nice only when listened from a few feet away.)


Edited by proton007 - 9/20/12 at 6:41pm
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