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trevor87
10-08-2006, 07:34 PM
I wanna stay under 50 dollars and ive heard the dell series sub/speakers that come with those computers. I really like the Harmon Kardon HK395 set it has the amount of bass i want and sounds good enough for me.

Just wondering if u have any other suggestions to look for as far as a pc system.

Or would a cheap plate amp/sub be better?

link to harmon kardon i like
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270035766858&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=017

4runnercrazy
10-08-2006, 07:38 PM
what i did is i went to a garage sale got a home audio set-up (for 25 bucks) and hooked it up, i have surround sound (2 front 2 rears) they get loud and itsd just awesome......................so if your into that look @ garage sales or craigslist, they will have plenty of stuff



soon i want to up grade to a deck instead of a home audio reciever :)

trevor87
10-08-2006, 08:44 PM
Well i dont want anything big that takes up space just the basic small satellite speakers and a small sub setup thats why i like the harmon kardon set, just want to know if theres a better set around for similiar price

hatemonger
10-08-2006, 08:46 PM
harmon kardon's alright.

Demi
10-08-2006, 09:05 PM
For REAL SQ on a pc you will need two things, first a decent sound card, I dont give a crap how nice your onboard is, a descrete DSP will murder onboard any day of the week. Secondly, your speakers. I have the logitech z-5500s paired with a Audigy X-fi Extreme Music. Unbelivable. I know thats alot more than you planned to spend, however logitech makes a 2.1 version of the z-5500s which is they same thing without the center, left rear, and right rear. Dont know what it goes for but that would be what i recommend, and you can get a Audigy2 ZS for like 50 bucks, it doesnt hold a candle to the X-fi but it will kick the **** out of onboard. Klipsch makes some real nice 2.1 solutions also. Depends all on how seriously you take your PC sound. When i heard my z-5500s for the first time i pack up my $600 home sterio system and sold it.

trevor87
10-08-2006, 09:35 PM
not really wanting anything amazing just a decent sounding setup which i have now but i have no sub for any kind of bass or low end so i want a new setup that comes with the sub. and the harmon kardon that i heard sounded loud enough to me

Demi
10-08-2006, 10:15 PM
Thats cool, buy what makes you happy. I just find myself upgrading my upgrades because i like something at first then i see something alittle better and so on and so on (like caraudio hehe). Im a big fan of buying things once.

trevor87
10-09-2006, 02:18 PM
Any other subwoofer suggestions anyone? just need bass really

SHiZNiLTi
10-09-2006, 06:19 PM
Logitech Z-2300 are THX - 400watts $100 online. Or you can get the step below it that goes for $50 in reatail stores.

My sound setup for my pc...

http://www.twistedforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9325

prices listed in retail

skmfkr
10-09-2006, 08:41 PM
haha big oomp records

MemphisLove.
10-09-2006, 08:50 PM
http://www.twistedforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9325



holy hell, how did u get the computer to freakin light up?

trevor87
10-10-2006, 06:40 PM
thanks for the reccomendation. Does the bass sound good and deep thats what im looking for

JimJ
10-10-2006, 06:43 PM
If it's like the Logitech systems I've heard, no...

"Computer" sound systems are poor substitutes for the real thing.

ballstothewall
10-10-2006, 06:57 PM
The only "computer" system I've liked was the Boston Acoustics I use to have.

The logitech systems I've heard/had all sounded like pooh.

hzsogood
10-10-2006, 06:59 PM
I like my Klipsch 2.1 setup a lil more now than i did when i got it... The bass is descent but the speakers are top notch .. PAid 150 with 2 yr warranty.. But klipsch makes cheaper ones i think

trevor87
10-10-2006, 07:03 PM
i might just buy a 150 watt rms plate amp and build a setup

mattmcss
10-10-2006, 07:03 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6227&stc=1&d=1160522020

MIke jones

SHiZNiLTi
10-10-2006, 07:08 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6227&stc=1&d=1160522020

MIke jones

JBL towers?

JimJ
10-10-2006, 07:09 PM
Looks like the JBL Northridge line...

I had a pair of the Studio S38's when I was in the dorms, they rocked off of a NAD 3020 :)

SHiZNiLTi
10-10-2006, 07:17 PM
Most people are saying to spend way more then his original budget of $50.

I say stick with logitech go to a store that is close to you and doesn't have an open item restocking fee and then buy the logitechs for $50 try them out 13 days and return them on the 14th day.

I bought like 3 motherboards, 2 cpu's, 3 types of ram, and 3 video cards at Fry's electronics did like 4 windows xp installs in a weekend and ran benchmarks on everything then found the best combo of components and returned everything that I didn't need anymore.

Buy now, try now, return later and be happy!


holy hell, how did u get the computer to freakin light up?

thanks!,
(3) 12" UV Cathode Tubes
(1) 12" Blue Cathode Tube
(3) 120mm UV LED Fans
(1) 80mm UV LED Fan
(1) 92mm UV LED Fan
and some green UV mesh sleeving.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3223/closeside29sg8fz.jpg

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/3528/sidewcoolinopen8ec.jpg

JimJ
10-10-2006, 07:18 PM
For $50, you can't set your expectations too high...

mattmcss
10-10-2006, 07:19 PM
Looks like the JBL Northridge line...

I had a pair of the Studio S38's when I was in the dorms, they rocked off of a NAD 3020 :)

yeah JBL E80's , powered off a marantz 5.1, don't even need a sub they play pretty low as it is.

acold7dusta
10-10-2006, 07:22 PM
For REAL SQ on a pc you will need two things, first a decent sound card, I dont give a crap how nice your onboard is, a descrete DSP will murder onboard any day of the week. Secondly, your speakers. I have the logitech z-5500s paired with a Audigy X-fi Extreme Music. Unbelivable. I know thats alot more than you planned to spend, however logitech makes a 2.1 version of the z-5500s which is they same thing without the center, left rear, and right rear. Dont know what it goes for but that would be what i recommend, and you can get a Audigy2 ZS for like 50 bucks, it doesnt hold a candle to the X-fi but it will kick the **** out of onboard. Klipsch makes some real nice 2.1 solutions also. Depends all on how seriously you take your PC sound. When i heard my z-5500s for the first time i pack up my $600 home sterio system and sold it.

what are some decent sound cards?

SHiZNiLTi
10-10-2006, 07:34 PM
what are some decent sound cards?

X-Fi
Audigy 2 ZS

Going to a X-Fi card from onboard is night and day.

acold7dusta
10-10-2006, 07:58 PM
whats a good price for those? there around 100 on ebay

trevor87
10-10-2006, 08:39 PM
I havent set my expectations real high. The first setup i liked was the harmon kardon because the bass was good enough for me and its under 50 bucks. I was asking if there are any other computer setups that are any better for the same price?

toolfan89
10-10-2006, 08:45 PM
i had a philips c577 hooked up to mine pushing 330 watts through two 12" bazookas and a pair of tweeters it was awsome

JimJ
10-10-2006, 10:10 PM
I havent set my expectations real high. The first setup i liked was the harmon kardon because the bass was good enough for me and its under 50 bucks. I was asking if there are any other computer setups that are any better for the same price?

Doubtful.