Need Help with Speakers

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by jotade11, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. jotade11 macrumors regular

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    Hello all!

    I'm looking to buy both a new home theater system and a new HDTV for my dorm room. In terms of speaker systems, I've looked at all the major manufacturers, I think; I took a look at Bose, but that of course is WAY out of my budget. I also looked at Onkyo, Sony and Yamaha, but they didn't seem all that great. What I did like was the Logitech Z-5500's and the Samsung 7.1 Blu-Ray set. I have a Playstation 3, so I don't need the Blu-Ray player, thus this is a bit of a minus for me, but I can resell it or give it to family as a gift.

    Just to clarify, I think I'm looking for a mid-range speaker system that can be used for music, gaming, movies and rocking the house :p. But I am on a limited budget...

    Anyways, of these two, which is the nicer? Does anyone have any other suggestions? Oh, and I almost forgot, I'm going to try and grab a plasma Samsung (~42") HDTV for the room. I don't think that having both Samsung speakers and TV would make it THAT much easier to setup or use, but just in case it does make a difference, I thought I would mention it!

    Thanks! :)
    -Jota De
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Most TV manufacturers don't really seem capable of putting together decent loudspeakers.

    What is your budget? Mid-range passive speakers in my books range from £300-700 a pair...
     
  3. jotade11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in the States, but between $500 and $1100 sounds reasonable to me. I would probably try to get them used, from Craigslist or eBay, but if not, that sounds like a good price range.

    Excuse me if I mislabeled what I'm looking for, I just meant I can't afford $2200-$3200 for some of the Bose sets!

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    How large is the room, what sort of music do you listen to, and are you more interested in something big and bassy, or something 'decent'?
     
  5. crhudy'sdad macrumors newbie

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    With your budget you should have no problem finding a very good set of used speakers. Check here http://www.audiogon.com/index.html
    I have been using this site for years. Very good if you pay attention to members feedback. One more tip, try to find a seller nearby as shipping speakers can be a risky venture.
     

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