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    Anybody recommend a 5.1 surround system?

    Looking to get a new 5.1 surround system at home to replace the rubbish usb speakers i've been putting up with. Could probably stretch to about £100?

    So far have looked at

    Creative Inspire T6160 Speaker System

    Xenta 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

    Genius SW-N5.1 1000W Speakers - Black

    Any body got any of these? or any other alternatives?

    Looking for something that has a good sounding bass to it but can be pushed without sound to tinny or distorted

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    For TV or computer use?

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    I got a logitech set about 5 years ago and they are solid still. I cant remember what model it is but im sure they are discountinued. But have a look at logitechs kit as it hasnt died for me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    For TV or computer use?
    maybe both? But mainly for computer use

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    For that money I'd be looking at a nicer 2.1 over a lower end 5.1 ...of course that's just my opinion

    I'm always shocked by how good the Harmon Kardon soundsticks are whenever I hear them (~6 of my friends have them, I've not bought them myself yet) - that little sub is a thumper, and the towers are fantastic sounding.

    HARMAN KARDON SoundSticks III 2.1 PC Speakers - Clear Deals | Pcworld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    For that money I'd be looking at a nicer 2.1 over a lower end 5.1 ...of course that's just my opinion

    I'm always shocked by how good the Harmon Kardon soundsticks are whenever I hear them (~6 of my friends have them, I've not bought them myself yet) - that little sub is a thumper, and the towers are fantastic sounding.

    HARMAN KARDON SoundSticks III 2.1 PC Speakers - Clear Deals | Pcworld
    I looked at those and couldnt decide whether I liked them or not might have to make a trip to PC world or somewhere similiar to have a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    maybe both? But mainly for computer use
    In that case, I would be thinking these might not be up to the task for TV use and maybe overkill for computer, just my thoughts. I have a lovely 2.1 Logitech on my computer that does exactly what I need it to do, but when connected to the TV the bass takes over (yes this can be adjusted but does not help)

    If I were to pick any, I would go for the Xenta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    In that case, I would be thinking these might not be up to the task for TV use and maybe overkill for computer, just my thoughts. I have a lovely 2.1 Logitech on my computer that does exactly what I need it to do, but when connected to the TV the bass takes over (yes this can be adjusted but does not help)

    If I were to pick any, I would go for the Xenta
    Cheers! I'm not to fuss about it being overkill for a pc used to have it hooked up to custom made 6ft cab with 4 x 10" and 1 x 18" absolute monster of a thing

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    I was just about to post this same thread!

    One of my friends has tasked me to provide him a complete home entertainment package for a grand - 42" telly, PC with TV recording, and surround sound. The remaining budget allows for something around £90 for a 5.1 system, though anything better value than that lets me invest more in the PC.

    Ideally I want something with a separate amp, so more than just the PC can be plugged in (would be nice to have the TV connected directly, and I suspect brother-in-law will take his Xbox over). I'm not sure a good 5.1 system can be had at that price though, so worthy 2.1 systems would be welcome as well.

    I know bugger all about sound systems so any and all help appreciated

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    I too have been looking at them, mostly because my last two flat screen tvs have had crap sound but also because the F1 is in 5.1 surround. But, I want a wireless rear speaker system and the cost of these is still too high for what I want

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    I can confirm the soundsticks with that sub are genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    For that money I'd be looking at a nicer 2.1 over a lower end 5.1 ...of course that's just my opinion

    I'm always shocked by how good the Harmon Kardon soundsticks are whenever I hear them (~6 of my friends have them, I've not bought them myself yet) - that little sub is a thumper, and the towers are fantastic sounding.

    HARMAN KARDON SoundSticks III 2.1 PC Speakers - Clear Deals | Pcworld
    I've got the M Audio AV40's for both telly and computer and have been great

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000RPT0UE
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    I got an older Panasonic surround sound system.

    2 opticals
    1 coax
    And a few rca's

    Over 600watts of power. Great for movies.

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    it all depends on what you want them for i have a samsung 5.1 system for when im watching a film on a projector,
    corsair 1500 7.1 gaming headset for games and skype
    and a ozone strata 5.1 headset for films on screen/media editing and lp recording

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