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    Question (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    If I buy Logitech's Z-680 (compared to Creative's 47watt Inspire GD-580)

    I have to pay 160 bucks more but I get extra 458watt.
    + Logitech Gamepad Extreme (as a 'bonus').

    Z-680 looks have better price/performance but I rarely able to
    set my old 24 watt Cambridge Soundworks (Creative) FPS1000
    more than 50% because of my parents downstair.

    Do I have to set my eyes on the price/performance despite that
    I might never use the extra say... 400watt?

    Is there anything that made me avoid GD-580?

    Or, could you kindly suggest which decent 60-100watt RMS Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, (and maybe THX) capable 5.1 speaker set (I need the Dolby thingie to use Soundstorm)?

    I need to decide fast. Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by KLOP!; 10-11-2004 at 03:25 PM.
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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    the choice is really up to you to make. I suggest the Z-680 over the inspires because they have more headroom in for movies and music... ie; they will go louder before crapping out.

    All your speaker needs to use Soundstorm is a dolby Digital DECODER. not a dolby Prologic one

    Cheers.

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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    Thx, Which one is better Inspire 5700 or GD-580?
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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    AFAIK, the 5700's don't have a tweeter.

    choose one that suits you
    Cheers.

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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    After browsing thoroughly

    I've eliminated z-680, 5700, and GD-580

    The question now is

    Which one is better:

    SoundStorm+Megaworks 550+DDTS-100 or Audigy2+Megaworks 550

    What is the cheapest Audigy2 variant still exist?

    Thanks a lot for your help.
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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    Audigy 2 hands down with those speakers.

    Get an Audigy 2 ZS OEM. http://pcperspective.pricegrabber.co...igy%25202%2520 from $80

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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    So if I buy a U$95 Audigy2 OEM (price in my country) over a DDTS-100, I would make a smart buying, right? I won't loose anything essential for audio right?

    I've read somewhere in the forum that Audigy2 doesn't have coax or optical connection, does this have any influence on quality?

    The only difference between OEM and Platinum is the audigy drive right?
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    Re: (Very) Uncertain on buying speaker.

    Quote Originally Posted by KLOP!
    So if I buy a U$95 Audigy2 OEM (price in my country) over a DDTS-100, I would make a smart buying, right? I won't loose anything essential for audio right?
    Yes.

    I've read somewhere in the forum that Audigy2 doesn't have coax or optical connection, does this have any influence on quality?
    the Audigy has a minijack which serves as a digital output. you will need a minijack to RCA converter to use the digital output on PC speakers made by manufacturers outside of Creative. but there is NO difference in quality.

    The only difference between OEM and Platinum is the audigy drive right?
    Yes (plus probably some games and audio recording software and a remote).

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