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    Hi, this is about speakers too. I have an Audigy 2 on my Dell, and right now I only have two speakers and a bass. It seems silly not to take full advantage of the great EAX thecard provides, so I wanna get some speakers. Creative Labs Inspire systems are pretty cheap. I found em on www.googlegear.com, a 4 speaker system is $41, 5 speaker is $60, and a 6 speaker is $73. They're a heck of a lot cheaper than the logitech ($265 for the 680 system :wow: ). I dont need that great of sound, just something that's good and bang for your buck. Here's the link to all of that: http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/Produc...oryCode=012102 . Also, 2nd day shipping is free there, another good point :thumb: . So, how much difference is there between the 3, and what would be the best buy? Thx in advance for any input. : peace2: Mista K6
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    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
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    As you can see from my sig. I use the Creative 6600 set ... 7 speakers including the subwoofer. My Audigy card only supports 5.1 but there is an "upmix" option that uses a mix of the rear left and right speakers to produce sound from the center rear as well. In my situation the center rear speaker has no true sound of its own and therefore does not contribute to the surround experience for me because it tends to blend in with the outside rear speakers. I can ,however, distinguish the center front channel from the left and right. So long as you have space to separate the speakers from each other in relation to your position you will prolly notice the difference between the 6.1 and 5.1 systems.
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    I breifly had the Creative Inspire 5300 5.1 system - it was crap - so I dumped it off on a friend - that's the only Creative speakers I have any experience with - so others may be better

    In my opinion - a mid range Altec Lansing set is the best bang-for-the-buck, there are lots that are measurably better, but you gotta pay $$$$

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    I'm very happy with my Logitech Z-640's (5.1's) and they appeal very well to my wallet (where did those moths just come from?).

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    Well, I looked around at www.newegg.com too, and I dont see a better deal than the Creative Labs 6.1 system for $73. The 120 watts of power is a lot more than any others in that price range, and I'd imagine the 6 speaker and one sub most rock. The Altec Lansings were more expensive (like, $130 for the same power). Also, if I get a speaker system by the same people who make the card, I'd imagine they'd work better together, if there's any difference between speaker brands. I dont need a 300 watt system, as I have a smaller room (13' x 15') and dont need to rock the entire house. Also, googlegear.com appeals to me cause its free 2nd day shipping, a def plus. Thx for all of your feed back tho (notice I'm def not getting the 5.1, thx RDR :thumb: ). : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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