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#1 sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:49

What should I look for in buying speakers?  One which will be used to play movies and have that surround sound effect ? 




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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:52

How much money are you willing to spend?



#3 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:55

$200... Was told about a kef set being better than bose etc but it's going for $300.

How much money are you willing to spend?

 


#4 YounGMessiah

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:59

Really its up to you, everyone has their own preference/styles/what they expect from speakers/etc..

 

But if you are asking, I wouldnt spend more than $200

 

I have these and I love them!  Sounds real great, clear and they bump :)

 

http://www.amazon.co...a/dp/B0042F3K9W



#5 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:13

I wanted atleast 5.1 



#6 YounGMessiah

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:15

Why?  Now you will have to buy a sound card too which boost your cost



#7 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:20

I think the motherboard supports 5.1 already. ..



#8 shozilla

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:21

Why?  Now you will have to buy a sound card too which boost your cost

 

Most sound cards have 5.1 these days.

 

If not, the 5.1 sound cards are cheap these days...  something like $20 depends the retailers or online stores wherever the buyer choose.



#9 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:29

What about using home theater speakers?  



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:36

Check the frequency response on the speakers. You can google and people will give range suggestions (also important for the subwoofer). Human hearing is 20hz - 20Khz.



#11 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:36

What are people using?  



#12 +zhiVago

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:48

What are people using?  

 

Logitech and Creative Labs are both reputable and safe brands to go with :)

 

Here are two models that you might want to consider: Z506 and T6300.



#13 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:26

I currently have those. .I wanted something more powerful. .. Would these make a big difference?

 

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...475db950f95en01



#14 Torolol

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:29

Sound reproduction quality is important,
my friend brought some .wav files in a usb pendrive,
so he can judge the quality of such speakers
by asking the vendor to play that .wav files.

Apparently, he doesn't trust online order for his speakers needs.

#15 OP sammy2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:53

http://www.tigerdire...=26-253611305-2 

That's the set someone told me was really good ..