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Old 05-01-08, 03:36 PM   #1
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Question Logitech Z-5500 or Creative Gigaworks G550W?

Which is the one to get? Both are within 1 of each other at my usual supplier. This is what I want out of them;

-Controlled, smooth sound at med to high volume
-Bass that doesn't boom at upper bass frequencies
-Nice clear treble
-Some basic sound adjustments (bass, treble)

If you have any others to suggest in a similar price range, please do.

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Old 05-01-08, 03:53 PM   #2
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Which is the one to get? Both are within 1 of each other at my usual supplier. This is what I want out of them;

-Controlled, smooth sound at med to high volume
-Bass that doesn't boom at upper bass frequencies
-Nice clear treble
-Some basic sound adjustments (bass, treble)

If you have any others to suggest in a similar price range, please do.

TIA
Z-5500 HANDS DOWN
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Old 05-01-08, 04:01 PM   #3
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Z-5500 HANDS DOWN
Cheers... care to embellish? ie, what's wrong with the G550W's?
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Which is the one to get? Both are within 1 of each other at my usual supplier. This is what I want out of them;

-Controlled, smooth sound at med to high volume
-Bass that doesn't boom at upper bass frequencies
-Nice clear treble
-Some basic sound adjustments (bass, treble)

If you have any others to suggest in a similar price range, please do.

TIA
I hope you've posted in the wrong forum because for HT, both are utter crap.
As for a computer sound system i would go with the Z-5500.
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Cheers... care to embellish? ie, what's wrong with the G550W's?
The are both cheaply made (taiwanese audio quality). Amp section is junk for both models. Speakers are slightly better on the Logitech.
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Which is the one to get? Both are within 1 of each other at my usual supplier. This is what I want out of them;

-Controlled, smooth sound at med to high volume
-Bass that doesn't boom at upper bass frequencies
-Nice clear treble
-Some basic sound adjustments (bass, treble)

If you have any others to suggest in a similar price range, please do.

TIA
I've never heard the creative set but the Z-5500's are definetly a winner. It uses a 10" sub so it does hit pretty hard, but you can adjust it on the control pod. You can also adjust the center's volume so if you are trying to watch a movie in 5.1 it can help bring out the voices a little better.

I think it sounds pretty good paired with a good sound card, but you might not have as many adjustments as you might be looking for. I'm assuming when you say bass doesn't boom at high frequencies you mean it doesn't hit at 100hz+. If you want to adjust something like that it is probably better to have a sound card with those adjustments.



That's on a creative X-FI. I don't think the normal setting is bad, but I'm sure preferences might differ.

I think it sounds pretty clear and it is very powerful so even at half volume it sounds great and is plenty loud. Normal listening for me is about 1/4 of the way up.

A couple of other nice features on it is the ability to adjust the surround, night mode so if you are trying to watch something at night it levels out the sound so there is less of a gap between loud and soft.

It has the ability to input 6 channel analog, or 3 2 channel inputs by flipping a switch in the back. It also has another line in on the side that can be blended with any of the other analog inputs. (Could have a microphone plugged into it or in my case the VCR.) It has optical and coax digital audio, and will decode Dolby Digital, Dolby DTS, or just 2 channel PCM.

If you want to listen to headphones it also has a headphone jack on the side, and once you plug headphones in it mutes the speakers. What is really nice about this is I have my PS3 hooked up to the optical port, so I don't have to come up with a fancy way to use headphones and play the PS3. The big volume knob still adjusts the volume so it is very easy to adjust volume.
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I hope you've posted in the wrong forum because for HT, both are utter crap.
As for a computer sound system i would go with the Z-5500.
Find me anything else in that price range that even comes close to the Z-5500... You'd be lucky to buy a reciever for the price of the whole system.
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Cheers for the input

So what would you recommend for all round use including HT for 300 max?

EDIT: Or should I really keep saving and get a better 5.1 amp and speakers. Are Yamaha still doing good cheapish 5.1 amps?

BTW, my room is about 6x5m and i'm smack in the middle with the screen in the center, so the speakers will be well spread out.
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Why it this in the HT forum ?
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Find me anything else in that price range that even comes close to the Z-5500... You'd be lucky to buy a reciever for the price of the whole system.
For 300 US rupees... nutin' else. The Z-5500 are teh best, just not for HT.
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Why it this in the HT forum ?

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So what would you recommend for all round use including HT for 300 max?
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What would you say it would cost for a reasonable HT setup?

My mate has a Yamaha amp and Mission 5.1 speakers that sound awesome and cost about 800 but I wasn't really looking to spend that.
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