The price is really close, the 2.1 set actually being more expensive thanks to shipping. Again this is urgent since i was planning on ordering the 2.1 set today, and dont want to lose the discounts. So 2.1 or 5.1? Also these deals are only for today ( i think) so haste would be appreciated
EDIT: And i have a sound card that can handle the speakers if thats a problem : Creative X-Fi xtreme gamer
IMHO: Don't get the 5.1 unless you can actually set it up (the speakers in your room) for surround sound. Alot of needless wires if you can't truly create a surround sound enviroment (have speakers behind you). You might need stands for the surround speakers (I have them in my living room, for a 7.1 system.)
i have the X-540 and i'm really impressed with it! i would suggest to get this model for two reasons:
1) 70W RMS compared to 40 on the other one
2) there's a 'matrix' button on the 540 which makes your two channel sound (f.e. music) put through to all the five speakers!
i have a really small room for my pc but i can set it up for surround.
and the last thing: games+5.1= ultimate experience
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help. I think i'll go for the 2.1 speakers since i dont really have room where my computer is for surround sound. However now i think i might pick up those 5.1 speakers for my HTPC when i get extra $