Can anyone recommend some good quality and very LOUD 5.1 surround speakers? I want some better speakers for my computer so everyone in my dorm knows when I'm playing half-life. I'm willing to spend around $500 for them...
Wow. How about <A HREF="http://www.alteclansing.com/webapp/commerce/command/Pro..." target="_new">Altech Lansing ADA890 Dolby Digital THX-Certified Speaker System</A>? It cost like $349.95. And any speakers from Altec Lansing is loud enough for anyone, as long as you stay within 3m radius within the speaker. I have a cheapo ACS43 and it's loud enough to burst my ears.
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Friend of mine had one, and I thought it was way out of balance. The subwoofer is awesome, but the satellites just plain suck. Thanks for the suggestion though.
The Altec Lansing ATP5 Five-Piece and ADA890 Dolby Digital THX Certified speaker system were just reviewed by CGW this month and they got great scores. Also, listened to that set up at a CompUSA and it sounded fantastic. I wonder if your friend had the sound controls all screwed around?
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If you want everyone to hear you, you might try something like my setup. I have an old stereo amp (like, real old), hooked up to two old stereo towers (10 inch woofer, two 5 1/4 inch midranges, and a 2 1/2 inch tweeter each), and a set of sennheiser headphones. When I play counterstrike, I have the output split between the headphones and the amp, and I turn the headphones up as loud as I want. I then turn the bass all the way up on the amp, the treble all the way down, add the high filter, and crank the volume. I get all the surround sound through the headphones, but when a grenade goes off, or there's a ton of gunfire, the stereo amp really kicks out the bass and shakes the entire room, and a few of the rooms around me. Because the towers are outputting almost all bass (which is omnidirectional), they don't screw up the surround sound from the headphones, so I can still hear exactly where someone is by their footsteps.
Summary: If you want loud, don't mess with computer speakers, and get yourself an amp and some real speakers.
im about to pay over a grand for the newest sony 5.1 system... price is ludicrously high but then again so is the quality and volume... unbelievable... 5 150 watt speakers... with some of the clearest tweeters ive ever heard and a very nice sub... not what id call value for money but anyway...
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