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02-01-2010 06:31 PM
Rob Williams
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
well. even if you hook up a game console to a surround sound system with red and white rca cables, you wont get true surround sound.
im not truly sure if it will work with the x540, since game consoles dont have the extra sound outputs like pc sound cards have

tip: if u get an 3.5mm audio splitter (like the ones for mp3 players that allow 2 people to listen in) u could connect that to the back of the subwoofer (green port) and then connect your pc and ps3/xbox/wii to it..should work
I agree. I have no idea how to get true 5.1 from a console to be honest, but using a splitter will deliver audio to each of the speakers no problem. I know a couple of people who do this and it works fine. For true surround, you might need HDMI and a receiver or some configuration like this (or a receiver that accepts component, perhaps).
01-30-2010 11:48 PM
Unregistered
hi

well. even if you hook up a game console to a surround sound system with red and white rca cables, you wont get true surround sound.
im not truly sure if it will work with the x540, since game consoles dont have the extra sound outputs like pc sound cards have

tip: if u get an 3.5mm audio splitter (like the ones for mp3 players that allow 2 people to listen in) u could connect that to the back of the subwoofer (green port) and then connect your pc and ps3/xbox/wii to it..should work
01-24-2010 11:13 PM
Unregistered hi im just wondering, i have a great stereo in my room but i want 5.1 sound for my xbox. is the x540 system acctually going to play the 5.1 signal from my xbox because i noticed the "game console adapter" is only a stereo jack anyway, and im not going to bother buying this if i have to use it in matrix mode, it just beats the purpose.
10-16-2009 04:34 AM
Doomsday well, i am not into music that much,only games n movies, so such a high end sound system wont be that important, lol! BUT..

i can get the X-540s for around Rs7500($89)...

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/sp...s/234&cl=US,EN

i am saving $10 buying em from the computer shop i always buy stuff from near my house! wohoo!
10-16-2009 03:30 AM
2Tired2Tango
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Originally Posted by Doomsday View Post
any Home theater setup under $100?? does it have the plug ins to connect with a 5.1 soundcard?!?
It's pretty unlikely you will find new home theatre equipment under $100. Even the X-540s are going to cost you $150... But if you go into the used market and test before you pay, you might pull it off.

Home theatre gear almost always has multiple inputs so the extra money is worth it because you can also connect in your television set and your music system, giving you an overall better experience on all fronts. When I'm asked I generally recommend that half of a home theatre budget should be spent on audio... with a firm instance on wood or cast aluminum speaker boxes.

To hook up you will most likely need spdif or hdmi outputs on your soundcard. There are adaptors to go between the typical 3 jack PC setup and the spdif input of home theatre, but it's usually cheaper to update your soundcard.

If you're looking for under $100 sound, expect what you paid for... cheap speakers and mediocre (at best) sound quality. As Gibbersome pointed out it will be ok for the beeps bangs and booms of gaming but pretty much an offense to the ear for music.

If you're stiking to your budget you should prefer the Creative speakers over the Logitech ones...
10-16-2009 02:54 AM
Doomsday thanx gibbersome....i'll go for the X-540s ....But First!
i'm also thinking about wot 2Tired said! HOme theatre setup!
@2Tired:

any Home theater setup under $100?? does it have the plug ins to connect with a 5.1 soundcard?!?
10-16-2009 02:38 AM
gibbersome
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Originally Posted by Doomsday View Post
@gibbersome:

i can the X-540s for around Rs7400($89)....my room is normal but we have the balcony moved in and its like a small room in the corner of my room...like i have my back speakers , well just behind me, barely half a feet...and i will be using them for Gaming(alot!!) movies(normal), music(a little).....

i was just wondering whether 1 5.1 will be any improvement over 4.1 though!???

@2Tired:

any Home theater setup under $100?? does it have the plug ins to connect with a 5.1 soundcard?!?
You'll be fine with the X-540 or similar setup. Gaming and movies would be good, but music is going to sound flat.

With the smaller space, the wiring shouldn't be a problem.
10-16-2009 02:03 AM
Doomsday @gibbersome:

i can the X-540s for around Rs7400($89)....my room is normal but we have the balcony moved in and its like a small room in the corner of my room...like i have my back speakers , well just behind me, barely half a feet...and i will be using them for Gaming(alot!!) movies(normal), music(a little).....

i was just wondering whether 1 5.1 will be any improvement over 4.1 though!???

@2Tired:

any Home theater setup under $100?? does it have the plug ins to connect with a 5.1 soundcard?!?
10-16-2009 01:00 AM
2Tired2Tango
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Originally Posted by gibbersome View Post
My friend has an X-540, it packs quite a punch. How much can you get them for? Be aware though that Logitech has been known to skimp on wire lengths, what size room will you need these for?

Also, what will you be using them for? Gaming, music, movies, etc.
Logitec speakers are generally characterized by good electronics packages (you can build a decent amplifier for peanuts these days) coupled to really bad satellite speakers. I have a set of X-240s which I didn't hesitate to modify with the expected far better results. Most of the "beaming" and "one note bass" complaints are related to characteristics of their speakers and enclosures. Typical of PC speakers they used tiny little paper coned speakers (2" communications speakers) in thin plastic cases (less than 2mm thick)... expect them to sound boxy and nasal beside real audio gear.

Frankly, for not too much more money you could get a proper home theatre amplifier and speakers which I'm very sure will give you a far more satisfying experience. Even the most low end home theatre system is going to be better than PC speakers, unless you have the skills and time to do heavy modifications.

A setup like this is going to blow just about any PC sound system right out of the water.

If you want good audio on your system, look outside the PC realm... you won't regret it.
10-16-2009 12:16 AM
gibbersome
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Originally Posted by Doomsday View Post
Hey guys!

i was thinking of going for some affordable 5.1s! Will it be a big difference from 4.1 to 5.1s?! even a small one will do, if it be significant, lol!
the 5.1 i can buy are:

1)Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker
2)Logitech X530
3)Creative Inspire T-6100 5.1 Speaker System

any ideas!??? i will do some review reading too but never hurts to ask innit! lol!

PS: oh and i just moved the 2 speakers which r supposed to be the back one, i had them on my left and front side but wider of the front ones, but now i moved em to my left/right back and the difference in sound is amazing! truly surround, which is why i want a proper 5.1!
My friend has an X-540, it packs quite a punch. How much can you get them for? Be aware though that Logitech has been known to skimp on wire lengths, what size room will you need these for?

Also, what will you be using them for? Gaming, music, movies, etc.
10-14-2009 10:33 PM
Doomsday Hey guys!

i was thinking of going for some affordable 5.1s! Will it be a big difference from 4.1 to 5.1s?! even a small one will do, if it be significant, lol!
the 5.1 i can buy are:

1)Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker
2)Logitech X530
3)Creative Inspire T-6100 5.1 Speaker System

any ideas!??? i will do some review reading too but never hurts to ask innit! lol!

PS: oh and i just moved the 2 speakers which r supposed to be the back one, i had them on my left and front side but wider of the front ones, but now i moved em to my left/right back and the difference in sound is amazing! truly surround, which is why i want a proper 5.1!
10-06-2009 08:22 PM
Rob Williams
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Originally Posted by skier View Post
What kind of audio cable(s) come with the Logitech X540's that allow you to connect this speaker system to a laptop? As one would expect, my new laptop only has the standard headset plug-in. Does the X540 come with such a cable, or are you required to have a special audio card in your laptop to connect to? If so, what type of audio card is required?
It speakers work in a regular PC using the green audio cable, then they'll work in the laptop. While the laptop shows a headphones icon for the audio, regular speakers will work there fine also.
10-04-2009 09:40 PM
skier
connection for laptop?

What kind of audio cable(s) come with the Logitech X540's that allow you to connect this speaker system to a laptop? As one would expect, my new laptop only has the standard headset plug-in. Does the X540 come with such a cable, or are you required to have a special audio card in your laptop to connect to? If so, what type of audio card is required?

I don't believe it matters, but the onboard laptop speakers are Altec-Lansing, so of course that's the built-in drivers also.

I'd like to know in advance so I can determine if I can order them from HP.. Currently HP has them for $75 ($25 instant rebate), plus I get another 20% off due to having purchased my laptop & other accessories from them recently..

Thx, Don
09-08-2009 07:39 PM
2Tired2Tango
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Originally Posted by spankz View Post
Just so ya know..
At Logitechs request..."Cut off the control pod and send it to us". This is how they keep the shipping cost down on warranty returns. Basically it makes the rest of the system worthless. Also, I am very capable of swapping a speaker and or soldering a few wires and connections but being new, warranty is the only way to go. Also seeing as how these were purchased online...it's difficult to test them first don't you think? That was a worthless post.
Wow... Logitec told you to do that... That's a new one on me.

And yes warranty is the way to go... except that you're getting another unknown in the box... But you really don't have a choice when buying online.
09-08-2009 06:23 PM
Unregistered
Will the speakers....

Will the satellite speakers (the 4 longish ones) stick to my walls without any screws or anything?

like does it have a sticky pad on the bottom to stick to my wall or what?
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