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Old 10-16-2009, 02:38 AM   #76
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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!???

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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.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:54 AM   #77
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thanx gibbersome....i'll go for the X-540s ....But First!
i'm also thinking about wot 2Tired said! HOme theatre setup!
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any Home theater setup under $100?? does it have the plug ins to connect with a 5.1 soundcard?!?
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:30 AM   #78
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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...
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:34 AM   #79
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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!
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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.
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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
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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).
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