mbbc902 Aug 22 @ 5:35am
5.1 surround sound speakers for my gamer
Can someone please give me a link or help me find good surround sound speakers for my computer system? I have no Idea what good or bad speakers are, or what is good wattage. Can someone please tell me what is a good wattage and brand to buy? I don't want really expensive ones, but I also dont want cheap ones. I only have a couple hundred dollars to work with. I wouldn't mind 7.1 but I heard there is really no big difference. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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chiefputsi Aug 22 @ 6:32am 
~330$

Logitech Z906
http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/logitech-z-906.46108/

Audioengine 5+ Speakers
http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/audioengine-5-speakers.86745/

no, i don't any of these expensive 5.1 speaker systems.
(i own a cheap 2.1 speaker system, made in china, which has run fine for almost 2 years already)
mbbc902 Aug 22 @ 6:44am 
Originally posted by chiefputsi:
~330$

Logitech Z906
http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/logitech-z-906.46108/

Audioengine 5+ Speakers
http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/audioengine-5-speakers.86745/

no, i don't any of these expensive 5.1 speaker systems.
(i own a cheap 2.1 speaker system, made in china, which has run fine for almost 2 years already)


Do you know the wattage to these computer speakers and how much they are?
mbbc902 Aug 22 @ 6:56am 
Im sorry, I forgot to mention. I am trying to buy some that will plug into my video card in the back of my computer. I would imagine they have to have the correct plugs to fit. Its not going into my stereo or TV. Its for my computer. Sorry guys, im not really smart with speaker stuff!
Air Aug 22 @ 7:11am 
Originally posted by mbbc902:
Im sorry, I forgot to mention. I am trying to buy some that will plug into my video card in the back of my computer. I would imagine they have to have the correct plugs to fit. Its not going into my stereo or TV. Its for my computer. Sorry guys, im not really smart with speaker stuff!
Sorry, but, for a PC, you should not go for a sound system that works through HDMI(or any other port on your graphics card), it's just unorthodox and you will have reduced audio control. You should find one for your computer that would work via SPDIF or three 3.5mm jacks.
Miss Amanda Jones Aug 22 @ 7:50am 
I have my computer hooked up to my http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-519V-K

It is connected from the Soundblaster Z card via optical port. This gives REALLY good sound. If you do not have a soundblaster card, I have noticed that most modern day motherboards have the optical port built in. Might want to check it out.
mbbc902 Aug 22 @ 8:11am 
I run 5.1 surround sound off my 660ti video card now and it works great!! I just want a better one with a good suggested wattage from you all. I use the colored ports on it, not the HMDI PORT. I'm just not good with speaker stuff so that's why I'm asking for everyone's help:) I think the colored ports on my video card are analog right? If I'm wrong I'm sorry. That's y I need everyone's help.
chiefputsi Aug 22 @ 9:10am 
Originally posted by mbbc902:
Do you know the wattage to these computer speakers and how much they are?
>>>> ~330$

Logitech Z906
click >>>> http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/logitech-z-906.46108/

Audioengine 5+ Speakers
click >>>>http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/audioengine-5-speakers.86745/

no, i don't any of these expensive 5.1 speaker systems.
(i own a cheap 2.1 speaker system, made in china, which has run fine for almost 2 years already)
_I_ Aug 22 @ 11:07am 
or spend $300-1000 on a good 5.1-7.1 reciever and speakers
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mbbc902 Aug 22 @ 6:41pm 
Originally posted by chiefputsi:
Originally posted by mbbc902:
Do you know the wattage to these computer speakers and how much they are?
>>>> ~330$

Logitech Z906
click >>>> http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/logitech-z-906.46108/

Audioengine 5+ Speakers
click >>>>http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/audioengine-5-speakers.86745/

no, i don't any of these expensive 5.1 speaker systems.
(i own a cheap 2.1 speaker system, made in china, which has run fine for almost 2 years already)


Will these Logitech plug into my video card? I want to make sure I buy the kind of speakers that plug into my computers video card.
_I_ Aug 22 @ 6:44pm 
you need a monitor/tv with audio out or pass thru
or a reciever with hdmi audio pass thru or that pulls audio from the hdmi from your pc

or you can use the onbaord sound card
most are capable of 5.1-7.1

Last edited by _I_; Aug 22 @ 6:45pm
Zombie Cat [PCMR] Aug 22 @ 6:52pm 
Originally posted by mbbc902:
Originally posted by chiefputsi:
>>>> ~330$

Logitech Z906
click >>>> http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/logitech-z-906.46108/

Audioengine 5+ Speakers
click >>>>http://www.techspot.com/products/speakers/audioengine-5-speakers.86745/

no, i don't any of these expensive 5.1 speaker systems.
(i own a cheap 2.1 speaker system, made in china, which has run fine for almost 2 years already)


Will these Logitech plug into my video card? I want to make sure I buy the kind of speakers that plug into my computers video card.
erm, i don't think speakers are meant to plug into your gpu, but rather through the green i/o on your motherboard or soundcard if you have one.
Azza ☠ Aug 22 @ 7:19pm 
First you will need a quality sound card...

Some gaming motherboard come with reasonable ones, but standard motherboard built-in sound cards are utter rubbish. Also low end to mid range sound cards are mostly useless. You want nothing or very high-end audiophonic quality (to make a huge difference).

I'm talking:

ASUS Xonar Essence STX
or
Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E

Everything else from Creative Labs rather sucks, with the except of that audio card. It's awesome!

Then you can use a sub-woofer and high-end box speakers. Use digital optical cable to connect it all up. It will end up costing a few thousand but sound like your gaming in a cinema! Seriously you have no idea.

If you want quality 5.1 surround system already setup for you... then keep an eye out for:

Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 5.1 Digital Surround Sound Speaker System

That is an older but much better quality Logitech Z906. Before they started replacing it with plastic and a smaller woofer.

If you have a TV Home Theatre System, some people duel link it up through them (if in the same room and only using one system at a time). Or even consider a 2nd set of those babies, for maximum bark through your sound card.

Some others very good, but 2.1 sounds:

Audioengine A5 Powered Multimedia Speaker

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Active Multimedia Speakers

I don't do cheap/budget... this is for serious audiophonic gamers. Once you have step over the line, there's no turning back.
Last edited by Azza ☠; Aug 22 @ 7:25pm
mbbc902 Aug 23 @ 4:55am 
Oh im sorry guys!! I really confused myself. I didnt mean my GPU, I did mean my onboard sound card. Thats what I have my current 5.1 speakers pluged into. I just wanted some better ones with higher watts. Im very sorry for confusing everyone. I just want to find some good better surround sound speakers that have good sound/wattage.
Bad-Motha Aug 23 @ 5:16am 
Logitech Z-906 are very good for the money. Otherwise look to spend more like $500 and get yourself a budget Home Theatre setup with stand-alone Receiver.

If your onboard Sound is Realtek, make sure you get the drivers from their website. As the ones that are already built into Windows OS aren't very good, and will lack features. Such as customizable Equalizer and such.

If those kinds of speaker setups we've suggested don't do it for u, or are too much, then perhaps look to getting a decent Headset instead.
mbbc902 Aug 23 @ 5:50am 
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Logitech Z-906 are very good for the money. Otherwise look to spend more like $500 and get yourself a budget Home Theatre setup with stand-alone Receiver.

If your onboard Sound is Realtek, make sure you get the drivers from their website. As the ones that are already built into Windows OS aren't very good, and will lack features. Such as customizable Equalizer and such.

If those kinds of speaker setups we've suggested don't do it for u, or are too much, then perhaps look to getting a decent Headset instead.

No them speakers suggested for me were great brotha, thank you!! I appreciate everyone help:) Im only looking to spend a couple hundred dollars.
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