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This review is from: Klipsch - Quintet V 5.0-Channel Home Theater System - Black
Pros: Brought new life to my Logitech Z-5500 5.1 system. (explained in "Other" section)
Solid construction (you can just feel it when holding one of the Satellites, especially the Center Satellite)
Overall appearance and design
Amazing sound from speakers this size
Small footprint, large soundstage
With this review, I'm not putting down my Logitech Z-5500 5.1 system. I've always thought it was an awesome setup for computer sound. However, now that I've replaced the original Satellites with the Klipsch Quintet V Satellites, it truly is awesome sound for a computer setup.
The Klipsch Quintet V Satellites are (at least for me) surprising by the actual sound they put out vs their size. Though once you pick up any one of the 4 Satellites or the Center Satellite, and feel the weight, see the quality, and read about what's inside, and what drives them, it becomes as clear as the sound they put out.
They have easy button type push downs for the spring loaded wire connections. They have keyhole or 1/4" 20 thread options for wall or stand mounting. I keep the grilles on, but the piano black woofers give them a classy touch. Overall, just well thought out, well engineered, and well worth their weight.
Cons: Honestly, I don't think I could even make one up, at least for my setup, they are everything I could have hoped for.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure there are better ways to utilize the Klipsch Quintet V speakers, however, I have Klipsch R-15M's, R-25C, and R-10SW for my main system. But for my computer room, I have had my Logitech Z-5500 5.1 system for about 5 or 6 years. It always sounded great for a computer sound system, but to me, a little muddy, great midranges and bass, but was always lacking those highs. The output at 500 watts was not an issue, but it just sounded like something was blocking them, like the speakers were behind books or something.
I've been looking at the Klipsch Quintet speakers for some time now, like when I was a little kid, and I saw something I wanted, but knew my parents couldn't afford it. Well, I've been putting a little money aside here and there, checking for a sale, if I had enough saved up yet, reading reviews, and seeing how everyone was happy with them. Already having Klipsch Speakers, I was confident these would sound better then the Satellites that came with the Z-5500.
All I can say is, now that my Logitech Z-5500 is the original 10" subwoofer, but now with the Klipsch Quintet V Satellites, I honestly had confidence it would sound pretty good over the original setup, but it totally amazed me at just how great it sounds now. I can't stress enough the difference it made.
I'm a music lover, a movie watcher, and a part-time gamer. I'll definitely be playing music and watching movies much more at my computer now!
I would definitely highly recommend these speakers for similar setups like mine, or if you're trying not to fill a room with audio equipment, but still want great sound.
This review is from: Creative 51MF4115AA002 Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 Speaker System for Gaming
I have to say, I expected really good sound because I still have a set of Cambridge Soundworks / Creative 3500 series 5.1 surround system that I've owned for about 10 years. They still work but the volume control knob is starting to go out, touch it and you lose the sound until you wiggle it and find a good spot again, so it was time for a new set.
The T6300 not only equaled the performance, but surpassed it. Really amazing sound from this set. Clarity is amazing, separation of lows and highs is great. And though it's only 57 total Watts, it really puts out the sound.
I have a set of Logitech Z-5500 505 Watt 5.1 system on another setup in the house, and I have to say, I'm thinking the sound from the T6300 is clearer, just not a powerful.
Cons: Probably like a lot of folks, speaker wires too short. 4 ft. from floor mounted sub woofer to desktop is just not enough length. I had to buy RCA Extensions M to F 3 ft. for the front left speaker and center speaker, and (2) 10 ft. extensions for the rear speakers.
The only con I had, but knew it before purchasing, so I already had on order the extensions, problem solved!
Other Thoughts: I will just throw this out there, I saw at least one review stating that the (3) small satellite speakers were DOA. If it's the first time connecting 5.1 speaker system to your computer, it's probably defaulting to 2.0 or 2.1 speakers, so it's not seeing the (3) new speakers.
Fix: go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds/Sound
On the pop-up menu, in the list, find Speakers with the green checkmark or the word "Default" under them.
Right click on that one and click "Configure"
Select 5.1 Surround, click "Test" then work through the Wizard by clicking the next button about 3 to 4 pages, then click "Finish"
You should now hear sound from the (3) smaller satellite speakers or Center and Left rear, Right rear.
Hope that helps!
This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Chroma USB Gaming Mouse
Pros: Very comfortable, smooth clicking and scrolling. I love the fact that you can pick just about any color imaginable using the Razer Software.
Very responsive during gaming, and just very comfortable using for everyday use as well.
Cons: Absolutely none!READ FULL REVIEW