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need advice for speakers

i got some 10 or so year old speakers that used to be amazing and now suck. they are some beige 2.1 speakers with a subwoofer ans id say probably 20w satalites and a 30w sub...iono manye 10 for sats anyway imma get new speakers and want advice

first choice is reletavly cheap surround sound designed for computers


second choice is a home entertainmnet system with more than three times the wattage but i dont know if it will sound that much better... they have pc in mind as well


from a wattage standpoint id go for the entertainment system in a heartbeat but i have no clue which has better quality... its not just how loud i want it to sound rich too. i play alot of fps games and listen to music and watch movies on my high end pc with a 1080p monitor and have a 360 with a cheap 5.1 system i bought for 40 bucks. thx for help


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sound card

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A good sound card and mixer app is better than speakers.

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my sound card is a pci-e sound card that came with my mobo 7.1... i have an abit aw9d max and see no need for a better sound card


that is an image of my sound card


this is some info on the sound card i got called hd audio max

look. my pc is a pc i built with my very own hands. i have in a nutshell a nzxt apollo solver case, corsair modular 620 watt psu, core 2 duo e6600 overclocked from 2.4-3.46ghz with 1500ish fsb overclocked from 1ghz, i got corsair value ram overclocked from 667mhz-800 mhz, i got aan nvidia 8800 gtx oc, overclocked from 575 mhz core to 650mhz, 1450 mhz shader from 1350, 2000mhz memory from 1800mhz. my main monitor is a gateway 24 inch widescreen 1920x1200 that rotates 80 degrees, it has 1 vga, 1 dvi, 1 svideo, 1 composite and TWO component, i play 360 on my monitor... this baby is basicly a 60 inch widescreen hd tv shrunk to 24 inches which id rather have because the 60 inch tvs are crap... pixel density sucks on them. my seconday monitor is a samsung 19 inch widescreen 1440x900 with 1 vga and 1 dvi. my keyboard is a logitech g15 gaming keyboard, my mouse is logitech mx revolution, my internet connection is verizon fios at 30 megs per sec and i even got a remote for my compueter, not to mention a microsoft wireless media remote keyboard....what this all gets to is i have everything cranked to the max besides my sound and although my speakers sound pretty good, im thinkin that i wanna go surround sound. anyway i see nothing wrong with my sound card

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Well well

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Create free space. Install linux. Configure ALSA and aRts. Run a cable from the card to a stereo being sure to split and use adapters.
Set your equalizer as you want it on the computer first with the stereo set at zero value in each channel. Set the stereo levels according to how you like. save the values.
I analog. Set the computer at zero levels except in boost and capture,Set these slightly above zero level.

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logitech speakers sound very good

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not big enough for a large living room, but great for a smaller room like a den or a bedroom (12'x12').

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