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  • Audio loons and PC gamers
  • Premier Icon raybanwomble
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    I’m looking for a semi budget stereo system that I will first use with my TV and then transfer to my desktop when I get something better.

    I’ve narrowed it down to an Edifer S350DB or a Creative X7 E-MU XM7 bundle.

    The Edifer is a tri-amped 2.1 system with the amps in the subwoofer and passive satellite speakers. 3/4 inch tweeters, 3 inch mid and an 8 inch subwoofer driver. The reviews are great. The X7 setup is a more standard soundcard/amp hooked up to passive 2.0 speakers, with 1 inch tweeters and three inch woofers. This gets decent reviews as well but there are no real comparisons between the two setups, I suspect though that the former gives better sound quality whilst the latter system is upgradeable and has a fancy external soundcard for gaming.

    Which setup? Any other suggestions?

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    Had a set of Edifer for a while, cant fault them working with either the TV or the PC would take another set over a creative set if the choice was there

    Premier Icon raybanwomble
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    Cheers, yeah I am leaning towards the Edifiers. There are quite a few bat shit insane audio lunatics raving about them on YouTube eg “Z Reviews”.

    Premier Icon twonks
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    Depends what your main objective is. Do you just want noise, or quality if listening to music?

    I had a similar requirement and went with some alesis active speakers and usb soundcard. Cost about £150 all together and sounds very good indeed with music.

    The speakers are monitors and designed for close listening and the usb sound card makes a huge difference in quality compared to the audio out on my laptop.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Picked up a set of Mission 760i with a baby Onkyo receiver for about 35quid the other day, they’re tiny and sound rather good.

    Certainly a reasonable aoproach to PC HiFi

    Premier Icon l0key
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    May lack top end audiophile love but packs punch and dts with optical inputs logitech z906.

    Premier Icon Milkie
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    Gaming and Movies the z906 is pretty damn good as its surround sound. For stereo music I would go for a high quality soundcard and hi-fi amp/speakers or some nice active monitors.

    Premier Icon raybanwomble
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    quality if listening to music?

    Quality. Which is what is putting me off cheap 5.1 systems. Long history of professional musicians in my family, so whilst I’m not a proper hifi lunatic – I need a decent level of clarity and depth to sound to avoid driving me nuts.

    I guess I figured with the creative setup I could go on to use the two passive bookshelf speakers as decent rear speakers in a 5.1 setup on the tv.

    Or just go with the S350DB which is decent enough for music and swap it over onto the desktop when I can justify buying a decent 5.1 setup with good bookshelf speakers all at once.

    My hearts quite set on some of these at the moment

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