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dave77
2009-11-05, 06:18
Can anyone recommend some budget speakers for the controller, I was looking at these, would they be any good?

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/990923

JeffHart
2009-11-05, 08:35
I'm not familiar with those, a quick glance doesn't look like they are powered. Would be a good idea to go with powered speakers if you're looking to hear them beyond 1 to 2m.

powellmi
2009-11-05, 21:39
The selection of right speakers is certainly dependant on size of your room and space
available for speakers/ subwoofer. Logitech speakers itself are not best value for money.
Based on your pre-selection I assume you are looking for speakers not in a living room.
I'm using the Duett in the kitchen (20qm) with Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 2.0.
Great sound - good bass volume for 55€.
If looking for set of speakers with subwoofer, look for Creative I-Trigue 3330 2.1.
They are hooked up with my computer and I have to say .. Just great!
If your room is larger than certainly you need to invest a bit more
(JBL Control One, Teufel..). Have fun...
but hook up something good to your devices.. they deserve this...
cheers Michael

Skinny
2009-11-05, 22:18
I'm not familiar with those, a quick glance doesn't look like they are powered. Would be a good idea to go with powered speakers if you're looking to hear them beyond 1 to 2m.

They are powered, you can clearly see the power button in the enlarged pic. I think all Logitech PC speakers are.


Can anyone recommend some budget speakers for the controller, I was looking at these, would they be any good?

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/990923

For a budget 2.1 system, I'd be surprised if you could find a much better deal anywhere (at 9.99).

I have a Logitech Z3 system for my PC (which is a bit higher up the scale) and I've been very happy with it, the sound is rich and clear. It also works perfectly well when tested with the Receiver as well as the Controller, it has a 3.5mm plug and an adapter to accept RCA in as well. I would guess the X210 has the same connectivity, but it will for sure have the 3.5mm to connect to your Controller.

I'm sure there are better powered speakers, but you do say budget, and those will work.

-Skinny

dave77
2009-11-06, 02:15
Based on your pre-selection I assume you are looking for speakers not in a living room.

Yeah should have said. I'm planning to use the Controller as a player in the bedroom so just after something cheap.

JeffHart
2009-11-06, 06:50
They are powered, you can clearly see the power button in the enlarged pic. I think all Logitech PC speakers are.

-Skinny

Thanks for the correction - so much for a quick glance...

Cheers!

bluegroper
2009-11-07, 20:12
Can anyone recommend some budget speakers for the controller.

I like these. Depends upon your definition of "budget".
http://www.soundadvice.net.au/LyrixGold.htm

Skinny
2009-11-07, 23:48
I like these. Depends upon your definition of "budget".
http://www.soundadvice.net.au/LyrixGold.htm

Those are probably good speakers, but perhaps not the ideal choise to be driven from the headphone socket of the Controller;)
-Skinny

bluegroper
2009-11-08, 00:25
Those are probably good speakers, but perhaps not the ideal choise to be driven from the headphone socket of the Controller;)
-Skinny
Hi Skinny
Do I know you from another forum ??

Skinny
2009-11-08, 08:50
Hi Skinny
Do I know you from another forum ??
Now how will this help the op choose the right speakers?:D

Yes, I think you might, but then again I have no idea.

Maybe a hint?

We Skinnies do however exist in numbers (increasing..) and will one day conquer the Internets. Thus it may also be another one of us.. ;) Rule of thumb: we're not who you think we are.

-Skinny

dave77
2009-11-08, 09:39
I like these. Depends upon your definition of "budget".
http://www.soundadvice.net.au/LyrixGold.htm

he he, they're a bit big!

aubuti
2009-11-08, 20:17
Yeah should have said. I'm planning to use the Controller as a player in the bedroom so just after something cheap.
Could you be a little more specific? "Cheap" is very subjective, especially when it comes to speakers. I have used some Klipsch ProMedia 2.0 speakers in similar settings. They cost around US$35 new-in-box on eBay.

dave77
2009-11-09, 01:32
True, under 30 preferably. I'll take a look at those you suggested

ANZAC
2010-10-26, 14:37
Well constructed
includes wall mounting brackets
safety harness
QS is grand to my ears

http://www.richersounds.com/product/bookshelf-speakers/jbl/control-1/jbl-control1-sil

Check my sig: my SB Duet is piped on 79core to five different zones, all terminating with the JBL Control one, wall mounted. They never miss a beat. Cranked up remains crystal clear... sig also shows quality but cheap splitter box etc

Some of the zones are ten plus meters away; unpowered JBL ones still manage to rock though!

Remember too with Richer Sounds insurance, if you do not make a claim, you can get a refund on the policy at the end of it's term! (You have to remember; they won't remind you for obvious reasons!)

And don't forget to haggle!

Swiftie
2010-10-27, 01:03
The problem with speakers is that you really need to listen to them to see if you like them. Perhaps not so important with budget speakers, but there is almost no connection between the quality and the price. I'd take my MP3 player to the shop, and ask them to let me listen to some of my own music before buying.