Bose vs. Altec vs. Logitech vs. Klipisch

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  1. revolution82

    revolution82 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a 2.1 speaker setup for my dell 1520. Initially I was going to go for the altec lansing VS4121 for the price and decent sound. Then I found I could get a refurbished Logitec z-2300 for under $100 cdn, but I'll probably be living in a college apt/house with 5 or so other people and the bass on those might be too much. I know there's a big following with the Klipishch (how do you spell that) 2.1 thx system for its solid sound and cheap price. But then my bud bought a bose ipod dock, and the sound was stellar, and bose is high end shiet.

    So I'm kind of leaning toward the bose companion 3 series II, but is it really worth the extra cash flow for them? The companion 5 is sweet, but that's way too much cash...and the comp 3 is the most I would spend.

    I mainly will be using it for music (rock, hiphop, house), gaming, and movies.

    In comparison which would you spend your dollars on?

    Bose Companion 3 Series II - $299 (Bestbuy)
    Logitech Z-2300 - $130 (refurb $80 - ebay)
    Altec Lansing VS4121 - $99 (Bestbuy)
    Klipisch Pro Media 2.1 THX - Under $100 (ebay or somewhere)
     
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    EB8519 Notebook Guru

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    Without much research I would say that the Klipsch would be the best bet... especially at a nice price like you are quoting. Logitechs are nice though too... ive got the Z-5500s :D
     
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    The Klipsch offers the best price/performance ratio.
     
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    The Forerunner Notebook Virtuoso

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    z-2300s are great, dont regret buying them at all, and when I bought it they were definitely cheaper then the Klipsch.
     
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    klipsch is really nice
     
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    The Logitechs are really nice. I have the Z-5550s myself. You could always turn the bass down. The Klipsch speakers aren't worth the extra jump in price. The Bose sound great, but are also waaay overpriced.
     
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    I'd say Bose when it comes to speakers, they are a very reputable company, with an impressive history. You'll have to pay a little premium, but you do get that Authentic Bose feel and sound.
     
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    Altec Lansing is too cheap for the outstanding quality. I bought a 2.1 set for my computer. I paid 230€ for them. I was so excited about the quality (way better than BOSE or Logitech) and the good value for money. The next week I decided to buy another pair.... to my surprise, the same costed 69€... i couldnt believe it... apparently, the first set i bought had wrong price tag:D

    69€ for a set of speakers i though costed more than 230€:D :D :D

    Believe me, Altec is too good and extremelylylyly cheap.
     
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    obsolete Notebook Evangelist

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    Go to the store and try them out. The sucky part is that Bose does not allow you to sample music at the store like all the other speakers, so it's not a direct comparison. Makes you say hmmm...
     
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    $300 is a lot for 2.1 computer speakers (speaking of Bose here). If you are going to spend that much, you should just get the Logitech Z-5500's which are THX certified 5.1 surround speakers. ;)
     
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