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Would it be worth it to invest in a PC surround sound system?

#1EpicKingdom_Posted 9/13/2013 11:22:57 PM
Or setup? Whatever you wanna call it. I'm not really a sound tech guy or savvy but I do love hard hitting bass with my music and I wouldn't mind something for gaming or possibly movies if the sound system could encourage me too start watching on the monitors. Moving on, I simply have a Logitech brand 2.1 desktop speakers, they are pretty decent.

But what about something like this for example?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121048

Again, I do not know much when it comes to this category but this wouldn't really be surround sound huh? Since it's 2.1 but it does have a box / woofer thing. :p

Nah really, what are the requirments to run such things & is it worth it? If so, what would you recommend?

Thank you for your time & for your patience with my stupidity on the subject.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121048
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 9/13/2013 11:24:01 PM
I use a 5.1 system for my PC
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#3EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 11:27:08 PM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
I use a 5.1 system for my PC


Go on.... lol.
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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 9/13/2013 11:30:57 PM
If you can properly set up the speakers then go for it. Most motherboards have 5.1 outputs so you wouldn't need anything but check to make sure.
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#5Cool_Dude667Posted 9/13/2013 11:32:32 PM
EpicKingdom_ posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
I use a 5.1 system for my PC


Go on.... lol.


I also use my PC as a media center to play blurays and 3d bluray movies with my 120HZ monitor, so it all fits together nicely. Surround sound works nicely in most games, helps with immersion too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121050
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#6EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 11:36:13 PM
Nice.. I do have that amount to spend atm but I would prefer to spend $200 maximum, would that be possible?
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#7Tommy2GoGoPosted 9/14/2013 5:19:53 AM
surround sound is awesome.

Especially on games. As long as you have a good set up and not all together you'll be fine. Mine are wearing down.

So i'll have to upgrade sometime soon.
#8SlaynPosted 9/14/2013 5:21:29 AM
I hook up my home theater system to my computer, or at least I used to when I could do the loud music. Not in a condo. I love surround sound. Totally worth it.
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#9samurai1900Posted 9/14/2013 5:24:21 AM
Tommy2GoGo posted...
surround sound is awesome.

Especially on games. As long as you have a good set up and not all together you'll be fine. Mine are wearing down.

So i'll have to upgrade sometime soon.


With that I can agree, 7.1 has been awesome, makes me wonder why I delayed so much in getting a set going.

I am just one subwoofer away from a 7.2 system, I am quite anxious to hear what stereo subwoofers sound like.
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#10Reaper_MinionPosted 9/14/2013 5:25:50 AM
I just use a 5.1 headphone. A huge step up from stereo.
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