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Author: ibbieta Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 36135  
Subject: Re: Poduct Warning Date: 3/7/2003 11:30 AM
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RaVeN69 warns:
What I am referring to are the Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 THX surround speakers. If you are in the market for some speakers, DON'T buy these...

I have to say that I am surprised that you were unsatisfied with your Klipsch speakers. I bought a set of the 4.1 a few years ago (before the 5.1 were around) and I haven't had a lick of trouble with them. These are GREAT speakers.

When I moved a few months ago, I waited a while before unpacking and setting up my Klipsch speakers because it was quicker and easier to set up my old two-speaker setup with a mid-range pair of speakers. For months I delayed setting up my room to accommodate the 4.1 system. I finally set them up and the difference in sound quality and direction dramatically improved. My gaming experience improved and I now listen to my MP3s again. I had forgotten how good music on the computer could sound, and I say this as someone who is basically tone-deaf. Do yourself a favor, get decent speakers if you are a gamer.

Now, I assume from you message that it is likely just the 5.1s that have this problem. The Klipsch are widely regarded as some of the best sounding computer speakers out there. What do you think would make a good replacement? My current set does not have a headphone jack on the desktop satellite and, while this is not enough to have me go out and throw down several hundred dollars, I will want to replace this unit eventually. I haven't tested all that many different computer speakers but of the ones I have heard, the Klipsch are far and away the best sounding. I use mine at less than 1/3 volume because I live in an apartment and don't want to disturb my neighbors, but even at that volume I can hear opponents footsteps in America's Army and tell which direction they are coming from.

At an even lower volume I remember watching Fight Club one night and sitting a few feet back from my monitor. At the end there is this big explosion and I felt the wind generated from the bass unit on my shins. Totally sweet. Can other computer speakers compare to that?

--ibbieta
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