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flail
2005-10-09, 17:07
In this corner, we have Creative Inspire T3000 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836116147) for $45.
http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/36-116-147-06.JPG

in the other corner, weighing in at only $32, are the Logitech X-230 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121119)
http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/36-121-119-02.JPG

That's what I found on Newegg, both have 5-star reviews. Anything else I should be looking at? I want a 2.1 system with POWER. Are the T3000s worth the extra cheese? I think the X-230s look a lot better BTW, though it's a bad picture, (They aren't really greenish).

Thanks in advance :D

pmazer
2005-10-09, 18:21
I would say go somewhere like Best Buy and listen to both of them, along with anything else offered

atomicbartbeans
2005-10-09, 20:44
I have the T3000 in my room, and they rawk. :D

Plenty of power, and very balanced. I love the wired remote, because you can attach it to the side of your keyboard (not featured on Logitech's). Also, the T3000 satellites are much better because they have a differentiated midrange/tweeter, are made of very thick/tough plastic, are wall-mountable (since the back is flat), have removable front grilles, and removable aluminum stands.

If you want to hear them before you buy, Staples has them. :)

flail
2005-10-09, 20:51
I have the T3000 in my room, and they rawk. :D

Plenty of power, and very balanced. I love the wired remote, because you can attach it to the side of your keyboard (not featured on Logitech's). Also, the T3000 satellites are much better because they have a differentiated midrange/tweeter, are made of very thick/tough plastic, are wall-mountable (since the back is flat), have removable front grilles, and removable aluminum stands.

If you want to hear them before you buy, Staples has them. :)

I assume the wired remote has a volume control, but I don't see a knob on the picture. :\

Thanks for the advice ;)

atomicbartbeans
2005-10-09, 20:55
Yeah. It has a volume dial, a subwoofer volume dial, and a headphone jack. :)

jer2eydevil88
2005-10-10, 02:07
I have the logitechs and they are Absolutely Amazing! I had a set of creative 6.1 speakers before this and they sounded like pure crapola when turned up above half way.

flail
2005-10-10, 02:44
Yeah. It has a volume dial, a subwoofer volume dial, and a headphone jack. :)

I have the logitechs and they are Absolutely Amazing! I had a set of creative 6.1 speakers before this and they sounded like pure crapola when turned up above half way.

Well? Do yours sound absolutely amazinger?

Crusader
2005-10-10, 03:24
Circuit City has a deal going on, you can get the T3000 for 10 freaking bucks after two mail-in rebates. I'm gonna go pick up two pairs together (A backup for my 200 Watt laptop system, and maybe one for the TV or something).

pmazer
2005-10-10, 08:04
Circuit City has a deal going on, you can get the T3000 for 10 freaking bucks after two mail-in rebates. I'm gonna go pick up two pairs together (A backup for my 200 Watt laptop system, and maybe one for the TV or something).

Make sure you can use those mail-in rebates on more than just one of the product. Most of the time, you can't.

atomicbartbeans
2005-10-10, 08:54
Well? Do yours sound absolutely amazinger?
Well, I don't think that's a fair description for <$50 speakers, but judging by the Logitech's wattage rating and apparent low-quality of the satellite housing, I think it's safe to say that the T3000 is better. These do have the amazing ability to fill up the room (and shake the floor) with balanced, powerful sound. :)

flail
2005-10-10, 14:34
Well, I just placed an order for the t3000s on Newegg. I was a little hesitant, because I just realized that a guy in my dorm has the Logitechs and they sound really nice. But if the t3000 are even better then I think I'll be really pleased. Thanks for the advice (again).

BTW, I would pick them up from CC, but they are only available in store, and I don't have a car right now and they're all out of stock too. :rolleyes:

atomicbartbeans
2005-10-10, 16:23
Good job. I think you've made the right choice. :)