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Topic # 112486 10-Dec-2012 21:11 Send private message

Hi Guys,

I'm seeking advice on a $200 sound system as an X-Mas present for my brother, he plays a bit of games, watch movies and plays music

Preferably a set with a bit of Bass... I had a look at Logitech Z623 which is $198 at Dick Smith ($179 at Playtech and Computer Lounge)

Do you guys think this one is a good buy?

thanks 

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  Reply # 730249 11-Dec-2012 10:26 Send private message

They review great here

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/peripherals/speakers-and-headphones/speakers/logitech-z623-1055965/review

Apparently cheapo 2.1s tend to have bloaty bass and not sound good for music but these look a good bet, not heard them myself

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  Reply # 730251 11-Dec-2012 10:28 Send private message

I had a pair of Z623's. The bass is very good and punchy, kinda muddy compared to higher end speakers as you'd expect considering the price point. I found the Z623's amazing for rather loud gaming/movies.




 

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  Reply # 730254 11-Dec-2012 10:32 Send private message

I've still got my old Z-2300 going strong; I've actually got them hooked up to TV\HTPC while looking at AV receievers\etc and they sound great.

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  Reply # 730257 11-Dec-2012 10:36 Send private message

Tried listening to these?
http://worldwide.bose.com/axa/en_nz/web/companion_2/page.html

RRP$199 you could get a better price in person at a bose dealer

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  Reply # 730261 11-Dec-2012 10:42 Send private message

Bang for buck, I can't recommend the Z623's enough. Great sounding system for a home theatre.

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  Reply # 730284 11-Dec-2012 11:20 Send private message

I can agree with the Logitechs. I have got the Z5500 (the 5.1 version of the Z2300 which is the older model of the Z623). They last a long time with a lot of loud sounds coming from them. However, if your brother would prefer loud sounds, booming base, the Logitechs are the way to go.

For an Audiophile, I wouldnt really recommend Logitech speakers. Mostly because in terms of clarity of the sound, mostly for music (such as classical - not hip hop or something), the logitechs come off as too bassy and not enough highs.

But I am assuming that you prefer a set of one to rule them all speakers. Logitechs are good.



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  Reply # 730288 11-Dec-2012 11:27 Send private message

:) thanks Guys

Gooseybhai: Tried listening to these?
http://worldwide.bose.com/axa/en_nz/web/companion_2/page.html

RRP$199 you could get a better price in person at a bose dealer


Gooseybhai, is this a good set? I can't seem to find any spec details on the product

I have listened to a Logitech Z2300 which a friend currently uses and it sounds really good, loud, and a good bass (boom boom)... which is what i think my brother would love


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  Reply # 730343 11-Dec-2012 12:13 Send private message

Bose have a policy of not publishing specs. Something to do with their philosophy.. But the Companion 2 (I have heard them a few times) are good speakers if you want to sit back and just listen to music and movies. I think for gaming, the Logitechs are better esp for explosions and stuff.

I personally think Bose is awesome, but it has its purpose - I think its more for music listening than anything else.

I was in the market for 2.0 speakers a few months back - I was looking at getting M-Audio AV40. But these are about $250+. Reviews said those things were awesome!! but they are quite big. I ended up moving my Logitechs (5.1) in my room..


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  Reply # 730449 11-Dec-2012 13:50 Send private message

I have some Edifier 5.1 speakers that cost me $550, new price $750, I'd probably let them go for $250 or so. Perfect condition, sounds great, I just don't have space for the sub in my new office. PM me if interested.

I have some AudioEngine A2's, which are pretty good for the price and size, though they're not near as good as the Edifier.




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  Reply # 730486 11-Dec-2012 14:30 Send private message

timmmay: I have some Edifier 5.1 speakers that cost me $550, new price $750, I'd probably let them go for $250 or so. Perfect condition, sounds great, I just don't have space for the sub in my new office. PM me if interested.


wow that is a very good set, unfortunately my budget is fixed :( thanks for the offer though, you could probably get a lot more than $250 if you put it up on trademe or someone here might be keen on nabbing them

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  Reply # 730489 11-Dec-2012 14:31 Send private message

I've put them on trademe twice, no takers, though will try again tonight. They're really quite heavy, so they're expensive to send around the country - the better part of $100.




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  Reply # 730708 11-Dec-2012 18:14 Send private message

I bought a pair of Audioengine A2's a couple of months ago. Now that they are 'run-in' I absolutely love them and will never go back but - they are only 2 channel so great for music, not as great (but still really good) for gaming, movies etc. See this: http://blog.stereotype.co.nz/category/buying-guides.



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  Reply # 732736 14-Dec-2012 19:40 Send private message

thanks guys, i went today and grabbed the Logitech Z623 - the set is AWESOME :) my brother loved it... early xmas present hehe

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