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The Logitech Z560 or The Altec Lansing 641??

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WeaponX

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I just read the reviews at Tom's Hardware and I want opinions from people now. Which one do you like better or prefer? I currently have Altec Lansings. Only 2.1 though. They are quite old and I like them. But I need something better now. Which should I get?
 

Bobby_Mac

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I can only tell you my experience with the z560.
I have them and i love them. I don't have the Altec lansing 641 so i cannot say if the logitechs are beter or worse. But for the money the logitechs are good.
I was reading maximumPC and they gave it a 10/10
The bass of these things amazed me when i got them, the treble was farily loud also but the bass amazed me.
:clap: :D
But before deciding Hopefully someone will reply that has Altec Lansing 641 or has heard some altec lansings.
 

ptwearnhardtfan

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I have Altec Lansing ACS 54s. For a low priced system they sound very good. But unfortunately for me one of my buddies bought the Klipsch 4.1s. Talk about kick ***!
 

brothernod

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I thought the Klipsch were nice, but I don't think they're worth what they cost. I think they start to fuzz out at too low a volume.

The z560s are very popular for the volume they can reach and their price tag.

I just saw them at Best Buy. Rent them...I mean, buy them, test them out, and if you like them return them and buy them from newegg for $140 :)

I would buy them if I had a place to put the back speakers, I have no use for 4.1 right now.
 

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I have the Z560's as well, and they kick ***. Look-up the reviews on the internet and you will find they are on-par with the Kliptch.

Go for the Z-560's, Maximum PC did give them a 10/10 and they also declared the 560's their new fav 4.1 rig, over the Kliptch.
 

FerrariF50

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Are the Speakers for the Logtech Wall mountable? I'm still going to get those... Man I bet it sounds real good..Oh Btw Does the Sub move alot of air? I saw the Speakers at Compusa..Along with the Klisph 5.1's I have no need for the 5.1 but anyway The sub port was larger.. so I'm sure you wont get that Rummble sound..
 

plague

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agreed, the z560s are incredible. as for the sub, its an 8" and the tube is a "U" shape inside the box to make it longer. it helps, these thing will knock the pictures off your walls.

edit: the speaker stands come off and turn around to mount to the wall.
 

FerrariF50

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plague said:
agreed, the z560s are incredible. as for the sub, its an 8" and the tube is a "U" shape inside the box to make it longer. it helps, these thing will knock the pictures off your walls.

edit: the speaker stands come off and turn around to mount to the wall.

Great! So I can hang them on the wall... I have a little poll here... In games like UT and TFC they have setting to take use of 4 Speakers..Do any of you every use it.. I Used the EAX and the A3d it's not bad in UT Can't really tell in Tfc.. But in UT sounds good.. But seems to slow the system down a little or maybe it's just because my system is slow.
 

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I had the Klipsch Pro Media 4.1, sold them, and bought the Logitech Z560's, and I don't miss the Klipsch's at all. Also, I play UT alot and I have the Hercules GTXP and it sounds awesome with the 4.1. When your hear rockets behind you, too late... lol

Nomjr
 

rustymaitland

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best bang 4 the buck???

most def, the Z560's!!!! mine are 2 days old and i am more than happy. if you are not a discerning audiophile which i can be sometimes then these are for you. it's an 8-inch sub. anything more would be nuts. i won't talk too much on that note cause my car stereo is pretty nasty. the only beef i have with this system is with the control box that attaches to your sound card. it has a power button, M3D, bass, fader and volume. NO TREBLE. i don't really worry about it cause my sound card is the herc gtxp and the s/w incorporates a 10 band eq. or if you have winamp or something like that then you are good to go. i am ugrading from a combination of 2 systems strung together. the acs 44 and cambridge fps1000 4.1. not a bad upgrade in my mind!!!
 

Big_KiD

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how about this..
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rustymaitland

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nice. better watch that greenish yellow plastic cup you have there doesn't contain any un-friendly liquids that may fall into your harmon/kardon unit!!
 

Big_KiD

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only the finest budwieser goes into that cup and it's only up there when it's empty.. I got a fridge right behind there that's always stocked full.. lol..
 

Big_KiD

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sure ... come on over.. u have a long drive though from ontario.. I hear canada has some fine products of it's own.. lol..
 

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I am the proud owner of Logitech Z-560 speakers. I weighed all the options and finally scored a set of these bad boys....boy oh boy was I happy....gaming and DVD's are awesome throughout the volume scale....bass...you want bass....were talking wall shaking bass....simply incredible!!! and wall mountable....