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Looking for a slight upgrade to my Logitech Z323. Suggestions?

EpicSurvivor

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I am currently using a Z390 Arous PRO with Creative X3 which I really love the 2 weeks I had it, better than the SB Z I had for 1 year and its external which is a big plus for me. I also use the Logitech Z323. I had these for 5 years and I really like them a lot! they sound great in my room and are not very loud and 35-40% Volume Knob but when you watch movies or listen to music with the X3 it sounds amazing! But I am wondering if there is something that is slightly better than the Z323? I know Klipch Pro Media 2.1 is really good I've eyed it for 4 years now but its way too loud for my room, that's why I love the Z323 they are the perfect balance. I know Corsair has some 2.1 speakers with lower wattage than their premium model but it seems like a step down to what I have honestly. So I am wondering if any set of Monitoring Speakers would give me an upgrade to the Z323? My Budget is around $130. Not looking for louder! just maybe crisper, cleaner, clearer and more detail with bass of course!

Thank you much!

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Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Theater DTT2500

Kinda on the older side of things, but it does true Dolby 5.1. Digital in, analog in, I use the head part, and some good yamaha speakers to the front and rear, and a Onkyo Sub, but in any rate with just the head unit, can buy that, speakers for it from goodwill, and a half decent sub (powered), and will smoke them logi's all night long :D
 

EpicSurvivor

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Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Theater DTT2500

Kinda on the older side of things, but it does true Dolby 5.1. Digital in, analog in, I use the head part, and some good yamaha speakers to the front and rear, and a Onkyo Sub, but in any rate with just the head unit, can buy that, speakers for it from goodwill, and a half decent sub (powered), and will smoke them logi's all night long :D
No sorry that's too many speakers but thanks. I just need 2 or 2.1 at most.
 

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I am currently using a Z390 Arous PRO with Creative X3 which I really love the 2 weeks I had it, better than the SB Z I had for 1 year and its external which is a big plus for me. I also use the Logitech Z323. I had these for 5 years and I really like them a lot! they sound great in my room and are not very loud and 35-40% Volume Knob but when you watch movies or listen to music with the X3 it sounds amazing! But I am wondering if there is something that is slightly better than the Z323?
With optical input:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-z625-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece/6244602.p?skuId=6244602

Without optical input:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-z623-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece-black/1231979.p?skuId=1231979

Those are about as good as it gets with "computer speakers in a box". Comparable to the Klipsch but has a power on/off switch (which the Klipsch still doesn't have 20+ years later).
 

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funboy6942

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You do not have to run "all" of the speakers, and the box itself is smaller then the sub box on ur desk. It has a dedicated stereo, analog in, in the back of it. But this way with it you have a good pick and choose of REAL bookshelf speakers, and sub, not some crap in a box ;)

That unit is about close enough to using a big ass HT amp like I do for my pc, but itty bitty living space. Can be super loud, or super quiet, depending on how much you twist the knob :O
 

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See, its small, can hook up ur own to it, do not really "need" the small ones that come with it, and a dedicated sub output, to hook a real sub in a tiny little space, and around what you want to spend for a complete one on ebay.
 

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See, its small, can hook up ur own to it, do not really "need" the small ones that come with it, and a dedicated sub output, to hook a real sub in a tiny little space, and around what you want to spend for a complete one on ebay.
Yeah not my style I am sorry. But thank you for the suggestion.
 

MrSquished

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I used to have the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system and I was impressed for the package, and now at Costco it's only like $79.99. Would be an upgrade from your setup.
 

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I used to have the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system and I was impressed for the package, and now at Costco it's only like $79.99. Would be an upgrade from your setup.
I know but I listen to pretty low volume levels. Louder is pretty uncomfortable to me. Like my room is next to the garage and when I have the normal volume on you can hear the wall Boom from the garage lol and I can't really have anything louder than that.

Do you think I could use those at a very low volume speaker level? because these I have now the problem is if you go past 25% down you really can't hear anything and louder is not an option for me.
 

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I know but I listen to pretty low volume levels. Louder is pretty uncomfortable to me. Like my room is next to the garage and when I have the normal volume on you can hear the wall Boom from the garage lol and I can't really have anything louder than that.

Do you think I could use those at a very low volume speaker level? because these I have now the problem is if you go past 25% down you really can't hear anything and louder is not an option for me.
First time I got these was years ago, and for my dad. He definitely was listening to stuff at moderate volumes and they sounded good from memory but that was quite a long time ago. I remember I bought a set after hearing them with his music - mostly classical - and enjoyed them. Go to the AVSforums and post there. It's far more active and it's all about audio and visual gear. Or if you are a Costco member, their return policy is good so just try them out.
 

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First time I got these was years ago, and for my dad. He definitely was listening to stuff at moderate volumes and they sounded good from memory but that was quite a long time ago. I remember I bought a set after hearing them with his music - mostly classical - and enjoyed them. Go to the AVSforums and post there. It's far more active and it's all about audio and visual gear. Or if you are a Costco member, their return policy is good so just try them out.
Good point I am probably gonna do that honestly! Give them a test run. Problem there is no Costco where I live so I am going to wait for the next online.
 

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That would be good provided they have fixed their sub blowing problem. I know before I bought the Z5500, I had a 2.1 and then a 5.1, and then said screw this and bought a Logitech Z5500 set and was blown away. Sounded better imo, and pushed them harder then the Klipsch. I also did some researching on the Klipsch set, and there are THOUSANDS of people just like me had it become bricks. ALSO, if you going to buy them new, I actually saw them at my walmart, for I remember seeing them, and asking myself, I wonder if they fixed the problem by now? :p But they were there, at walmart of all places.
 

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That would be good provided they have fixed their sub blowing problem. I know before I bought the Z5500, I had a 2.1 and then a 5.1, and then said screw this and bought a Logitech Z5500 set and was blown away. Sounded better imo, and pushed them harder then the Klipsch. I also did some researching on the Klipsch set, and there are THOUSANDS of people just like me had it become bricks. ALSO, if you going to buy them new, I actually saw them at my walmart, for I remember seeing them, and asking myself, I wonder if they fixed the problem by now? :p But they were there, at walmart of all places.
From what I saw when I last considered them before buying my Logitech Z623 set in 2016, the whole fuse/amplifier thing was still a concern from various user comments.

The Logitech set is really well built, and the bass heaviness sound of it can easily be tamed with a little EQ changes in the sound card app.
 

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