budget home theater vs Logitech Z5500 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-14-2010, 06:26 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
sb.kim87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi users of avs forum,

Im new to this forum and new to audio/video systems. I have a little dilemma. I just bought a samsung ps42c430 with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and was wondering what the best solution is, to buy a budget home theater system for 300 euros or a logitech z5500 speaker system. I watch mkv,divx files with the onboard movie player from samsung and play my xbox games and dvds on the television.

This is my set up idea,

Xbox 360 hdmi-->tv-->(optical output from tv) Logitech z5500 (dolby

or

xbox 360 hdmi-->tv-->(optical output from tv) Home theater

Which one is the best solution?

Thanks for the help in advance!
sb.kim87 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-14-2010, 01:28 PM
Member
 
darkaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I currently have the Logitech Z-5500 for 4 years, great system so far, but so limited in inputs, to the point that I will sell it, currently waiting for the Onkyo S5300 to arrive.

Why? because I need more inputs, features and HD audio decoding. Current devices are PS3, Tvix M-6500A, Wii and the PC.

If you have a good size room, I would recommend getting a HTIB, like Onkyo, you will get better features and functionality. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, a system like the Onkyo S3300 would be fine, getting good reviews so far on Amazon and NewEgg.

If you can spend like $200 more, look into the S5300, much better than the S3300, also look at Yamaha. You can also look into separate receivers and a speakers set for better sound quality, but it will be more expensive, or not too far if you manage to get good deals.
darkaura is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 05-15-2010, 06:31 PM
Senior Member
 
OmegaR3D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 342
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I already went this route, I tried out some Sony and Onkyo HTIB's along with Z-5500's and just about any decent HTIB will be better than the Z-5500 system. I second the recommendation for the Onkyo HTIB, they are the best quality for the money.

Fronts: Energy Veritas V51
Front Height: Energy V-Mini
Center: Energy Veritas V52
Surround: Energy RC-R's
Sub: Energy ESW-CS8
Reciever: Onkyo TX-NR3008
TV: Panasonic TC-P65VT30

OmegaR3D is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-17-2010, 09:32 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
sb.kim87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the help guys!

Just found out that the local shop does not offer the onkyo S3200
Any other good options for the price range of 300 euros?

EDIT:
Just found an online store selling the S3305 for 305 euros. At the onkyo site I couldnt find the S3305. Does anybody know the difference between the S3200 and the S3305? And wasnt the HDMI out on the S3200 video only?
sb.kim87 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-22-2010, 08:52 PM
Newbie
 
yumurino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have been discerning the same, I got MY Z5500 5 YEARS AGO, they are wonderful, I am not sure if a budget HTIB could be better, I don´t think so, maybe in qty connections and HD AUDIO FORMATS DECODER but in quality sound output not, if you use a high end sound card the quality level performed is outstanding, I am an audiophile and I know what am saying.
yumurino is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-22-2010, 09:33 PM
AVS Special Member
 
crazyrob425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,297
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Liked: 171
Quote:
Originally Posted by yumurino View Post

I have been discerning the same, I got MY Z5500 5 YEARS AGO, they are wonderful, I am not sure if a budget HTIB could be better, I don´t think so, maybe in qty connections and HD AUDIO FORMATS DECODER but in quality sound output not, if you use a high end sound card the quality level performed is outstanding, I am an audiophile and I know what am saying.

If you are an audiophile you must be a bad one at that. You have no clue what you are talking about

Quality sound comes from quality audio outputs before it reaches the speakers that means HD audio codecs Also the z5500 has one driver most budget systems have midrange and tweeter as its the better combo
crazyrob425 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-27-2010, 01:03 PM
Member
 
Solidate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I thought the Z 5500 was awesome when I got it waaay back.
Then I tried out the Onkyo HT-S3200... I must say, it was a step up.

Honestly, Z 5500 is only good for gaming and some movie watching. Mediocre for music in my experience. (Always lacking in something for me...)

Onkyo HTiB that I had did good with movies and game, even music sounded better.

I would definitely go with an Onkyo instead of Z 5500. It's more full featured.
Solidate is offline  
Reply Home Theater In A Box

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off