I'm looking to get 5.1 speakers, I am looking in the £40 - £60 price range. At the moment I'm using the on-board sound card on my Asus P4B266 c-media, so this restricts my connection to line in/out and mic. But I have also S/PDIF on PCI card.
Also how can I tell if ordering over the net, if connection will match what I've got, quaility of sound ect.
You could also go to Creatives website and look for support, download the user manual for 5.1 speakers 5300 (these are about £50 if troll the net. BUT having the manual would show you the connections you need.
I have the SB 5.1 speakers mentioned and also the Audgy 1 sound card. BUT I had to download another piece of software to go with em. Good though
i have the same as Demora. got em working straight away no problems. good sound and remote volume control. if you get 5.1 speakers do them justice with a good sound card. either sound blaster audigy or extigy, which has pc front panel controls and remote control.
There's nothing wrong with the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Digital - it works a dream with my Creative Labs 5.1 5300 Speakers. With the 5300 speakers, you are in for the most riveting Dolby 5.1 home theater experience at an unbelievable price.
It's not like buying a stack system where you can go into the shop and listen to different set-ups, and then decide.
The ones that I really like, the creative masterworks (I think) are near £300, and even with my birthday just over a week away, there is no way I'm going to convince hubby to part with that sort of money for my speakers.
Thats one of the reasons why I really wanted to sort the speakers first, and then work on the sound card after.