Quality white surround sound speakers?

I need some white surround sound speakers, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of them that aren't super expensive. I am thinking about getting the Logitech Z-5500, which I have installed for other people, used and love, and just install some white speakers instead of the black/silver ones that come with it and use the console and sub from the z-5500. That seems like it would work well, but I would rather just get a entire white system. Any suggestions from people who own white surround sound systems? If not, any other people input would be must appreciated. Sorry for not explaining all this very well, I'm in a hurry. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    KEF Audio KHT-3005 surround speakers are good when compared to other speakers. It has an excellent features and the design of these speakers are too good. KHT3005 is an extremely high performance, yet room-friendly home theater system, which raises both the design and performance. These are elegant home theater speaker packages compared to other speakers and the cost of these speakers are $1,075. Hope you will like these speakers.

  • 4 years ago

    Yes Bose is overpriced, and inferior even compared to MUCH cheaper speakers. Brands? How about anything BUT Bose? Sony, Klipsch, Definitive Technology, Kirkland (yes, Costco's generic brand)... Bose does not use a subwoofer. No, they legally cannot call their "Bose Bass Unit" (or whatever) a subwoofer because it's not a subwoofer. It's an overpriced, over-engineered thing that tries to sound like a subwoofer but fails miserably. Any set of speakers can do window-rattling-loud. Whether or not they can produce clear notes both in the treble and bass regardless of the volume is another matter. My brother-in-law has a high end Bose system, but honestly it just makes noise. You don't hear music or feel the explosions, you just hear loud fuzzy noise. I don't even need to turn the system up very loud to get room thumping bass, and I don't lose the higher end of the spectrum either. Honestly, the receiver doesn't make a lot of difference with regards to the sound. Pick on based on the features and inputs you need. Here, too, Bose falls behind. For $200-300, you can get a entry level receiver with multiple HDMI inputs and a swath of other audio inputs to satisfy most home setups. For speakers, I got a nice set of bookshelf speakers and a 10" subwoofer kit from Definitive Technology for $500. For something from Bose that even has a single HDMI port on it, and their fakey speaker setup, you're at least looking something that costs thousands of dollars, and is essentially a crippled home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) unit with no additional inputs other than one for your iPod (and ONLY your iPod.) I dunno. >$1000 for a receiver and non-proprietary speakers that will last me a life time, vs. thousands for inferior speakers which will fall apart after 10 years or so and can only be used with other Bose products (maybe) Yeah, that's a toughie.

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