Don't bother getting this without a dedicated HiFi sound card
27 March 2015
Summary: I'll try to keep this brief. This is a great 5.1 setup for your either your computer or your home theater in a small room that does pretty much everything you expect it to, but it is incomplete and a curiously stupid design where the receiver/amp is built into the sub.
Summary: My last computer surround sound system finally failed after more than a decade of heavy use. There aren't nearly as many replacement options as there used to be, unfortunately. This appeared to be one of the better ones.
Summary: Just like others have said, this set is not for home entertainment system. This is for PC entertainment system (need to have a good soundcard). If you listen to the music more than watching movies, this set is as good as Bose is. You'd save few bucks.
Pros: After using this set for a while, my conclusion is if you use them as entertainment speakers by hooking them to your TV or BlueRay/DVD player. The sound is GREAT for listening to music. However, watching movies are another story. See con for more details.
Cons: I can only hear the sound of the movies not the dialogs, no matter how loud the volume is. In other words, I barely hear what they are saying in the movies.
Summary: I needed a new sound system for me PC after I moved my actual home theater sound over to my big screen to I went searching for a decent sound system for PC. the z5500s are longer made, and (Auction) posters want TOO much for it.
Pros: This is a really good sound system for PCs. -great bass -great satellites -not limited to just having to use their satellites Overall the sound is just great!
Cons: Viewers are probably wondering why I removed an egg if this system is so "great," well here's the con(s): - Not better than it's predecessor (the z5500) - Price, and only BECAUSE, it is not better than it's predecessor (call me ignorant if you choose); well that and it doesn't look as good (in my...
Pros: Great 5.1 system with lots of preset speaker and output configuration built into the control unit. Sound quality is beautiful, from crystal clear highs, to booming bass, this system will satisfy even the most picky of folks.
Cons: I went from a Klipsch 5.1 system that lasted about 12 years faithfully.. Loved it. This system sounds beautiful, but one thing that really bugs me is it has no EQ on the control unit. At times the bass is too much, wish I could turn it down a lil'. Otherwise, the preset speaker config is kinda od...
Liked the Z5500 better but this is a good replacement
FRANCIS X COARR, Amazon
9 February 2014
Summary: Liked the Z5500 better but this is a good replacement, Adjusting the levels to the room is a bit trickier, but the sound quality is still there. A good deal, best home theater system you can buy for the $$.
Strictly Best for Movies and Games...But not for Music..
26 November 2013
Summary: It has good crystal quality for movies and games.But for music its not good.In music bass is poor and lack of tweeters,listening music is a bad idea from it.So if anyone want to buy it for movies and games,its best sound system for PC.In movies the SFX are theater like and crystal clear voice.In...
Pros: 1. Good crystal clear audio quality in movies and games. 2. In movies the SFX are theater like, even in analog 5.1 connection. 3. THX certified. 4. Voices are extremely clear and crisp. 5. Dolby Digital and DTS decoding feature. 6. Multiple input option like Analog 3.5 mm,Digital Coaxial connecto...
Cons: Strictly bad for music listeners.Vocal is very high than other sound in music. 2. No tweeter which is very bad for music listening. 3. Poor bass in Music. 4. No HDMI Input. 5. No DTS-HDMA or True-HD Decoding. 6. Very High price than its feature and quality.