Logitech X-530 PC Multimedia Home Theatre Speaker System - 70 Watt (Total) (5.1) - £39.99 @ Amazon
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Logitech X-530 PC Multimedia Home Theatre Speaker System - 70 Watt (Total) (5.1) - £39.99 @ Amazon

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Thank you so so so so so...much! This is a super hot deal, my friend owns this speakers for more than a year and they are very good and for the price, they are great! I missed the previous deal on commet and I was upset. Thank you amazon
Same price at Currys and you get Quidco on top.
I see these speakers added on here at this price quite often, is it not just the case that this is how much they go for rather than it being a good deal?

As always, worth noting - Rear speaker cables are very short and when you have them turned on they can pick up foreign radio stations. The latter isn't a huge problem especially if you turn them off when you're not using them.
Great system, had a similar 5.1 for a few years now, plenty of bass too!
I brought these speakers a few years ago. Mine had a have a fault where they would pick up radio frequency, which I could only solve by not using rear speakers. Probably a very rare problem and completely dependent on where you live. There is a video on Youtube if you want to take a look.

Not bad for the price but very bass heavy if not on the lowest bass setting (which can be adjusted on the sub). You might also need to adjust the equalizer to get best out of them.
If anyone is considering buying a X-530 to hook up to a TV, please read the comments posted in the other active Currys hotukdeal for the X-530 to avoid disappointment:

Logitech X-530 £39.99 at Currys
can these be wall mounted?

are the stands fixed to the units?
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Could this plug into both your TV and PC / Laptop at the same time? I'm a 5.1 rookie.
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bill888

If anyone is considering buying a X-530 to hook up to a TV, please read … If anyone is considering buying a X-530 to hook up to a TV, please read the comments posted in the other active Currys hotukdeal for the X-530 to avoid disappointment:Logitech X-530 £39.99 at Currys



Good stuff. Just helped me avoid buying something I really didn't need.
TH3R4POR

can these be wall mounted?are the stands fixed to the units?



Yes and Yes.

Look at this youtube video

Tiger Direct video for X-530

Update: The satellites remain in 'upright' position contrary to the video as pointed out by 'Aliwoo18' later in this thread.
Edited by: "bill888" 17th Feb 2012
whilst i was at uni 2 of my friends and myself bought a set of these speakers each as for the money they are great. not the best sound quality but more than enough to keep the average music listener/gamer happy.

i upgraded after a couple of weeks to some Acoustic Aego M 2.1 speakers (for around £60) as, like the above post says, the rear speaker cables are rather short and dont really allow the speakers to be placed far enough away - thus defeating the point of a 5.1 system.
I have recently purchased the harmon kardon soundstick III's and would recommend them to anyone looking for a cheap (£90) sound system for use with a laptop or desktop pc.

good price for these at the moment op so voted hot :-)

I've had these for about a year and I'm very happy with them. The speaker cables are a tad short if you want to set them up properly in a normal-sized room, but apart from the front-right (which incorporates the volume and power controls so has a non-standard cable) they can all be extended with standard phono m-f leads (which are cheap enough on Ebay). I have encountered a little radio interference but only when they're switched on but not being used with the volume turned quite a way up.
For Mexican radio lovers everywhere.
I have the old 2.1 version of this and it sounds reasonable. This deal is good value :-)
bill888

Yes and Yes.note that when wall mounted, the satellites speakers will be … Yes and Yes.note that when wall mounted, the satellites speakers will be upside down. Look at this youtube videoTiger Direct video for X-530



The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it makes it so that the screw hole is in the right position to mount them upright (ie still with the base/bracket at the bottom). I have mine wall mounted so I do know
I've been looking for a deal on some good 2.1 or 2.0 speakers for my PC. Something like the GigaWorks t40. Nothing seems to come up.

The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it … The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it makes it so that the screw hole is in the right position to mount them upright (ie still with the base/bracket at the bottom). I have mine wall mounted so I do know


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Aliwoo18

The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it … The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it makes it so that the screw hole is in the right position to mount them upright (ie still with the base/bracket at the bottom). I have mine wall mounted so I do know



I've just checked m X-530. You are absolutely correct. They indeed do remain upright.
I've been using these for the past ten years and still going strong
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Jennerster

I brought these speakers a few years ago. Mine had a have a fault where … I brought these speakers a few years ago. Mine had a have a fault where they would pick up radio frequency, which I could only solve by not using rear speakers. Probably a very rare problem and completely dependent on where you live. There is a video on Youtube if you want to take a look.Not bad for the price but very bass heavy if not on the lowest bass setting (which can be adjusted on the sub). You might also need to adjust the equalizer to get best out of them.



lol I think you are not alone.

113 of 115 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but scary!, 26 Jan 2008
By Mr. D. J. Hall (Portsmouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Logitech X-530 PC Multimedia Home Theatre Speaker System - 70 Watt (Total) (5.1) (Calendar)
The first day i had these speakers i was very happy with the design and power, which compared to my previous 2.1 system was extremely impressive! I found the sound immersive, and with the bass up on its high setting i could see the items on my desk begin to party along with the music! Overall for the first few days i was extremely impressed but then strange things started to happen!

Laying in bed with the computer off and the speakers on standby i began to feel as if i was not alone, and indeed, i was not! After hearing some brief murmers in the corner of my room i went completely quite to try and identify this spooky occurance! After waiting for a little while i dismissed the noise as coming from a neighbour and settled back to sleep, but then as i finally felt myself falling asleep i heard a crackling then a short and fairly loud sentence resonate from the corner of my room! to the tone of a haggered hobo i heard the words 'Voulez vous coucher avec moi'! Now theres me terrified in bed thinking im being hauted by a sexually confused french can-can dancer and i hear a double click and some interference which alerts me to the scientific cause of the hanting...the x530 sattelite speakers pick up foreign radio channels in stand by! Obviously very problematic for someone of a nervous disposition, hence the 4 stars. I graudually got used to the foreign radio and if it got too much i simply turned them completely off, so no biggy

Overall highly recommended, but only if you can bear the foreign hauntings of the x530!
bill888

Yes and Yes.Look at this youtube videoTiger Direct video for X-530Update: … Yes and Yes.Look at this youtube videoTiger Direct video for X-530Update: The satellites remain in 'upright' position contrary to the video as pointed out by 'Aliwoo18' later in this thread.


good info, cheers for the reply
Could i use this with my Dell inspiron 620. It has a 5.1 sound card but it has a standard headphone port and then at the back it has a green port and a blue port. Any Ideas
To use this properly in a PC, you need these ports:
Green (fronts) Black (rears) Orange? (center)
Blue is line in.
These speakers have been around for years. My old set has since been passed between two other friends I think... and they are still going strong!
amazon.co.uk/TRI…1-3

This will let you use a laptop that doesn't have a 5.1 sound card built in. The input is from a usb port to this device, and from what i understand, it also accepts line in (i.e. a headphone jack cable so can be used for ipods as well)
Very happy with my speakers. Bought for £39.99. Bass heavy, good clarity, short wires, no optical input.

I have these hooked up to my macbook pro and television via a Belkin Rockstar. You definitely need one of these if you're going to be hooking it up to a 3.5mm jack or more than one input.

Belkin Rockstar from Amazon
Edited by: "MrManwelo" 17th Feb 2012
jleckey

Could i use this with my Dell inspiron 620. It has a 5.1 sound card but … Could i use this with my Dell inspiron 620. It has a 5.1 sound card but it has a standard headphone port and then at the back it has a green port and a blue port. Any Ideas



Does the headphone jack have "spdif" or something similar written next to it?

A lot of them output 5.1 via optical in a combined headphone jack. Not sure how you'd get that, in true 5.1 form, into these speakers? Probably via some sort of silly digital/analog converter box ....

Unless the green/blue on the back are something to do with it. Need more detail!
Re. Inspiron 620 and 5.1 surround

Found this via Google:

"Yes, the Inspiron 620 can output very high quality HD audio via its Conexant CX20641 and CX20651 HD Audio codec. That said, it can output 5.1 channel sound via the HDMI output and 2.1 audio via the Audio Plug in the rear. It also supports retasking the Mic and Line-In audio ports to give more audio output options. You can any any set of computer speakers and get amazing sound."

reviews Best Buy

sancheez

Does the headphone jack have "spdif" or something similar written next to … Does the headphone jack have "spdif" or something similar written next to it?A lot of them output 5.1 via optical in a combined headphone jack. Not sure how you'd get that, in true 5.1 form, into these speakers? Probably via some sort of silly digital/analog converter box ....Unless the green/blue on the back are something to do with it. Need more detail!




Cheers for the reply. The Green and Blue ports on the back are standard jacks and have the surround sound signal next to them.
The headphone port on the front is a normal headphone port,
bill888

Re. Inspiron 620 and 5.1 surroundFound this via Google:"Yes, the Inspiron … Re. Inspiron 620 and 5.1 surroundFound this via Google:"Yes, the Inspiron 620 can output very high quality HD audio via its Conexant CX20641 and CX20651 HD Audio codec. That said, it can output 5.1 channel sound via the HDMI output and 2.1 audio via the Audio Plug in the rear. It also supports retasking the Mic and Line-In audio ports to give more audio output options. You can any any set of computer speakers and get amazing sound."reviews Best Buy



By the sound of that, you may be able to do a bit of faffing with the various ports, combined with a couple of splitters/combiners to relay them to the inputs on the amp that drives this speaker set .... end up with proper 5.1 sound out of it! (Rather than the usual "force a stereo signal out of all 5 speakers" which will give you lots of noise but not proper separation.)

Exactly how you'd do that though, is kind of tricky to say without the computer itself sat in front of me. Sorry!
Bought this when it was posted before and with the exception of games that specifically have a surround sound setting (GTAIV for example) I can only get sound out of the front 2 speakers. I have a 7.1 sound card and appear to have all the relevant coloured ports but for the life of me I can't get anything out of the rear and centre speakers. Not sure if this is just how it is or if I'm missing something??!!
Robdk: that's how it is unless your sound card has some setting for expanding stereo, which is suboptimal anyway but might give a nice effect. I would love to convert my 2.0 to 4.1 but even my Asus Xonar DX doesn't seem to do this.

I have had X-540s for a long time now and no problems with stray RF interference. But they are not on with no source input here.
Zoea

Robdk: that's how it is unless your sound card has some setting for … Robdk: that's how it is unless your sound card has some setting for expanding stereo, which is suboptimal anyway but might give a nice effect. I would love to convert my 2.0 to 4.1 but even my Asus Xonar DX doesn't seem to do this.I have had X-540s for a long time now and no problems with stray RF interference. But they are not on with no source input here.



Nice one, thanks for your help. May have to think about getting a sound card to support it otherwise seems a bit pointless having them!
Aliwoo18

The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it … The guy on the YouTube video is wrong, when you swivel the base around it makes it so that the screw hole is in the right position to mount them upright (ie still with the base/bracket at the bottom). I have mine wall mounted so I do know


No, he's right, listen to what he says at 1:52 "If you wanna have them upside down"
I have the Z5500.and that is a stunning bit of kit. You have to hear it to believe it. If that is antthing to go by, this should be a cracking deal.
Ricky302

No, he's right, listen to what he says at 1:52 "If you wanna have them … No, he's right, listen to what he says at 1:52 "If you wanna have them upside down"



I did listen to what he said, and no he's not right, you cannot hang them upside down (either from the wall or the ceiling) as he suggests because the slot for the screw is (unsurprisingly) orientated to wall mount them the right way up (and there would be nothing to stop them shaking loose if they were attached to the ceiling). I have these speakers, they are wall mounted, and they are upright.
Edited by: "Aliwoo18" 19th Feb 2012
i got mine today... i shall tell my circumstance and hopefully itll help anyone who has a similar one. I bought these having previously just used some 3.5mm jack pc speakers with my laptop. Which does NOT have a built in sound card. It only has the 3.5mm jack. I also bought this amazon.co.uk/TRI…1-3 and have found that this runs very well, after some fiddling, as an external sound card for my laptop via usb, which the speakers then plug into. I am very impressed with them, amazing quality, amazing value, and freakin' amazing bass. Go for it!!
All i get from these during the day is "Snap Crackle, Pop". Damn speakers are floating and not grounded, hense the radio. I will probably go for the Z506's when they go down in price, they supposed to be better anyway.
Overall, if the speakers didn't crackle, i would keep them.
Does the issues disappear if the rear speakers are disconnected? (I thought I read a comment somewhere)

I wonder whether installing ferrite rings might help ?
I bought another surge protector to try help, but nothing. I stopped the buzzing/low volume by changing my power supply, and then gave up after turning on my washing machine and hearing crackling the whole time.
I ended up sending these back to Amazon. It's really not worth the hassle.
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