Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by theonetruewill, Sep 24, 2007.
personally I own the X-530's and they ARE great. Cant really think of too many instances where a remote was a must, but my PC isnt in my bedroom. Had my speakers for over 2 yrs now and not one issue. Also what I have found in discussing with other ppl. is the lack of a headphone jack in most surround systems that the logitech has on the front right speaker.
I do agree with your initial reaction to looks as well. Even if givin the choice to get either now, I believe I would still opt for the 530's.
I had some X-530's and they were NICE. Very nice, but I got them for free and sold them for a bundle.
I would go with the x-530's personally.
I'm going to try to get a picture of my room to show you how the speakers are currently set up but I'm afraid my digital camera was also bust at the same time as my speakers, along with a whole lot of other stuff.
Are the X-530's the setup that Wally World carries for $70-ish?
I don't know This is the UK so God only knows. But why in hell would you call a place Wally World? Sounds like Paedo Heaven to me.
Nice avatar. Wally World = Wal-Mart. Sorry for the confusion.
Hmm, personally, I would find the culprit that destroyed the old speakers and proceed to file a claim on his or her ass for money. Option A, you pay for the shit that you broke, or option B, I beat you into a bloody pulp.
X-540 cuz its got the Speakers Grills and I like mine
The X-530's have grills they're just less apparent. And sorry guys how rude of me, thanks to all so far.
They arent really grills...it a cloth covering, at least it is on mine!
Lol, yeah thats what I meant, sorry for any confusion.
wasnt being rude just makin sure you knew it was a cloth cover was all!
Nah don't worry I know you weren't being rude at all.
Cuz the 540's grills are metal and they dont come off so if they fuck them up again someone doesnt like you
I have x540's and my buddy has the x530's. We have had our systems side by side and we both thing the 540's sound better. Just some pro's and cons with the 540's.
Wire grills prevent damage to speakers
Sub can be completly turned off (530's its just very low but still on)
RCA connectors for every speaker
Input wires goto sub instead of right front speaker
Anything can be replaced if broken
Wire grills (if you prefer the other style)
Your computer might be closer to your right front vs the sub
Front speaker wires may be a bit short (I don't remember if they are the same length or shorter than the 530's)
i bought a set of x530's once i returned them due to the fact that the the large control wire which is also quite short is hard wired to the right front speaker which made it kid of hard to mount on a wall and also having to reach up to adjust volume. just something to think about when buying otherwise they where great i just spent the extra cash to get the 5500 digitals and they completely pwn anything in there price range only thing better is a home theater style receiver with speakers
you may want to edit this kenny....
All my wires go to the sub(rca style) on the 530
Also both systems are rated at the same power, both in his link , newegg and logitech's site. (70W)
There are only 3 differences in these set ups...
#2 ....grill covers
#3 ...dont know for sure but if you say so about the sub turning completely off!
My bad make that 4 things...the 540 has the wired remote / seperate sound control pad , where as the 530 has only volume on F right speaker, and sub volume on the sub.
thats what my main con was about i completely forgot that the sub volume is on the sub which is also a pain the seprate control pad is much better in my opinion and leaves you to put the speakers wherever you want without having to worry about the volume being outa reach
I have the X-530's and they're pretty decent for watching movies, listening to music etc.
The right front speaker on the 530's is a din style connector, not rca, and the input wires go into the right front speaker also.
As for the power goes, they wattage may be the same however my speakers and sub are both louder and have less distortion next to the 530's.
I have to say, I have BOTH x-530's and x-540's, x-530's are set up to my PC and x-540's are set up to my Laptop. I have to say, the x-540's do put the x-530's to shame.
The differences are minute to the untrained ear, but I am a sound tech and know what to listen out for.
There is more noise cancelation withing the x-540s sub, due to the extra padding inside the speaker its self, where as the x530 has non, just a wodden surrounding.
And as for practability, the x540 has a very handy remote, both my subs are underneath my desk so with the remote theres no need to bend down to turn the bass down, im 34, i cant be crawling on my hands and knees under a 4ft desk to turn the bass up or down so the remote with the x540 is very useful indeed.
The price varys, ive seen the x540s on sale for £60 in place, I paid £98 for mine, and i dont regret a single penny.
If your thinking of getting, id seriously advise the x-540s for better sound quality and practability.
But if you not too fussed and want to save a pretty penny buy the x-530s
Hope this helped.
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