I have a set of logitech z-5300 5.1 speakers , that I have been mostly happy with for year. The new house we moved into happens to have 5 built in Pioneer S-IW651 speakers, so I was considering trying to use those so I don’t need to have the speaker cable running across the floor to the rear speakers. So I hooked up the speakers to a receiver and the computer to the receiver via an optical jack. The speaker wire wasn’t in great shape and there isn’t any slack so I’m not sure I got great connections to all the speakers. Dialog was much more clear with the Pioneer speakers, but really seemed to lack ‘fullness’.
I’m rambling. How do you think you get the best sound for PC games? I’m not sure if I should
- investigate cleaning up the existing speaker wire and splicing in some more to I have some wiggle room to connect it to the receiver.
- Maybe get some longer cable to extend the cords for my logitech speakers so I can run the cable up the ceiling and mount them up there (although that would still be a bit of an eyesore).
- Games have gotten better providing positional audio through headphones, right? I typically don’t like wearing headphones because I like to still hear the outside world, but I’m be open to it if it is a better solution. I just have mid-grade HyperX headphones now. If using headphones, would they need some particular feature tp get good results for positional audio?
- Are there good wireless rear speakers I can use instead of my wired ones?
Thanks for any ideas.