Good but cheap sound system?
I would definitely go for the logitech, because their speakers usually blow away HTIBs that are similarly priced in terms of sound quality. Problem is, you need a sound source for them (ipod, cd player, etc.) if you want something independent from the computer, whereas the Sony already comes with a CD player. You could buy a separate CD player, but then you'd be over budget.
I'm a big fan of Logitech audio products (actually most Logitech products in general). Bang for the buck audio quality is excellent. I'm also a fan of many things Sony, so you probably can't go wrong with either. But I'd lean toward Logitech.
The Logitech has an auxiliary input jack so sound source won't be a problem there, she can hook her iPod or CD player up to that.
Besides the sound source, can the Logitech stand alone? From what I can tell it looks like it can, so it might be the right fit.
Thanks for your responses, btw.
Yeah if she has an ipod or CD player she'll be set to go.
I bought these http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16855999195
Cyber Acoustics A-211
It's iPod compatible, comes with all the wires and stuff...when you put your iPod on...it automatically stops playing from the other source it was playing...once the iPod is stopped, it continues from the other source.
Let me tell you these speakers sound incredible. I have it in my dorm room and it shakes the entire suite, not just my room. The sub is awesome, pretty big...bass control in the back. Touch sensitive volume controls + remote capability.
And man...they can get loud.
I had gotten it for like $170 from Radioshack in September ... and they sound great. I couldn't be happier.
Cool, I will have options.