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DELKIN
Feb 8, 2004, 08:14 PM
I am purchasing a new computer and am looking for a nice set of speakers. I am leaning away from a 5.1 system to something like the JBL monster speakers. Any suggestions or experiences would be aprecieated.

sethypoo
Feb 8, 2004, 08:19 PM
Well, if price is an issue, Costco is selling some really great Altec Lansing speakers at most of their outlets. It's a three piece set, two satellites and a very, very nice subwoofer.

Only problem is it has no bass or treble control. However, it only costs $39.99!

Bilba
Feb 8, 2004, 09:06 PM
If price is less of a problem and you're into the HK soundsticks, you can get them at Officemax for 120$. The same set costs ~199$ at Apple.com

Fender2112
Feb 10, 2004, 09:03 PM
I have the silver ones that match nicely with my G5. I've been pleased with the sound.

pepeleuepe
Feb 10, 2004, 09:45 PM
The Klipsch Promedia speakers are amazing for their price. Check them out at http://www.klipsch.com/

thecow
Feb 10, 2004, 11:02 PM
I've herd the klipsch ones at the apple retail store and they sound good. They are cheaper on newegg than directly from klipsch.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=36-119-105&catalog=60&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1

invaLPsion
Feb 14, 2004, 10:06 PM
If I was you I'd check out the I-Trigue 3450 or 3500s. Those have amazing sound, look great, and would be a great addition if you're will to dish out $100 for them.

russed
Feb 15, 2004, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Fender2112
I have the silver ones that match nicely with my G5. I've been pleased with the sound.

yeh i will second that. the sound quality is amazing and there is enough bass to start an earthquake!and they look dammed good too!

kuyu
Feb 15, 2004, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by pepeleuepe
The Klipsch Promedia speakers are amazing for their price. Check them out at http://www.klipsch.com/


I bought a set of the THX certified promedia 2.1's a week ago, and they sound INCREDIBLE. The quality rivals $1000+ surround systems.

Movies get so loud that you can't hear yourself talk, yet the sound is in no way distorted. Music sounds great, and the sub knocks.

Best Buy has or had these babies on sale for $150 last week. These speakers should cost around $250 dollars for what you get. Definately five stars.

rdowns
Feb 17, 2004, 07:01 AM
I just got the Bose MediaMate speakers for my office to attach my iPod to. These are, without a doubt, the finest set of "low end"speakers I have ever seen. Even at low volume (hey, it is in my office) everyone who comes in comments on how nice they sound. Bass is awesome. I like them better than my Altec Lansing w/ subwoofer on my home Mac.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008VGRC/qid=1077022761/sr=-5/ref=sr__5_etk-pc/104-3955994-7087920?v=glance&s=electronics&n=541966

Fender2112
Feb 17, 2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by rdowns
I just got the Bose MediaMate speakers for my office to attach my iPod to. These are, without a doubt, the finest set of "low end"speakers I have ever seen. Even at low volume (hey, it is in my office) everyone who comes in comments on how nice they sound. Bass is awesome. I like them better than my Altec Lansing w/ subwoofer on my home Mac.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008VGRC/qid=1077022761/sr=-5/ref=sr__5_etk-pc/104-3955994-7087920?v=glance&s=electronics&n=541966

Those were my second choice. I went with the Creatures' styling over the Bose sound. The MediaMate does have nice sound for the price. :)

geerlingguy
Feb 21, 2004, 01:25 PM
I personally like the Altec Lansing ones for price/performance ration (but only their speakers in the $40-$100 range). For better systems, I'd purchase and amp and speakers for a home stereo system... Go to Best Buy or someplace like that.

G4scott
Feb 21, 2004, 01:43 PM
My roommate has the logitech Z-680's, and we get complaints about the bass from people on the floors below us... You can feel it halfway down the hallway, and hear it quite a ways further, and that's like, 12 rooms down...

The speakers are really loud too. My only gripe is that the LCD on the control thing sucks...

They make a 2.1 version of the same system, but I forgot what model it was...

dynamicd
Feb 29, 2004, 03:54 PM
I just bought the JBL Creature II speakers at the apple store in Skokie, IL. I couldn't be happier with them. I constantly listen to music of all types and wanted something with a big yet premium sound and these speakers are amazing. I still can't believe how loud they get for their size and the subwoofer hasn't let me down yet.

michaelrjohnson
Mar 29, 2004, 04:53 PM
I have an odd combination of JBL Duet speakers and an iSub. Alone, the JBL Duets are great (for not having a sub). If you really need the ".1" i reccomend the iSub, but you may have a tough time finding just the iSub w/o soundsticks. However, the Duet are available from Buy.com for 38.99US. That's a great deal.

thecow
Mar 29, 2004, 06:34 PM
If I was you I'd check out the I-Trigue 3450 or 3500s. Those have amazing sound, look great, and would be a great addition if you're will to dish out $100 for them.I have the 3500s and they sound great! I would recommend them to anyone. www.ebuyer.com has the best price that I could find.

titaniumducky
Mar 29, 2004, 07:34 PM
I am purchasing a new computer and am looking for a nice set of speakers. I am leaning away from a 5.1 system to something like the JBL monster speakers. Any suggestions or experiences would be aprecieated.

Don't go USB.

Freakk123
Apr 17, 2004, 07:54 PM
I have the Klipsch ProMedia GMX 2.1, and they're awesome. The sub gets really good bass, and the satellites are excellent as well. I'd highly recommend them!

Stecchino
Apr 19, 2004, 02:28 AM
Those were my second choice. I went with the Creatures' styling over the Bose sound. The MediaMate does have nice sound for the price. :)
The Bose MediaMate's are the best quality 2-speaker setup available, IMO.

Ozi
Apr 20, 2004, 02:43 AM
I have a set of these, and love them. 100 W sub (long throw, wooden box) and two 50W sattelites, with mylar tweeters. They are bloody powerful, and were a great buy at AUD $235 about a year ago... they are now superceeded, but at the time were top of the line Altec Lansings. Here they are: (http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry16?SP=10024&PN=29&xid=48205&V1=31031486&V2=31031486&V3=1&V4=&V5=11000318&S1=&S2=&S3=&S4=&S5=&DSP=0&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0) my speakers are in the pic at the top of this page.

Nny
Apr 20, 2004, 02:06 PM
I have the 3500s and they sound great! I would recommend them to anyone. www.ebuyer.com has the best price that I could find.

Third vote for 3500s. Just got them and they are so nice. Very small, but still loud and ultra-clear even at loud volume.

parrothead
Apr 20, 2004, 03:05 PM
If you are interested in USB powered speakers for travel with a laptop, Benwin is coming out with some nice looking models soon. They look pretty cool and the specs look pretty decent too.

wPod
Apr 20, 2004, 04:04 PM
here is a nice set up. . .

get some nice tube amps
http://www.sasaudiolabs.com/

then some nice speakers
http://www.legacy-audio.com/2003/speakers.html

then plug this into your mac
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerwave/

it might only be stereo. . . but it will sound better than anything youve ever heard!

nbs2
Apr 20, 2004, 05:10 PM
Well, if price is an issue, Costco is selling some really great Altec Lansing speakers at most of their outlets. It's a three piece set, two satellites and a very, very nice subwoofer.

Only problem is it has no bass or treble control. However, it only costs $39.99!

Don't get them unless price is a serious consideration and you don't live in an apartment. I have a set that I use with my iPod and when I watch movies in my room. The bass is irritating. The sattellites work fine, but I live in a townhouse and my roommate that is below me can hear the bass from just about anything I listen to. Other than that, they are great and are even clear when turned up significantly.

pimentoLoaf
May 7, 2004, 05:41 PM
I'm a big fan of them Creature Speakers from JBL -- though they do need their own power, they are great for use with your iPod as well as your system.

JonGraves
May 7, 2004, 08:33 PM
Acoustic Energy Aego2: Picked this sub/sat system up on ebay a few months ago for $199. They are white with perforated metal screens on the front of the satellites. Matches my ipod and the G5 perfectly......oh and they sound great too.

www.aegoproject.com

Jon

justin216
May 9, 2004, 05:03 PM
I have an Altec Lansing 5.1 setup, but I believe I'm going to go for the JBL creatures on my next major buy. They just look darn cool :D

dogbyte_13
Jun 17, 2004, 09:48 AM
i have a set of Bose companion 3 multimedia speakers and they have a nice sound to them, with good bass and such. The only draw back was they cost $199 US at best buy or what is even more crazy is that they cost $249 at the Bose website. :D

DGFan
Jun 17, 2004, 10:16 AM
Third vote for 3500s. Just got them and they are so nice. Very small, but still loud and ultra-clear even at loud volume.

Will these plug into the headphone jack on my iPod and 12" PB?