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Old Jul 22, 2003, 02:03 AM   #1
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Need Better Speakers For iBook...

Looking for a nice set of SMALL speakers to attach to my iBook. Would prefer non battery operated. Would more prefer USB speakers if such a thing exists. Want to keep it @ 60 - 70 bucks or less if possible. Any ideas?

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Old Jul 22, 2003, 02:16 AM   #2
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I was in the same boat as you. I highly recommend the Altec Lansing AVS 300 speakers. For $30 you get two satellites and a subwoofer and they produce very good sound, especially considering the cost. I'm a music major and I'm very pleased with these speakers, so either my ear sucks or these speakers are good.

If you want to put in a bit of extra money, you can spring for the AVS500, which sports four satellites and a sub. I don't see how it matters though--you don't get REAL surround sound out of them.

If a subwoofer doesn't appeal to you (although I SEROUSLY recommend a sub) get the AVS200. Same as the 300s only without a subwoofer, and a little bit larger.
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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checl out monsoon audio
http://www.monsoonaudio.com/index_mmedia.htm
they have great sound and they are affordable for the quality.

I would suggest you get accesories you like so they last for a long time and perhaps exceed your budget by just a little if you can afford it.
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 08:32 PM   #4
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bah, no sub

I want a nice set of small speakers too, but I really don't want a sub. A while ago, BOSE had some nice 2 piece speakers (although I hate bose). I want something with very minimal wire clutter. Any suggestions?
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 09:10 PM   #5
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at the apple stores, they have little speakers that plug into any headphone port and even fold up. they are only 59$. i'll try to find the link later. they're made by Sony.
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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at the apple stores, they have little speakers that plug into any headphone port and even fold up. they are only 59$. i'll try to find the link later. they're made by Sony.
$49.95

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...More=T4945LL/A
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 10:07 PM   #7
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$49.95

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...More=T4945LL/A
those are the ones!! i wanted them, but then i got an old pair of speakers and a subwoofer from my uncle for 10$. he's a very cool uncle
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