Best powered speakers to connect to an Airport Express

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mizzman36, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. mizzman36 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    I have a set of JBL Creatures connected to my Airport Express. The speakers seem to have stopped working, so I am looking for recommendations for a really nice set of powered speakers.

    I also remember seeing an article a few months ago about a nice set of powered speakers that consisted of two satellite speakers (which were kinda cylindrical with three legs) and a subwoofer that looked a bit like an oversized Griffin PowerMate. I think these speakers were about $400 US.

    Anyway, if people can remember the name of these speakers, or recommend some others, it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    I also have the creature speakers, and like them alot, but it looks like your looking for an upgrade over them.

    How about picking up a receiver, and some home stereo speakers? I currently have some Bose 301 speakers that I am very pleased with. Sure they take up more space, but they sound great.

    Good Luck in the search.
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

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    Exactly.

    For me, the entire point of AirPort Express is to pipe my tunes through an amazing stereo system. Computer speakers, even high-end ones, can't touch a good stereo. While they might be loud and deep, they're not as smooth as a good stereo. Pick up a nice reciever and a set of bookshelf speakers. Trust me, it's worth it.
     
  4. mizzman36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,

    I finally found the speakers I was talking about. Eclipse 307 they are called:

    Eclipse 307

    They look like they'd be good but expensive I suppose.
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Cool as the Eclipse speakers are, i'm with the people above-- get an actual system, not some little computer speakers. Everyone should have at least one good receiver/stereo system anyway, so it's an investment in your continuing good taste :)

    paul
     

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