Computer Speakers

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  1. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    During the summer, i will need to buy a laptop for 6th form in the UK and i was wondering what set of speakers i should choose between these:

    Creative Inspire T7900
    Creature II
    Soud sticks

    I would use them to watch DVDs, listen to music and to play games. What does anyone suggest?? I like the idea of 7:1 but 2:1 would still be good.
     
  2. ®îçhå®? thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can get the creature speakers for £44, the Creative Inspire T7900 for £66 and the soundsticks for £88. What is everyone's view? All of the speakers have good reviews
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Go for the Creatures, best bang for your buck.

    7:1 or even 5:1 would be overkill. Think of all the wires.
     
  4. ®îçhå®? thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't the 7:1 give better sound though?? I don't care about the wires as i have a perfectly good carpet to shove them under.
     
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I had the same ideas, but wires do get annoying, unless you will use true 7.1 sound don't bother. Especially for music, stereo is fine at 2.1 :)
     
  6. Joe2000 macrumors member

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    Forget the Creatives, and I would give the Creatures an absolute NO :eek:

    The Soundsticks are very cool, but they lack definition in the high frequency. I was in your situation about a year ago, at the Regent Street Apple Store. I tested all the speakers and came to the conclusion i wanted the Soundsticks. However on my way down the glass staircase I heard the bassline to "Outkast - I like the way you move" dominate the whole Store with deafening force. I found the source, they turned out to be the Altec Lansing MX5021 speakers. Its a 2.1 system with a 6" sub @ 130W :eek: its loud.

    I was told by an Apple guy they were easily the best speakers in the Store and the price was right as well - £120. £10 more than the Soundsticks. I picked them up instantly. And now there sitting on my desk looking beautiful - and loud :D ;)

    PS. They are avaliable in white,

    http://www.atruereview.com/alteclansing/index.php

    - Joe.
     
  7. ®îçhå®? thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Only trouble with that idea about the AL MX5021 is that i will also be buying a latop in the coming months with a 300GB external hard drive so they would have to cost less than £100 ($160). If anyone has any recommendations, feel free to post them
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    I'd back the recommendation for the Altecs as well, seriously good PC speakers.

    I'd avoid the Creative like the plague
     
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  12. FongMan macrumors regular

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    Wow those are pretty cool, curious to actually hear them in action
     
  13. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

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    These are very good, better than the Altec Lansing,
    Soundsticks, or Creatures. They are THX certified
    and have good rich deep bass with an 8" sub, and
    for the price you can get them for, they are a better
    deal than any of those too.
     

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