Good sound!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dagless, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Well if you haven't read my posts about my potential new multimedia bedroom thing then you're going to hear it now.
    I'm getting a Dell 2005FPW monitor, a cheap gaming PC (pretty much just bits lying around the house already), planning on getting a cheap 5.1 amp (powering 4 old but semi-expensive Whafedale Modus speakers, and a 5th cheap centre speaker) for DVD's and GC games.
    But I really want a good quality sound setup for my PowerBook and the 2005FPW monitor (which will act as a TV). I'm looking into some quality 2.1 sound systems, for this I dont want to be too cheap. I've seen, and heard, some Creature 2 speakers. My mate absolutely loves his and they are very pretty and have a fantastic sound. I've heard about this iSub thing too?

    So what are good recommendations for sound? USB, Line-out, whatever. Looks are important too ;) they have to be pretty snazzy for both multimedia and TV abilities.
  2. carpe diem macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    I think USB is better quality, but i am not sure.
  3. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    I've got Creature IIs and I think they're fantastic. The sound quality is excellent and the sub does a great job with the bass. They also look great and the volume and balance controls are really cool.
  4. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2004
    First of all, avoid USB like the plague. If you already have a build in soundcard (which you do), then there is no reason to use USB for sound.

    Next, speaker recommendations all depends on how much you want to spend. $50? $100? $200? $500? Let us know how much you're willing to spend and what you want the speakers for (gaming, movies, music), and it would be easier to recommend something for you.

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