How much louder are Creatures than eMac speakers?

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking into JBL Creatures for my new eMac. How much louder are the Creatures than the speakers in my eMac. The Apple website says the eMac speakers are 16 Watts. I can't find how many Watts the Creatures are.
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    according to the manual on JBL's site, they're 45 watts total... i saw go for it... should be much better audio than your emac :)

    reality
     
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    its not just loudness its sound quality also.....
     
  4. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Yea, also when you listen to music on the eMac loudly, the magnets in the CTR tend to make the screen wobble.

    So the Creature speakers are a good idea.

    But if your looking for loudness, there are better computer speakers.....
     
  5. intrepkid21 macrumors regular

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    Yes you do not want to listen to music on the eMac..besides sounding horrible for tunes, they do look like they damage the screen.
     
  6. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    I guess I'm minority here it seems, but the eMac speakers sound GREAT.
     
  7. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Why would you connect 5.1 speakers to a computer not capable of anything over 2.1?
     
  8. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    ehh, well thanks for pointing that out, I didn't read the fine print.

    But I'm willing to be those would be bad-ass speakers.
     
  9. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've already heard all about how the Creatures sound great. I just never knew how loud I'd be able to get them. I think I'll snatch some white ones off eBay tonight. Do you think $60 is a fair price for open box Creatures?
     
  10. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I see now that there is a new set of Creatures for $75. So, should I get a "slightly used" (all eBay auctions say that, so you never know how truthful it is) for $65 or so, or a new set for $75? Or is there anywhere else you suggest with better prices?
     
  11. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I decided to order them off of Amazon. I ordered them yesterday, and got the free shipping. They weren't supposed to come until next week, but they showed up today by some miracle. Thanks Amazon!

    Anyways they sound great. They even sound better than my stereo speakers! Plus, I don't have to worry about how loud they get. They shake the house! :eek:

    Thanks for all your help!
     

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