iMac speaker quality

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Matt T, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Matt T macrumors regular

    Matt T

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    I just bought a new C2D iMac and I'm curious what to expect in terms of audio quality. Are the iMac's speakers good quality?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    That really depends on what you call 'good quality.' I would say they are a bit better than most laptop speakers, but they sound tinny. If you like your music you'll want to buy some speakers.
     
  3. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    They dont sound that bad. Not as tinny as say the Mini but you do hear some crackle every once in a while.
     
  4. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    If you are asking, I would say they are probably not going to impress you.

    I find them fine for what I use my iMac for which is just a computer. I dont really watch movies on it nor do I listed to music expecting anything but computer sound quality. I have a 50" plasma and a couple of stereo setups for that stuff.

    When I move my iMac down to my son, I would imagine that he will immediately wanted upgraded speakers as he uses his computer for music, movies, and such.
     
  5. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    The 24" are way louder than my 17" G5 iSight, but yes, if you are picky then you'll want to buy a good set of speakers.
     
  6. Matt T thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. nagromme macrumors G5

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    It's hard to judge in a store, but I thought they were plenty loud, but lacking in bass. No real surprise there, for speakers built into a display.

    I may try adding a hand-me-down iSub if I get an iMac.
     

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