Need new speakers for Mac Pro and Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mundy, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Mundy macrumors regular

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    Since I sold my iMac and purchased a mac pro, I don't have any usable speakers. The one inside the Mac Pro is pretty useless. So I need a set of good speakers to go with my Mac Pro, mainly for music or the occasional DVD.

    Also, I'm about to purchase an Xbox 360, which I'm going to put on my computer desk and hook up to my 24" LCD via VGA. I want my computer speakers to also be compatible with the Xbox 360 (the audio cables on the Xbox VGA adapter are RCA), and if possible it would be nice to go back and forth between the computer and Xbox without having to mess with the wiring to get the speakers to work with either of them.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi Mundy,

    I can't speak highly enough of speakers by Audioengine.

    http://audioengineusa.com/

    They are a bit more expensive, but they sound fantastic, great customer service, free shipping (I think) and their self powered.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  3. giganten macrumors 6502a

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  4. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Geez. $350 for computer speakers?

    I have a pair of logitech z-4's that do the trick just fine for me. Cost about $60 I think. They also come in white labelled as the z-4i.
     
  5. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    munckee, these aren't just computer speakers. they can be used for computers or for stereos or, as the op indicated, an xbox 360. they may be $350, but i bet the sound absolutely blows the logitechs. if i had just a computer, i might not use them for that, but given the excellent sound capabilities of a 360, they'd be worth it.

    it's like everything. you get what you pay for. i know it's a lot, but the sound is phenomenal.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  6. Mundy thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's hard to tell from the website: do these speakers have both RCA and 3.5mm (1/8" stereo) jacks? I'll need both, the 1/8" for the Mac Pro and the RCA for the Xbox.
     
  7. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    definitely had the 1/8" b/c i have my ipod dock connected to it. no go for the rca's...i should have read your original msg better. sorry. i know you can plug an airport express right into the back, but i don't that will help you.
    sorry.
     

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