Nice speakers to match iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mfacey, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    I'm looking for a nice set of speakers to match my mom's new iMac. She's no audiophile so I'm not too concerned about the sound quality (although I don't want worthless €15 speakers).

    Here's what I've found so far:

    JBL DUET http://www.jbl.com/home/products/product_detail.aspx?prod=DUETWHT&cat=HMM&ser=HMM

    They sell for about €60 here in Holland. The white ones will suit the imac quite well i'd say.

    I'm really not looking to spend much more than that price. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mfacey thread starter macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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  3. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    Are those wireless/battery powered?
     
  4. mfacey thread starter macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    Not that I know of...:confused:
     
  5. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    they are wired with external power adapter (not bus powered)
     
  6. Matty91 macrumors newbie

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    I picked up a set of Altec Lansing FX-6021 speakers to go with my powerbook. The sound quality is awesome, but they are somewhat pricey.

    - Ryan
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Don't get the JBL duets. They sound horrible! Definitely go for the creatures if you don't want to spend too much money. I have a pair of the duets sitting in my closet. They are good for listening to music in the office where the volume needs to be practically silent anyways.
     
  8. Skareb macrumors member

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    I've got a set of Energy C5's conneted through a Yamaha RX-1300 Reciever, using Coaxial,

    great sound but obviously a little large for your application.

    You can get some execellent headphone for <200Euros, maybe look into that.

    Jordan
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the creatures are worth every dollar, they have excellent sound for the price they are a bargin
     
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  11. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to have to support that anti-Duet crowd. They don't sound much better than the $20 ones from the drug store and I think they've all had a sort of hollow or thing timbre to them. My local Mac reseller (no Apple Store here :() had them connected to test systems for a while, but none of them are on display any more.

    The creature speakers really are very nice, or a basic Altec Lansing set will sound nice. I have an older set of ACS-33 speakers that have a nice, rich sound to them, and the quality of what you can get today is at least equally good for US$60-75 if you shop around.
     

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