Sound quality of iBook speakers?

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    When I get an iBook do you recommend that I get speakers to replace the ones that are built into the ibook? Or are they good enough for music?
     
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    They are kinda all-right for music, but you will most likely want to get separate speakers. They have absolutely NO bass whatsoever.
     
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    What he said but more.
     
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    dang more money....this is going to be used in college so i dont have a ton of money lol.
     
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    I'm no expert but my Mum's got an ibook and the sound is fine for general use but if you're really into music (like me) then I would definately recommend you get external speakers.
     
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    One less beer each weekend night for a few weeks. Consider this your first college lesson.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Yes the ibook speaker sucks arse....i can hear a ant chewing better than the ibook speaker.


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    They're awful but with some equaliser tweaking you can make them sound slightly decent
     
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    zoziw

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    Buy the iBook, take it home and give a listen. Once you agree with the other posters here that they suck you can go buy some external speakers. :)

    Seriously, they are ok for the little blips and tings that an OS makes when you click on something you shouldn't and i don't even mind them for listening to streaming newscasts but not for music or anything meant to be enjoyed.
     
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    You can get a decent set of speakers for pretty cheap now. I bought an Altec Lansing set for $35. 2 highs and a sub-woofer. For what they cost they kick ass. I believe these would be a great fit for a college student.

    PS-oh yeah, the iBook speakers suck for music.
     
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    Some things sound ok - some sound bad. Just get it and try it out. Maybe invest in some nice headphones so as to not annoy your classmates :)
     

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