Speakers: 2.1 vs 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jodo, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. jodo macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a 5.1 system and I am thinking of going to 2.1 for the extra deskspace. At the moment i have all 5 speakers spread out in front of me on my desk.

    If I switch to 2.1 will it make much of a difference considering how I have the speakers right now? Also considering my current speakers are pretty crappy.

    Also, can anyone recommend a 2.1 system to use with my Macbook.

    Thanks
     
  2. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

    michaeldmartin

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    You're better off getting tower speakers that are stereo rather than getting a crappy surround system for the same price. Unless you're talking about for movies, but... I'd suggest my speakers but they don't make them anymore.. ;)
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    if they all spread in front of you, you probably wont hear any difference between 5.1 and 2.1

    try Bose Companion 3, $249 (no, i'm not a bose sales person)
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    5.1 is pointless unless you're watching movies or playing games that have surround sound and then only if you have all five speakers positioned properly. You'll enjoy a nice 2.1 system and it'll take up much less space.

    I like Altec Lansing, but there are probably other brands out there that you'd like. If possible go to a store that has a decent collection of speakers to sample (hard to find, stores like Best Buy have next to nothing), because sound is so highly subjective.
     
  5. cag17 macrumors newbie

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  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    JBL creatures, sound great and if you put the base down and just have the small tweeters on the desk, they give you great sound / style and desk space.
     
  7. grockk macrumors 6502

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    can't you just unplug the extra speakers. I used to have a 5.1 system and they all had seperate cords.
     

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