Speakers for iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jimmieboy, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Jimmieboy macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on buying some speakers for my iMac in the next month or two. I was wondering if anyone has the Bose® Companion® 3 Multimedia Speakers. If so whats the sound like and pictures would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    Have you considered the Creature II speakers? They look as great as they sound (or vice versa)
     
  3. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I've got Harman/Kardon Soundsticks II. They sound excellent for the money and look good too.
     
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    I have the Harman Kardon Soundsticks II, AWESOME
     
  5. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    If I were you I would invest in a seperates hifi (amp and speakers with a photo to jack lead at the least). If your not to botherd about big black clunky boxes...which you may do if your a mac user...But the sound quality of them tends to beat the hell out of anything else.
     
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    anything Bose makes is a safe bet. i don't know about reliability (how long it'll last or bang for your buck) but the sound quality is amazing.

    one of the shopping malls near me has a Bose store - you should see if there's one near you and then you could go check 'em out.
     
  8. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    The Companion 3 Series II speakers are a definite step up in sound quality over the Series I model.

    If you play games and/or want a bit more "loudness" go with the Companion 5 speakers.. they sound amazing. Definitely check out the demo if at all possible in a store. They're pretty dang wicked.

    I tried the Creature II's in the local Apple Store and was severely unimpressed. Everyone says they sound so good, but they were crap. Don't even bother with them.

    Klipsch also makes a great pair of computer speakers.
     
  9. nodabs macrumors regular

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    For the price ($60 shipped on buy.com) i think that they are a good deal... i just ordered a set on Sunday for my new 2' iMac
     
  10. bossass macrumors regular

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    For the money, the logitech Z-2300 beat all those. Check CNET for a review, they marked higher in the same review than the soundsticks. And they can be had for less than $100, try amazon.
     
  11. dondark macrumors member

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    Agree, but Bose is kinda over-priced.
     
  12. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    Dude, go Klipsch instead of Bose. Beats any Bose hands down and for a lower price point - they just don't have Bose's marketing. I have Klipsch speakers for my MacBook (bought them retail at Best Buy for $150) - and those things are just nuts! I've demo'ed it to my friends and they're blown away by the rich, room-filling sound...
     
  13. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Only problem I have with my Klipsch 4.1s is the volume controls .... they're ****. i have to jiggle the thing to get sound from all 4 speakers.. its really annoying.
     
  14. wchong macrumors 6502

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    tru dat :D
     
  15. JAT macrumors 603

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    You people disgust me. Have any of you actually listened to Bose products?? They are absolute garbage. This company survives by marketing to morons. Don't be a moron.
     
  16. dondark macrumors member

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    But the design of Bose speakers are amazing. In the other word, it worths every cent you paid.
     
  17. dondark macrumors member

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    BTW, is Bose Companion 5 available now?
     
  18. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    I don't have my iMac yet to hook them up to, but I have the Klipsch 4.1's and absolutely LOVE them. They are ear-destroyingly loud, clear, and tons of bass. I've abused the hell out of them for 5 years now, and they're still going strong. Highly reccomend Klipsch :)
     
  19. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. My local store has 5 in stock. Including a display with a wicked demo.
     
  20. dondark macrumors member

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    really? i heard that it would out on November. Can you buy it online? And how much is it in your local store? Thanks.
     
  21. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I have the soundsticks II. I think they're perfect for computer listening since you usually sit pretty close. However, in an average room they are fine too.
     
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    I had those and they were awesome....loved the base and the look.
     
  24. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't use this comment when making your decision because he has obviously never listened to a Bose product in a quiet environment. I have the Bose MediaMates and they are just amazing speakers. If you listen to the Dave Matthew's Band's "So Right" with them you'll know what I'm talking about.
     

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