Speakers for iPod

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  1. phrancpharmD macrumors regular

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    I am lazy and have not done any research on this yet, but what does the MacRumors Community recommend as the "best" external speakers for the iPod for ~ $100 or less for the following scenario - the speakers will primarily be used at night to fall asleep listening to music and wake up to it in the morning. So a small form factor would be nice so it doesn't take a lot of space on my nightstand, and a subwoofer is certainly not necessary. "Purity" of sound is not necessarily an issue either as the volume will be kept fairly low. I appreciate your input!
     
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    sounds like almost anything will work since you don't need bass or high volume, i've always bought altec lansing they're pretty good
    i got my 2.1 for around 40 so i'm sure just getting 2 speakers, perhaps even the flat panal type would be cheaper than that
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Lots of discussion on this topic I recommend the monsoon planar media nines, they look awesome and sound really good.
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    I got a cheap set of flat panel speakers from Big Lots for like 15 dollars. They work... it's no stereo system, but it works.
     
  5. absurdio macrumors 6502

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    the entire cambridge soundworks line is pretty amazing. The sound is great, the speakers are tiny and elegant (though they do include a subwoofer), and they're disgustingly cheap for what they are. I'm never using anything else as computer speakers.

    check em out.
     
  6. iChan macrumors 6502a

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    the planar monsoon are very good, at only $50 too!
     
  7. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    is there a speaker system that would somehow recharge the iPod?

    funny question hmm? but maybe there is a product out there that does this...

    and i do not mean the inMotion.

    thank you.
     
  8. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    is there a speaker system that would somehow recharge the iPod?

    funny question hmm? but maybe there is a product out there that does this...

    and i do not mean the inMotion.

    thank you.
     
  9. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    If recharging is needed, you can always use the iPod dock and plug the speakers into the dock.

    Unless you've got an older, pre-dock iPod, and then there's pretty much no all-in-one system that allows you to charge and play over speakers at the same time. I was also considering replacing my bedroom stereo with my old 10 GB iPod by just getting speakers, but I haven't found anything so far.
     
  10. RubberChicken macrumors regular

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    For a left field solution try

    http://www.tivoliaudio.com/pm1wht.htm

    I just got one of these at Xmas.
    It's highly portable.
    Sound quality is extrordinary, despite a single speaker. It has very a balanced sound with suprisingly clean base.
    Build quality is unsurpassed.
    It has all the audio inputs and outputs you would expect of a high end system.

    It also makes a great radio.

    Go and have a listen. For what it's worth I think audio quaility is important at all volume levels, cheaper systems often loose depth at lower volumes.
     
  11. phrancpharmD thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Actually, my wife gave me the Altec-Lansing inMotion speakers for Christmas, and they are perfect for what I was looking for - mostly low to medium volume sound at bedtime and in the morning. . .
     

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