Speakers for Powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by NavyIntel007, Aug 14, 2003.

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    NavyIntel007

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    Well I'm mad. My right speaker for my JBL sonnet system is pumping out all kinds of distortion and worst is that HarmonKardon doesn't sell a replacement for this model. :mad: Of course it's not under warranty anymore...

    Anyways...

    I went into the Bose store and looked at their computer speakers... They sounded pretty good (well it's hard to tell in the store) but they looked kinda cheap.

    Soooo....

    My price range is around $100. I'm looking for a decent set of speakers. I'd like either a pair or a 2.1 system but no more. I'm a little put out with JBL and HarmonKardon right now so don't even suggest it.

    Thanks for your suggestions!
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    I have a pair of Monsoon Speakers +Sub, they look awesome (match the pb) and sound awesome. I really like my set and would defiantely purchase/upgrade in the future with this brand. take a look i think you will like them. mine were about 90-100 i think so just in that range.

    edit: I can't find a link but the ones i bought were the Planar Media 9's
     
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    NavyIntel007

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    Monsoon got 5 stars on Amazon.com. I was thinking about those because I've heard good things. Plus they are smaller than most other speaker sets. Size is definitely an issue considering I might want to bring them on an Aircraft Carrier.
     
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    Monsoons are awesome, I cannot believe I almost forgot about them!
     
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    Ok... two votes for Monsoon... anyone else have an opinion?
     
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    I heard that the older sound sticks Apple used to sell with the older iMacs with the iSub can be used with the PowerBooks. I've never tried it, but those speakers look sweet and sound sweet to boot.
     
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    HarmanKardon...

    Too big... in the mood for something smaller.
     
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    Try any of Altec-Lansing's speakers. I have a 2.1 set of Altec-Lansings and they sound really good.
     
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    Anyone use the Bose 2.0 system?
     
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    The speakers im going to sugest are a little over your price range (not by much though. I think theyre only $150USD) but are extremely worth it. Go for the Logitech Z560s. They sound so kick ass and have oodles of power.

    You will not be let down by these. They are also THX certified.
     
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    I wouldn't mind a pair of Apple pro speakers, but I heard they do not work with PowerBooks, is this true? I haven't really heard them much, but they are really compact and look gorgeous.
     
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    You can buy a speaker connection to firewire converter from Griffin Technology now :)
     
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    Sweet! I've always thought that those speakers would make good laptop sized external speakers.
     
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    So, would the Apple pro speakers and this device from Griffin be woth it? Together they are around $100.
     
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    I watched Monsters Inc. on a 17" iMac at the Apple Store and they sounded pretty good. I'm not sure how they'd sound with music, though.
     
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    The only problem is the ifire is pre-order.

    Is anyone selling those Monsoons anymore? I went to compusa and bestbuy today and didn't see them.
     
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    Altec Lansing 2100s are a nice 2.1 system. The speakers themselves are fairly small, but the woofer is sizable. If you're lucky you can pick them up for around $79.99 to $99.99

    They come with a basic, yet functional wired remote.

    I've got the 2100s and they are great for music and movies.
     
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    I've seen the Monsoons at the CompUSA here...perhaps they might be on the website?
     
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    i got mine in circuit city lst feb. if that helps.
     
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    I saw them at circuit city. The sub is way too big. I think I will go with the Apple Pro Speakers and the iFire.
     

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