tabletop speaker with Airport Express...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ZballZ, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Getting pretty tired of the lousy speakers on my MBP, I've decided to get an airport express and some decent speakers, so I can just stream my iTunes direct to the speaker.

    Thing is - I want a "single-amplified-stereo-speaker", since I hate cables :)

    But I dont know what to look for?? Most PC speakers come in sets with several satellites and a subwoofer - which is not really what i am looking for. Regular bookshelf-speakers require an amplifier. Also not it!

    Basically I just want to put the speaker on a shelf in my living room - plug the airport express in - and some power - and thats it.

    Obviously I want kick-as sound and cool design :D but willing to compromise.

    Any help appreciated? What am I looking for?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    You need to be searching for some Active Monitor Speakers...should do the trick
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thx - looks like these "active monitors" does exactly what I need.

    I did read somewhere, though, that monitor speakers are not ideal to listen (enjoy) music from? Since they are used in the music-industry to produce music, they exaggerate faulty sounds... Does this make any sense?

    Anyway, I had a look at these. Would these be good for playing music just at home?

    http://www.behringer.com/MS40/index.cfm?lang=ENG

    thx!
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    You're kinda right about monitors. If something is badly recorded, then it will sound poor. HiFi speakers tend to make things sound a little 'nicer'.

    How much were you looking to spend?

    EDIT: Forgot to add, don't touch the Behringers with a barge stick. In fact avoid pretty much anything Behringer...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Around 200-250$...

    how come Behringer is a no-go?
     

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