Any good recommendations for Mac speakers?

RDM3

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Apr 15, 2009
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Concordville PA
Did some searching but couldn't find what I was looking for....

Can anyone recommend good speakers for an iMac? Wireless would be great if there is such a thing. I know nothing about speakers for computers but I love listening to music and my built in speakers on the computer just lack any justice to the music....

Thanks in advance!
How much are you looking to spend? Do you want bass too?
 

RDM3

macrumors regular
Apr 15, 2009
234
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Concordville PA
On Price I'm pretty open, quality is what is important to me and definitely want bass :D
Ok, I was going to say I got the ones below from Walmart, $12 i think and am using them on my Macbook, I mounted them under the desk, I have a glass top desk and it worked out well, just used some tie wraps, but if you want bass you will need something with a subwoofer.

This is what I got...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11084608

For bass maybe check out something like these...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4064450

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10828502

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10980427

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11084698
 

Jackintosh

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Mar 21, 2009
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Illinois
Wireless Thread Here...although it diverged.

2.0 DiscussionHere

$200 DiscussionHere

Price range is key. I'd recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021 over the sound sticks.
PC Magazine's Editors Rating rated the Harman Kardon Soundsticks #2 and "excellent" of all computer speakers. CNET had them at #7 overall and also "excellent". The Altec Lansing FX6121 was rated "very good" in PC Magazine's review and not an Editor's Choice. I'm not saying the FX6021's are bad, but for pure musicality over loud sound effects, I'd go with the Soundsticks. And they'll cost you half the price.
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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PC Magazine's Editors Rating rated the Harman Kardon Soundsticks #2 and "excellent" of all computer speakers. CNET had them at #7 overall and also "excellent". The Altec Lansing FX6121 was rated "very good" in PC Magazine's review and not an Editor's Choice. I'm not saying the FX6021's are bad, but for pure musicality over loud sound effects, I'd go with the Soundsticks.
Idn. Guess the grass is always greener on the other side. I had the Sound Sticks', but wished that I had bought the FX6021s... Oddly, I thought the bass on the Altec Lansing was the more appealing part. I thought the mids were cleaner on the soundsticks. But, I just went off the deep and went the monitor route.
 

Jackintosh

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Mar 21, 2009
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Illinois
Idn. Guess the grass is always greener on the other side. I had the Sound Sticks', but wished that I had bought the FX6021s... Oddly, I thought the bass on the Altec Lansing was the more appealing part. I thought the mids were cleaner on the soundsticks. But, I just went off the deep and went the monitor route.
I think what you're saying is true. The Soundsticks have crisp and transparent mids and highs, and that's why they're preferred for those where musicality is top priority over loud bass sound as part of a sound effects package. But the subwoofer on the Soundsticks is no slouch either if you want to crank it up for games and the like.
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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I think what you're saying is true. The Soundsticks have crisp and transparent mids and highs, and that's why they're preferred for those where musicality is top priority over loud bass sound as part of a sound effects package. But the subwoofer on the Soundsticks is no slouch either if you want to crank it up for games and the like.
Meh. The mids were better on the soundsticks, the highs were different, I'm almost completely music listening, I'd take the FX6021s if I had to go down that route again.
 
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