Well, I purchased my new 27 inch iMac today. Now I have to wait 1 month to get it, but that is another story. My old 5.1 creative inspire speakers won't work with the iMac, they are analog only. I am now in the market for a new pair of speakers. I am not going to buy 5.1 , probably 2.1. Here is what I will use them for: Music, Movies, videos from the web. I won't be doing a lot of gaming on the iMac since I have a PS3 and XBOX 360. I do want a good sounding set of speakers, with good bass sound, but very clear sounds, not a lot of static in the sound, even when turning up the volume. I have looked at a few speakers so far. I looked at Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System and the Bose Companion 3 Series II Multimedia Speaker System at the Bose Factory outlet today near my house. There was a big difference in sound between the 5 and the 3. The 5 felt like the music surrounded you and the 3 felt like the music was coming straight at you. Both did sound very clear and the bass was terrific. I could purchase either ones for discounted prices if I want to buy factory-renewed product from them. The Companion 5 factory renewed is 319 US dollars and the Companion 3 is 189 US dollars. It has the same 1 year warranty as the new ones. Has anyone bought these factory renewed ones from Bose? Are they any good? Others that I have looked at is the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 $154 and Logitech THX-Certified Speaker System Z623 for $129. Anyone have opinions on which one of these I should get or any other suggestion. Any help would be appreciated.