Best speaker system for under $100

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jshelton, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    I need a different set of speakers for my setup. There are an overwhelming number of options though. Logitech has several different types in that price range. I want some that will be great for music and movies. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    The general recommendations are going to be some Bose product that I won't recommend and people will make jokes about. The Sound Sticks which people seem to be giving a lot of credence to these days. I'll recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021 over those, which will lead to another discussion. Then someone will recommend the Logitech Z-2300. At this point, someone will recommend that something from Wal-Mart that costs $25.00 and they will swear it that's greatest thing ever. Someone will then recommend Bose and get flamed, followed by the comment about get yourself a good set of cans (headphones), because those will always sound better. Somewhere along the way the M-Audio's will be thrown around, followed by people like me recommending a different set of pro monitors, followed by another Bose posts. A good chance there will be a discussion about the Logitech-Z5500s, which are a good choice. There are a couple of intangibles: someone might recommend the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1, Creative's T40 or some other Logitech that's probably not as good as the Z-2300s. After about 20 posts or so, the general consensus will be reached by a couple of users, you should probably just go hear them for yourself, making the thread well...you can decide...

    My recomendation is the Swan M10:
    Thread.
    Review.
    mroogle.

    Lastly, my thoughts on Bose. Audiophiles will tell you never to buy Bose. People like me, that want to be audiophiles will tell you not to buy Bose. I don't think they sound awful, but when you place the price tag next to them, then they start to sound awful. For the most part, the Bose stuff is mid-range stuff at top range prices. With that being said, if you are satisfied with your purchase, then more power to you. To say that Bose is "junk" is probably a little overstating it, because they are no worse then any of the other companies. But, to say that they are the best, is giving way too much credit. I love my 901s, but I believe that the in-ear headphones belong only in one place, the trash.

    Speakers Discussions Are Rampant:
    A good example of my predictions are found here.
    Recently, people decided to think that the post above was a good one
    Here is one thread for $100 USD. Good Discussion.
    USB Speaker Discussion Here
    Here is another discussion
    $200 Discussion Here
    If you have questions about external hard drives, click
    If you would like to see me and some other user get into a long arguement, click here, the good stuff is on page four, but it's start on the bottom of page 3.
     
  3. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    thegoldenmackid does it again.......is there anything you do not know about.....i now find myself reading all your posts if I have any questions
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I know about speakers and headphones, but just a little, however I have owned/tested way too many. As for the hard drive, that was just trying to be thorough. Those are really the only things I "know" about.
     
  5. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Er, thanks...I think.

    I'm going to lie down.
     
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Did a search for speakers. I have a Dell 30" I use with a MBP in clamshell mode, so I mostly need something for listening to screencasts and iTunes. I also just hooked up a PS3 to the Dell, so this will double for audio audio from that. I just ordered the Swan M10 for $120 shipped.
     

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