Best Speakers for Mac?

wasimyaqoob

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Dec 23, 2005
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Hello,

I'm looking to purchase a pair of Speakers with a Subwoofer. I have a limited budget to around £50, for 2.1 (2 Speakers and 1 Subwoofer).

The Subwoofer must have extreme bass as i'm a BASS JUNKIE.

Thanks.
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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If you want ludicrous amounts of bass on a budget, Logitech have that pretty well covered.
 

Markleshark

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Aug 15, 2006
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Get yourself on eBay and look for some Creature 2's

I got mine for £39 shipped. They aint new, but the guys sells loadsssssss. Theyt come in the original box but they are refurbs. Great price, great seller, and great speakers.
 

~L~

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Aug 15, 2006
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:D coincidentally was just about to ask the same thing. Any other models to recommend guys? Also, is it ok to place the subwoofers near the hard drive in your computer? :confused: I realise that sounds a lil stupid...but I think I read somewhere that they shouldn't be placed too close.
 

swingline

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Aug 9, 2005
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logitech z-2300. second to the klipsche promedia 2.1 speakers but a lot more bass and matches the mac pretty well.
 

iMeowbot

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~L~ said:
Also, is it ok to place the subwoofers near the hard drive in your computer?
As a general rule, no. They aren't good friends for CRT monitors either. Keep 'em on the floor.
 

shawsinio

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May 29, 2006
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just today i bought the creative i-trigue 3220's and am really pleased with them. bass pretty good, enough to annoy people on floors below anyway!they were £44, so just in your budget.
 

seabass069

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Oct 5, 2005
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By the Klipsch 2.1 speakers. If you have more money to spend got with the Logitech® Z-5500 Digital.
 

SpankyPenzaanz

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Sep 4, 2006
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Thanks to the geniuses at a local circuit city i found a bose lifestyle roommate speaker (it looks like the bose sound dock without the dock but has a input in the back) for $90:cool: (they normally sell for about $400). But i do have a pair of creatures and they are nice but i feel the midrange can be underwhelming at times and it takes some tweaking in itunes settings to help compensate. as stated earlier the logitechs are pnice if you are on a budget I had some before the creatures. I do like the altec lansings that look like the mac pro
 

nyprospect

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May 3, 2004
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I havea pair of creative itrigue speakers for sale.Please check the market place section.If interested pls pm me.
 

danny_w

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Mar 8, 2005
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seabass069 said:
By the Klipsch 2.1 speakers. If you have more money to spend got with the Logitech® Z-5500 Digital.
I recently bought the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers at BestBuy for $88 on sale, and I love them! They got very good reviews at $150, but at $88 they are a steal. And yes, they have all the bass you could ever want!
 

gloss

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May 9, 2006
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danny_w said:
I recently bought the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers at BestBuy for $88 on sale, and I love them! They got very good reviews at $150, but at $88 they are a steal. And yes, they have all the bass you could ever want!
I third the Klipsch.
 

srf4real

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Jul 25, 2006
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I bought Klipsch 2.1 speakers and chose them over all the other low priced offers solely because they have a 150 watt subwoofer. Highest powered low priced 2.1 speakers I know of!
 

apfhex

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Aug 8, 2006
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Yes... but power isn't everything.

I'd recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021's, but they can't be had new for less than $150. Cheaper AL 2.1 speakers still sound good though!

If you can find a deal like the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's for $88 then take it. I never saw those speakers nearly so cheap.
 

danny_w

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Mar 8, 2005
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apfhex said:
Yes... but power isn't everything.

I'd recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021's, but they can't be had new for less than $150. Cheaper AL 2.1 speakers still sound good though!

If you can find a deal like the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's for $88 then take it. I never saw those speakers nearly so cheap.
Yes, I don't know why BB had them so cheap. They were brand new in the box, so I thought it best to grab them while I could.
 

~L~

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iMeowbot said:
As a general rule, no. They aren't good friends for CRT monitors either. Keep 'em on the floor.
my tower is sat on the floor though..the furthest apart they can be placed is probably about 20cm. Is that a bit too close?
 

sunfast

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Oct 14, 2005
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I love my soundsticks. Had them for a bit now (£100 new) so I guess they can be picked up on eBay for a sensible amount.
 

iMeowbot

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~L~ said:
my tower is sat on the floor though..the furthest apart they can be placed is probably about 20cm. Is that a bit too close?
Oh, this is a disk inside the computer? That's fine.
 

~L~

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PaulinMaryland

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May 17, 2006
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swingline said:
logitech z-2300. second to the klipsche promedia 2.1 speakers but a lot more bass and matches the mac pretty well.
Even better: The older (early 2004) Logitech Z-2200! Same powerful subwoofer, with better-sounding satellites (3-inch vs. 2.5). Cheap, too!