best speakers to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Shadylane315, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    and will they be releasing any new ones to the apple store anytime soon?
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
  3. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I wouldn't try to get speakers from the Apple store. You can probably get them for cheaper at other places. As for the best ones, it really depends on what you want; 2.1 or 5.1, how much money do you want to spend, what you plan to do with them, etc.
  4. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    You really have to be much more specific when asking for speaker advice.
  5. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    well i want speakers for 5.1 but that can be used for my laptop and my xbox 350 IF possible
  6. JonnyMac macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Bose Companion 5!!!! They're very expensive at $399 but they supposedly mimic 5.1 surround speakers with only 2 speakers and acoustimass module. I've had the Bose 3 for a while now and will be getting the Bose 5's soon...will let you know how they are!
  7. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I like better sound than comes included on the Macs, but I am not an audiophile.

    I have had two 2.1 sound systems, both were relatively cheap and have worked well.

    I have had speakers from Cambridge Soundworks and from JBL (Creature 2 speakers).

    I honestly think the Cambridge Soundworks speakers I had before sounded better and they were cheaper, but it could just be a romantic memory. I believe I purchased were either these or very similar:
  8. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    Well if you plan to use 5.1 on a Mac, you'll need to get an external sound card. Alright so you want 5.1... now you have to decide how much you're willing to spend. I'd recommend anything by Logitech.
  9. Dr. Technology macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    The real question is how much you want to spend. If you like to listen to music in general, then it's worth investing in a decent system, which would include a dedicated stereo amplifier and speakers. But that's the more expensive end of things.

    If you're talking small, portable speakers, I've personally never heard small speakers that sounded half decent. You're much better off with $200 headphones than with a $200 speaker system.

    I've also never heard a Bose product that sounded good. Most audiophiles seem to agree that Bose is the biggest rip-off in home audio.
  10. Ladybug macrumors 65832


    Apr 13, 2006

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