Cheap G5 speakers?

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  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2003
    I'm looking for some desktop speakers for my G5. Used mostly for background music as I work but also for some film editing (Although final sound is done in a pro editing facility) I will hook up the optical out to my home surround system. But like I said, I want some small/ good speakers for my desktop. Maybe in the $50-$75 price range. Thoughts?
  2. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    i second the pro speakers, a lot of people bash them for not being audiophile quality, but i'd say they're more than sufficient for average use... you can throw on an iSub later if you want. The greatest benefit is, of course, the aesthetic appeal, and they are very elegant and understated.

  4. Squintz macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2003
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Apple pro speakers are awful

    Don't buy the apple pro speakers. I've already returned two pairs because they've gotten really tinny sounding shortly after their first use. Besides, there are plenty of speakers out there that sound much better and include a subwoofer for less money, and the pro speakers are very limited in their power-handling capabilities.
  5. Maclarny macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2003
    I doubt you'll be able to find speakers with optical for $50-75. I recently found new JBL Invaders at Best Buy on clearance for $80! Sorry :D just had to brag.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2003
    I'm actually not looking for optical- I'm using the optical out for my home system. BUt I'll check my local Best Buy. And yea, I agree with the Apple speakers- my parents have those- I didn't like the sound.
  7. BillClinton macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2003
    United States
    Re: Cheap G5 speakers?

    I've got a pair of Logitech Z-340's hooked up to my G5. They sound pretty nice considering they were only like 40 bucks. Just some input.

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