Well I bought my first iMac last Sunday, Only to find the built in speakers were amazing. I have a pair of Logitech speakers that I used with my macbook pro previously, But the sound quality coming out the iMac is just as good.
same boat as you. love loud music (kinda a metal fan myself, but your dutch so i think you win ). i have my logitech x530s at the moment but they are a little under powered for me. i will be upgrading to some logitech 5500s soonI think I'll be buying some external speakers too.
On my macbook, the speakers are very low at volume, but indeed the new 27" speakers seem to be much louder.
When I recieve my iMac, i guess i'm going to check out the sound first. Almost all the time I'm working on my mac I have music on the background, and I love to turn it loud. Since I ruined my current speakers (yeah.. metal fan) I guess It may be safer to just buy some externals, just because i don't want to ruin the internal ones
my vote is for the x530s, nice bass and they really accentuate the drums (if your into metal, your into drums lol).And THAT's exactly where you convinced me to look for external speakers
Maybe I'm going for a nice logitec set too!
oh yes most definetely! i watched the last LOTR on a friends 21.5" and the sound was pretty amazing!The new iMac's speakers are actually VERY good. Much better than before.
you want both internal and external playing at the same time? i recall an application that could do that. i dont think that OSX itself can do it though, if it could do it, the settings would be in System Prefs->sound.Is there a way to enable internal and external speakers? The built-in speakers are nice, but drivers that small can never produce the good bass you can feel with a proper powered sub on the floor.
From what Ive read, the only way to accomplish this is to get a set of USB speakers. Then there is a way to trick OS X into playing both outputs. I would also like to be able to do this. But I bought a pair of Bose companion IIs for my iMac, so I dont think its an option.you want both internal and external playing at the same time? i recall an application that could do that. i dont think that OSX itself can do it though, if it could do it, the settings would be in System Prefs->sound.
Which ones? Just curious, because when I went to get myself a pair, I tried everyone I could find (didn't even care about price) and ended up liking the HD280 Pros the best. In fact I like then better than others costing more.i got me self a sennheiser headphone for $220.
Since your picky (me too) I am curious what your using?the updated speakers have most definetely had a very big increase in sound quality and overall volume, but for me they just dont cut it. i ma bit picky with sound i guess
I would never recommend that set-up for solely enjoying music. The HS50 and their big brother the HS80 are both great and incredibly flat, but for solely listening that's def. overkill and probably not the best of solutions, especially at the price.Since your picky (me too) I am curious what your using?
I also wonder...seems people really like the Logitech and even heard Swan mentioned a few times. I don't have any of the above, but are they that good? I am currently using a Yamaha 2.1 setup...pair of HS50 with HS10W run through an Apogee Duet.
I know speakers are really really personal preference, and I sometimes wonder if some of the other things people are using might suit my taste better.
Yea that is a good point. Certainly a different target audience with flat studio monitors. And I should clarify, I use them for some audio/video editing and mixing...hence the "flat" selection. But unfortunately the same machine sometimes gets relegated to music "listening" duties...and your right, for that, not the best setup.I would never recommend that set-up for solely enjoying music. The HS50 and their big brother the HS80 are both great and incredibly flat, but for solely listening that's def. overkill and probably not the best of solutions, especially at the price.