iMac Late 2012 Speaker Advice

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  1. Jameshrcairns, Jan 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013

    Jameshrcairns macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2008
    So... my new 27 inch iMac is on the way, and have just been looking online for speakers as i have read that the speakers on the iMac arent too great.. and I'm constantly listening to music so it seems like a must.
    I've got a budget of up to around £150

    Can anyone suggest speakers? I've looked at the Edifier Prisma BT speakers and Swan M10's but i want speakers that look modern and a bit funky aswell..
    however i dont really like the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks..

    All suggestions are appreciated

    just found these edifier m3200's they look real pretty but was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?
  2. RodPinto macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
    I got the b&w mm-1... Loving them'
  3. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2008
    I love anything from Audioengine. You could shop around and probably find them in your range.
  4. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I picked up the Klipsch THX Pro Media 2.1 set from BestBuy when they were on sale and have been happy with them, they probably aren't THE best but they definitely are much better than any of the built in speakers.

    I listen to a bit of music when at my desk so I wanted good sound but I don't listen enough to need anything amazing, I like the B&W MM-1'S and the AudioEngine A2's but I wanted a decent set quickly, I picked the Klipsch up and haven't felt the need to upgrade any further.
  5. Jameshrcairns thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2008
    Yeah I had a look at them.. Couldn't find anywhere to get them in the uk though..

    Reckon these will be a good alternative?
  6. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    damn they look impressive. Just a question... Do they work just as well with movies as they do for music? I only ask because of my ignorance. Just want to make sure there is no audio sync problems.

  7. OlMighty macrumors member

    May 18, 2012
    I'm in the same boat - I've got the imac coming but would be interested in some good speakers. Got about 3-4 weeks to decide which ones though.

    The G4 ball speakers would have been ideal - I don't need a 2.1 system and don't really want to use external power, or even usb powered. Oh well.
  8. shigzeo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2005
    Any speaker that works with music will work with movies. Movies, however, should be equalised differently as they have more spoken portions. As long as you can EQ them properly, they will be fine.

    The B&W mm-1 have a DAC built-in, so you don't have to worry about the pretty shoddy DAC of your computer.

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