iMac speaker quality

Matt T

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Dec 1, 2005
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I just bought a new C2D iMac and I'm curious what to expect in terms of audio quality. Are the iMac's speakers good quality?
 

pknz

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Mar 22, 2005
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That really depends on what you call 'good quality.' I would say they are a bit better than most laptop speakers, but they sound tinny. If you like your music you'll want to buy some speakers.
 

slackersonly

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Apr 13, 2006
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If you are asking, I would say they are probably not going to impress you.

I find them fine for what I use my iMac for which is just a computer. I dont really watch movies on it nor do I listed to music expecting anything but computer sound quality. I have a 50" plasma and a couple of stereo setups for that stuff.

When I move my iMac down to my son, I would imagine that he will immediately wanted upgraded speakers as he uses his computer for music, movies, and such.
 

CrEsTo

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Jun 23, 2006
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The 24" are way louder than my 17" G5 iSight, but yes, if you are picky then you'll want to buy a good set of speakers.
 

nagromme

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It's hard to judge in a store, but I thought they were plenty loud, but lacking in bass. No real surprise there, for speakers built into a display.

I may try adding a hand-me-down iSub if I get an iMac.