iMac with external speakers worth it

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    is it worth the extra money?????? does bass really vibrate do the speakers really blast, does it sound good, tell me wat u think
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

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    Okay, first off. What version of iMac are we talking about here?

    Secondly, in most cases external speakers can give you much better frequency response than can internal speakers. The external units can (not all do) have acoustically balanced enclosures to ensure proper fidelity. The internal units are compromised to fit inside cases that are designed for a completely different primary purpose.
     
  3. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    were talking about the newest 24 inch imac
     
  4. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    Seeing in that the speaker cone is probably around an inch or less in diameter, I doubt your going to get any sort of bass that you can feel.

    And I'm not sure I would want a computer/boombox anyways.

    Want more volume than the iMac can provide? External Speakers.
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    so, if all i do is gaming, surfing the net, listening to music, make movies, and MAYBE do sumthing creative in garagebnd, will i be okay with the internal speakers
     
  6. Boulderer2001 macrumors member

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    I use the internal speakers right now and they work fine. They are not going to win awards for sound quality. Listening to my music and movie sounds great. If you are a true audiopile get some external.
     
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I unplugged my cheapy soundsticks the other day, and they sound pretty bad compared to them, and they don't go anywhere as loud.

    They aren't terrible, for background music and completely fine for OS and website sounds, but you might want to someday get some external speakers.
     
  8. nfocus design macrumors regular

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    I have external speakers connected to my iMac, but I did notice before I plugged them in that the speakers in the new iMac sound pretty good. I have a 20" Cinema Display hooked up to the iMac too that I use to watch TV on, so I like the external speakers best. It's odd to watch TV on one display and have the sound coming out of the other. I am inpressed with the quality of the iMac speakers though. Not the best by any means, but certainly an improvement.
     
  9. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually impressed with the sound quality of the little speakers in my iMac.
     
  10. bonafide macrumors regular

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    I am extremely impressed at the sound which emits from these internal speakers.
     

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