Inexpensive, powered speakers to hook up to airport expess.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by reubs, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    My wife is abt to have a child, and she wants some speakers for her iPod to have in the del room. I'd like to double up and use them at home as a small set up for use with our iTunes library.

    It's not a huge house, and we don't need anything fancy. Can someone recommend decent powered speakers for less than $150.00?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Congrats on the baby, it sounds like you just need computer speakers. Powered Speakers are nicer but they require a lot of additional work. In all honesty you can go out and get a set of Creative or Logitech's that will def. suit the purposes you are going to use them for and we are only talking about $50.

    My normal speaker comments:
    The general recommendations are going to be some Bose product that I won't recommend and people will make jokes about. The Sound Sticks which people seem to be giving a lot of credence to these days. I'll recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021, which will lead to another discussion. Then someone will recommend the Logitech Z-2300. At this point, someone will recommend that something from Wal-Mart that costs $25.00 and they will swear it that's greatest thing ever. Someone will then recommend Bose and get flamed, followed by the comment about get yourself a good set of cans (headphones), because those will always sound better. Somewhere along the way the M-Audio's will be thrown around, followed by people like me recommending a different set of pro monitors, followed by another Bose posts. There are a couple of intangibles: someone might recommend the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1, Creative's T40 or some other Logitech that's probably not as good as the Z-2300s. After about 20 posts or so, the general consensus will be reached by a couple of users, you should probably just go hear them for yourself, making the thread well...you can decide...

    Here is one thread for $100 USD. Good Discussion.
    USB Speaker Discussion Here
    Here is another discussion
    Wireless Thread Here...although it diverged.
    2.0 DiscussionHere
    $200 Discussion Here
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Logitech has several different sets for less than that, and I've always had good luck with their stuff. Check them out.
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Oooh, that's a nice budget to play with - and golden has some nice links for you.
     
  5. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Love your analysis..... very well done!!

    OP: I've owned a few logitecs and a Bose set as well. But for your budget I'm in the camp that thinks that the HK Soundsticks II are the sure way to go. I had a set that I gave to my brother. I'm now waiting until after I move to new apartment to set a new set.
     
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