MBP speaker suggestions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikepro44, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. mikepro44 macrumors member

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    What would you recommend speaker wise for my MBP when it is pretty much docked at home? I want to find something that can work with my PC as well so I can switch over when I'm not using my MBP
     
  2. sagew macrumors member

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    What price range and how big a room do you need to fill?

    Harman Kardon Sound Stick II's are very natural with little distortion for the money and they look nice.

    Logitech Z series are nice as well, not quite as "pure" as the harman set.

    I used to like Klipsch, but have found they are muddy in comparison with other sets. (Drivers are not as tight, but do provide more midbass)

    Also, I have an old Monsoon set that is hybrid flat panel membrane(planar)/ small cone driver and the sound is amazing imho. It was an upgrade with an old Dell tower I have.

    As for compatibility, it should work with either computer as long as it is an analog (headphone jack) set.


    Hope this helps,
    Eric
     
  3. mikepro44 thread starter macrumors member

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    yah i was leaning towards the sound sticks II, do you think they are the best for the price?
     
  4. sagew macrumors member

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    They are excellent (Great for natural sound, not bass heavy) for a small room. If you have a large space check out the logitech's
     
  5. mikepro44 thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm might need to look for logitech set ups then, any suggestions? haha
     
  6. sagew macrumors member

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    The z-5500 series are some of the most highly regarded if you need something for a large space.

    Exactly how big a room are we talking? Do you live in the U.S.? If you can get to a Best Buy you can actually demo the Harman's and they have at least one Z series set up for demo as well.

    What is your budget?

    Eric
     
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  8. mikepro44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Im from Canada, 10' by 40' room, budget is around $200
     
  9. sagew macrumors member

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    Given the strange (very long and shallow) nature of the room, I would say a 2.1 setup would be better than going the 5.1 route.

    Those logitech z-2300's fit the bill very well, and at under $100 shipped stateside you couldn't do much better.

    As for a canadian retailer that will have them, try futureshop (since best buy carries the model and futureshop is a child company of theirs) or NCIX has them for ~120 CAD

    NCIX z-2300

    Hope this helps...must sleep soon so I can catch the keynote in the morning
     

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