music on my mac mini, headphones vs speakers, listener fatigue

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

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    I was looking at the app fidelia, & it described something called listener fatigue, where alot of recordings are made for listening through speakers not headphones, that was the basic idea I got from it.

    I do keep the volume down, I do not blast my ears, but even so I do notice that I do feel a little tired in general after listening to music on my mac mini through some Sony headphones, (they are the over the ear type, not in ear).

    Would I be better off with some decent (good but not too expensive) speakers to listen on the mac mini?
     
  2. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on the headphones, some are worse then others.

    Speakers are the way to go for long periods of listening.
     
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Will look for some speakers

    what are some good computer speakers that do not take up desk space, I dont have much desk space, and I am on a budget, something under $80.00 would be preferable, I know I will not get big sound in this price range, but I am not looking to blast them, (have family members) just play them something for near filed listening, sitting at my mac mini in a small room.
     
  4. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Ill let someone else chime in here as what I use are rather large.

    Someone was selling some audioengine a2's here for i think 120 shipped? Good price for a great speaker.
     
  5. bluespark macrumors 68000

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    For that price point (or just slightly more), I'll second the recommendation for the AudioEngine A2 speakers. They perform better than their price and are tuned in a way (rolled-off treble) that's non-fatiguing.
     

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