speaker suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by longthizzz, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    what are good speakers to use as desktop speakers . I'm lending toward buying the audio engine a2 , but want to know if there are any betters one in the same price range
     
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  3. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Without knowing your needs, I use a Bose Soundlink Mini II which comes in aluminium and looks great under my Cinema Display. With the possible exception of the Kef Muo, this may be the best-sounding speaker of its size. Two Kefs can be configured as a pair for a broader stereo base.
     
  4. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    i was lending toward those . i was just gonna use them for normal music . movie watching
     
  5. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind the bulk, the cables and lack of additional uses, the A2s look pretty good to me.
     
  6. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont mind the cables . i can care less about cable magement i just want a good speaker set .
     
  7. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    They do look like good speakers. I would say you might not find better in that price range but if size, portability and aesthetics are important, it might be better to go for a Bluetooth speaker.
     
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    size, portability and aesthetics tend to militate against decent sound.
     
  10. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    Audioengine a5+. They play loud without distortion and they look great. Sound quality is amazing as well.
     
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    If you are using it just for watching movies on your Mac then look for a good 2.1 system or 5.1 system. Just get something goods one with a good sub and you'll be happy!
     
  12. kastorff macrumors regular

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    I'm a big Audioengine fan. Both the A2 and A5 series are great sounding for their price/size. Combine with a Bluetooth receiver and you have a very nice, flexible (multi-device) sound system that doesn't take up much space.
     
  13. jerwin, Jan 4, 2016
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    Point one is overrated for all but the first octave (20Hz--40Hz.) If your subwoofer can't plumb those depths, it's not worthy of the name. All it's really doing is acceding to an interior decorator's idea of what music is supposed to look like.
     
  14. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    can u add a bluetooth recivever / adapter on the a2 to make them bluetooth
     
  15. kastorff, Jan 5, 2016
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  16. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    You could also add a Chromecast audio and the audioengine has a built in usb to power it. Much better than Bluetooth but I think it works like a regular Chromecast so you are limited to what apps it supports. If you want to just stream all sound from a device then Bluetooth is better.
     

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