Speakers for a Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Robdogg3058, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Robdogg3058 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone recommend any speakers for use with a Mac Mini. Mainly for watching films etc. I do not want loud with lots of bass as I am in a flat with paper thin floors, but I would like it to be clear.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    There's a thousand options out there, can you narrow down the field with a budget, size, specs (stereo, 2.1, 5,1, etc)?
     
  3. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    yes please more info.
     
  4. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    I like Airplay enabled speakers as they have better bandwidth than Bluetooth. A good choice is Apple Airport Express connected to a set of AudioEngine A2. For $300, I think it's the best deal out there for quality sound.

    Those speakers has built in amp and will turn go to sleep when not in use so you don't have to turn them on or leave them on as you would a typical amp or stereo system.
     
  5. Robdogg3058 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, the budget about £150. An external imput for my ipad would also be a bonus but not essential.
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    @Meistervu's suggestion of an AirPlay speaker is a good one, in that it works with all your AirPlay enabled devices (Mac and iOS). Super convenient to use with multiple devices, and no wiring. You should find several options in that price range.
     
  7. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Note that if you watch video from the computer and are using airplay speakers, the audio will not be split.
     
  8. Robdogg3058 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When you say the audio will not be split do you mean that there will be no delay?
     
  9. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    the audio of the video will not be sent to the airplay speakers.


    Airplay only works for audio only content not video.

    Airfoil can split the audio but I haven't used it myself.
     
  10. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    Huh? I definitively can play video on my MBPr and get audio sent to Airplay speakers. Go to System Preferences, Sound, Output and select where you want the sound to go.
     
  11. opinio macrumors 65816

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    A moshi bass burger is at the simplicity end of the spectrum and you can run it wirelessly in Bluetooth.
     
  12. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Awesome thank you so much. Any ideas on how to reduce the lag.
     
  13. kumquat macrumors regular

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    Whatever you get, don't buy anything by GoGroove. They're garbage.
     
  14. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    This is wrong.

    I watch video on the iPad with the sound coming from a Hi Fi all the time.

    It is brilliant.
     
  15. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Get a Dayton Audio DTA-1 amplifier and hook up 2 nice bookshelf speakers.

    If you go airplay or the like:
    Lag is no problem, as any decent media player like XMBC can be set up to compensate for it.
     

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