Speakers for Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by amianne, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. amianne macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I am looking for a pair of speakers for my mac Mini could anyone recommend some. I sorely miss my cube with it's Harmon Kardon ones.

    thank you
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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  3. amianne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Budget

    Don't know if I have done this right but here goes.

    Budget about £30 I am happy to hunt out used ones just would like to know what I can go for.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for simplicity and reasonable quality on a budget, and if you're prepared to hunt down some used ones, then have a look at the Logitech Z-5, or the LaCie USB or FireWire speakers.

    The Z-5s come with a remote and are powered by USB (and get their audio from the same bus), so no power supply and minimum trailing wires. If you've got a USB hub in your monitor then you can just run them from there.

    Same goes for the Lacie ones, and they do a FW version too, which means a higher voltage from the bus, hence a higher wattage. No remote with those, and a very short cable. I've got a pair of the FireWire ones running off my 23in ACD and they just about reach to the end of the monitor plus 3-4in or so.

    Obviously, if you want loads of bass or more volume in general, then you'll need to go for something that's not bus powered and probably a sub too.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It kind of comes down to whether or not you're a bit of an audiophile or not. I'm not, so I picked up some $20 speakers + sub on sale yesterday at FYE.

    Really if its just for casual listening almost anything that has a sub will do. I wouldn't buy something without one, however, because you lose a ton of the nuances (and bass lines frankly) without one.
     
  6. amianne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    many thanks that gives me plenty of scope.
    amianne
     
  7. skipriverstone macrumors member

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    Speakers for Mac Mini

    Hi Amianne,
    I just purchased these for USD $5.25 at Goodwill.
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...en&s=dfo&sku=313-0653&~lt=popup&~ck=XYRelated
    They work amazing.
    They don't have a remote. Who cares for 5 bucks...
    They sound amazing too.
    Keep looking and definitely go with Harmon/Kardon (JBL) or Bose.
    Cheers
     
  8. Boss250 macrumors newbie

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    Im using some harmon/kardons, the soundsticks II, they are pretty amazing 2.1 full range set for lower budget audio, and they look way more expensive than they are, I got them for $69 on amazon a while back, they just use the headphone jack on the mini.
     

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