Speakers to compliment my MacPro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rasheem, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Rasheem macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for some good speakers for my mac. I don't want to spend more than $70. I would be fine with going used if they sounded good still. I want a system with a sub. Any recommendations on which ones i should get and where to buy?
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    And you have a Mac Pro? :confused:
     
  3. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    On my Mac Pro, I use the Harman Kardon SoundSticks II. Although they are a bit more expensive ($169 USD), they sound amazing! I give them a very high rating indeed! On the Apple Store, they are rated 4.5 out of 5.0 with 370 reviews. The SoundSticks II include a large subwoofer as well, so you get a lot for your money.
     
  4. jnc macrumors 68020

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    And that's exactly why he doesn't want to spend so much. ;)
     
  5. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    So I guess they'll be going next to the CRT he bought to go with the Mac Pro too then? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    I like the soundsticks but I never have anywhere to put subwoofers!
     
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    You have no floors? :eek:
     
  8. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Spot on :D A sweet 15" with 1024 x 768
     
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  10. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Under your table or behind your monitor (if the table's big enough).
     
  11. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Yup :D

    I second the floor. I have 2.0 for the Mac and 5.1 for the XBOX. :)
     
  12. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    It's just that there's no a lot of room below my desk, and I don't like them beside it because it looks too messy!
     
  13. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    By compliment do you mean whispering sweet nothings into its ear and commenting on shoes and makeup?
     
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    Well I wasn't going to be so pedantic as to point it out, but whatever.

    OP; the word is complement* Just so you know for next time :)
     
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  17. Rasheem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all. Those soundsticks look nice. Still consideringh though
     
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    I have the soundsticks (version 1) and highly recommend them as well. Great sound and easily loud enough to fill most spaces. They look great too, IMO. The current version is even better than what I have because you dont't lose a usb port.
     
  19. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    exactly what are you doing on this mac pro for which $70 speakers are acceptable?
     
  20. jnc macrumors 68020

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    nothing related to audio? :)
     
  21. Kwill macrumors 68000

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    There is a contrast between your request for good speakers and $70 limit.

    For your budget you can buy cute speakers or cheap speakers but audiophiles that wish to offer suggestions may find it difficult to offer good speaker choices. Nevertheless, searching merely for price, here's a suggestion.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJM8XE/ref=dp_cp_ob_title_3

    I actually have...

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Z-5450-Digital-Speaker-970181-0403/dp/B000AM6QHO/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
     

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