Speakers to get?

nando2323

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I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for speakers to get for my new 24" Imac. On my PC I had the Klipsh pro-logic 5.1 Digital but that was just overkill, very nice sound but just too much, I'm gettting older and my hearing is precious to me now :). I was considering the Altec Lansing FX-6021.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113140

Or the Altec Lansing FX-4021

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113008

Or the Logitech Z-4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121130

I think sound is important as well as asthetics. Anyone own any of these and could share their opinions on them? Also anyone know if there is just like a USB subwoofer deal cause I really like it now that there is so much free space on my desk with the Imac.

Thanks.
 

cobravap

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What about the Logitech Z10 (i know it doesnt have subwoofer, but it is USB). There are no USB 2.1's that i know of. If i had to pick of the 3, i would just get the Logitechs, as they are the cheapest and offer decent sound. Although the ALTEC LANSING FX4021 is nice in the looks department.
 

nando2323

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What about the Logitech Z10 (i know it doesnt have subwoofer, but it is USB). There are no USB 2.1's that i know of. If i had to pick of the 3, i would just get the Logitechs, as they are the cheapest and offer decent sound. Although the ALTEC LANSING FX4021 is nice in the looks department.
I was considering the EDIT: (FX6021's) they do look real nice. Does anyone know if they are actually brushed aluminum or just painted plastic? Also when I was talking about USB I was talking about a USB stand alone Subwoofer, I like the sound that the speakers on the Imac put out but it doesnt have the lows that I would prefer.
 

nando2323

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go for the Altec Lansing FX-6021s, nice speakers.
That's what I meant I just edited it. I've been reading reviews on the apple site and alot of people seem to like them. The price is a bit steep but I guess you get what you pay for right!
 

Sweetfeld28

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Personally, i love the speakers i have for my computer [the Yamaha YST-MS201 model 2.1 set], but my friend had the Alien looking ones and they also sound really good.

For me i just wanted something that sounded great and was cheap, and for $20 via eBay; i think i got a good deal.
 

techlover828

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That's what I meant I just edited it. I've been reading reviews on the apple site and alot of people seem to like them. The price is a bit steep but I guess you get what you pay for right!
Ya, they're really nice, and I'm pretty sure they are wireless.
 

Grape

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Personally, I am a fan of the B&W Nautilus speakers. And yes, these do beat the Soundsticks aesthetically, as well as in any other way, and by a long shot.

 

Grape

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If you have to ask, you can't afford them. ;)
(about thirty-four grand)

They are bigger than they look in the photo.
 

nando2323

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If you have to ask, you can't afford them. ;)
(about thirty-four grand)

They are bigger than they look in the photo.
Yeah I figured that much! I saw some on ebay like the previous model and they were like 2k used.
 

jerry1

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If you just want 2.1's, I haven't read a bad review of the Logitech Z-2200's.

I haven't checked into the connector interface/Mac compatibility yet but you might check them out.

You can get them for about $100 on the web.
 

dan7592

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Why don't you take a look at the JBL speakers? I just got the jbl spot speakers and they are great!!!!!!!
 

bocomo

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Why don't you take a look at the JBL speakers? I just got the jbl spot speakers and they are great!!!!!!!
i vote for jbl too. i have been using the creature speakers from them for about 2 years and i really like the sound quality. (don't know if it matters, but the newspaper here in dallas uses them at their video workstations too)
 

Victor ch

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Personally, I am a fan of the B&W Nautilus (snip img) speakers. And yes, these do beat the Soundsticks aesthetically, as well as in any other way, and by a long shot.
Good lord... I love Bowers & Wilkins speakers, I wish I could afford them, not even the entry level 686's are in my price range :eek:

To the OP, have you considered Bose Companion 3?? I have them they sound ok and have the bass you want.

Victor