Resolved Speakers under 200$ for 21.5 iMac?

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  1. iCaleb, Mar 4, 2013
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  2. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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  3. iCaleb, Mar 4, 2013
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    LOL R U for real?

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

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    Does anyone know if Apple and Harman Kardon are still friends?

    Why did Apple stop selling them under the name Apple Pro Speakers?
     
  6. Giuly, Mar 4, 2013
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    Those are designed to be for the ears, not for the eyes, you know. However, there is also something a little fancier with brushed aluminum if you don't want something that looks like it's straght out of 1996.
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  7. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing wrong with these. Bose makes good products. They are within the price range of the ones you picked.

    if you're budget is higher I'd suggest the ones I use which is the B&W MM-1.

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    True indeed.
     
  8. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All you guys must be goofy in the head.

    From now on I'll make my own decisions I guess. :cool:
     
  9. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Why make a post at all if you know what you want? Not sure what kind of suggestions you're looking seeing you have beer pocket but wine taste.
     
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    Because Apple's design aesthetic changed from translucent plastic to brushed aluminium and they started building speakers right into their displays. They still look nice next to modern Macs though.

    My set up:

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    Audioengine A2s or Audysseys

    I'd skip the rest.
     
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    Audioengine A2 were the only speakers worth a damn mentioned in this thread.
     
  14. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The A2's look good but what about bass?

    The extra audioengine sub is more than the speakers. :(
     
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    The Swan M1s are pretty solid for its price, just keep in mind that the subwoofer shouldn't be placed below you (i.e. under a desk) and that there's some magnetic shielding issues (i.e. can pick up radio stations...).

    If you're going to get the Audioengines, wait until they update the A2s.

    @Gundam83: The Klipsch are pretty good at that price range.
     
  16. utekineir macrumors 6502

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    exactly, at the $100-130 they can be gotten for they are a very good value, and are locally available for many people.
     
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    Extremely pleased with my newly acquired A2!

    In fact, I got 2 pairs of A2 speakers in a matter of just 1 month in between. I have a black one that I use for the living room, and the white one is for my 24" iMac.
     

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    T40's just delivered by [​IMG]!!!

    I'm really happy with the sound,looks and build quality so far.

    I also like that there are bass, treble and volume knobs below the right speaker.


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  21. iCaleb, Mar 8, 2013
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    UPDATE: I just found out that my new T40 speakers have an awful standby mode.

    This means there is 4 seconds of no audio when starting up a song.

    These are going back for some nice headphones instead. :(

    What dumbnut decided to add a sleep/standby mode for speakers?:mad:

    How lame.
     
  22. hkim1983 macrumors 6502

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    Headphones will give you higher sound quality at that price range over any set of speakers you can find, but there are downsides to headphones too (I personally use headphones).

    The Fischer Audio FA-011s are arguably the best headphones you can buy in the sub $200 range, assuming you pair it with a decent amp. Even without an amp, it's still a solid pair of headphones, and they are aesthetically pleasing. You would have to import them from Russia/Europe though, and the headphones aren't closed, meaning everyone can hear what you're listening to (I guess this isn't a problem if you were going to get speakers to begin with).

    Otherwise, the Audio-Technica M50s are the popular go-to set, and it doesn't need an amp to drive it. They don't really have a soundstage though due to their closed nature.

    http://www.head-fi.org/a/2012-head-fi-holiday-gift-guide-over-ear

    That guide is a good list of choices you can look through.

    EDIT: Those prices aren't up-to-date, for example, the M50s go for $100-120ish right now on Amazon.
     
  23. tu4thenguyen macrumors member

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    A2 or Swans M10 (if you can find them in stock)
    :p
     

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