Speakers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lazymuoio, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. lazymuoio macrumors member

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    Looking to buy some speakers in the 200-350 us$ range, any recommendations as to what to get or avoid? thanks guys
     
  2. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    Harmon-Kardon Sounsticks II. Very good speakers...sound great, awesome bass, and look amazing. I got mine for about 120$ on sale. They go for about 160$-ish. They aren't too expensive, either. I can crack the subwoofer+ volume all the way up and they don't blow out. I really recommend these speakers.
     
  3. lazymuoio thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks dude, how do they compare to the bose ones which are slightly more pricey and do they take up a lot of space, im living in a dorm room so i dont have much room
     
  4. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think that the Bose are overpriced. You can get great quality speakers that are just as good in other brands. I personally cannot hear much of a difference between the two. The Soundsticks dont take up much space. About 2 inches wide and 10 inches tall each. The subwoofer is about 8 inches wide and 10 incheastall.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Bose all the way for me!

    I continue to recommend Bose. I have the Bose Companion 3 speakers hooked up to my MacBook Pro and I could not be happier. The sound quality is outstanding and for being such small speakers they surprise me at just how loud they can get. :)
     
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    I have used the JBL Creature speakers as well as the Bose Companion 3 speakers. I'm currently using a set of studio monitors (better for sound accuracy with Logic) but I was quite happy with the Bose speakers. The only thing I didn't like about the Bose speakers was the wired remote unit that must be connected. I ended up hiding it under the desk.
     
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    I just ordered the Creatures today. What did you think of them? :)
     
  10. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    I have the Bose Companion 5 speakers.... but the 3s are just as good. Can't say enough how good Bose sounds :)
     
  11. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    As mentioned in another thread, I have Harmon Kardon Soundsticks in one room and Creatures in another. The HKs seem, somehow, to have more 'punch' and fill a big room with very clear sound.

    The Soundsticks feel like they have slightly less 'oomph' but produce (to my - admittedly knackered - ears) a gentler, fuller sound that I find very pleasing.

    I keep meaning to swap the two sets of speakers over to see how much of the difference is the product, and how much is the room acoustics. I may get off my butt and do it in the next couple of days and report back ...

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  12. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    The Logitech Z-2300 seems to be getting rave reviews from my buddies ;)
     
  13. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    Stay the hell away from Bose. Bose is well marketed, expensive crap.

    Ask anyone who knows anything about audio equipment and they will tell you the same thing. I had the Bose Companion 3's and they sounded like **** and I paid through the nose for them. I returned them within 5 days.

    I bought these instead and couldn't be happier

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000062VUO/104-5778507-4443120

    I have the Bose 3-2-1 system that I got as a gift (so I couldn't return it without insulting the giver)

    My 2.1 Klipsch speakers sound as good as the Bose 3-2-1 and they were 1/10th the price.

    Friends don't let friends buy Bose
     
  14. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Now thats just a crazy rant. I'll admit Bose isn't then end all, be all, but they make a good product as do many other manufacturers. Some people love Bose, some hate Bose.
     

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