Speakers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by carrielee, May 21, 2008.

  1. carrielee macrumors newbie

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    Hi - my husband recently purchased our first iMac and we love it. For his birthday, I would like to buy some wireless outdoor speakers to use with itunes on our deck (~ 20 feet away). I don't know much about computers or speakers, especially macs, so i was looking for some advice. Will it be easy to get the music to the speakers? Is there anything specific I should look for? Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks.
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  3. carrielee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That looks great but not in my budget unfortunately. I was hoping to find just speakers for a few hundred$$. is this possible?
     
  4. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.evolvespeakers.com/ I have heard that these are good. They have an ipod dock but they can also be used with another system. I think they are $250. Don't quote me on that and please research them. I think I would like them.
     
  5. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    you could buy an airport express, and set it up as airtunes, then buy some good 2.1 Pc speakers, this will work fine, and will be around $250 - $300

    He will be able to control the music with iTunes, and he will also have an airport express which he could take on holiday etc when he buys a MacBook ;)
     
  6. jwalker99 macrumors newbie

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    definitely recommend the airport express

    as MattZani suggested. the airport express is $99, and you should be able to find a decent pair of speakers for less than $100. also, if you have an ipod touch or an iphone, you can use it as a remote control with itunes using a program like alloysoft's signal or iosoft's remote buddy. you can also stream non-itunes content using a program called airfoil.

    the airport express is ultra portable, so when your not using the speakers on the deck you can easily move it to a different room.

    the airport express/ipod touch remote solution is a much cheaper alternative to sonos.
     

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