What speakers for MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Race Johnson, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Race Johnson macrumors member

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    Got my MBP and now need some speakers. I dont want those little weenie speakers on the desk, I just want like good speakers I can put under my desk. Ive looked up some already and thinking about these:

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=73DE9FA3&nplm=TM097ZM/A

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=69D19BFA&nplm=TL227LL/A

    If anyone has one of these please let me know how u like them. Also what is the difference between these two? Thanks!
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have Bose Companion 3 speakers & subwoofer hooked up to my MacBook Pro and they are phenomenal. Unless you are dead set on buying one of the two models you listed in your post, I would check out what Bose has to offer. :)
     
  3. mongoose8p macrumors regular

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    Harmon Kardon Soundsticks II
    I have had these for a year and they are great if you have an airport express you can play music wireless through itunes they are just great though best investment
     
  4. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    As will probably be recommended by many others, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system is phenomenal for the price.
     
  5. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    What's your budget? The Audioengine 5 is a sweet system if you can afford it.
     
  6. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Not to split hairs, but if you were looking at those two sets, wouldn't they go on top your desk? Not under?
     
  7. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm throwing my vote in for the Bose Companion 5. Aweomse sound for movies and music. Just watched "Shooter" tonight, infact. Couldn't be happier with my speakers :D
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    +1 Bose Companion 3

    Plainly Brilliant. And the Control Pod, Genius!
     
  9. klharper macrumors member

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    Heh seriously... it is a waste to be putting monitors under a desk. Or any speakers for that matter

    If you want a 2.1 set that takes advantage of the optical out, look no further.

    http://www.ncixus.com/products/index.php?mode=productreviewread&product_id=15339&review=16&nocookie=1&membership=0

    The only 2.1 optical setup I've seen (that is all one package, of course). They cost a bit to ship as they are from Canada, but even so, still the best value I've found out there (speaking from lots of research, not personal opinion, though, so take it as you will). If you want something more mainstream or space saving, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 can be had for an excellent price from Amazon. The sub is a bit boomy/overpowering, but still a great set.
     
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  12. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    I've used the SoundSticks II on my G5 Tower for three years and they still sound awesome.
     
  13. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    only problem with the soundsticks is that you can't raise the volume too loud. If you trying to fill anything more then a 8X12 room you can't blast them.
     
  14. mongoose8p macrumors regular

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    i beg to differ on this these things are load if you got the itunes volume thing cranked dn the speakers manual toudch sensitive controls up they are really looud
     

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