What speakers should I buy with my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cubfan, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Cubfan macrumors newbie

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    I'm basically using these speakers for music off of my MacBook Pro. Price doesn't matter just want to buy some quality speakers.
     
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    +1 That is one hell of a computer speaker setup.
     
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    If price is no object, you sure it's not. The best option would probably be pro monitors. You really should probably define a price range, as the last one of these threads had people recommending $3,100.00 floor speakers. if price is no object, this is the wrong forum.
     
  6. Cubfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Logitech Z-5500 is a bit too many speakers. How bout something around $200. Thanks
     
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    The general recommendations are going to be some Bose product that I won't recommend and people will make jokes about. The Sound Sticks which people seem to be giving a lot of credence to these days. I'll recommend the Altec Lansing FX6021, which will lead to another discussion. Then someone will recommend the Logitech Z-2300. At this point, someone will recommend that something from Wal-Mart that costs $25.00 and they will swear it that's greatest thing ever. Someone will then recommend Bose and get flamed, followed by the comment about get yourself a good set of cans (headphones), because those will always sound better. Somewhere along the way the M-Audio's will be thrown around, followed by people like me recommending a different set of pro monitors, followed by another Bose posts. There are a couple of intangibles: someone might recommend the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1, Creative's T40 or some other Logitech that's probably not as good as the Z-2300s. After about 20 posts or so, the general consensus will be reached by a couple of users, you should probably just go hear them for yourself, making the thread well...you can decide...

    Now you of course would have known all of this if you searched, but I did all the work for you.

    Speakers Discussions Are Rampant:
    Here is one thread for $100 USD. Good Discussion.
    USB Speaker Discussion Here
    Here is another discussion
    Wireless Thread Here...although it diverged.
    2.0 DiscussionHere
    $200 Discussion Here
     
  9. Cubfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm probably going to buy Logitech Z-2300. Thanks for all the help
     
  10. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Lol your an expert on previous threads :D
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Either that or I learned how to search. Do we need to just keep doing that though. Seriously, it happens no matter what the thread is. I left out some other intangibles, but I already have a generic response for external hard drive questions that I tweak, because it's the same circle.
     
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    I just picked these up the other day. They are awesome, and the sub is a BEAST. +1 for the 2300.
     
  14. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4
     
  15. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    And then there was the following:
    Here's to reading. (BTW, that was only after speakers oddly more then the B&O's were thrown around)
     
  16. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Love you too.
     
  17. rcktman macrumors newbie

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    Logitech G51......over 4 stars with 90 reviews!

    Check out the Logitech G51 5.1 system. Looks great and review back it up!!

    Good luck!
     
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    As it was said above, 5.1=too many speakers. And my second toast to reading.
     
  19. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Not cheap ($1,300 list, me thinks), but these are essentially the "multimedia" equivalent (RCA inputs instead of balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS) of Dynaudio's BM5A Compact professional near-field studio monitors:

    Dynaudio MC 15

    Very revealing and neutral sound with virtually ZERO coloration. Worth every penny if you can afford them.

    The matching subwoofer of course, is optional. But it's not necessarily required, as these little guys actually hold their own in bass performance.


    For the less insane budget, look into M-Audio, Swans, Focal, etc. All of these brands will give you better 2-channel performance than anything Logitech makes.
     

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