What speakers work with Macs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mac.Jnr, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Mac.Jnr macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    Pardon my stupidity but what speakers generally work for Macs?
    I've decided to buy a decent set of 2.1 speakers and have chosen the Logitech Z-2300. I was just wondering if they would work with my G4 iMac (Flat Panel, 800mhz) and Alu iMac? If you guys could enlighten me before I pull the trigger, it would be great!

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a

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    Most speakers that are lower end 2.1 go straight through the headphone jack using the usual 1/8th inch. Some of them also use optical which looks a lot like the 1/8th inch and, for MacBook Pros at least, is the same as the headphone jack. If you're going for a Logitech 2.1 system, I'm 99% sure that it will have a connector (or you can buy one) to go from your headphone jack to somewhere on the system. (1/8th to 1/8th)
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    All low-end computer speakers will just work from the headphones connection :)
     
  4. ilogic macrumors regular

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    I use the Phillips Audio PC400 and the sound is fantastic, very crisp and resonating bass, i recommend it.. good luck!:apple:
     
  5. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a pair of these and I'm thrilled.

    I was using my MBP to do some presentations and the internal speakers simply didn't deliver enough volume. These plug into the USB port, which is a plus in three ways:

    1. They draw power form the USB port to drive an internal amp in the speaker... therefore they are LOUD.
    2. One of the speakers has media controls! Volume, play/pause, etc. very handy.
    3. Every time I use the 1/8" audio output, the feeling I get is that I've just used 1 of n remaining good connections. The connection just doesn't feel robust. Whereas the USB feels like it will last awhile.
     

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