How To Get The Best Sound From Your Mac
Without a doubt, the speakers on the new 27″ iMac are superb . . . but if you have a Mac Mini or an uber-expensive Mac Pro you’re stuck with a tiny speaker that makes a sound like a mouse being strangled.
With a friend in this situation, I decided to get her a pair of decent speakers for Christmas.
I read the reviews and watched YouTube showdowns of roughly 20 to 30 speakers before making a choice. Now you can save time wading through all that crap and just go direct to my recommendation 🙂
When you buy computer speakers, you need to consider:
- What’s your budget
- If these are for music, what kind of music?
- Are they for gaming?
Speakers range in price from less than $50 to well over $500.
I wanted something in the $100 – $200 range.
With music, if you want thumping bass, your best bet is to get speakers that are paired with a subwoofer. Subwoofers are relatively large so it’s worth figuring out where you will place it, before handing over your cash.
Gaming speakers are a specialty item. They need to take into account soundspace creation, response times and a bunch of other factors I know nothing about . . . however there are a bunch of entertaining people on You Tube that can provice solid reccomendations.
I settled on the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system.
Undeniably cool looking, they have a small footprint and sound fantastic.
You’ll find great reviews for these speakers all over the internet.
I tried them out with a variety of music and they produce remarkably crisp sound. Bass it tight, but without a dedicated subwoofer it’s not deep enough for music that relies on a heavy pulsing beat.
At $99.99 at Amazon or Best Buy they’re definitely worth picking up to audition. Please note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Don’t let the star rating on Amazon influence you. Most folks will love these speakers.
My friend was happy . . . she didn’t ask for a gift receipt.
Please leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite speakers are and how you feel about my choice.