How To Get The Best Sound From Your Mac

Jan 9, 2020 | Apple Tips & Tricks, Cool Hardware

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 🙂

Woman relaxes listening to the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

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.

Close Up - Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

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