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Best Mac Sound

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

Without a doubt, the speakers on the new 27″ iMac are superb . . . Ā 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 šŸ™‚

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 BoseĀ 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 atĀ AmazonĀ or Best Buy they’re definitely worth picking up to audition.

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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