i am looking for recommendations for computer speakers that sound better and cheaper than HK soundsticks. that will rock the pants off.
a regular headphone jack connection, 2 satellite speakers and a sub woofer.
approx spending is $100.
Check out Logitech's offerings. You can get 3-piece and 5-piece set-ups at any GTA Futureshop. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the sound is... my PC brother recommended them to me and they were dirt cheap... great bass response, decent styling. Buy a copy of Volume Logic for better sound in iTunes and you're set. I have the basic subwoofer & two satellites config... I always used to defer to Altech-Lansing for decent sound for a value budget, until I looked at Logitech. Here's a link for my model, the Z-340.
Anyway, 100 bucks buys you far better sound than it used to. Best of luck.
Can't talk about any other set, but I've had a good experience withe the Creative Labs iTrigue line. It's a little more expensive (around 140), but they're white and they match with the iBook finish...
good stuff guys. i got the soundsticks and i love 'em.
i am looking for something for my powerbook to plug into the headphones slot, i was leaning towards the champagne JBLs, is there one that has a wood finish?
i will give the creatures a go, they look cool.
I've had the Altec Lansing ATP3 3-Piece Speaker System for several years now, which has held up pretty well. It has pretty good bass and doesn't look all that bad. I got it at Costco for $90, the price at Futureshop seems to fluctuate and deflate every now and then (i've seen it as low as $79.99 to $129, which is the price now).
Though I've been eyeing the JBL Creature II, which is $130 on the Apple site. Either that or the Altec Lansing VS4121 2.1. The HK Soundsticks look nice but a bit out of my price range.
i've had the klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers for 2 years now. they wake up the neighbours' neighbours. they were pricy, but I know I will have them forever. Anyone who gets serious about garageband would love them if yr not willing to go the ns-10 route. out of context, but my 2 cents.
The set I have wanted for a long time now is Atec Lansing's 621 system. Designed specifically for clean and powerful music, not so much for gaming but should do nicely. Huge sub and sats are a little larger than most but amazing sound. Currently have a set of creatures and am awestruck by the quality from such small speakers. Pricewise the 621 are 200 and have not budged once at Future Shop, however can be had for approx 160 from independent computer stores in the GTA