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Thread: Need Help Finding Speakers
02-28-2009, 05:37 PM #1Need Help Finding Speakers
While my request doesn't specificially concern the iPhone, it is because of the iPhone that I need an answer, so I'm hoping someone out there can help me out.
I recently purchased a Mac Mini, and really like it, except for the fact that its built-in speaker leaves much to be desired. I am hoping that some of you out there have some recommendations for some decent shielded speakers to use with it. Ideally, I would like to spend as little as possible while still getting the following:
1. Louder/better sound than Mac Mini built-in speaker.
2. Shielded so that I don't get that irritating interference "buzzing" when my iPhone 3G (or my wife's Samsung Blackjack) are close to it,
I had some speakers which came with one of our eMachines PC's (which is now dead), but they buzz like mad.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
02-28-2009, 06:33 PM #2
03-01-2009, 03:57 PM #3
Those do look really nice, but I was really looking for something less expensive.
Upon doing some more searching, I finally hit the right combination of search terms which led me to what might be a cheap solution that will let me stick with the speakers I have for now. Starting with the article posted at iPhone Buzz Kill | Mac|Life, I found the following on Radio Shack's website: Snap-Together Ferrite Choke Core - RadioShack.com
I'm not 100% sure it will work, but for a total cost of around $10, it's worth a shot.
*SIGH* Went to Radio Shack today, got the parts, and came home and set 'em up... No joy. Still just as much interference as ever. Anybody have any cheaper well-shielded speakers to recommend?
Last edited by Dadditude; 03-01-2009 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-01-2009, 06:46 PM #4
If you want a good set of 5.1 speakers buy the Logitech Z-5500. I own these and I LOVE them. Absolutely worth more than I spent for them. I got lucky and paid $220 for them from Dell.com
These are shielded from the static that cell phones cause to many speakers. Trust me, I would know since I own both the speakers and an iPhone. If you are looking for a 2.1 or even a 2.0 set. I suggest go Logitech.
From the Mac Mini site on Apple.com it seems like there's an Optical Out port, so you would need a Toslink/Optical cable to make it work as a 5.1 set.