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Thread: Need Help Finding Speakers

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    Angry Need 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.

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    You could get some of these. It's what I have, a bit pricey but they sound amazing!

    Alesis M1 Active 520 75W Active Near-Field Reference Monitor Pair and more Studio Monitors at

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    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 -

    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; 2009-03-01 at 11:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    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

    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 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.
    Last edited by NeoNightmareX; 2009-03-02 at 02:54 AM.
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