Snap, Crackle, Pop
March 29, 2010 7:13 AM Subscribe
Are there any powered computer speakers (2.0) that are shielded from the dreaded snap-crackle-pop interference from GSM mobile devices?
posted by jameslavelle3 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a new pair of computer speakers for my desktop at work in a cubicle for occasional listening. For the past few years I've been enduring a pair of Creative SBS270 speakers that suffer from loud, grating interference from my GSM Blackberry from AT&T, even if I keep my Blackberry as far away as possible (10 feet) while still being in my personal area.
The Creative speakers were standard ~$25 speakers and were supposedly "shielded" from monitor interference. It's not clear to me if that type of shielding is also supposed to be applicable to blackberry interference. I'm looking at newer models like the Logitech X-140s or comparable ones ($20-$50) from Creative, Altec Lansing and others and I'm wondering if the shielding will be any better on those. I'd be willing to pay up for something nicer like Bose Companion 2 if I knew it would solve the problem, but I am having trouble finding any reviews that talk about this issue.
I'd like whatever speakers I get to be 2.0 (don't want to use a sub in the office) and have a headphone port built into one of the speakers.
I need to keep the Blackberry turned on, so disabling it or putting it in foil to reduce its signal is not a good solution.