What is the optimal speaker set up for a computer playing iTunes and Spotify primarily (quality ~320 kbps)? I primarily listen to music on Spotify, and am looking for a new office speaker setup to connect to my iMac, but I'm not sure what the optimal plan is. Bookshelf speakers? Sonos? Computer speakers? DAC? Receiver? I'd prefer speakers to headphones, and am looking for the best sound out of those files.
I listen to most of my music on CD, and want to replace the cheapo Philips stereo and speakers from my student days with a better quality system. Recommendations for receiver and speakers please? Total budget around $500. [more inside]
I have a Bose 28 series home theater system. Before anyone starts jabbing me lets just know it was a gift and I am tryin gto work with it as best as possible. [more inside]
I finally upgraded my Direct TV service, the old Tivo bit the dust. So naturally I'm looking to upgrade the television... [more inside]
I have a Roland RD-700 SX keyboard and I'm using an iRig MIDI to connect to GarageBand on my iPad mini. Currently, the XLR outputs of my Roland keyboard are connected directly to studio monitors. The iRig Midi's IN and OUT are connected to the keyboards OUT and IN, respectively. The problem I've having is that I'm hearing only the Roland's build in sound through the speakers, not the GarageBand sounds, which is all I want to hear. Is it possible to connect things so I only hear the GarageBands sounds? Or do I need more equipment? I'm new at all this so please go slow in your explanations. Thanks.
iPhone 4S users: have you updated to the latest iOS6.whatever in the last couple of weeks? Did it go without a hitch? Or have you experienced problems that would make you advise me not to update? [more inside]
I'm looking to assemble a home stereo for dirt cheap. What do I need to know and how can I get the most ♪ for the least $? [more inside]
What's the most portable, cheapest, best quality wireless/Bluetooth speaker(s) out there? [more inside]
Can you give me recommendations for portable, yet powerful speakers for a laptop? Audio quality not necessarily the #1 priority. [more inside]
I need a new pair of computer speakers. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest reasonably priced, wireless, computer speakers that sound great?
If I connect my computer to a set of speakers using several sound cables (1/8 inch) daisy-chained together, will the sound degrade? [more inside]
Where do I find a portable and programmable sound board-like thing? [more inside]
Help me get some powered, 2.1 speakers with an auxillary input for ~$200. [more inside]
My laptop speakers aren't working, but the sound is fine with headphones. What does this mean and how can I fix it? A few details inside. [more inside]
[Christmas Gift Filter] Help me get my boyfriend some nice speakers that he can use with his Mac Book Pro. [more inside]
Mixer (Yamaha EMX 312 SC) is muffling the vocals. Awful sound. Help? [more inside]
Is it possible to use an all female 3.5mm splitter backwards to allow two inputs into one set of speakers? [more inside]
How much could the speakers built into iPhones be auditorily improved if price were no object? [more inside]
I'm considering purchasing a pair of Bose Companion 3 speakers at a local retailer where I receive a hefty discount. I should be able to leave with them for roughly $175 as opposed to the retail $250. Is this a justifiable purchase? [more inside]
Is there an objective way to measure audio fidelity? If so, what is it? In other words, what quality of headphones and speakers makes the differences in sound quality?
My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
What are some good-sounding, relatively cheap TV speakers? [more inside]
Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
Is there any way I can play white noise through my computer speakers, to soothe my vigilant doggies from barking at every sound they hear outside?
Is there a free program that lets me broadcast "white noise" through my computer speakers? My dogs are vigilant. They bark at noises outside the house, at all hours of the night. We have a "White Noise" machine in our bedroom, and it seems to block the sounds of the outside world quite well, but... our dogs sleep downstairs, and we sleep upstairs, and...we like the white noise machine for ourselves. I was wondering if there were any sort of software that I could run on my downstairs PC, that would play similar white noise, to distract the pups, since my computer is in the room where they tend to sleep. We'll probably buy another white noise machine, but in the meantime, can anyone help? Free software would be preferred! (Or perhaps a website that plays white noise?)
I'm interested in buying a stereo receiver, but I want to make sure it will work with the 17 year old speakers I have. [more inside]
How do the on-board speakers on the new MacBooks compare to the ones on the MacBook Pro? [more inside]
Recommend this rap listener a pair of small, great-sounding speakers (that I can afford)! [more inside]
Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
My mother has an ideal speaker system in mind, but no idea what that entails. [more inside]
I took my computer into work today and the IT guy got rid of all of my unnecessary files and basically did a good dusting and cleaning. [more inside]
DIY Wedding Reception Music Sound System?!?! Frazzled bride has [more inside]
Surround Sound 2.0 setup: What do I do w/ my new amp and old speakers? [more inside]
Having upgraded to 5.1 speakers, I find my sound occasionally dying and requiring a reboot... [more inside]
My laptop can't produce sound clearly, but last night it could. I know next to nothing about computers. What's with this?
I want to buy some speakers for an Ipod. Altec Lansing and Bose have both made speaker sets that use the docking port, so that's kind of cool, but are the speakers worth it? The Bose ones in particular are $300, which seems really high. Anyone have any experience with these? Or is it just better to buy some regular powered speakers and plug them into the earphone jack?
When I plug my iBook into my home stereo, it sounds horrible. Way bass-y and mumbly. I can tweak it - setting the iBook volume way low and messing with bass and treble on the stereo - so it's passable, but I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong. (I plug it from the headphones jack into the Phono input.)
I want to buy these speakers, but it seems they are only available from Japan, and other far-eastern countries. Does anyone know of anywhere I can buy some that will ship to the UK (Amazon JP don't), and have a site in English? (Or be easily decipherable by a stupid Brit?) Alternatively, can anyone recommend any 2.0 or 2.1 speakers available to the UK that have optical digital input? [more inside]
Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]