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Hi all!

My first post here (sort of) on the forums. Been visiting the site a few times too in the past. So hello!

Anyway, I'm looking for a speaker system for my iMac. It's white and silver, but I may upgrade (MAY upgrade) to the silver and black model later on.

I'd prefer a 2.1 system with a sub as I'm looking for nice bass response, but also plenty of clarity. They need to be good quality, but needn't be the best in the world. I listen to a large variety of music. I don't particular want 5.1 or more as I don't want lots of speakers in my studio.

I am on a really low tight budget and am looking to spend £60 ($100) the most but I'm hoping for a LOT less!

The primary feature I'm looking for however is the look of the speakers. I need them to look really good! I'm a design freak and I like all things modern. I'd prefer something different/unusual, something that has that wow factor. Something quite minimal, futuristic, or ultramodern.

I have come across the E Series Fashion Style speakers from Edifier which I really like, but don't know a lot about them:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/products.htm
These in particular:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/speakers/e1100/e1100.htm
Or these:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/speakers/e3350/e3350.htm

If anyone knows or have seen any ultramodern speakers that fit the bill, please let me know! Any other advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!

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i am in the same boat and am trying to spend under $150...as far as looks go the swan m10 looks fantastic. i also really do like the sleek looks of the edifier330

i cant make up my mind between klipesch pro media, swan m10, and edifier 330d

those are the front runners for now...
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Hi all!

My first post here (sort of) on the forums. Been visiting the site a few times too in the past. So hello!

Anyway, I'm looking for a speaker system for my iMac. It's white and silver, but I may upgrade (MAY upgrade) to the silver and black model later on.

I'd prefer a 2.1 system with a sub as I'm looking for nice bass response, but also plenty of clarity. They need to be good quality, but needn't be the best in the world. I listen to a large variety of music. I don't particular want 5.1 or more as I don't want lots of speakers in my studio.

I am on a really low tight budget and am looking to spend £60 ($100) the most but I'm hoping for a LOT less!

The primary feature I'm looking for however is the look of the speakers. I need them to look really good! I'm a design freak and I like all things modern. I'd prefer something different/unusual, something that has that wow factor. Something quite minimal, futuristic, or ultramodern.

I have come across the E Series Fashion Style speakers from Edifier which I really like, but don't know a lot about them:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/products.htm
These in particular:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/speakers/e1100/e1100.htm
Or these:
http://www.edifier.ca/english/speakers/e3350/e3350.htm

If anyone knows or have seen any ultramodern speakers that fit the bill, please let me know! Any other advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!

WaxMechaniK

You want modern? I own these - they should fit the bill: http://www.amazon.com/Harman-SoundSt.../dp/B0001DBEM4

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These are also pretty nice!

http://www.alteclansing.com/vs2621-p...-speakers.html

£40 / $50 roughly.

Hmm...

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You want modern? I own these - they should fit the bill: http://www.amazon.com/Harman-SoundSt.../dp/B0001DBEM4

Ron

Thanks Ron!

We actually sell these ones where I work in a small Apple store. I'll be honest, I'm not actually a fan of these! I don't know what it is, maybe it's because I see them on the shelves every day.

Plus, these are also out of my price range, cheapest I can find them in the UK is £100 =[

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Not sure if you already made a purchase or not, but I just received the Edifier e3350 and am very happy with them.

I was at the CES show in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, and I was keeping an eye out for some new computer speakers. I stumbled into the Edifier booth, not knowing anything about them, and was impressed with most of their speakers. I expected them to be more expensive after seeing them at the show, but I got them on Amazon for only $70.

The e3350s sound pretty clean, the bass is not overpowering, if that is what you are looking for, but it is definitely full enough for music and movies on my computer. I have them hooked to my iMac as well. The Sub is a nice size also, kind of a rounded pyramid shape, about a foot around. I liked the sound of it better on the floor than on my desk, so that is where I have it. I got the black ones, they do have different colors if you want.

Anyway, let me know if you want some more info on them.
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