Although most modern Macs have built in speakers, if you really want to the get the best experience from your music and movies a decent pair of external speakers and a subwoofer are a wise investment. And while just about any standard PC speakers will work with your Mac its worth considering the following two points –
1. A good speaker system is a one off purchase that can be used with your existing Mac and any Macs you might buy in the future and also iPods – so it’s worth investing in a quality product.
2. While a subwoofer might be hidden away under a desk the two speakers are going to be on display – if your anything like me and most other Mac users, you’ll want something that looks like it was designed for the Mac.
When you start to look at the products on the market that cover the two points above you soon realise there’s one product that stands out from all the others – Harman Kardon Soundsticks II.
Looking at Harman Kardon Soundsticks II for the first time you’d be forgiven for thinking they were designed by Apple, they look amazing! The most striking feature of these speakers and more notably the subwoofer, is that the casings are made from a clear plastic which means you can see all the internal components, and unlike many other speaker systems that have a boxy designs, the Soundsticks are incredibly sleek and curvy. They also sound fantastic – and that’s backed up by over seventy five-star ratings on amazon!
Media Type: 2 speakers, subwoofer
Nominal Output Power (Total): 40 Watt
Media Included Qty: 44 – 20000 Hz
Audio Amplifier: Integrated
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Speaker System Details: 2 x satellite speaker – 10 Watt ¦ 1 x subwoofer – 20 Watt
Power Device: Power adapter – external
Connector Type: 1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
The speakers and subwoofer are simple to set up, it’s literally a case of plug and play! It’s also worth pointing out that besides Macs, Harman Kardon Soundsticks II are also compatible with PCs, iPods and other mp3 players.