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Are the speakers in the Imac good enough for casual listening to music? Or do I need to look at bigger speakers to plug in?
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Probably depends on what your definition of good is. I dont think they are but....my wife does.

You will probably need to listen to them and then decide.
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I've been wondering the same thing. I listen to iTunes and tinker about with GarageBand now and then. I reckon they'll be OK.

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I think the sound differs with the size of iMac you get.

I have the 24 and I think the speakers are spot on.
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Are the speakers in the Imac good enough for casual listening to music? Or do I need to look at bigger speakers to plug in?
This is something you can only answer.. I had a 17" Imac and at times I wished they would get lounder than they did.. so for me I needed something that got a bit louder.. as far as sound quality I think they were great..


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Depends on how far away you go, and how you live. In live in a flat, so the loudness is ok for me. Any louder, and I'd start annoying the neighbours. Plus, the flat's not so big, so I can hear it wherever I am.
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The speakers in my 20in iMac I think for internal speakers are brilliant.
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I got some jbl encounters to go with my shiney 24". They sound much better than the built in speakers. I keep my sound level low mostly but they do loud if you want too. Good bass and top end but they need 125 and 250 hz taking down a touch in iTunes for me.

They also look nice.
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the speakers in my 20" iMac are OK but are not for audiophiles.

i hooked mine up to a Altec Lansing FX6021 2.1 speakers, which sound just devine

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the speakers in my 20" iMac are OK but are not for audiophiles.

i hooked mine up to a Altec Lansing FX6021 2.1 speakers, which sound just devine
I just picked up some 2.1 Creatve Labs I-trigue 3800s and for what they are, they sound pretty darned good to me.
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as far as internal speakers go they are pretty good. IMO though they're not the best speakers, but I am a bit of an audio nut, and I run my mac through a powered 2Ch amp with bookshelf speakers, so make what you will of my opinion.

The Klipsch Pro-Media 2.1's are really nice.
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I thought they didn't get loud enough, and didn't have enough bass. But then again I'm a drummer and have done considerable damage to my ears, and have a hard time hearing low tines.

You'll just have to listen and if you don't like them, get better ones.

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The sound great to me. I don't like the delay I get sometimes when adjusting the volume with the keyboard.
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