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I'm buying a MBP 15" today and I'd like to buy a pair of stereo speakers for it. When setting this up at my desk, I will have my Mackie powered monitors. But if I'm out of town or something and I want to play a game, I'd like to hook up some small speakers. I'm wanting to spend $100 max or less if possible. I'd like them to sound as good as possible given the price. Oh and if possible, it would be great if I could purchase them at an Apple store, but if I have to buy them online to get the best deal for the money... I will.

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Why not a headset? I know a couple of good ones for 100 bucks :-)
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The speakers aren't too bad on the MBP - but like all small speakers they are missing the low range. You could try this
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Are you planning on playing a game in OSX or in Windows via bootcamp?

If windows, you may want to look at something like a logitech G35 which if you shop around you can get for right around $100, or a Razor gaming headest.

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Probably gaming on both OSX and Windows... but the more I can do in OSX the better. Meaning if a game is available for both, I'd rather use OSX.

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Yeah, I don't blame you. There are only a few games I still play on the windows side, but I'm trying to wean myself off of them (only kinda successful really).

Myself, I'm still a fan of having a headset so not everyone in the general area can hear / is annoyed by what I'm doing

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Check out Soundsticks II IMO they're very decent budget speakers. Perhaps a tad more than $100 but worth the extra coin IMO.

Amazon.com: Used and New: Harman Kardon SoundSticks II 2.1 Plug and Play Multimedia Speaker System
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Check out Soundsticks II IMO they're very decent budget speakers. Perhaps a tad more than $100 but worth the extra coin IMO.

Amazon.com: Used and New: Harman Kardon SoundSticks II 2.1 Plug and Play Multimedia Speaker System
I think I saw those on the Apple.com store. Do you think they sell them in the store?

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I think I saw those on the Apple.com store. Do you think they sell them in the store?
Well, I know for a fact that Apple Authorized dealers sell them, but you'd be well advised to stay away from them OR from Apple when making such a purchase, as the price of said item will likely be significantly more. A quick search at Apple's online store reveals: Harman Kardon SoundSticks II - Apple Store (U.S.)

So if you're desperate to get them from Apple, there ya go.

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Get a pair of M-Audio AV 40, you will not be disappointment in the sound quality. If you look hard enough you could get them for a little over your budget.
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creative labs gigaworks t-40 were pretty good for size
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