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If you like the $500 B&W Speakers at Apple store, what would be a cheaper alternative?

post #1 of 8
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I really liked the sound of it, and was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative that sounds just as good.

post #2 of 8
Do you mean the B&W MM-1s?

Sure. You should be able to find speakers that are comparable in class for less money.These are lifestyle speakers. They target people looking for that small size, the style (aesthetics), and the B&W name (you definitely pay some for that). The miniature 3" drivers won't be able to compete with good larger driver speakers when it comes to midbass.

Do you already have a DAC? That's part of the cost of the MM-1s.

What kind of setup do you want to do? Is it for a computer desktop? For a bedroom?
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Originally Posted by goodsongs View Post

I really liked the sound of it, and was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative that sounds just as good.

I don't know which speakers are those but under that price I like harman kardon aura
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Do you mean the B&W MM-1s?

Sure. You should be able to find speakers that are comparable in class for less money.These are lifestyle speakers. They target people looking for that small size, the style (aesthetics), and the B&W name (you definitely pay some for that). The miniature 3" drivers won't be able to compete with good larger driver speakers when it comes to midbass.

Do you already have a DAC? That's part of the cost of the MM-1s.

What kind of setup do you want to do? Is it for a computer desktop? For a bedroom?


I searched DAC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital-to-analog_converter

 

and I don't think I have that. I don't even know what it is.

 

Yes, for desktop, bedroom.


Edited by goodsongs - 5/20/14 at 4:25pm
post #5 of 8
All digital audio signals have to be converted to analog before they can be amplified for use by speakers or headphones.

What kind of setup are you planning on hooking your speakers up to? What specific devices?
post #6 of 8

check out the yahama sound. there use full range speakers are sound execellent for its price and you have more connectivity option in a room.

 

Yamaha MCR-040 Dock Speaker

post #7 of 8
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Could you give me a specific model of Yamaha?

post #8 of 8

MM-1s are really nice actually, but Audioengine A2s are a cheaper alternative that sound fantastic for their price.

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