great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

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mersault
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great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by mersault » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm looking for something just for hotel room listening. Not really for production or anything like that. Something that fits in my suitcase. I would consider a dock or regular 2.0 speakers. I like deep bass, but don't want to bring a sub with me. any suggestions? under $300 would be best...

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Post by jez3122 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:00 pm

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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by Hidden Driveways » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:06 pm

Every iPod dock I've heard has been really, really bad sounding.

The best I've heard is the Bose. I'm not crazy about Bose in general, but theirs sounded the best. If you're looking for bass, you likely won't get it.

I imagine the one that Apple came out with might be worth a listen. I've never heard it.

As far as mobile booty bass goes, I don't know of anything that you could stick in a suitcase that won't make it a pretty miserable thing to have to lug around. Maybe a small 2.1 system built for a TV might do the trick?

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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by ghast » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:08 pm

seems like it would be simpler to just pack a quality boom box with an input on it.


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Post by jez3122 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:27 pm

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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by nuxnamon » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:34 pm

mersault wrote:I'm looking for something just for hotel room listening. Not really for production or anything like that. Something that fits in my suitcase. I would consider a dock or regular 2.0 speakers. I like deep bass, but don't want to bring a sub with me. any suggestions? under $300 would be best...

thanks everybody!
with that budget, why not get a nice pair of headphones?

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Post by mersault » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:55 pm

My girl will be there too so headphones are out - though I'll bring them too for working on tracks. I was looking at the JBL that Hidden Driveways linked. I guess I would consider a smallish 2.1 - not sure which one though....

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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:57 pm

I use an FM transmitter and play through the hotel room's crappy radio from my mp3 player. very portable. you can't get proper bass without size and weight, bass is all about pushing air hard and slow.

+1 on getting a little boombox, at least with that you get more out of it, as in you can take it to the park/beach/camping.
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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by monobeach » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:39 pm

I bought the bose companion 2 speakers for a "big" sound. surely, they sound "big" for the size, lots of bass, too, but I can't stand the totally hyped sound they have. everything is totally exaggerated: bass, stereo image etc. so, I cannot recommend a decent system, but I'd say stay away from anything bose, if you like a more or less true sound representation - working on tracks, I found impossible with these. I would try maybe one of the JBL on stage systems next time...

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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by mersault » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:32 am

I guess its true - at least for now - Without size and weight, you're not getting much bass. Bass needs to physically move air to sound right. Maybe in another 50 years?

I looked at those Bose also - and the Bose ipod dock. Its always tempting. I'm not going to hate on Bose, but they have their own take on sound. ...and its not bad, but its not quite right either.

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Post by DJ VAKIS » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:01 am

mersault wrote:I'm looking for something just for hotel room listening. Not really for production or anything like that. Something that fits in my suitcase. I would consider a dock or regular 2.0 speakers. I like deep bass, but don't want to bring a sub with me. any suggestions? under $300 would be best...

thanks everybody!
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Re: great portable computer speakers? or ipod dock?

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:26 pm

Audix -small, self-powered speakers:

PH3-S
20 watts stereo, 3-1/2 inch two-way

PH5-VS
25 watts stereo, 5-1/2 inch two-way

http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/p ... kers.shtml

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