5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2006 5:59 AM by Ryan.Hayes
Ryan.Hayes Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Hello all......

Just got my third iMac, a lovely 24" one.... he he

No dead pixels or dark corners. The hard drive is the most noisy I have had on a mac, but no fan noise though. I did get the 500gb, don't know if that makes a difference.

Anyway, only thing I am a lil dissapointed with is the bass on the speakers, both my 17" G5 and 20" G5 had better bass. Anyone else have an opinion?

iMac 24", 2.16ghz, 500gb HD, 256mb graphics, 2gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Mike Barca Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    While the bass is obviously not as good as my JBL Creature II speakers (since it has its own sub woofer), i have to say i am pleasantly surprised with the kind of sounds i get from its built-in speakers. They blow my titanium powerbook's speakers away completely.

    But, I too am a Bass junkie, so I use the JBL's when i need to feel my music. For all other purposes, the built-in speakers are great.
  • Ryan.Hayes Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Any product that allows you to just have a bass box attached and use the internal speakers?
  • Mike Barca Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    Hmmm....I don't know of one myself, but I was under the impression as soon as you plug in something into the audio out port, your computer sends all sounds through that instead of the internal speakers.

    If there is a way around that, I am unaware of it.
  • hecklertr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Something worth trying is an add on equalizer(software) such as iWOW. I notice a difference in bass performance when using it. You can find this product at the apple downloads (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ipod_itunes/iwow.html) and it ,of course, has a demo mode so you can try it before you buy it. Hope this helps.

    iMAC 20" intel   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Ryan.Hayes Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    iWow did make a difference, so I know the speakers can sound better. I really wanted something that would alter the sound from all progs, not just itunes.

    Thanks for that though.