Apple Compatible USB Speakers For MacBook

Better Sounding Computer SpeakerThough not quite as popular as wireless Bluetooth mobile speakers or wall-powered speaker systems, a number of small USB powered computer speakers for MacBook derive all the needed power from an available computer USB port on your Apple laptop. In fact, the best types deploy just a single USB cable that delivers both audio and power. They deliver clean digital stereo sound signal via a USB port making them appealing for buyers who do not want to deal with replacing batteries or recharging issues, or for who want an improved audio playback experience with a minimal amount of wires and tangle.

Some USB powered speaker systems, particularly one-piece styles are quite light weight and compact. That makes them ideal for MacBook laptop audio on the go. However, because a Mac's USB port doesn't deliver very much power, USB-powered portable speakers imply some tradeoffs. They tend to be intentionally small for easy portability and as such can't produce very deep bass frequencies. Often their frequency response range and quality is seldom anywhere near as impressive as those of a comparably priced AC or battery-powered PC or Apple desktop computer speaker systems. But they do produce up to 3 watts of audio volume via USB so they're impressively louder than any built-in MacBook speakers.

A 2.0 USB speaker system with (two channels but without subwoofer) usually are of compact, unified or separate left and right speakers. In separating the left and right channels, a 2.0 speaker provides much better stereo separation and ambient imaging than a monophonic or one-piece system that confines the left and right speaker audio to a single unit. Many 2.0 USB portable speaker systems lock together to occupy less space in your laptop travel bag. Other designs feature both speaker drivers in a slim, linear sound-bar style case for convenient portability.

Compare some of the MacBook Pro and Air friendly USB computer speaker systems recommended at They definitely offer higher volume levels and improved audio reproduction in highly portable form-factors. All while using USB computer speaker technology that is equally at home your desktop and yet ideal for traveling.

Apple Compatible USB Speakers For Louder MacBook Audio

Better Computer Speakers For Apple LaptopsThe best selling Macintosh computer models are by far and away the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptop models. Essentially, more than three-fourths of all Mac computers purchased are either the ultra thin MacBook Air or the higher-end MacBook Pro. Laptop computers simply meet the increasing consumer demand for portable computing devices that are easy to travel with. As a result of this increasing demand for portability, the form factor of notebook computers has trended towards smaller screen sizes and thinner case designs. In this era of the ever-shrinking laptop, the internal computer speakers have unfortunately shrunk as well, leaving very little room for really good sounding and large full-range speakers.

Just ask any small UltraBook or NetBook PC owner, or any 11" or 13" MacBook Pro or Air user and they'll probably confide that they're decidedly frustrated by the micro speakers built into their laptops. They just don't deliver sufficient volume or frequency response range to be truly satisfying. A great solution for quickly improving the quality of your Apple laptop audio is by adding a small USB powered computer speaker that is portable and convenient to tote when traveling.

A compact, slim soundbar style stereo USB speaker designed for Mac laptop use can be an excellent addition to your MacBook Pro or Air peripheral arsenal. You'll find that practically any external USB powered speaker will deliver noticeably improved volume levels along with the added benefit of a wider range of frequency response to more fully enjoy stereo iTunes music, viewing online video clips, or when streaming television programs and movies.

USB MacBook speakers can be a awesome single-cable audio solution that delivers both pure digital audio and needed power over just one USB cable connection. Using the five volts of power delivered by a USB port, they can deliver from 1.5 to 3 watts of audio power for spacious sound in a small package that's equally at home on your desk, yet fits easily into your MacBook's travel case when needed. There's no need for dealing with recharging or carrying extra batteries that are often involved with the admittedly more popular Bluetooth portable speaker solutions.

Apple Compatible Portable Microphones For MacBook

Apple Compatible MicrophoneFor Apple users needing more and quality audio capture and sound recording needs on their MacBook Pro or Air notebook, one can easily plug in any variety of external USB handheld or desktop microphones to take your sound quality and frequency response to the next level. For some casual audio capture needs, many Apple MacBook users might find the internal microphone located near or under the keyboard surface of their Mac notebook to be decent enough for everyday audio recording purposes. But if one were to connect an external USB microphone of practically any type and evaluated the sound capture quality by switching between the two, one would instantly realize the internal microphone that Apple provides to be clearly lacking. It's not only about the quality of the microphone elements Apple uses. Being internally mounted, they're also more likely to pick up keyboard presses, internal fan noises, or sound from your hands rubbing on the notebook surface when you type or click and use the trackpad surface.

Here are four very compact and highly portable USB microphone hardware recommendations perfect for enhanced Apple laptop sound recording needs:

1. Blue Tiki Compact Dual-Mode USB Condenser Mic
2. Samson Go Mic Portable USB Microphone
3. Blue Snowflake USB Condenser Microphone
4. Samson Meteorite Compact Desktop Mic

Any of the above external recommended microphone hardware for MacBook users make great travel companions for your mobile computing needs and can take your dictation and speech recognition to the next degree of accuracy, or your music or vocal recordings to a decidedly more professional level of quality.

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