Top 10 Computer Speakers

Computer speakers are usually used for one of two things: music or gaming. Often times, both. The point is you generally do not need a massive 7.1 channel system if you watch movies on your desktop and you also don’t really need audiophile quality sound systems to play compressed MP3s. So we took all that in mind and developed a list of diverse high quality gaming and music speakers for you to pick from.


Our Top Computer Speakers

Best 2.1 Speakers
Overall Rank: 9
Best 2.1 Speakers
★★★★★
Best THX Speakers
Overall Rank: 3
Best THX Speakers
★★★★
Best Computer Speakers Under $50
Overall Rank: 8
Best Computer Speakers Under $50
★★★★★

10ARCTIC S111 USB-Powered Portable Stereo Speakers

These power socket-less featured speakers connect virtually anywhere via USB, and weigh at the portable weight of one pound. Measuring in at 3x3x3, expect exceptional, crisp quality sound that’s designed to replace notebook speakers, or to combine with an MP3-player for on the go audio. Released October 8, 2011 and ranked #13 in the Computer Speakers category on Amazon, these Arctic speakers deliver a wide range of sound for a great price.

9Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel

Backed by a one-year warranty, this Harman Kardon speaker and subwoofer system is compatible with all devices that have a stereo minijack output. With its cool translucent design, its “stick” speakers have a total of eight full-range transducers for room filling audio. Its subwoofer measures at six inches and is powered by a 20-watt amplifier for consistent performance. Touch volume controls on the subwoofer and sticks make for easy volume adjustments with the gentle touch of your fingertip.

8Logitech Z313 Speaker System

These very affordable Logitech speakers come with a sub and 25w of power making for very powerful sound. We found the volume controller fun to use and pleasant to look at. Our favorite feature, however, is the compact sub. It hardly takes up any floor space yet gives out great booming bass. For less than $40, this is practically a steal.

7AmazonBasics USB Powered Computer Speakers

Looking for a good basic set of speakers? This simple, yet great sounding, Amazon branded speakers are less than $20. They are USB powered and small enough to travel with you and your laptop. Their design is simple and they make for a great choice for easy music listening or movies. You will even get deep bass and loud volume out of these little guys if you want it.

6Creative D100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Easily pair your iPhone, iPad, notebook and other Bluetooth-enabled devices with this Creative speaker that has a range up to 33 feet away. It also connects to other music sources directly through its AUX-in port. This modern day boom box is ideal for portable use that can play sound up to 25 hours on four AA batteries. Weighing in at two pounds, the Creative is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty and is available in four colors – black, blue, pink and green.

5Logitech Multimedia Speakers Z200 with Stereo

Ranked #4 in the Computer Speakers category on Amazon, these Logitech speakers feature real-time bass equalization for minimal distortion. It has a 3.5 millimeter input to connect to portable MP3 players or CD players. Users can customize the audio balance with its easy-to-reach tone and volume controls conveniently displayed on the front of the speaker. Perfect for casual listening and gaming, these speakers are constructed durably for extended life.

4Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia

These Bose Companion speakers are designed for gaming, music, and movies with its clear realistic sounding audio. It has dual inputs for easy connection whether it be to a computer or additional audio source. Don’t worry about software hassle because these speakers are plug-and-play functioned for fast use, and volume controls and headphone jack are positioned on the front of the right speaker for easy access. And with its automatic tonal balance, you can expect convincing audio performance at nearly any listening level.

3Logitech Z623 980-000402 200 Watt Speaker

Though rather weighty at twenty pounds, this Logitech speaker system is THX-certified to bring your audio listening experience to life with its studio quality audio. With RCA and 3.5 millimeter inputs it easily plugs in up to three audio devices like your computer, iPod, game console, DVD player, and more. The two satellite speakers paired with a powerful subwoofer means big, distortion-free, room-filling sound; but it also features on-speaker volume controls to easily dial sound and bass up or down.

2Logitech Speakers Z130

The perfect companion to your PC or notebook, these speakers deliver rich, full sound with convenient volume controls on the side of the right speaker. Its compact design requires little storage space while still delivering big quality sound. These are the best selling Logitech speakers on our list, and for good reason. Great sounding audio that won’t break your bank? Yes, please.

1GOgroove BassPULSE 2.1 Stereo Speakers

Look at these. JUST LOOK AT THEM. They are so pretty that it makes me ANGRY. We found their sound quality is beyond superb and the bass has near zero distortion meaning you can turn it up. Oh, and the best part? When you do turn it up the lights pulse to the bass. The louder you turn it up, the more they pulse. Why do other computer speakers even exist? For such a good price you have to wonder who these people are that buy $200 speakers and when they decided to throw logic out the door right along with their money. THESE are the speakers you want. Go on, look at the pictures.


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