Best Computer Speakers

Last update December 30, 2016
Sound is very important in our life, good sound adds colors to good music, to a movie you watch, or to a game you play. You and your computer deserve the best speakers, and to help you choose we have made this computer speaker review. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
System Type
Output Power (RMS)
Sensitivity
Frequency
Material
Input
 
PROS
These speakers provide Dolby Digital sound, and have 3D stereo feature. You can control the sound of each separate speaker and switch between modes. Wireless control via a remote controller.
CONS
This PC speaker system is rather big, thereby you will need extra space for it.
OUR VERDICT
This speaker system for PC is perfect for those who value powerful surround sound.
detailed parameters
System Type
5.1
Output Power (RMS)
500 Watts
Sensitivity
95 dB
Frequency
35 Hz - 20 kHz
Material
Satellites - Plastic, Subwoofer - MDF
Input
2 digital optical inputs, 1 digital coaxial input, RCA input, 3.5 mm input
PROS
A cutting edge design of these speakers together with 8 full-range speaker system will make your room look unique and original.
CONS
This acoustic system works more impressively at high and medium frequencies than at low ones.
OUR VERDICT
High-quality clear sound is one of the best among all the other models.
detailed parameters
System Type
2.1
Output Power (RMS)
40 Watts
Sensitivity
80 dB
Frequency
44 Hz - 20 kHz
Material
Transparent Plastic
Input
3.5 mm input
PROS
Two Mini-Jack inputs allow you to connect these computer speakers to laptop and iPhone or iPad devices simultaneously. And a TrueSpace stereo digital processing circuitry makes the sound extremely real.
CONS
There is no subwoofer here, so the sound may be less expressive, although not much.
OUR VERDICT
Place Bose Companion 2 Series III PC speakers in any interior, they will look good and add to the rich sound of your laptop.
detailed parameters
System Type
2.0
Output Power (RMS)
20 Watts
Sensitivity
~ 60 dB
Frequency
70 Hz - 35 kHz
Material
Plastic housing
Input
2 Mini-Jack (3.5 mm) inputs, RCA input
PROS
Owing to the combination of materials these Computer Speakers achieve optimal sound of low frequencies. You can hang the speakers on the wall thus saving space on your desk. This Computer Speaker System also has a blue LED light on the speakers.
CONS
The sound these speakers produce at maximum volume is not very clear.
OUR VERDICT
Good price to quality ratio.
detailed parameters
System Type
2.1
Output Power (RMS)
45 Watts
Sensitivity
85 dB
Frequency
25 Hz - 20 kHz
Material
Satellites - Plastic, Subwoofer - MDF
Input
Two 3.5 inputs, RCA input
PROS
This system features magnetically shielded design of speakers with phase inverter to amplify low frequencies.
CONS
Sensor controllers do not allow for smoother adjusting of volume compared to the mechanically operated ones.
OUR VERDICT
Excellent computer speaker system for gaming, listening to music, and watching movies.
detailed parameters
System Type
2.1
Output Power (RMS)
30 Watts
Sensitivity
89 dB
Frequency
55 Hz - 20 kHz
Material
Satellites - Plastic, Subwoofer - MDF
Input
3.5 mm input

What Is It

Computer Speaker System is designed to produce sound, and it lets you enjoy high-quality powerful sound at your own home. There is a wide variety of acoustic systems you can find on the market, with even wider variety of features. Sometimes it makes determining the most important features a rather difficult task. In our PC speaker review we will tell you about five models of PC speaker systems we consider the best, and we will overview their main features, so that you can choose the exact computer speaker system best for you and your needs.

If your listening to music disturbs people around, we suggest you look through our shortlists of Wireless or Wired Headphones.

What To Look For

The very first thing to consider when you choose a speaker for computer is its Type. The type depends on the number of speakers and if there is a subwoofer. If you are planning to create a home theater you will need a 5.1 system - by placing all the satellite speakers across the room you will achieve realistic sound. These are one of the best Computer Speakers for those loving to watch movies with all the special effects. The 2.1 acoustic system has two speakers and a subwoofer, it is good for watching movies and listening to music. Portable speakers are small in size, and can connect not only to computer. A Bluetooth technology will enable you to take them with you when you go for a walk, so you could listen to music in any place.

The most important side to the speaker system for PC is its Sound Quality. On it depends the quality of the sound you hear from your Computer Speakers. There are following characteristics to describe this parameter:

  • Power. Speaker system for PC includes several speakers, so what must be considered is total output power, which is the sum of all the speakers' powers. The higher this total output power is, the louder the sound. At the same time, you may not chase the highest numbers here, because when you turn such speakers full power the sound might appear unclear.
  • Sensitivity. This is the sound pressure level. This parameter is also directly proportional to the volume of the sound - the higher the sensitivity the louder the sound. Modern Computer Speakers have this criterion at 80-95 dB.
  • Frequency. This is one more vital characteristic for the acoustics. For the best quality of sound the frequency response range must be wide. Human ear is able to apprehend frequency range from 15 Hz to 22 kHz. PC speakers usually have frequency from 25 Hz to 20 kHz.

When you have decided on your desired sound parameters, proceed to the Design Options feature. It includes such factors as design and materials the Speaker System for PC is made of. Mostly Computer Speakers are manufactured of plastic to make the design more peculiar, but a subwoofer is often made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) to achieve high-quality sound and low frequencies.

There are also Extras. This is where we place the options of Computer Speaker System connection to the computer. Along with the old-fashioned analog inputs modern PC speaker systems are often equipped with digital inputs to plug in a media player or a gaming console. And the Bluetooth technology allows you to provide wireless connections to smartphones and tablets.

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Review of Logitech Z906 Surround Sound PC Speaker System

Logitech Z906 Surround Sound PC Speaker System

Logitech Z906 Surround Sound PC Speaker System

Type

The name Logitech is known for its high quality and reliable computer accessories. Computer speakers with sub Logitech Z906 is not an exception. The developers have done a good job so that you have the opportunity to feel a real surround sound in a 5.1 format. Try placing all the components to the system all-around your room and you will obtain a perfect sound. Attaching the satellites to the walls will save you a lot of space.

Sound Quality

Logitech Z906 PC speaker system has excellent sound characteristics, that make it the best computer speaker not only among the systems in our computer speaker review, but also among multi-channel speakers by other manufacturers. The 5.1 acoustics with the THX certificate will make the sound powerful and lead your party or movie session to an absolutely new level. No detail of the sound will be left unnoticed by this computer speaker system. With the 3D stereo feature your two-channel stereo will be transformed into a three-dimensional audio. You will listen to your favorite songs and watch old movies in a perfect sound format.

Design Options

The satellites are made of black plastic. This, combined with black grills and smoothed lines, makes the design individual and unique. The subwoofer is made of MDF, thereby the low frequencies will sound extremely rich. The remote controller is also made of plastic. Additionally, it also has an indicator light that shows the modes. This design of computer speakers with sub will look good in every interior.

Extras

Logitech Z906 speaker for computer can be connected to six different devices, for example, a TV set, a Blu-ray or a DVD player, gaming consoles, and other devices that have digital, optical, RCA, or 3.5 mm outputs. Remote controller is able to both control the overall volume and switch between modes, so you will be able to adjust your perfect sound. The remote controller is wireless and you can manage your PC speaker system without any need to get up from the couch.

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


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Review of Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Multimedia Speaker System with Sub

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Multimedia Speaker System with Sub

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Multimedia Speaker System with Sub

Type

Harman Kardon is a famous brand known as one of the best manufacturers of computer speaker systems. They have established quite a few technical solutions in this field. This brand has made it their mark to combine fascinating in its beauty design with the high quality of sound. Soundsticks III speaker for computer has two satellites with eight full-range speakers, and a subwoofer. Thereby, these computer speakers with sub are a 2.1 channel system, and those are the most popular among users of PC speaker systems. This system looks elegant and has minimum wires. It will occupy its rightful place in your house.

Sound Quality

This speaker system for PC has a total output power of 40 watts, eight 20-watt full size transducers and a 20-watt subwoofer. Maximum output power can reach up to 65 watts. The unique subwoofer design allows to direct the sound downwards and fill the room with unmatched sound of low frequencies. The appearance of phase inverter makes adjusting the sound of your speaker for computer easy. SoundSticks III computer speakers with sub also enable you to achieve a high level of detail and precision of medium frequencies. You will be able to hear every little detail of your favorite songs and melodies.

Design Options

It has been more than 50 years since Harman Kardon started working on their projects of acoustic systems. One of them is even presented at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In their inventions they do not want to see an ordinary image of acoustics, they incorporate their own style there. SoundSticks III speaker system for PC is made of transparent plastic, all the details can be clearly visible, and that makes this computer speaker a perfect device for the fans of both high-quality sound and pretty design.

Extras

Aside of its marvelous design the SoundSticks III speaker for computer has a great compatibility with other devices. The 3.5 mm input allows connecting it to almost every device with the same output (and a lot of devices have it). Thanks to this feature you will save space in your room, which could be occupied by wires. Touch volume controls let you change the sound parameters with a light touch of your hand - this is an excellent addition to all the other features of these computer speakers with sub.


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Review of Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers

Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers

Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers

Type

Bose Companion 2 Series III is an acoustic computer speaker system that combines quite an affordable price with a wonderful sound quality for such a compact size. These PC speakers are of the 2.0 type, meaning there is no designated subwoofer to strengthen the sound and increase its quality. Nevertheless, PC speaker reviews keep saying that the sound is more than great when you watch a video or listen to the music with this computer speaker system!

Sound Quality

For a moderate space, the sound produced by these speakers for a computer will be perfect. The output power of 10 watts, derived from the subwoofer absence, is still good enough for small desktop computer speakers. The Bose Companion 2 Series III is a system that will greatly enhance both gaming and working processes. An automatic tonal balance makes the sound lively and real whatever volume you play it at.

Design Options

These computer speakers are made of matte plastic, so the fingerprints are not a problem. This might be pretty important as the volume controller is located at the right speaker's front panel. The design also makes this PC speaker model really stable. It takes only so much desk space, leaving you quite a lot of other things. And their stylish design will add a great touch to absolutely any interior. Enjoy the great sound in a classy body every time you turn this PC speaker system on.

Extras

This model of Bose computer speakers is connected to the computer acoustics via a standard 3.5 mm audio output. That's the kind of output almost any modern gadget supports. These PC speakers have two such outputs, one at the back for the permanent connection, and the other is at the front — to quickly connect any other player. Also, there is a manually operated volume controller, meaning you will be able to adjust volume both on your device and on the computer speakers.


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Review of Genius G2.1 2000 Woofer Speaker System for Computer

Genius G2.1 2000 Woofer Speaker System for Computer

Genius G2.1 2000 Woofer Speaker System for Computer

Type

Genius G2.1 2000 is computer speakers with sub that combine a reasonable price and very good sound characteristics. The same as two other offers in our PC speaker review, this PC speaker is 2.1 type of speaker for computer. It includes two satellites and a subwoofer. There is a nice controller for linking various devices and controlling sound. The satellites can be hanged on the wall, thus freeing some space on your desk.

Sound Quality

This speaker system for PC is capable to perform at deep low frequencies in addition to medium and high frequencies, and that makes these speakers a good choice for not only listening to music, but also for gaming. The system power is 45 watts, and that includes 29-watt subwoofer and two satellites 8 watts each. The sound will surround you rather nicely inside a game framework and when you listen to music.

Design Options

The satellites and the controller of this computer speaker system are made of black glossy plastic. Combination with a blue LED light makes this design unparalleled and distinct. The subwoofer is made of MDF (the same as many other devices), and owing to the open speaker you will obtain unmatched effect when you go to low frequencies, it's like the system is pulsating.

Extras

Linking the devices to this PC speaker system is performed via controller with RCA input, two 3.5 mm inputs, and inputs to plug in a microphone and headphones. It is completely possible to connect a gaming console, a DVD player, a TV set and other devices in mere seconds, if they are equipped with either 3.5 mm or RCA audio output.


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Review of Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP Computer Speakers with Subwoofer

Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP Computer Speakers with Subwoofer

Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP Computer Speakers with Subwoofer

Type

Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP is also a 2.1 type of speaker system for PC. Along with the standard 2 satellites and a subwoofer these computer speakers with sub also have a small controller for adjusting volume and changing the level of low frequencies. This will allow you to manage your system without any problems. It is an excellent solution for watching your favorite movies, gaming, and listening to music tracks.

Sound Quality

A total power output of these computer speakers with sub is 30 watts, and the maximum it can reach is 62 watts. CA-3602 is a computer speaker system with which you will hear the sound details, including low-frequency sound. You can use these computer speakers at home or in your office. The satellites are manufactured a little tilted so that they produce better distribution of the sound in the room.

Design Options

In order to obtain a high-quality sounding of low-frequency waves the subwoofer must be made of MDF. These computer speakers with sub are not an exception from this rule. As for the satellites, they are made of glossy black plastic that adds up to their shining and makes them look stylish. Magnetic screening of the speakers allows to place the speakers close to the monitor without any losses to the quality of sound.

Extras

Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP speaker system for PC is equipped with separate controller, that makes it very easy and convenient to manipulate volume and low-frequency sound. The switching between sound levels is touch-sensitive, so the switching itself is easy. Usual connecting is performed via 3.5 mm input (there is also one on the controller). Also you will be able to attach your headphones to this PC speaker system.


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