You've probably heard many people tell you that the best headphones are the only way to get great sound from your PC. Not everyone is comfortable wearing headphones all day long. For these people, the best computer speakers are a great purchase. Still, finding the best computer speakers, like any PC hardware, is not as easy as you might think.
Fortunately, we have made this list with the best computer speakers you can buy today.
You have to consider a few things before you go out to get the best computer speakers. How do they sound? Is the surround or stereo separation into snuff? Does your head start to hurt a bit after just a few minutes listening to him? Do they have a balanced sound? These are all questions that you should keep in mind when looking for the best computer speakers.
You also have to think about what you plan to do with the best computer speakers. Are you going to play the best PC games, such as World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, where learning all the knowledge is the name of the game? Are you trying to catch some Marvel movies before Infinity War Part II falls? Or maybe you just want to relax while watching the new Blood Orange album. Whatever you try to do with your speakers, you have to go out and buy the best computer speakers you can buy today.
However, you are not alone here. The TechRadar editorial team here has created this list of the best computer speakers that we tested or reviewed in the past year. So, sit down, put some music on and enjoy it.
Audio engine A2 +
Great things come in small packages
Weight: 1.6 kg left, 1.4 kg right Size: 6 x x 4 x 5.25 inches drivers: 2.75-inch Kevlar woofers, dome-inch silk dome tweeters Supported connectivity: Wireless with the Audioengine W3 adapter Audio inputs: USB, RCA, 3.5 mm stereo miniplug outputs: RCA
Built-in digital-to-audio converter
Uncompressed audio via USB
No included subwoofer
Even if Audioengine's A2 + came out four years ago, they are still one of the best sets of speakers on the market. These aesthetically pleasing speakers are compatible with digital audio from your PC's USB port for uncompressed audio and unrivaled audio playback thanks to the built-in DAC. This winning combination means that these speakers have the highest sound quality in their class with stunning clarity and droning bass.
When you realize that these small 6-inch speakers do not come with a sub, you start to learn that they really have a lot of value for money. Be warned, however, you may need to invest in a subwoofer for a very low bass response or a heavy bass sound at higher volumes. Fortunately, they come with an RCA output, so connecting one is a breeze. And for just a few dollars you can buy a few standards for even better audio.
More ounce for your bounce
Weight: 0.95 kg left, 1 kg right; 7kg subwoofer | Size: 7.7in x 4.6in x 5.0in speakers; 11.2 inch x 12 inch x 10.5 inch subwoofer | drivers: 2.5-inch front-firing, sealed drivers, 7-inch bass-reflex subwoofer | Supported connectivity: no | Audio inputs: 3.5 mm jack, RCA | outputs: headphone connection
Fantastic quality for an affordable price
Although they may be more expensive than you would expect to pay for the brand's speakers, the Logitech Z623 is still very affordable when you consider how powerful they are. The Z623 may look like your average speaker pair, but the subwoofer produces a thundering sound that can be easily selected up or down depending on your preference. And it offers a great sound image – with great highs and midtones – which makes for an immersive game and film experience.
Weight: 1.79kg over, 1.79kg right, 5.5kg sub | Size (satellites): 5.8 x 6.5 x 4.6 inches Size (sub): 15.9 x 10 x 8.1 inches drivers: 6.5-inch subwoofer, 2-inch tweeters Supported connectivity: USB, 3.5 mm, Bluetooth Audio inputs: USB, 3.5 mm stereo miniplug outputs: headphones
Brilliant RGB lighting
DTS surround technology
Logitech is known for its gaming peripherals and computer speakers in 2018, but never before has the two combined so spectacularly. The Logitech G560 is the first computer loudspeakers designed for gaming and are the best computer speakers for gamers, without a bar. Not only are they equipped with bright RGB lighting, but Logitech's software allows the multicolored lighting to adapt to any kind of content you use – whether you're playing a game or listening to music through your phone.
Razer Nommo Pro
The ultimate gaming speakers
Weight: 27.6 lbs drivers: Down-firing woofer, 0.8-inch silk dome tweeters, 3-inch full-range driver & # 39; s Supported connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 Audio inputs: USB, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm stereo miniplug outputs: 3.5mm
Fantastic sound quality
One of the first things you might notice about the Razer Nommo Pro speakers is their immense price tag. We understand, it is difficult to swallow. However, once you have passed that and have had the chance to use it personally, you will see that the sound is worth more than $ 500. Not only do you get a robust down-firing subwoofer that blows you almost literally, but it also has Razer Chroma integration, so they look just as good as they sound. Of course there are cheaper options available, but for speakers who are so good, the price is definitely worth it.
- This product is now only available in the USA. British and Australian readers: view a good alternative in the Audioengine A2 +.
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
Great sound in a cool, aesthetically pleasing package
Weight: 2.04 kg Size: 10in x 2x satellites; 10.8in x 9in subwoofer | drivers: four volume transducers of 1 inch Supported connectivity: no | Audio inputs: 3.5 mm jack | outputs: no
Numerous bass power
If you stare at it long enough, the Soundsticks III look like a kind of glowing alien jellyfish. These translucent babies, designed by Harmon Kardon, are more like a modern art installation than a functional speaker system, until you step back and let it do its thing. This speaker and subcombo have extra bass power thanks to the subwoofer, while still producing clear highs – so you get excellent sound at a reasonable price, making it perfect for music fans with an average budget.
However, keep in mind the few minor drawbacks: the headphones do not have a headphone jack, the bass volume control is not accessible and the LED lights can not be switched off.
- This product is only available in the US and the UK at the time of this writing. Australian readers: view a good alternative in the Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse.
Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse
Futuristic-looking beauties with an even better sound
Weight: 3.6 kg Size: 4.8in x 8.35in x 8.74in | drivers: Dome-inch silk dome tweeter, 3-inch bass guitar driver with full range Supported connectivity: Bluetooth Audio inputs: Bluetooth, 3.5 mm jack outputs: USB port for charging, headphone jack
Excellent overall sound quality
A little bashful
It may lean slightly towards the bass side of the spectrum, but the Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse is an aesthetic speaker setup that not only looks good, but also has a sublime sound. The Luna, which comes in red, white and black, offers a powerful but controlled bass, fantastic balance with pronounced midtones and good stereo separation. It even includes touch-sensitive controls and a handy small remote control. These are some of the best computer speakers, especially if you want to pump up the volume with little to no distortion.
Logitech MX sound
Dual Bluetooth speakers with a lot of juice
Weight: 1.72 kg Size: 6.30in x 6.30in x 3.28in | drivers: not available Supported connectivity: Bluetooth Audio inputs: Bluetooth, 3.5 mm jack outputs: headphone connection
Excellent sound field and powerful audio
Easy wireless connectivity
Bass can overpower middle and high
The Logitech MX Sound speakers are simply the best wireless PC speakers you can buy today. They are a thing of beauty, with their eccentric circular design and silver accents. And for the price they certainly deliver something more than you would expect from the best laptop speakers. The bass can sometimes overpower midtones and highs, but it still delivers excellent soundstage and powerful audio, making it great for gaming. It also features dual Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to connect two devices at the same time. Finally, the backlight controls of the sensor are so sensitive that a light touch is all that is needed.
Read the full review: Logitech MX sound
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX
THX-certified loudspeakers that have a punch stroke
Weight: 0.95 kg satellite; 5kg subwoofer | Size: 8.5in x 4.2in x 5.67x satellite; 9.5in x 9.8in x 10.2in subwoofer | drivers: ¾-inch Poly-compression tweeter, 6.5-fold side-firing, composite cone woofer with long throw fiber | Supported connectivity: no | Audio inputs: MP3 two-channel sound card miniplug outputs: headphone connection
THX-certified sound from a home theater quality
Missing some low ends
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker system promises a sound for versatile use, so you can have a great experience whether you're watching movies, playing games or listening to music. And that's what it does. These THX-certified speakers have power, a wide frequency range (31 Hz to 20 kHz) and detailed sound quality with powerful bass, maximum clarity and great balance. It is powerful enough to reproduce that home theater quality.
That's a big bang for $ 160, even if it means you have to tolerate the sub stopping at 31Hz, so there's no low-end rumble.
- This product is only available in the USA at the time of writing. British and Australian readers: view a good alternative in the Logitech Z623
Dell wireless 360 speaker system AE715
A 360-degree Bluetooth speaker that also serves as a conference speaker
Weight: 1.18 kg Size: 7.5 inch diameter drivers: three 2.25-inch driver's for the full range Supported connectivity: Bluetooth Audio inputs: 3.5 mm jack | outputs: USB port for charging, headphone jack
Sound 360-degree sound
Built-in microphone for conference calls
Low, low price
The AE715 from Dell may not be the most powerful loudspeaker on the market. It produces a decent 360-degree sound that, although quite common in portable audio, is rare with computer speakers. This Bluetooth speaker is not great for its low, low price; not much bass and there is a bit of delay, but the sound quality is good enough if your listening standard is not that demanding.
In return, however, you get the wireless functionality, the USB port to charge the device and the built-in microphone so you can use it for conference calls. It is absolutely a great portable, wireless solution.
- This product is now only available in the US and the UK. Australian readers: view a good alternative in the Jabra SPEAK 510.
Computer speakers for multimedia use
Weight: 6 kg Size: 11.6in x 9.4in x 17in | drivers: three 2.25-inch driver's for the full range Supported connectivity: Bluetooth Audio inputs: Bluetooth, RCA, 1/4 inch, 1/8 inch outputs: headphone connection
Insulation of acoustic foam floors
Thin middle range and missing high bass
Mackie CR4BT promises professional performance, which is much more than what its competitors offer. The question is, does it really do that? Well, they sound good for a few premium speakers, but there are disadvantages, such as a thinner middle range and a high bass cut at 70 Hz, which means that although there is a good bass presence, the really low things are missing.
However, the plus points are the acoustic foam pads to isolate the speakers from the surface on which they are located and the auxiliary input on the front. All in all, these are not your everyday computer speakers. They are also useful for creating and producing multimedia.
- This product is now only available in the US and the UK. Australian readers: view a good alternative in the Logitech MX Sound.