There is nothing quite like sitting at your desk and enjoying the kind of sound that envelopes the entire room. If you’re looking to transform your desktop audio experience, we found 11 excellent speakers that are up to the task of filling your ears with luxurious sound.
The Audioengine A2+ is no longer the new kid on the block. Still, it remains a great value buy for the very same reason today that it became popular when it first arrived nearly five years ago. Slick-looking with a built-in DAC and support for your PC’s USB port, as well as an RCA output to make it easier to connect the A2+ to an external woofer — which Audioengine also sells, by the way — the A2+ is easy to praise and hard to find fault in.
• No audio compression through the USB input
• Comes with a built-in converter for digital to audio
• No subwoofer
Logitech’s best computer speakers are relatively expensive compared to Logitech’s other offerings, but at the same time, the Z623 is a lot more affordable when you consider how expensive products in similar specs are. This is especially true when you consider the audio quality of the Z623 and how easily you can adjust its sound, including its subwoofer. The impressive highs and mids create an immersive audio experience that belies the Z623’s reasonable pricing.
• Great highs and mids
• Subwoofer packs a lot of power
• Reasonably priced
• Bass might be too heavy for some people
The Logitech Z623 might just be Logitech’s best computer speakers, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only one worth investing in. Another one of their strong contenders is the Logitech G560, which is Logitech’s first set of gaming speakers ever produced, and although this is their “first” gaming-centric product, it’s safe to say that they pulled it off rather quite well.
Featuring RGB lighting and adjustable multi-colored illumination via Logitech’s own software, as well as decent audio clarity and quality, the Logitech G560 might not blow you away, but it will create a mesmerizing experience.
• RGB lighting
• Adjustable multi-colored illumination
• Support for DTS surround sound technology
• Premium price for not a whole lot of top-tier performance
The wireless version of the Harmon Kardon SoundSticks doesn’t come cheap, but it’s no slouch either. The fact that it has Bluetooth connectivity gives it an inherent advantage over other competitors. However, it’s not what justifies its high asking price — the unique design and satisfying wireless performance is what does it for this pair of speakers.
It also helps that the SoundSticks features excellent audio quality with minimal distortion, even when placed a few feet away.
While it’s definitely not cheap, audio enthusiasts with deeper pockets will appreciate the convenience of having these amazing looking wireless speakers that they can connect to pretty much anywhere in their living room.
• One-of-a-kind design
• Seamless Bluetooth connectivity and support
• Always-on Bluetooth
• Always-on Bluetooth
A common issue among computer speakers is that they’re seemingly built exclusively for gaming. This means that you can’t really use them and expect excellent performance when watching movies and/or listening to music. But that’s not the case for these THX-certified speakers.
With a wide frequency range starting as low as 31Hz and as high as 20kHz, the Klipsch ProMedia pairs powerful bass with detailed audio quality, creating a balanced mix of lows, mids, and highs. This results in an audio experience similar to that of a home theater, except without the high asking price.
• Audio performance similar to home theaters
• Reasonably priced
They say that big things come in big packages. Or, wait, maybe we go that wrong? Either way, the Edifier S350DB definitely isn’t the most svelte of computer speakers, but it is one of the best — there’s no denying that.
A true 2.1 audio system, the S350DB comes with titanium dome tweeters and an 8-inch subwoofer. This allows it to deliver thundering bass and clear high-frequency music all the same. Not to mention, it has Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, as well as a well-designed wireless remote control for convenient access. Finally, completing the S350DB is a 2-year warranty that gives you the peace of mind that you won’t get with other computer speakers.
• Comes with titanium dome tweeters and an 8-inch subwoofer
• Bluetooth 4.1
• 2-year warranty
• Beautifully crafted with solid construction quality
• Lacks bass/treble controls via remote