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Most people are satisfied with the built-in speakers that come standard with their PC or laptop, however, purchasing computer speakers is a relatively inexpensive way to increase the quality of your music and/or gaming experience.
By investing in a set of computer speakers you can transform your personal computer into a home entertainment system! Below we list out the top five speakers for your desktop or laptop computer that will enrich your listening experience with quality sound and clearness.
1. M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 ($120)
The M-Audio studio speakers have long been a music industry bestseller. The technology used in the AV40 design enables a full-range of sound, from sharp highs to low, bass tones. This technology is trusted by the best in the industry but with a low price point for everyday consumers.
These speakers use audiophile-grade Class A/B with amplifier architecture, ferrofluid-cooled and silk dome tweeters, woofers coated with polypropylene, and dense and wooden enclosures to produce a loud, rich, sound, despite its compact size. To achieve a clear and detailed sound, each speaker also features precision-engineered crossovers to ensure the sound from the low frequency driver blends with that of the high-frequency driver to produce a smooth transition.
Overall, the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 is a great speaker set for those looking for relatively inexpensive and quality computer speakers.
Product Dimensions: 8.75” (H) x 6” (W) x 7.25” (D);14 lbs.
2. Harman Kardon Sound Sticks III ($150)
The Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks III stands out from the competition due to its unique design. This three piece system not only has looks, but talent too. The Sound Sticks III provides excellent sound quality and clarity, compatibility with other media sources with minimum wiring.
This system is powered by 20 watts, eight full range tranducers (4 in each speaker) and comes with a 6 inch subwoofer with down-firing, complete with volume control that’s powered by a 20-watt amplifier. Other features of the Sound Sticks include, touch screen control, adjustable satellite speakers, attractive power cords, and is energy efficient.
If you are looking for a set of high-quality speakers that not only produce great quality sound but also look great, the Harman Kardon Sound Sticks III is the choice for you!
Product Dimensions:11 x 11.3 x 15.5 inches; 6.4 pounds
3. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 ($187)
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system is a three piece computer audio system, THX certified and designed to transform your home computer or laptop into an entertainment center. Each speaker contains 35 watts to deliver a high-quality, full stereo sound while the 130 watt subwoofer provides low-end bass control reaching an impressive 31 Hz. This system offers a convenient headphone jack and dual stereo analog inputs to accommodate both hard-wired connection from your computer as well as a portable audio device connection.
To ensure the customer is receiving the best product available, Klipsch has designed their products to be THX Certified. To be THX Certified a product must meet a set of standards that are established by the well-known film production company, Lucasfilm Ltd. These Certified products must undergo rigorous quality and performance tests in order to receive their qualification.
If you want a high-quality product that has been tested and proven efficient, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is the speaker system should be your choice!
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 inches; 2.1 pounds
4. A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers ($249)
The Audioengine 2 + Premium Powered Desktop Speakers are an improved version of the Audioengine 2 model. The 2+ model brings you all the same great qualities of the 2 with additional features to enhance your listening experience.
The 2+ contains a built in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which allows you to send digital audio directly from your computer’s USB port and an output to connect to a subwoofer. You even have the ability to go wireless with the optional Audioengine A3 adapter.
Despite their small size these speakers produce high-quality uninterrupted sound, perfect for your home computer.
Product Dimensions: 4 x 5.2 x 6 inches; 6.6 pounds
5. Edifier Spinnaker ($265)
The last product in our compilation is the Edifier Spinnaker, offering both design and quality. Its abstract design stands at 16 inches tall and contains 6 separate amplifiers which drive 2 silk domed tweeters, 2 two and three-quarter inch mid-range and two downward firing 4”bass drivers.
The Spinnaker is Bluetooth enabled, allowing seamless audio connection to any Bluetooth compatible device. Additionally, it has an optical/auxiliary input port to connect to non-Bluetooth compatible devices and an output port to allow external subwoofers to be connected for bass performance. It also comes complete with a wireless remote so you can adjust your music volume and preference from anywhere.
If you are looking for a speaker that delivers clear and crisp sound quality and also acts as a statement piece, the Edifier Spinnaker is for you!
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 16.2 inches