16 best speakers for your computer

In addition to those characteristics that are objectively the most important when choosing a PC or laptop model – processor, memory, graphics, hard drive, many users pay close attention to minor details. Computer acoustics is a type of peripheral to which almost higher requirements are often put forward than to the same monitor. For many, high-quality acoustics is even a matter of prestige. All this creates a huge demand for computer speakers of various formats. The editors present you with a special rating of speaker systems that are good in themselves, and show themselves best as a multimedia computer accessory.

Rating of the best computer speakers

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive computer speakers 1 Logitech Z120 RUB 980
2 Dialog AST-25UP 792 RUB
3 SVEN SPS-604 770 RUB
Best computer speakers 2.0 1 Edifier S1000DB 17 141 rub.
2 SVEN SPS-721 RUB 4,215
Best computer speakers 2.1 1 Taga Harmony inTONE 2.1
2 F&D T-400X
3 Mac Audi o Soundbar 1000 RUB 6 490
4 Sven MS-2100 RUB 4,890
Best computer acoustics 5.1 1 Edifier S760 D RUB 37,711
2 Logitech Z906 RUB 29,470
3 Microlab FC 730 10 402 RUB
4 Logitech Z506 RUB 6,185
Best wireless computer speakers 1 Sven HT-210 8 105 rub.
2 Gemix SB-80BT
3 Creative T30 Wireless RUB 7,890

 

Best inexpensive computer speakers

First of all, we will consider the three most inexpensive models, which, nevertheless, are characterized by good sounding, reliability and reliability. All three examples are compact and extremely easy to use. Finally, they are all made by well-known companies that strictly monitor the quality of their own products.

Logitech Z120

Rating: 4.8

Logitech Z120

Swiss technology company Logitech International S.A. Is a well-known manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories. Inexpensive and high-quality mice and keyboards of this brand are familiar to almost everyone, but budget speakers of the Z120 series are also worthy of attention.

These are 2.0 type single-way front speakers. (stereo pair without a dedicated low-frequency channel) total power 1.2 W – 0.6 W each speaker. The dimensions of one speaker are 8.8x9x11 cm. The stereo pair is made of high-quality white plastic with a black front part.

Computer speakers produce sound in the 20 to 20 thousand Hz range. The overwhelming majority of reviews from real users note the sound quality that is only capable of single-way speakers without a subwoofer.

The master speaker is equipped with a line input in the format of a standard audio mini jack. Powered by USB interface, no 220 V socket required.

The manufacturer’s warranty for this model is 24 months.

Advantages

  • good enough sound for such a form factor;
  • solid assembly and materials;
  • there are lows, despite the absence of a subwoofer;
  • powered by USB;
  • wires of normal length.

disadvantages

  • there may be slight background noise when using other USB or wireless devices at the same time.

Dialog AST-25UP

Rating: 4.7

Dialog AST-25UP

The second model in the first group of the rating is produced under the Dialog trademark – a well-known Russian brand of computer peripherals. Most of the products are manufactured in Southeast Asian countries under strict quality control.

The dimensions of one column are 75x106x145 mm. Made in a striking design with a glossy front and futuristic backlighting. Available in two body shades – deep black or bright red. Case material – plastic.

Like the previous model, this is a 2.0-type single-way system, only much more powerful – a total of 6 W, 3 W each speaker. The stereo pair contains more than one speaker – there are three of them in sizes 40, 60 and 60 mm. Reproduces sound in the range from 90 to 20 thousand Hz.

The speakers are powered in the same way as the above model through the USB interface. The master speaker is equipped with a standard audio mini jack input. The system is equipped with full-fledged magnetic shielding.

Advantages

  • high-quality sound with tangible lows;
  • stylish design;
  • power;
  • powered by USB;
  • sensitivity, good detail of high frequencies.

disadvantages

  • too bright non-switchable backlight.

SVEN SPS-604

Rating: 4.6

SVEN SPS-604

The third model in the first group of the rating is a product of another well-known to the mass consumer of the SVEN trademark. The manufacturing company is registered in Finland, but in fact it is Russian. The SPS-604 series is the most affordable in our review.

These computer speakers are of the same type and bandwidth as the previous two – 2.0. Dimensions of one column – 67x155x97 mm. Speaker size – 54 mm. Body material – MDF with wood grain finish. The design is austere and attractive. Available in black only. The front part is protected by a metal mesh. The speakers have a special shape – the lower part is beveled, so that in the standard arrangement the radiators are at an angle for better sound propagation.

Computer speakers reproduce sound in the range from 90 to 20 thousand Hz. . The total power of the system is 4 W, 2 W for each speaker. Equipped with magnetic shielding. They are powered by a USB connector, like both models discussed above. The master speaker is equipped with a line-in and headphone-out (mini jack).

Advantages

  • volume range without distortion;
  • attractive design;
  • body material – MDF;
  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • sometimes catches leads.

Best computer speakers 2.0

The second group of devices in our rating represents the speakers of the same type that were discussed above, only there are no restrictions on cost and class. Our experts included in the review two models that are polar in terms of the price category.

Edifier S1000DB

Rating: 4.9

Edifier S1000DB

The first model is a vivid example of the products of the famous Chinese company Edifier. At the same time, this is another clear proof that Chinese office equipment can be not only of high quality, but also belong to the premium class – the cost of the speakers is very impressive, but quite objective, although not everyone is satisfied.

The most noticeable difference of this stereo pair from any of the above budget ones is the size. The dimensions of one speaker are 520x365x433 mm. Each speaker contains two speakers measuring 139.7 and 25 mm diagonally for reproducing bass and treble, respectively. These dimensions allowed the developers to endow the system with an impressive power that cannot be compared with any of the previous models – 120 W, 60 W each speaker.

The system reproduces sounds in the range from 48 to 20 thousand Hz with a signal-to-noise ratio of 85 dB. Supports manual adjustment of bass and treble tone. A whole set of interfaces is used to connect to a signal source: coaxial input, digital optical interface, RCA, AUX, wireless connection via Bluetooth (multiple connections are allowed). There is support for Bluetooth – aptX protocol for high quality sound transmission.

The material of the case is a special MDF-plate 18 mm thick. The speakers are magnetically shielded. The system is powered by a 220 W power supply. The sound power is provided by digital class D amplifiers. Remote control included. Manufacturer’s warranty – 12 months.

Advantages

  • premium class;
  • representative design;
  • impeccable sound, close to studio monitors;
  • remote control;
  • many connection interfaces, including wireless;
  • thick and high quality speaker cable.

disadvantages

  • according to some users, the price is too high.

SVEN SPS-721

Rating: 4.8

SVEN SPS-721

And the second two-way model of computer acoustics of type 2.0 in our rating is SPS-721 of the Russian-Finnish brand SVEN. With comparable functionality, with natural limitations, in relation to the previous model, this system is, on average, five times cheaper.

The speakers of the system are much smaller in size than those of the premium Edifier S1000DB – 160x255x180 mm, net weight – 5 kg, the dimensions of the woofers and tweeters in the diagonal are 100 and 25 mm, respectively. Significantly lower total power – 50 W, 25 W for each speaker. The speakers are magnetically shielded.

The system reproduces sound in the range from 45 to 25 thousand Hz. There is a manual adjustment of the low and high frequencies. The set of interfaces includes: 3.5 mm Mini-Jack; AUX; RCA; USB. Wireless communication supported Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (only one connection is possible). The system contains a built-in player that reads audio files from a USB flash drive or SD memory cards. Like the previous model, it has a wireless remote control.

Externally, the computer speakers of this model differ significantly from the previous one, but their materials of manufacture are similar – the speaker cases are made of special MDF.

The package includes two speakers, a remote control, an acoustic cable, a 2RCA signal cable, an instruction manual, a warranty card. The manufacturer’s warranty period is 12 months.

Advantages

  • affordable price with wide functionality;
  • built-in player from flash cards;
  • high-quality sound;
  • Convenient HF and LF adjustment, including from the remote control;
  • many connection interfaces, including wireless;
  • attractive design.

disadvantages

  • minor nitpicks of a private nature from users.

Best computer speakers 2.1

Now, as part of the rating of the best speakers for a computer, according to experts, we will consider the category of acoustics type 2.1. Despite the minimal difference in the nomenclature figure, such systems differ very significantly from the models discussed above. Namely – the presence of a separate channel for low frequencies and, accordingly, an additional module – a subwoofer.

Taga Harmony inTONE 2.1

Rating: 4.9

Taga Harmony inTONE 2.1

Opens the selection of the brainchild of ideological music lovers and specialists in high-end audio – Kokochinsky and Richard, who founded the European company Taga Harmony in the early 90s of the last century. This is a model for true connoisseurs who clearly understand what real sound means.

The dimensions of each of the two front speakers are 135x225x160 mm, the dimensions of the subwoofer are 245x245x270 mm. Net weight of the system – 11.2 kg. Speaker and subwoofer case material – MDF. The front-cameras contain two speakers each with a diameter of 25.4 and 101.6, respectively. The subwoofer speaker diameter is 203.2 mm. This size, combined with the electronics, allows for 25W for the front speakers and 60W for the subwoofer. The total power is 110 watts.

The system reproduces sounds in the range from 38 to 20 thousand Hz. Of these, the front cameras account for a part from 110 to 20 thousand Hz, and the subwoofer – from 38 to 120 Hz. Sensitivity – 88 dB. Separate adjustment of the high and low frequencies is allowed.

To connect the system, a line input RCA / mini jack and a wireless module Bluetooth are provided. The system can also work autonomously, reading tracks directly from a USB flash drive or SD card. Power supply – from 220 V. There is a remote control.

Advantages

  • premium class;
  • sound quality;
  • deep lows;
  • sensitivity;
  • remote control;
  • wireless connection.

disadvantages

  • not marked.

F&D T-400X

Rating: 4.8

F&D T-400X

The second model in the selection of the rating of audio systems with type 2.1 subwoofers is a product of the Chinese specialized company F&D Acoustics. Large and small F&D acoustics are supplied to dozens of leading countries in the world and are in significant demand.

Here we are dealing with a special form factor – the subwoofer is quite ordinary cubic, and the satellites are made in the form of columns. The system is designed for floor standing or wall mounting. The dimensions of the subwoofer are 350x270x320 mm, the satellite is 968x108x83 mm. Net weight of the subwoofer – 9.1 kg, the satellite – 6.2 kg. The diameter of the woofer radiator is 8 “, the front satellites are 3”. All components are made of MDF.

The output power of the satellites is 20 W each, the woofer is 60 W. The frequency spectrum of sounds reproduced by the system is from 20 to 20 thousand Hz, of which part from 20 to 100 Hz is reproduced by the subwoofer, and the rest from 400 to 20 thousand Hz are satellites.

The system is connected to the sound source through a standard audio jack Mini-Jack 3.5mm, USB, RCA, Jack 6.35mm or wirelessly Bluetooth 4.0. There is also an NFC communication module. Power supply – from a 220 V socket. The control panel is located on the right side panel of the subwoofer.

The standard delivery set includes a set of wires for connection to interfaces: RCA – 1.2m, RCA plug 3.5mm – 1.2m, standard 3.5mm mini-jack 1.2m, two audio connecting cables, 3m each. Also included is a remote control.

The manufacturer’s warranty for the system of this model is 12 months.

Advantages

  • detailed study of high frequencies;
  • deep lows;
  • impressive and ‘expensive’ exterior;
  • remote control;
  • Bluetooth – connection.

disadvantages

  • no pronounced shortcomings were noted.

Mac Audi o Soundbar 1000

Rating: 4.7

Mac Audi o Soundbar 1000

Now, within the framework of the rating of the best computer acoustics, we will consider an interesting system that, strictly speaking, does not have a pronounced specialization for equipping a computerized workplace. Experts included this model in the rating based on the preferences of those users who like non-standard solutions.

This system differs from any of the above already described by the form factor itself. The subwoofer is quite ordinary cubic, but the satellites are enclosed in an oblong monoblock (soundbar). This implies monoblock shelf placement or wall mounting. You need to understand that having only one speaker does not mean that there will be mono sound. A stereo pair remains a stereo pair, moreover, consisting of four speakers, only assembled in a single body.

The total power of the system is 120 W, of which 60 W falls on the monoblock soundbar. The range of the reproduced sound is from 30 to 22 thousand Hz. Dimensions and number of panel speakers: two 12.5 mm high-frequency speakers and two 50.8 mm low-frequency speakers. Panel dimensions – 998x78x55 mm, net weight – 1.8 kg. Woofer dimensions – 240x165x297 mm, net weight – 2.6 kg, radiator diameter – 127 mm. The body of each module is made of MDF.

Source connection interfaces include optical and line digital inputs, standard audio mini-jack (3.5 mm), wireless Bluetooth. There is a remote control. The scope of delivery includes a wall mount kit.

Advantages

  • original constructive solution;
  • spectacular appearance with thoughtful integration into the interior;
  • high-quality sound with deep lows;
  • remote control

disadvantages

  • control only from the remote control, which is difficult to purchase separately.

Sven MS-2100

Rating: 4.7

Sven MS-2100

Completing the selection of the rating of type 2.1 two-way computer acoustics is a set of production of the already mentioned Russian-Finnish company Sven. This is the most affordable system in this group, but the functionality and external data give the impression of a very expensive device. Manufactured in China.

The dimensions of the subwoofer here are 198 × 345 × 300 mm, two satellites – 120 × 216 × 103 mm, the net weight of the system is 8 kg. The body material of each module is MDF. There is a magnetically shielded speaker. The system is made in deep black color with glossy front surfaces of the subwoofer and satellites. The subwoofer acts as a master control module and is equipped with an effective green VFD display.

The output power of the satellites is 15 W each, the output power of the subwoofer is 50 W. It reproduces sounds in the range from 40 to 20 thousand Hz, of which part from 40 to 200 Hz falls on the subwoofer. There is a built-in FM radio, clock and a standalone audio file player with support for external memory cards.

Connection interfaces: RCA, 3.5mm mini-jack, USB fl ash and SD card connectors. Power supply – from 220 V. Modes are supported: ‘standby’, ‘sleep’, ‘silent’.

In addition to the woofer and front speakers, the delivery set of the system includes: a remote control with AAA batteries, two speaker cables, an antenna wire for a radio receiver, instructions, and a warranty card. The manufacturer’s warranty period is 12 months.

Advantages

  • great loudness potential;
  • radio receiver and standalone player;
  • remote control;
  • separate control of the treble, bass and subwoofer tone;
  • ‘expensive’, effective design;
  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • individual, non-systematic comments from users.

Best computer acoustics 5.1

Finally, we turn to the most interesting part of the rating, and present a selection of four 5.1 speaker systems. This is a standard that allows you to build a truly realistic sound that can create the most immersive experience when watching a movie or listening to music.

Edifier S760 D

Rating: 4.9

Edifier S760 D

Let us first consider the most expensive model produced by the world-famous Chinese company Edifier. The premium 2.0 speakers of this brand have already appeared above, and the current model is also significantly ahead of competitors in quality, functionality and cost.

The dimensions of the functional modules of the system are as follows: front and rear speakers – 116x203x160mm each, center channel – 316x117x157mm, subwoofer – 367x397x489mm. The diameters of the pairs of radiators of all five smaller speakers are 25 and 89 mm, the subwoofer is 254 mm. The body material of each module is MDF.

The total power of the system is 540 W (front – 60 W, center – 60 W, rear – 60 W, woofer – 240 W). Frequency ranges of reproduced sounds: subwoofer – from 35 to 110 Hz, front and rear speakers – from 160 to 20 thousand Hz. Channel separation is 45 dB. Each satellite contains a quality calibrated crossover. Class D and DSP amplifiers are used. Separate Bass and Treble controls are supported. There are built-in software decoders for DTS, DolbyProLogic II and DolbyDigital standards. There is a booster function.

The system is equipped with an extended set of interfaces: standard Mini-Jack 3.5 mm, RCA, AUX, RCA-3.5 mm (Mini-Jack), acoustic connection, coaxial input, optical interface for three inputs. A wireless remote controller or a wired multifunction controller with an LCD display can be used to control the system. Power supply – from the mains through a 600 W pulse-type power module.

The manufacturer’s warranty for this model is 12 months.

Advantages

  • detailing of high frequencies;
  • impressive deep bass;
  • balanced sound;
  • multifunctional control;
  • decoders;
  • long cables;
  • many connection interfaces.

disadvantages

  • occasionally there are clicks in a chaotic manner in different channels.

Logitech Z906

Rating: 4.8

Logitech Z906

The second item in the selection of the 5.1 computer acoustics rating is a system produced by the famous Swiss company Logitech International S.A. This is a high-class complex with ample opportunities and functionality. Due to the power and lane characteristics, this model is recommended for large rooms with an area of ​​at least 20 sq. meters.

The dimensions of each front or rear speaker are 100x166x94 mm, the subwoofer is 281x293x319 mm, and the center channel is 166x100x94 mm. The net weight of the entire system is 13.5 kg. The amplifier and controls are located in a separate block. This eliminates the possibility of unnecessary interference and interference to the speakers.

In terms of total power, this model is comparable to the previous one – 500 watts. Of these, the subwoofer accounts for 165 watts, and the other four channels – 67 watts each. The system reproduces sounds in the range from 35 to 20 thousand Hz within one frequency band. Built-in DTS and Dolby Digital decoders.

The set of interfaces is almost as wide as the previous model: stereo RCA / mini-jack line-in, multi-channel mini-jack line-in, coaxial digital input, optical digital input, headphone jack. For control, a wired unit with an amplifier or a wireless remote control can be used. The system is powered by a 220 V network.

Advantages

  • solid build from quality materials and components;
  • extended set of interfaces;
  • convenient control;
  • clear, powerful sound with a high volume threshold.

disadvantages

  • a minority of users are not satisfied with one frequency band.

Microlab FC 730

Rating: 4.8

Microlab FC 730

The next model in this selection of ratings is a product of Microlab Electronics, which appeared under a slightly different name in 1998 as a result of the merger of two different manufacturing companies – Shenzhen Microlab Technology (PRC) and International Microlab (USA). This system is much less powerful than the previous one, but at the same time it is half the price, while it is in great demand and for the most part fully satisfies demanding customers.

The dimensions of the functional modules are as follows: front and rear speakers – 112x195x135 mm each; central channel – 265x112x135 mm; subwoofer – 241x280x259 mm. The front and rear speakers each have one 63.5 mm speaker, the center channel has two speakers of the same size, the subwoofer has one 165 mm speaker. The satellite and subwoofer speakers are magnetically shielded.

Power distribution among the speakers: subwoofer – 24 W; all other speakers, including the center channel – 12 W each. The total power is 84 watts. The system is capable of reproducing sound in the range from 30 to 20 thousand Hz, of which part from 30 to 140 Hz generates a subwoofer, the rest up to the upper threshold of 20 thousand Hz – satellites. Channel separation is 40 dB. The signal-to-noise ratio is 70 dB.

To connect to a sound source, the following interfaces are used: RCA stereo line-in; RCA multichannel. There is a wireless remote control. Power supply – from 220 V.

Advantages

  • separate amplifier;
  • powerful enough sound;
  • optimal power ratio of satellites and subwoofer;
  • two separate entrances;
  • remote control;
  • attractive appearance.

disadvantages

  • short standard wires.

Logitech Z506

Rating: 4.7

Logitech Z506

And completing this selection of 5.1 systems is another set of the Swiss brand Logitech. This is a two-way system, lagging behind the previous one in terms of power, with a slightly reduced functionality, but at the same time it is still almost twice as cheap.

The dimensions of the functional modules are as follows: subwoofer – 261.4x 170x 209.4mm, center channel – 93.6×184.2×87.6mm, subwoofer – 261.4x170x209.4mm. Net weight of the system – 5.1 kg.

The total power of the system is 75 W, of which the front and rear speakers each have 8 W, the center – 16 W and the woofer – 27 W. Peak aggregate power in boosted mode reaches 150 W. The device reproduces sounds in the frequency range from 45 to 20 thousand Hz.

Control elements – power button, volume control, headphone jack – are located on the right front speaker; bass boost control – on the rear of the woofer. The device is powered by a 220 V network. There are RCA interfaces and a mini-jack for connection.

The package includes six computer speakers for various purposes, an audio cable with a 3.5 mm plug, a special cable for connecting to a 6-channel direct input, and documentation. The manufacturer provides a two-year warranty for this model.

Advantages

  • sound quality;
  • ease of connection and operation;
  • deep lows;
  • high quality wires;
  • attractive design;
  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • no remote control.

Best wireless computer speakers

The final selection of devices in the ranking of the best computer speakers according to the version is wireless speakers. In our review, we have already reviewed the above examples of kits with wireless connectivity functions. But in this group we will look at such models where this function works best, and at the same time other important qualities of the systems do not ‘suffer’. The models included in the review are also designed to cover as much as possible various form factors and types – 5.1, 2.1, 2.0.

Sven HT-210

Rating: 4.9

Sven HT-210

And again we turn to a wide range of Russian-Finnish company Sven. This time, we’ll be looking at a two-way 5.1 system with outstanding performance, high-quality wireless connectivity, eye-catching design and more than palatable price.

The dimensions of the front and rear speakers are 120x215x105mm each, they contain two high-frequency and low-frequency radiators with dimensions of 37 and 80 mm, respectively. The central column measuring 282x120x105mm contains three emitters with dimensions 37, 80 and 80 mm. Subwoofer dimensions – 198x345x300 mm. The body material of each module is MDF.

Speaker powers: front, rear and center – 15 W each, subwoofer – 50 W. The total system power is 125 W. The frequency range of the subwoofer is from 40 to 200 Hz, all other speakers are from 200 to 20 thousand Hz each.

The control panel is located on a separate amplifier, includes multichannel and stereo line inputs, optical and coaxial inputs, USB Type A. Wireless communication – Bluetooth. There is a remote control with a multifunctional remote control. Treble and bass are adjusted separately. There is also a built-in radio tuner and an external SD card reader.

The system comes with wall mounting kits.

Advantages

  • high-quality sound;
  • large volume reserve;
  • stable wireless connection;
  • remote control;
  • attractive design.

disadvantages

  • noticeable heating of the rear wall of the subwoofer with an internal transformer.

Gemix SB-80BT

Rating: 4.8

Gemix SB-80BT

The second number in this rating group is acoustics 2.1 of a relatively young, but well-proven brand Gemix. In terms of functionality, capabilities and quality, this is one of the best systems available on the market at such a reasonable price.

The dimensions of the subwoofer in this model are 165x280x320 mm, all controls and interfaces are concentrated here. The size of the radiator is 133.35 mm. The dimensions of the two satellites are 95x150x94 mm each. The dimensions of the satellite emitters are 76.2 mm. The woofer and speaker enclosures are made of MDF with a black finish.

The total system power is 60 W (15 W satellites and 30 W subwoofer each). Built-in FM tuner with convenient large knob. There is a remote control. Connection to an audio source is carried out via a standard line-in or wirelessly Bluetooth. The system can work autonomously, reading tracks from a flash drive via USB Type A or from an SD card.

A fixed network cable and audio connecting cables are included. The manufacturer’s warranty is provided for a period of 12 months.

Advantages

  • high-quality sound;
  • large volume reserve;
  • remote control;
  • built-in radio receiver;
  • built-in standalone player;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • short cords.

Creative T30 Wireless

Rating: 4.7

Creative T30 Wireless

This group of ratings and the entire review are completed by seemingly unpretentious 2.0 columns, but upon more thoughtful examination it becomes clear that this is a compact system of a very high level. The manufacturer is the renowned global international company Creative Technology headquartered in Singapore.

This is a two-way system with compact speakers measuring 87x230x180 mm each. Total weight – 1.8 kg. The total system power is 28 W, 12 W per channel.

Computer speakers reproduce sound in the range from 50 to 20 thousand Hz. High-quality bass for this size is provided by the presence and good location of the bass reflex. Bass and treble are adjusted separately.

The speakers are connected via a standard audio mini-jack. The same jack is dedicated for connecting headphones. The volume control is located on the front of the master speaker. Wireless connection – Bluetooth. NFC communication is supported. Power supply – from 220 V.

Advantages

  • brand;
  • high-quality assembly and materials;
  • design;
  • high-quality sound;
  • communication range Bluetooth;
  • two-band with separate control of high and low frequencies;
  • NFC for automatic phone connection.

disadvantages

  • dotted claims about overpricing.

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