The 8 Best PC Speakers


We all wince at that familiar bone-crushing sound we hear when playing Mortal Kombat with our friends, but you must admit it certainly creates a completely unique gaming atmosphere. That’s why it’s always boring to play games or watch movies with our friends who don’t have a powerful set of PC speakers connected to their desktops or laptop.

To avoid this and take the gaming party to your place we’ve selected the best PC speakers money can buy. Don’t worry, we’ve included some affordable options as well.

The 8 Best PC Speakers 1
Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC

The Logitech G560 offers an aesthetic audio solution that offers rich sounds and a whole lot of bass.

Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC

Our Top Picks

Best Overall

The Logitech G560 makes the top of our list with its beautiful design and quality sound representation. We chose this speaker set because of the overall sound quality and the low-end bass response thanks to the addition of a sub-woofer.

Best For Music Production

The Presonus Eris E3.5 stands out as a production set of speakers thanks to the balanced frequency response. Additionally, these fairly small speakers can put out very decent volume thanks to their efficiency.

Best For Movies

The Logitech Z623 features a similar design to the G560, but the Z623 is a larger speaker system with bigger sub-bass and a lot more volume. The better low-end response will best be noticed in action movies and music.

Best For Gaming

Klipsch’s ProMedia 2.1 THX is our top choice for a gamer. This speaker system is a basic 2.1 setup with a left, right and dedicated sub-bass. You can expect a full sound with great volume.

Budget Choice

Despite their outstanding performance, the Presonus Eris E3.5 is an extremely affordable pair of PC speakers that are versatile enough to be moved between the PC, the TV, and your vinyl player. You can expect to pay around $100 for the Eris E3.5

Our Selection of The Best PC Speakers

1. Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC

Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC
  • Inputs: USB; AUX
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs
  • Power: 240 W
  • Size: 10.0 x 8.1 x 15.9 in

The G560 model is one of Logitech’s best products, and despite the release date being several years ago, it’s continued to be a great set of speakers.


Besides a high-quality clear sound with separated lows and highs, the pair of speakers are also equipped with subtle LED lights that will create an amusing light show while you’re playing your favorite music or playing another round of your favorite game.

Powerful Subwoofer

With the inclusion of a powerful subwoofer, this item becomes a home theater-worthy piece of equipment, which isn’t that surprising taking into account the history Logitech has with similar products. They’ve tried to create a set that will satisfy vivid audio junkies and their music needs but also have the average gamer in mind when creating some of the colorful scenes each RPG title has to offer.

Design & Setup

What makes this one of the best wireless speakers for computer usage is the quality of build combined with the unusual designs that set them in a category of their own compared to other available choices on the market.

When you open the box, you’ll notice tons of cables and plugs, but don’t worry because the setup guide printed out on the box is extremely easy to follow. The first thing you’ll need to consider is finding a suitable spot for the bulky subwoofer. The two speakers aren’t the problem as they’re extremely lightweight and won’t take up much space on your desk.

The subwoofer is a giant compared to them, and you’ll want to place it somewhere on the floor away from your walls. It can create a powerful bass line, so you’d like to avoid distortion and vibration noises transferred through the walls of your room.

Once you’re all set, it’s time to connect the speakers with the subwoofer and plug them into an electrical source. They connect with your computer using a USB cord, and you’ll find most control functions on the right speaker. On top of it, you have volume and LED level controls and Bluetooth and power ON/OFF buttons on the back.


If you’re all about looks and want a subtle item lying on top of your desk, you’ll fall in love with the G560 because its speakers feature a distinct shape that may go unnoticed when you combine them with all the other things you got going on around your PC. The subwoofer has a simple all-black rectangle shape that is in stealth mode until you crank up the bass volume.

The size or, better said, the width of the speakers is above average, so if you’re looking for a more functional set of vertical speakers that won’t take that much surface from your desk, it’s probably smart to check some of the other options out there before deciding what the best PC speakers for your needs are.


One of the biggest drawbacks besides the width of the speakers is the fact that they’re directly connected with the subwoofer, so you won’t be able to turn it off and use only the speakers. This can be a game changer for people that don’t want to enjoy a deep bass line all the time.

A great way to pass go around this is to decrease the bass level using the Gaming Software that comes together with the speakers or just use your headphones by plugging them in using the jack found on the back of the right speaker.

Deep Bass

This is a set of speakers that will produce a deep bass line that you’ll feel in your gut when you crank the volume to the max or even somewhere in the middle of the scale. Gamers that want to feel every bomb they throw and music lovers that enjoy pumping up the bass will love these speakers. You can even use them as a part of your home entertainment system with the power and sound clarity they provide.


If you’re looking for a long-term solution that you can use in various cases and you’re ready to invest some serious cash, this is the pair of wireless computer speakers you want to go with.

2. Bose Companion 2 Series III

Bose Companion 2 Series II
  • Inputs: AUX
  • Weight: 1.8lbs(L); 2.3 lbs(R)
  • Power: 42 W
  • Size: 7.5 x 3.1 x 5.9 in

Bose is known for their carefully selected line of headphones, but the company has recently ventured into creating some great PC speakers. The Companion 2 Series III is the most affordable product from this group.

With dimensions of 7.5 x 3.1 x 5.9 inches, this pair of wired speakers have that distinguished, elegant look of the Bose brand that will allow you to use them in both a home and a professional environment. The angles of the speakers are positioned slightly upwards so that the sound can be directed towards your ears, leaving less room for soundwave dispersion.

Weight Variation

When talking about specifications and dimensions, it’s interesting to note how the left speaker (2.3 pounds) is slightly heavier than the right one (1.8 pounds). With the total weight being a tad over 5 pounds, we are forced to consider this pair of PC speakers lightweight.

On the other hand, this provides us with enough ground to assume that all of the components inside of the speakers are of high quality and will last a long time on your computer desk.


The right unit is the motherboard of the entire system, it has provision for both the headphone jack and the knob used for volume control. That’s what you’ll see on the front of the panel, while all the necessary elements that allow you to connect the speakers with a sound source are placed on the rear.

We were disappointed to notice how there’s no USB option available, and you’re practically forced to use an AC adapter solely.

The positive in terms of connectivity is that you have two RCA inputs on disposal, and you’ll get the chance to use one for your PC, and the other will always be free for you to plug in your cell or iPod. Yes, both audio sources can work together simultaneously, so you’ll get the privilege of hearing all notification sounds coming from your PC while you play music from your stereo.

TrueSpace Stereo Signal Processing Circuitry

Although it may not provide a potent bass, this Bose model still reproduces a decent amount of low-fidelity tones without mixing them with mid and high-pitched tones.

This is probably because of the TrueSpace Stereo Signal Processing Circuitry method the company has developed throughout the years, whose primary goal is to enhance the sound imaging of speakers placed too close together.

The technology also focuses on the clearness of the sound produced by these PC speakers, so you won’t need to play around with the equalizer settings that much, whether you’re listening to your favorite artist or just playing Fortnite.

Gaming vs. Music

When tested for this computer speakers review, we found out how the Companion 2 Series III performs better for gaming as they manage to control the high-pitched sounds (shooting and screaming effects) and combine the bass in a way that doesn’t interfere with the rest of the sound waves.

The music reproduction capacity is somewhat limited to genres that don’t feature many instruments simultaneously, so if you’re all about acid jazz, you’re good to go, but you may consider another option if you want to listen to rock symphonies on your PC.


The third release of the Companion model by Bose is probably the most value-added product you’ll get from the company as they’re not up in the clouds with their price tag compared to the sound quality they provide.

3. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
  • Inputs: AUX, Bluetooth
  • Weight: 2.06 lbs
  • Power: 200 W
  • Size: 4.2 x 8.5 x 5.7 in

We never would’ve thought we’d include a Klipsch product on our list of best PC speakers, but the ProMedia 2.1 forced us to do so.

Hitting the market in November of 2002, the three-item stereo kit managed to surprise even the pickiest audiophiles with the sound clarity it provides. Although you may find some cheaper options that fall in the 2.1 pack, the Klipsch has lots of positive things to offer that will make you feel like you got a bargain for your money.

Satellite Technology

A deep low frequency that is well separated from mid and high notes is one of the many things you’ll like about this model. The main reason the ProMedia 2.1 is capable of producing such a heavy bass line is because of the satellite technology that brings 25 watts of power supported by a powerful 130-watt subwoofer, all packed in a throw driver with dimensions of 6.5 inches in diameter.

Build Quality

The quality of the build is also impressive, and the best feature we would like to emphasize in this category is the metal stand upon which the two speakers rest. You’ll be able to control the volume and plug in your headphones using the volume and subwoofer knobs smartly placed next to the headphone on the right speaker.

Frequency Response

The frequency range isn’t spectacular as it’s limited between 32 Hz and 20 kHz, but this isn’t a huge swing factor as we all know desktop speakers usually don’t have a very low FR. You won’t be using the ProMedia 2.1 to organize the next block party. They’re just a high-quality audio outlet that needs to sound good while you’re gaming or listening to some music in your room.

When confronted with music records featuring some really powerful bass, the speakers perform at an optimal level. You’ll be able to differentiate drum kicks from bass notes, but this level may not be clear enough for professional usage.

Once you start gaming or watching a movie that features more high-end tones, you’ll notice how there’s almost zero distortion, and you’ll need to pump up the volume to the max, which gives you somewhere around 106dB of pure insanity. You need only 14 more dB to reach the volume level marked as a pain-causing threshold.

That’s why the ProMedia 2.1 is considered one of the best PC speakers designed for gaming purposes. I mean, you must admit. Two blasting drivers on both sides of your screen and a subwoofer beneath the table are a serious addition to your gaming arsenal.

In most cases, you won’t notice any crackling or distortion-like sounds, but you should be careful when turning up the volume to the max.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 should be on the top of this computer speakers review list, but we’ll try and give a chance to some other models that offer the same features while having a lower price tag.

If you’re looking for a set of speakers that will offer both a great gaming experience and could act as a powerful addition to your home theater, then you should give this model serious consideration.

4. Yamaha NX-B55

Yamaha NX-B55
  • Inputs: AUX; Bluetooth
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs
  • Power: 14 W
  • Size: 7.3 x 3.3 x 7.3 in

Yamaha, a giant in the audio equipment industry, has finally made an astonishing item that can go toe to toe with some of the best wireless computer speakers on this list and even be considered a great home entertainment system addon.


The classy black and gray design will go well with almost any setup you have, and you won’t be forced to find a place for a large subwoofer unit because there is none. Yes, you read right, these black boxes come in a set that only includes two satellite speakers and no subwoofer to increase the bass volume, probably because you’re already getting enough power from the drivers.

Frequency Range

The frequency range goes as low as 55 Hz, mainly due to the quality of build of the bottom driver that can reproduce some really deep bass lines and make them mix well with the line of higher-pitched tones you’re capable of throwing at it.

Similar to the NX-50

The model has similarities to its predecessor, the Yamaha NX-50, but the biggest difference between the two is the B55’s capability of connecting to almost any device using Bluetooth technology, adding a wireless twist to the line. Thus the “B” is the name of the product.

What this model took from the NX-50 is the sound imaging-oriented design. There’s a reason why the two speakers are tilted slightly upwards, and it’s not because the designers needed to make them look cool. Yamaha understands how sound direction is crucial when creating a set of speakers capable of producing high endnotes with a clear voice that won’t vibrate through your desk.

That’s why they’ve applied the tilt-back look with the NX-B55 model and haven’t made a mistake. There’s a high probability you’ll place these two just next to your screen, which gives you no room to breathe and can make the sound travel directly in your face.

With this innovative design, the manufacturer makes sure that the sound that the B55 creates will disperse well throughout the room you’re in.

Input Variety

The variety of input methods allows you to use more than two audio sources simultaneously. One will be connected using one of the 3.5 mm jacks, and the other will employ Bluetooth technology with the speakers.

Another innovation Yamaha brings to the table is the auto-mix option that allows you to play your favorite music and get all the possible notifications from your PC in the background.

The front panel is equipped with all the necessary control options, and you can also put the speakers on standby when you’re not using them, avoiding the need to shut them down anytime you close your computer.

Built-in Volume Control

You also won’t need to play around with the balance settings as there’s a built-in volume control that boosts the bass level when necessary and levels up the treble to the required amount. Something you don’t see with most of the wireless speakers for computers these days and another proof of the high-quality level Yamaha adheres to.


This is a pair of wireless computer speakers that provides a nice class upgrade to almost any surroundings and provides a well-balanced and clear sound without the help of a separate subwoofer. For people that have the extra dollar they want to spend on audio equipment, this is probably the best choice they have.

5. Logitech Z623

Logitech Z623
  • Inputs: RCA; 3.5mm AUX
  • Weight: 18.35 lbs
  • Power: 400 W
  • Size: 17.3 x 11.9 x 12.3 in

We’ve all fallen victim to the habits of our modern age where iPod docks have replaced desktop speakers to the extent where you need to dig deep to find a new release from any of the leading companies in the industry.

Logitech has developed a niche market focusing on creating the best PC speakers possible. I remember my first set of computer speakers came from this company and I can’t say anything bad about them to date.

They served their purpose while I was playing NBA Live 2000 and managed to produce a more than decent sound quality with clean drum kicks and a soft bass that doesn’t cause distortion.

Things have changed since then, and so did our expectations in the same period. Instead of a pair of cans capable of reproducing sound waves, we’re looking for state-of-the-art technology to allow you to enjoy the latest Kendrick Lamar track.

Logitech understands how we always want the best of both worlds, so they’ve created this highly functional set of speakers with a built-in ability to play your favorite genre on the top level.

The price tag disqualifies the Z623 from running for a most affordable set of desktop speakers, but this was never the goal for the manufacturer, and you’ll be most pleasantly surprised by the level of sound quality this home entertainment-worthy item has to offer.

THX Certified

The innovative THX technology is also present with this model, which makes the product a great fit for audiophiles that enjoy watching their favorite movie with the volume set to the max. They’re also good for gaming and music listening, but they surely excel when movie scenes are in question.

This wouldn’t be possible without the surprisingly strong subwoofer that performs well during parties and quite romantic nights with your girl. You’ve come here for a computer speakers review, and you’re probably surprised by the potential role the Z623 could play in your home entertainment theater, so let’s see how the design of the entire system is connected with the set of functionalities it provides.

Unusual Size

The first thing you should be aware of is the unusual size of the entire speaker system, which measures 7.8 x 5.6 x 5.4 inches you’ll need to figure out where to place it. Your computer desk may not be big enough for these types of speakers. They’re stereo speakers, so they’ll need their space and a clear path to the ceiling because they take a slightly upward angle.

Their high angle and slightly wider shape compared to other desktop speakers make the Logitech Speaker System Z623 a perfect option for gaming, music listening, partying, and watching a movie.


The all-in-one mindset is also presented by including three different knobs responsible for controlling the following functions: volume, bass, and power. All of this, together with the subwoofer cable and the connection with the left-paneled speaker, can be found on the right-side speaker.

If you’re careful, you’ll also notice two 3.5 mm connection plugs where you can connect with other devices using the auxiliary input or the headphone jack.


If you thought the speakers were enormous, you don’t want to hear the size of the subwoofer. Standing at a whopping 11.9 x 11.1 x 10.4 inches, this may be one of the biggest reasons why someone wouldn’t consider this product among the best PC speakers available on the market. Gigantic size means out-of-this-world sound volume, which is also true with this rogue Logitech model.

Although it can provide a powerful deep bass line, you can also take control in your own hands with the help of that handy little knob conveniently placed on the front of the right speaker.

This is how you control the subwoofer levels, and there’s a click mechanism right at the middle of the circle that acts as a signalization for flat response levels, but in most cases, you’ll need to go a bit further behind that border if you want to get the clearest most honest sound possible.

Powerful Sound

The Logitech Z623 is a system of PC speakers ready to make your LED screen shatter if you turn it up to the max. It provides 35 watts of pure sound energy on both satellite speakers and 130 watts from the subwoofer. This is enough to power up an entire party in your backyard, and the best part is that you won’t notice any distortion.

This is one of the rare 2.1 audio systems that doesn’t mix the low-pitched tones with the mid and high ones like many other products manufactured by some of Logitech’s biggest competitors.

It’s a tough call deciding on which are the best PC speakers currently available as you need to take into consideration various factors from sound imaging to price to value ratio, but it seems like other items on this list will need to step up their game to take down the Z623 200 Watt speaker system created by Logitech from the top spot in our hearts.

6. Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse
  • Inputs: AUX; Bluetooth
  • Weight: 12.4 lbs
  • Power: 74 W
  • Size: 21.7 x 12.6 x 5.6 in

One of the things we noticed while creating this list was the monotonous design and coloring of all the speakers. The Black and gray cubed look of most speakers can become boring and lack the life that a desk setup often needs. These speakers bring some excitement to your setup with their unique appearance.

These wireless computer speakers are state-of-the-art audio equipment you will love to brag about in front of your friends, and they don’t fall back on audio reproduction. The curvy design isn’t the only thing that Edifier as a manufacturer managed to bring to the table innovatively.

You’ll also love the controls that trigger solely by the touch of your finger compared to the rogue knobs with other items on this list.


It’s true how we’ve included the e25s on this best PC speakers list primarily because of their elliptical futuristic design and the matte red colored finish that’s certainly unusual, but I don’t think these wireless speakers aren’t any good for computer usage. They excel in their design, yet they keep pace with industry giants like Logitech and Yamaha when we talk sound reproduction.

If you’re looking for a less invasive color option, you can go with the white variation that may aesthetically go better with your PC setup. People tend to connect interesting designs without functionality, but this isn’t the case when we overview the quality of build the Luna Eclipse offers.

The base of each speaker is flat, so you can rest assured they’ll stand still on your desk, and they’re surprisingly stable considering the weight they carry inside that oval shape. The right speaker is again the central point even with this creative system.

This is the place where you’ll find the touch-sensitive volume controls and a LED indicator that shows whether your speakers are paired with another device using Bluetooth or not.

There’s also an interesting cut-out on each speaker’s back that supports the entire design’s flow, but it also acts as direct support to the woofer placed on the back of each driver unit.

Balanced Sound

Yes, these speakers lack a dedicated subwoofer, but there’s a big enough woofer-based driver in each one that lays down the ground for a balanced sound reproduction capable of going deep for your bass and avoiding treble spills when you crank up the volume.

Remote Control

You will be pleased to find out that these speakers come with a remote control so that you can also utilize them as party speakers. This makes these wireless computer speakers a unique choice because no other item on this list has a remote included in the basic package.

People will argue how you can always control the volume using the device mounted to the speakers, but what happens when you’re listening to some music originating from the USB connection to the speakers? You’ll need to stand up from the comfort of your chair and go to the speakers to control the volume.


Extremely functional pair of wireless desktop speakers that produces a deep bass line without needing a bulky subwoofer. The sound is clear, and you’ll be able to control it with the handy remote you get. What more to look at from a pair of wireless PC speakers?

7. Logitech Z200 Stereo

Logitech Z200 Stereo
  • Inputs: AUX
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Power: 10 W
  • Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 9.4 in

Finally, one affordable product on our best PC speakers list won’t cost you hundreds of dollars, and you’ll still get that high-quality sound you’re after.

Coming from a line of wildly successful desktop speakers in the likes of its less powerful Z50 and Z150 predecessors, the Z200 Stereo option created by Logitech is a quality solution for both gamers and audiophile beginners that just want to take their music experience to the next level, but aren’t ready to spend that much money on their equipment.

Color Options

There are a couple of color variants you can choose from, including the white/black and black/grey variations, but no matter what you decide to go with, you’ll be amazed by the minimalistic design of this home stereo system. Placed on tall and rugged plastic holders with a touch of that good old industrial design, the Z200 will fit almost anywhere, and you won’t need that much space to mount the pair.


There’s a huge knob on the front of the right speaker where you can set the volume level you desire, and you’ll find two jacks surrounding this part of the speaker. This is where you can plug in your headphone set or just connect the speakers with any other device that has an option to use an auxiliary cable.

The rear of the right speaker is where you’ll find all the necessary cables to plug in the set to your PC and a suitable power source.

AUX Input

There’s no Bluetooth connectivity option, so you’ll need to use a cable to play music from your phone, which strongly affects this product’s portability. They’re not the most functional pair of PC speakers, but they’ll do the trick because the quality of the build helps the drivers on the inside create a distortion-free sound capable of reaching high volume levels.

Sound Quality

You may experience slight problems when playing heavy bass music, but you can always reduce the bass level using the knob we mentioned earlier, and trust me when I say you’ll need to put these two drivers through a lot to make them squeak.

Tone Control

Without a subwoofer to power up the low-frequency range, you’re left with a tone control option on the right speaker’s right side, which will allow you to emphasize the low or mid, and high-pitched sounds. This is a great way to prepare yourself for different types of possible usage like gaming, movies, and music.

They may not create the clearest sound compared to other desktop computer speakers, but for the price they’re going for, they’re just a complete bargain. It’s not only because of the slick design but the more than decent sound quality and imaging they provide.

You can immediately forget about tuning them up to the perfect V-shaped sound curve and let yourself enjoy all the good things that the Z200 speaker provides.

Budget Friendly

When talking about cheap solutions, this is the product leading the pack, but if you have a slightly bigger budget of 100$, feel free to explore some of the other options on our list.

For those of you that just want an audio outlet that will look good next to their pc screen, this model will do the trick and you’ll even be able to watch movies with them and play some of your favorite games without noticing any crackling sound. This is probably the best-wired speaker you can get for under $30, and it’s always a positive they’re coming from a trusted brand like Logitech.

8. PreSonus Eris E3.5

PreSonus Eris E3.5
  • Inputs: AUX; TRS; RCA
  • Weight: 6.83 lbs
  • Power: 25 W
  • Size: 5.6 x 6.4 x 8.3 in

The important thing when looking for any type of new product to add to your audiophile collection is to stay open to items that may fall into a different category. That’s why we’ve scraped the web for professional solutions as well. This wouldn’t be a list of the best PC speakers if we failed to include all available options.

Value for Money

The best value for money we found was the PreSonus Eris E3.5 speaker that both looks and sounds like it was taken directly from a recording studio. These all-black reference monitors are aimed toward professional users, but their price tag makes them affordable even for novice audio enthusiasts and people that just want to take their gaming experience to the next level.

These slick-looking babies have been designed to help people record their music, so producing an honest and clear sound was a number one priority when the team at PreSonus developed the inside of the speaker.


They’re bulky, but there’s a good reason for this, and its name is Kevlar. One of the best woofers money can get (well, at least when you’re looking for 100$ speakers) that will allow you to listen to bass-heavy music without any distortion issues. The woofer works well together with the dome-shaped silk tweeter and manages to separate the lows from the mids and highs.

Sound Signature

You’re getting close to the V-shaped sound signature curve, and we couldn’t be happier that we included a speaker that will allow you to pump up the volume and enjoy a crisp sound—something you don’t find that often with desktop speakers of any kind.

The sound is exact, and it won’t enhance any part of the sound wave spectrum, so people that enjoy that enhanced sound you get with almost every multimedia speaker may be disappointed when they hear how clean the Eris E3.5 sounds.

Top Tip

An interesting tip we would like to share with you that doesn’t relate to the other products on this list, as they’re solely PC speakers, is that you would like to place the speakers away from your walls because you don’t want the vibration they’ll create to ruin your overall experience.

If you’re forced to do so because of the size of the room you are in, just make sure you use the fine-tuning option that will allow you to decrease the level of low-frequency sounds and give the mid and high notes some room to breathe. The perfect level you can go up to without compensation on both sound quality and volume is probably around the 6dB mark.


An AB class amplification system allows the speakers to use the full 50 watts of power. This is probably the biggest advantage these speakers have over the rest of the pack, as you’ll get a sound blasting machine and a sound system capable of producing clean sound when required.

You only need to set the E3.5s to the Unity settings option, and you’ll create an environment where low-pitched sounds go up as you pump up the volume instead of only creating more noticeable distortions like some options we haven’t even included on the list.

Acoustic Tuning

The acoustic tuning feature is discretely placed on the back of the right speaker, and this is where you’ll also find all possible input options. Besides the usual RCA connection, you’ll get the chance to use all of your other musical devices and outlets with the help of the TRS input. In addition to this, you also get an auxiliary input option and a plug for your headphones.


It seems like PreSonus has created a monster of a product that will enhance your audio experience in your home and work environment when connected to your pc. With all the features included in the design, this pair of speakers gives you huge value.

Buyer’s Guide – What To Consider Before Buying

While we’ve presented which PC speakers we think are the best, there are still considerations that we recommend everyone consider before buying a product. We all have our limiting factors and preference of characteristics in speakers.

Surround Sound vs. Stereo

First, establish whether or not you want a surround sound setup with computer speakers. Surround sound will be able to create a more immersive audio experience and will typically include a sub-woofer and then, depending on the type of surround sound – several supplemental speakers to place around you for additional directional sound.

Surround sound setups will typically be better for multimedia usages such as watching movies, gaming, or casual music listening. I’d recommend a pair of quality bookshelf speakers for music production instead of traditional PC speakers. The Presonus Eris on our list is a good example of a versatile bookshelf speaker that works well for computer usage.


If you’re someone who likes to have their music pumping, make sure you invest in something that will be able to facilitate your requirements. Smaller PC speakers will have smaller drivers and do not typically provide a lot of volume.

In contrast, surround sound systems and bookshelf speakers are typically more than capable of producing a lot of volume. Don’t forget that it’s not just about watts. A more efficient speaker design can have a lower wattage (power) and still be louder.


Maybe you don’t need a full surround sound setup, but adding sub-bass can bring your audio experience to another level. Because computer speakers are typically small, they aren’t good at low-end frequencies, which excel with larger drivers.

If you’re looking for a fuller audio experience with a solid bass response that can make your windows rattle, consider opting for one of the bundles which include a sub-woofer, as this is typically cheaper than adding a sub-bass to an existing setup.


Space is often a limiting factor when adding audio to any room. Some of the best PC speakers can still be extremely small and easily portable without worrying about finding much desk space. In contrast, surround sound systems will require careful consideration – as you will also need to consider wires which will need to stretch to the locations of your additional 5.1 or 7.1 speakers.

Intended Use

Not all PC speakers are created equal, certain speakers excel at particular tasks. Bookshelf speakers work the best for accurate, balanced audio representations that work well for producers and those interested in accurate EQing.

For movies, TV series, and casual music listening, a surround sound speaker system will give you the best sound.

For gamers, I’d always recommend headphones first – but either bookshelf or surround sound can be great audio solutions.

How We Picked Our Products

We chose products that best represent PC speakers. The truth is that while some speakers are made for computers, you can use most speaker styles on the computer. We added a bookshelf speaker set (Presonus Eris) to the list because this set of speakers works great as PC speakers.

Because surround sound is quite polarizing, we added a few to our list but tried not to saturate the suggestions and instead offer a more balanced selection based on broader tastes.

Our team has decades of experience in audio, we used our collective knowledge on the products selected, as well as listening to customer feedback and general public opinion before adding it to the list.


There you go. We’ve found the best PC speakers, both wireless and desktop only, and we hope you’ve found a set that will fit well with the surroundings of your desk.

We would love to hear your comments about our selection and how we can improve in the future, so don’t hesitate to write us a direct message or post your point of view in the comment section. We’re always ready to support a healthy discussion with our followers.

The 8 Best PC Speakers 1
Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC

The Logitech G560 offers an aesthetic audio solution that offers rich sounds and a whole lot of bass.

Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC

Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!
Photo of author

Author: Bryn De Kocks

Bryn has worked in the field for several years, writing in-depth speaker reviews for various audio publications. His work has historically focused on headphones and Bluetooth speakers, while incorporating his understanding of the Bluetooth speaker market to help educate potential buyers.

See All His Posts

Leave a Comment