Best overall

Logitech Z906

Amazing 5.1 sound at an affordable price.

These things have 500 watts of power that will knock your socks off and have a detailed control console so that you have reign over all aspects of your sound. With wall-mountable satellite speakers and plenty of cord for large setups, you'll be tempted to buy a set these for every room in the house.

$264 from Amazon

Why the Logitech Z906 is the best

You can connect up to six devices including two optical — ideal for anyone with home theater ambitions beyond PC gaming. A control console gives you complete reign over your sound, and you can sit back with a remote control in your hand.

At a whopping 500 watts of power, these speakers are amazing for PC gaming. Sleek design, strong performance, and THX branding make these a great addition to any room. They sit at a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with nearly 900 reviews, and Trusted Reviews had this to say:

Whether you're using the Z906 in the office or living room, it delivers a very impressive sound with depth, punch and decent detail reproduction.

During the day you can annoy the neighbors, and at night you can plug in headphones and listen while the family sleeps. Each satellite speaker is wall-mountable, and the wires are long enough for home theater setups.

Runner-up

Yamaha NS-SP1800BL

Movies, music and games all sound amazing on these inexpensive speakers.

Considering these speakers and sub are just over $100 cheaper (about $150) than the top pick, you might be alright with the 100W of power contained within. They're designed to fit either in your gaming room or living room, and with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 1,000 reviews, it's clear these speakers really pump out the sound.

$150 from Amazon

Best budget

Logitech Z506

Budget speakers still pack quite a punch.

Anyone who doesn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a surround sound setup for their gaming rig should seriously consider Logitech's Z506 system. It may be under $100, but that doesn't mean it can't deliver serious sound. It booms out at you with 75 watts of power, and the bass is deep.

$65 from Amazon

Also great

Creative Inspire T6300

At only 57 watts, these still crank out some impressive sound.

Touted as their loudest Inspire, Creative's T6300 (about $70) has less power at 57 watts but maintains serious sound. Creative makes up for less wattage with a Dual Slot Enclosure technology that apparently offers louder playback with more mid-bass.

$70 from Amazon

Conclusion

If you're looking for a great set of Logitech speakers but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, check out the Logitech Z506. For a great budget set of speakers with awesome sound, have a look at the Creative Inspire T6300. If you just want the best 5.1 PC gaming speakers overall, you can't go wrong with the Logitech Z906, and for something a bit cheaper, check out the Yamaha NS-SP1800BL.

Best overall

Logitech Z906

Amazing 5.1 sound at an affordable price.

These things have 500 watts of power that will knock your socks off and have a detailed control console so that you have reign over all aspects of your sound. With wall-mountable satellite speakers and plenty of cord for large setups, you'll be tempted to buy a set these for every room in the house.

$264 from Amazon

Updated July 18, 2018: We double-checked our recommendations to make sure these are still the best 5.1 speakers for PC gamers, and we added the Yamaha NS-SP1800BL as a runner-up option.