Best computer speakers: Gaming, music in 2023

Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2
Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

PC speaker preferences vary from person to person, as it depends on your rig, setup, and the space restrictions of your home or apartment — not to mention your budget. We've broken down this list of best computer speakers to include some more affordable and compact options and round things out with some premium sound solutions.

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Depending on your budget, you'll be able to pick up some killer speakers for any PC. If you don't mind having a soundbar on your desk under your display(s), the Sound BlasterX Katana V2 from Creative is an exceptional audio package. Whether you're on the desktop or a couch in front of a TV, the Katana V2 produces some killer sounds and looks the part. There are numerous inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, and even stylish RGB lighting.

If you want to save a little with one of the best budget computer speakers, the Bose Companion 2 Series III offers incredible levels of value and won't break the bank. While not the best speaker solution on our list, Bose offers some high-quality audio with this compact 2.0.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.