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.
Creative is a familiar brand to anyone who enjoys top-quality hardware, and the Sound BlasterX Katana V2 is an impressive refresh of their gaming soundbar.
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If you want excellent sound quality and value, then you want Bose. You too can have room-filling, immersive sound, so Bose says in every advertisement.
These Logitech speakers have 500 watts of power to knock your socks off, and they have a detailed control console for reign over all aspects of your sound.
As cheap as it gets for reliable PC speakers. Amazon has this 2.0 setup available for next to nothing compared to our other picks. Not built for audiophiles, but these USB speakers are the perfect remedy for weaker built-in monitor audio.
Razer produces some rock-solid headsets, and the company's Nommo Pro 2.1 sound system is just as good with rich audio and full bass that doesn't drown out.
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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.
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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.