Best Computer Speakers for Under $100 Windows Central 2019

If you're not a headphones person, you're either dealing with terrible laptop speakers or maybe the awful ones built into your monitor or all-in-one PC. If that's you, then you're most likely in need of some great external speakers. You also don't want to spend a fortune on a Harmon Kardon 5.1 surround system, so we rounded up some of the best computer speakers for under $100.

Premium sound: Bose Companion 2 Series III

Staff Favorite

If you want great sound quality and value, then you want Bose. You too can have room-filling, immersive sound, so Bose says in every advertisement.

$99 at Amazon

Small and punchy: Edifier Exclaim e10

Not taking up much space on your desk, the Exclaim e10 delivers plenty of sound with each speaker sporting two 1.5-inch tweeters and a 3-inch woofer.

$99 at Amazon

Studio design: Mackie CR3

The Mackie CR3 sounds great and has some handy features like aux in and headphone out ports on the front, plus TRS and RCA in on the rear.

$99 at Amazon

Cheap and cheerful: Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP

This sleek-looking 30W system sports a handy control pod, controlling power, volume, and bass, and has a headphone jack and auxiliary port.

$40 at Amazon

Crisp audio: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II

Creative makes relatively inexpensive products that sound great. Each speaker produces clean, crisp audio that'll impress, considering the price tag.

$70 at Amazon

Compact design: Genius SW-G2.1 1250

A fairly compact subwoofer, two 3-inch drivers in each satellite speaker, and a total output power of 38 watts result in some great sound output.

$100 at Amazon

Futuristic look: GOgroove BassPULSE

These are the coolest-looking speakers in our roundup, but they're not all flash and guile – these speakers can produce amazing highs and lows.

$50 at Amazon

Great value: Logitech Speaker System Z313

The Z313 comes with a powered subwoofer and two satellite speakers to deliver 25 watts of total power. That's enough to fill your room and then some.

$34 at Amazon

Connect everything: Creative T12

The T12 by Creative is an affordable speaker solution, consisting of just two units. Not the best sounds, but great for under $40.

$43 at Amazon

Turn up the bass

In the case of most consumer goods, you're paying way too much for whatever you're getting and you often get much more for much less, depending on the product. With speakers, you really do pay for what you get. If you're spending under $100, don't expect anything absolutely ground-breakingly spectacular, but don't expect total crap either.

Spending an extra $50 to $100 unlocks another tier of great-sounding speakers that will likely surpass this list. That being said, if your budget is tight, these are the tops and Bose takes my personal number one spot with the excellent Companion 2 system.

If you don't want to spend too much on any computer accessory, Logitech is a trustworthy brand, and the Z313 speakers are a great value. They're not as powerful as some of the other speakers on this list, but tha's what you get for such a low price.

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