Speakers for your desktop or laptop computer can bring your music & games alive with vibrant sound and deep booming bass. We sort all of our PC speakers in categories based on your wants - from a 1-piece set for cellphones, laptops, or portable use, 2-channel sets which are the most common in desktops/laptops, 2.1 channel sets with subwoofer that offer great desktop performance, and 5.1 channel home theater style surround sound that make your home computer a multimedia experience. Desktop speakers for computers are an area where you should max out your budget for the best quality so you can take your music and sound to the highest levels.
What speakers should I get for my computer?
What is the difference between computer speakers and home theater speakers?
What type of speakers do I want to buy?Computer speakers are often thought to be a cheaper or lower end form of your home theater or 'living room' speakers. That doesn't have to be the case! They make computer speakers to meet every size, shape, and audio need. And as computers become more and more important in the home entertainment realm, getting a good pair of speakers for your laptop or desktop have never been so important. Although cheap computer speakers do not offer outstanding audio quality, they do give you what you'll need for basic general use. For PC games or music, however, you can go with a high fidelity set that is either compact/mini with great sound quality or go for a larger surround sound system for the true high definition audio experience. A good PC surround sound system will have a center speaker, satellite speakers, and subwoofer - just like your home theater set. Combined with a good sound card in your system, an equivalent computer speakers set is the best way to enhance the audio performance of your PC. This is especially true if you're a gamer or work with audio files. Now that most of us turn to the web for things like watching movies or internet radio (Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, etc.) there has never been more of a need to get a good pair of PC speakers. Basic Computer Speakers - 2 Channel A basic computer speaker set will have 2 channels and connect to your PC. Most low-end desktop computers come with a basic set of speakers right out of the box. Being 2-channels, these speakers provide stereo sound and are good for basic applications where you just want to hear something - but without a subwoofer and without any additional channels these are not recommended for gamers or audiophiles. Speakers for Gamers - 2.1 Channel For gamers you're going to need at least a subwoofer to truly feel the impact of the games you play. A good quality 2.1 channel pc speakers set will have the left/right channel satellites like the speakers above, but will also come bundled with a subwoofer that takes you to a whole new level of bass performance. Gamers want quality and without a sub your sound will never get there. So going to a larger, more powerful 2.1 channel model is highly recommended. Ultra Portable Speakers Now that people are on the go and devices are getting smaller and smaller, a new class of compact speaker boxes or mini speakers has hit the market. These ultra portable speaker sets offer surprisingly good audio quality for the size. They are also great in public places where you don't want to blast your sound - but rather, focus it directly on you. Movie Computer Speakers For the true movie watcher, we recommend plugging your computer up into a 5.1 channel speaker set or connecting it directly to your standard home theater receiver and equipment. While computer speakers have traditionally been capped in terms of power and price, there is no limit to what you can do when you get to home theater class speakers. So when the PC speaker class is not enough - don't worry, you can always hook your system up to your receiver!