If you’re looking to upgrade your built-in laptop/monitor speakers with the terrible sound quality then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been looking for some of the best speakers for computers across a variety of categories and we’ve picked the 3 best ones from each category!
Top 3 Multimedia Speakers
When it comes to Multimedia Speakers, you want something that gives you a good degree of control over the sound signature so you can adjust the sound of your speakers according to the different kinds of settings that you will be using your speakers in. Boosting vocals for movies, thumping bass for some edm music, crystal clear sound staging for gaming are some of the things that you require from any good multimedia speakers. With all this in mind we’ve narrowed it down to the following 3 speakers.
1) Creative SBS E-2800 (Pocket Friendly)
The SBS E-2800 from Creative is an excellent budget friendly multimedia computer speaker. It delivers 50 W power, has a nice, thumping bass and does not compromise on the mids too much either. Although the sound quality is not the best in the world, it’s way more than you get from other brands at this price and it is definitely one of the best in terms of value for money. It has multiple inputs like USB, 3.5mm port and a card reader to play music directly without powering on the computer and it comes with a remote so you can control the speakers without having to walk up to your desk every time!
2) Bose Companion 2 Series III (Mid Range)
If you have a bit more money to spend on speakers and are looking for truly great sound quality, the Bose Companion 2 Series III are the right choice for you. With a stellar sound signature, a punchy bass, crystal clear vocals and a nice sharp treble, the Companion 2 Series III are the perfect choice for your multimedia needs. Bose uses it’s trademark TrueSpace digital processing to create a wide soundstage that sounds natural and lifelike. It’s easy to setup and use, and the aux in port and volume control knob both come on the right speaker to give you ease of control. If you’re looking for a no-frills desktop speaker with amazing sound quality but not looking to splurge too much, the Bose Companion 2 Series III is the one for you!
3) Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speaker System (Premium)
If you’re looking for the best Desktop Speakers that money can buy, look no further. The Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speaker System is the most premium speaker setup that you could have ever dreamed about. It is a 5.1 channel setup that comprises of 4 satellite speakers, a center speaker and a sub-woofer all controlled by an extremely aesthetic and easy-to-use console! The system delivers an astounding 500W RMS power with a peak of 1000 W which is completely overkill in terms of any desktop requirements that you may have and even has a neat wireless remote that you can use to control the system from a distance! It’s hefty price tag is truly it’s only deterrent, but if you’re in the market for the most premium speaker setup then the Z906 is the system you should be looking at.
Top 3 Gaming Speakers
1)Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Gaming Speakers (Pocket Friendly)
Like the Multimedia Speaker Category, Creative steals the show in the budget gaming speakers category as well. The Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Gaming Speakers from Creative are the best entry level Gaming Speakers on the market and are exactly what you would expect from a low budget speaker system in the way that they come with no frills or extras like RGB or crazy designs. What they do have however are some truly impressive audio outputs that help you precisely locate enemies while playing your favourite battle royale titles like PUBG or Fortnite. Great sound signature, a decent bass, average mids and sharp treble characterize this speaker system. Although great for gaming, the Sound BlasterX Kratos is not so good for multimedia and this should be considered if you are looking to pick them up. If gaming is solely what you will be using them for and if you don’t want the typical RGB shenanigans that come with most other gaming products, then the Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Gaming Speakers are an excellent buy!
2) Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 Gaming Speakers (Mid Range)
With a bit more of a budget and the desire to get something that looks exactly like something you should have on your desk if you call yourself a gamer, the Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 Gaming Speakers are an excellent option! Looking like futuristic Hair Dryers that stand around 1 foot tall each and are about 8 inches long, they do take up a bit of space on your desk so these may not be the best option for people with extremely limited desk space, but otherwise they are probably some of the most aesthetic speakers on the market! Razer uses their custom woven glass fiber for their 3 inch drivers and have rear facing bass ports on the speakers to give you that booming bass. The base plate of the right speaker houses the volume and bass control and automatic gain control ensures no distortion no matter how you set up your bass! The Speakers come with a beautiful, subtle RGB underglow that can be controlled using Razer Chroma on your PC. Amazing sound quality combined with amazing aesthetics make the Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 Gaming Speakers a truly amazing buy for the Gaming Enthusiasts out there!
3) Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speakers (Premium)
The Best Gaming Speakers that money can buy! With lots of options available this was one of the hardest choices to make and there are quite a few costlier options available like the Kratos S5 and the Razer Leviathan or the Razer Nommo Pro, but it all comes down to precise and accurate sound reproduction, the ability to locate enemies in game by listening to the sound they are making, the sound effects of the game being reproduced by the speakers and of course truly beautiful RGB lighting effects. And in all of these departments, the Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speakers come out on top! With peak power of 240 W and RMS of 120W this is one powerful gaming speaker. The sound clarity and accuracy in mind-blowing. The difference that you experience while gaming is indescribable. It truly is something you have to experience for yourself. And the RGB lightsync technology backed by G-hub from Logitech takes your whole gaming experience to the next level. You can sync your speakers to mimic your other RGB Logitech peripherals, or get it to synchronize with the colours that you are seeing on your screen! How cool is that? With a cost upwards of Rs. 15,000 though it is not the best speaker system available at that cost with quite a few multimedia speakers beating it out in terms of power and sound quality. But for gaming? Not one speaker system can match the RGB effects and the Gaming experience and for that alone it is the best Premium Quality Gaming Speaker available in 2019!
Top 3 Bluetooth Speakers
1) Creative T3150 2.1 Speakers with Bluetooth (Pocket Friendly)
Looking for a speaker that you can hook up to your computer for gaming and multimedia but that also connects via Bluetooth so you can play music right off your phone without having to turn on your PC? Are you also on a tight budget? Well then the T3150 2.1 Channel Speakers from Creative are the right speakers for you! The T3150 works best with a wired connection to your pc but it also has the option to connect via Bluetooth. The speakers are not very loud and this makes the Bass seem a little off. If you are using it in a smaller space then this shouldn’t be an issue but for large rooms, the volume may be inadequate. Also, the treble is a little weak and sound quality is not the best, but for a budget Bluetooth speaker setup, this is the best bang for buck!
2) Sony SA-D20 C E12 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speakers with Bluetooth (Mid Range)
All the flaws in the budget friendly Creative T3150 2.1 Speakers are overcome with the Sony SA-D20 C E12 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speakers! They come with a wireless remote so you can operate the speakers from a distance, they have the typical V Sound Signature that Sony is so well-known for and have a truly pounding bass that you just know is the true USP of any audio product from Sony! While this Bass is a bit overpowering for people unaccustomed to Sony Products, people that prefer heavy bass will love these speakers! The downside is there is no volume control or bass control knobs on the speakers themselves, and even worse to an extent is that although you can control the volume using the remote, you cannot tweak the bass at all! The only option that remains is tweaking the bass settings right from the input device that you are using, whether it be your phone or the computer. Apart from this however, they are truly the best Bluetooth compatible speakers on the market and are definitely something you should consider if you have more of a budget than our Pocket Friendly Bluetooth Speakers!
3) Harman Kardon Sound Sticks 2.1 Channel Wireless Speaker System (Premium)
The Harman Kardon Sound Sticks 2.1 Channel Wireless Speaker System is our premium Bluetooth Speaker system of choice, and one look is enough to confirm that we’re right. Harmon Kardon are known for truly amazing sound quality and an equally amazing build quality. The Sound Sticks Wireless are no exception and their awe-inspiring design is a testament to how far Harmon Kardon have pushed the limits in terms of stunning speaker systems. 8 transducers to power the speakers and a down-firing woofer makes for a great sound experience and with HARMAN TrueStream, you get audiophile quality without the wires! Touch controls for volume, a futuristic design and some truly stunning sound staging sets this system apart! If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker system above the INR 10000 range, the Harman Kardon Sound Sticks 2.1 Channel Wireless Speaker System is definitely something you should consider!
1) Creative Stage Air (Pocket Friendly)
The Creative Stage Air is the best Sound Bar at a price of under INR 3000. It has good bass and great mids and highs! The volume is not too bad and it works well for your computing needs. It has Bluetooth compatibility and you can pair other Bluetooth devices to it easily. Battery lasts upto 6 hours and you can also use it plugged in. Gloss finish looks great and the small size makes it a truly perfect under monitor speaker. For the price, it is completely worth it!
2) Polk Audio N1 Bluetooth Soundbar (Mid Range)
The Polk Audio N1 Bluetooth Soundbar is the best Mid Range Soundbar availbale in the market. It is the perfect soundbar to go with every viewing experience possible but it is especially great for Computers. This is because it was designed keeping the 3 primary audio requirements of any computer in mind namely, Gaming, Movies and Music and so it also has these 3 preset modes! The 60 W soundbar is more than enough to produce ample precise sound and the sound engineers at Polk Audio truly bring out the most from their product with a truly inspired design. If you need a compact, wireless speaker system that sounds just as good as most bookshelf speakers, then the The Polk Audio N1 Bluetooth Soundbar is the thing for you!
3) Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar (Premium)
The best soundbar that money can buy has to be the Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar. Stunning looks and even better sound, the Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar costs a lot but is still worth every penny. Equipped with features like Bluetooth, Wifi Connectivity, NFC Technology, Detachable tweeters that can be taken apart from the soundbar if you feel like experiencing true surround sound, 2 HDMI ports to ensure uninterrupted entertainment, a Dolby Digital decoder to ensure the best Sound Quality, Philips Labs developed spatial calibration that detects the positions of all the speakers and calibrates itself according to the distances between them, crystal clear sound and a unique design that oozes a premium feel, the Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar is definitely something high-end audiophiles will cherish. Total Power is 210 W RMS which packs a punch, an almost glass shattering punch. Moreover, the detachable rear speakers each have their own Bluetooth module making them truly independent. You can use the main sound bar and the 2 speakers completely separately making for 3 high quality audio devices! What more could you want from a Desktop Speaker System?
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