15 best computer speakers

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It is hard to imagine a home computer without acoustics - given the widest multimedia capabilities of a PC, it would be foolish to deprive yourself of sound. However, external systems are often connected to laptops, compensating for the “purely symbolic” sound of the built-in speakers.

So, today we are talking about purely computer acoustics. The term most often refers to active systems of the 2.0 or 2.1 format, connected by a standard wire with a 3.5 mm “jack” - just such an interface is needed for interfacing with a sound card. However, now even the budget built-in sound cards are capable of supporting at least 5.1 mode, so you should write about such acoustic systems. If you chase the maximum amount of sound, you will have to shake the budget and a good sound card that can vary the connection methods (digital coaxial, optics). For such cards, it makes sense to collect more serious systems with discrete amplifiers, or integrate them with your home AV receiver - but this is clearly beyond the scope of the article.

In this ranking - the best in 2017-2018, the popular speakers for computers and laptops (according to experts and buyers).

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
Best cheap computer speakers 2.01SVEN SPS-6049.7 / 10871
2SVEN 3809.6 / 10980
3Dialog AST-25UP9.5 / 10938
4Logitech Z1209.4 / 101 090
Best Computer Acoustics 2.01Edifier S1000DB9.7 / 1019 300
2SVEN SPS-7219.5 / 104 670
3Creative t30 wireless9.4 / 108 430
4Defender Mercury 559.3 / 105 676
Best Computer Acoustics 2.11Logitech Z3339.7 / 104 223
2Microlab H-2009.5 / 104 223
3Logitech Z-3139.3 / 102 999
The best computer acoustics 5.11Edifier s760 d9.6 / 1040 045
2Logitech Z5069.5 / 107 050
3Logitech Z9069.4 / 1032 480
4Microlab FC 7309.3 / 109 961

Best cheap computer speakers 2.0

SVEN SPS-604
871
Open our rating of the best speakers for the computer SVEN SPS-604. For its price, these speakers are surprisingly pleasant: a rigorous, without screaming parts, a case of MDF, and looking exactly like a MDF, and not painted plastic with texture, metal speaker grilles - if you don’t pursue sound quality and you have some money in your pocket, SPS-604 definitely be a great choice.

The speakers in the speakers have a diameter of 54 mm - for an audiophile, this sounds ridiculous, but still in budget compact acoustics and this is a rarity. In addition, the built-in amplifier is equipped with a headphone output, which is more convenient than switching jacks on a laptop or going under the table to the system unit if necessary. The microphone input was pushed into it for a couple, and the sound from the microphone does not go to the speakers, but is simply transmitted via the second cord to the sound card - this decision will be appreciated by the owners of the headsets.

As for sound, it is, of course, flat and devoid of "character", but more than sufficient for unassuming listeners. Given the price of columns, you should not pick on it.

Main advantages:
  • Easy headset connection
  • Excellent build quality
Minuses:
  • No USB power supply included
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I chose the most design - of all the cheap speakers for the computer, these are the cutest. The sound is probably the same for everyone. Well, the headphone jack comes in handy at night.
SVEN 380
980
Structurally, this is a typical representative of the class "up to a thousand rubles" - in compact cases broadband speakers with a monstrous diffuser diameter of 45 mm are installed (however, for this class these “dimensions” are quite normal), and the power of the built-in amplifier is assigned to the USB connector. All this immediately indicates the power characteristics of the system: it is clear that both the dynamics and the load capacity of the USB port will not be mastered much.

Nevertheless, if you do not demand the impossible from these speakers, they completely pull the sound and even give out some kind of bass, and you don’t need to demand more from them, is it? In addition, USB-powered will allow you to use them in nature, easily powered from a power bank or even a solar panel - the best option for inexpensive speakers for a laptop.

Main advantages:
  • Low power consumption
  • Decent build quality
  • Reasonably acceptable sound
Minuses:
  • Included is no power supply, so you will need to occupy one port on your PC or buy a network unit separately.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I bought only “to be” - watch IP-TV, sometimes include music. For these purposes, they are quite enough, it is a pity only that the wires are rather short.
Dialog AST-25UP
938
The origin of these speakers is easy to guess by design: and “wood plastic” (in fact, this is MDF, but you can understand this only by turning the speakers in your hands), and the overly bright backlight of the volume control is immediately given out by Chinese genes. This system is also powered via USB, but, unlike Sven, the power supply is included. However, remembering the physics school course, he delivers an extra reason to recall “Chinese watts” - if you compare the declared power of 6 W while the power supply says “5V 500mA” (read - 2.5 W), it becomes clear that Chinese turned weird.

There is another point in the design of the columns, which, in principle, we expect for such money, but it is unpleasant: both on the official website and online stores it is indicated that in addition to the 40-mm speakers, there are 60-mm sides on the front panels. In fact, under the lattices of the sides, the holes of the phase inverter are hidden.

However, if you need an absolutely unassuming computer acoustics, which is inexpensive and at least somehow sounds, then why not?

Main advantages:
  • Hmm ... Well, play the same.
  • Included is a power supply.
Minuses:
  • There are no declared side speakers.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
For compact speakers more or less decent sound, I do not need more. I turned off the backlight, I was annoyed (especially since when I turn off the PC, the voltage on the ports remains).
Logitech Z120
1 090

Simple speakers are connected via USB-connector - this is especially convenient for owners of laptops. The minimum size allows you to take speakers with you. The speakers are playing quite confidently, but you should not expect very high quality sound from them. After all, there is no subwoofer that amplifies low frequencies.

Main advantages:
  • Compact size
  • Low price
  • High-quality assembly
  • Long enough cables
Minuses:
  • Low power
  • Marked case
9.4 / 10
Rating

Best Computer Acoustics 2.0

Edifier S1000DB
19 300
With an external examination of the speakers, you can only find fault with the grill material - a thin, almost weightless mesh and asks you to change it to a normal audio cloth. However, there is a suspicion that this was done by the manufacturer specifically to expose metal speaker diffusers: the titanium tweeter has a classic inch diameter, 140-mm mid-range aluminum tubes take up the low-frequency band of the spectrum as well. In this case, hard diffusers allow you to supply them with considerable power without distortion, so that the total acoustics gives under 120 watts. The cases of such power are also drawn perfectly - considering that each column weighs 8 kilograms, this is not surprising.

An interesting system and a variety of ways to connect: in addition to the linear input, there is also S / PDIF (coaxial input and Toslink optics). For owners of high-level sound cards this is a great bonus. Mobile technology has not been forgotten: the speakers support the aptX Bluetooth protocol.

All regulators and connectors are hidden on the back wall, which is not very convenient, although for computer speakers it is a generally accepted solution. Fortunately, there is a remote control included.

As for sound, in the range of 70 Hz-10 kHz acoustics demonstrates excellent linearity, frequencies above 10 kHz are slightly picked up (which can be corrected with the tone control). Even if you have a prejudice against metal speakers, you should listen to Edifier S1000DB - in its class it is one of the best speakers for the computer and definitely deserve recommendations.

Main advantages:
  • Ability to use Bluetooth and digital interfaces
  • Good sound at high volume
Minuses:
  • Somewhat poor bottom of the low-frequency spectrum, speakers should be supplemented with a subwoofer
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I like the sound. Of course, the suspensions of the speakers have to be warmed up - they have large strokes, so there is a noticeable distortion on the new speakers for a couple of hours, then there are no complaints about the sound.
SVEN SPS-721
4 670
A very interesting offer for your money: in fact, Sven offers not just active speakers, but a mini-music center with the ability to play music from USB flash drives and memory cards. There is also support for Bluetooth, which in modern computer acoustics de facto can be considered a standard.

Naturally, a bunch of inch tweeters and 100-millimeter midrange can't hit with a powerful bass, but here it is one of two things - either the size or the bass. Subwoofer them just does not hurt. However, for a good price-performance ratio, the SPS-721 speakers received very good reviews from the computer press, including, oddly enough, the “Igromania”.

Main advantages:
  • Good sound
  • Wireless connection
  • Convenient remote control
Minuses:
  • Glossy front panel - not the best solution, if it has control buttons
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Not bad for their size, they are enough in games. I think to buy a subwoofer, but not in a hurry.
Creative t30 wireless
8 430
These speakers can hardly be called audiophile, but for their two bands of sound and power, they sound quite good, especially at the “tops” - silk tweeters work out their price well.

In addition to line-in, a Bluetooth connection is also provided here, and with support for high-quality aptX audio transmission and fast pairing with NFC devices. So these speakers can be recommended to owners of laptops - taking it with you will not have to constantly disconnect the line cable, but the possibility of listening to music from a smartphone or a smart TV with Bluetooth support will not be superfluous either.

The designer provided for a separate tone control on each of the two bands, b the possibilities of adjusting the sound for themselves are quite sufficient. There is also an access to the headphones, and the proprietary “creative” auto-off technology will help forgetful people - if the speakers stop transmitting, the speakers themselves “fall asleep”.

Main advantages:
  • Ability to work with both wired and wireless connections
  • NFC support
  • Excellent "top" acceptable for such dimensions bass
Minuses:
  • Price
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
A little expensive, but for wireless speakers with Bluetooth 3.0 it is tolerable. Of course, in professional acoustics, the sound is better, but it is foolish to compare it with compact speakers for a computer, and for its size Creative sound for five.
Defender Mercury 55
5 676

These speakers should be used in conjunction with a desktop computer. Decent size does not allow to take the speaker system with you on the road. But she has a very atypical appearance. At first it may seem that the columns were made in the last century - there are tangible retro notes in the design. The speaker system is two-way, so that the sound is detailed. At the same time, this forces the PC user to acquire a good sound card. With the help of knobs change the timbre of both high and low frequencies. Acoustics do not wheeze even when using it at maximum volume.

Main advantages:
  • Respectable appearance
  • Detailed and loud sound
  • Two microphone inputs
  • Presence of reverb
  • Very high power
  • High-quality assembly
Minuses:
  • Artifacts when you are near a mobile phone
  • High enough price
9.3 / 10
Rating

Best Computer Acoustics 2.1

Logitech Z333
4 223
This multimedia computer acoustics is simple, but its sound is not so bad: the subwoofer allows you not to force the small midrange in a “wrong” part of the spectrum, so that to watch movies or listen to music, the set came out balanced, albeit far from high-end.

A curious solution with volume control will appeal to many: Logitech added a convenient desktop “twister” console to the kit, connected by wire to an amplifier. When the speakers are somewhere on the shelf, it is much more convenient than aiming at a photodetector with a conventional infrared remote control. Headphones are connected to the same “twist”.

Alas, you have to pay for everything: the functionality of the Z333 is extremely limited, which is understandable for such a price. Connection is possible only by a linear input. Of all the adjustments, only the bass level is available. On the other hand, for computer multimedia acoustics, more is not necessary: ​​there is an equalizer on a computer, and not everyone likes to overpay for what is not used.

Main advantages:
  • A good sound for the acoustics of this level.
  • Comfortable remote adjustment
Minuses:
  • Weak detailing the top
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I did not want to take cheap slag, but I also did not want to overpay. I have all the peripherals on my computer, the acoustics for a computer also took their production, and it copes well with its tasks.
Microlab H-200
4 223
Need more power? Well, 110 watts of maximum microlab power is not so little. Another thing is that the very name of this company has already become a household name: usually the columns of this company were taken immediately with the expectation of improvements that were really able to improve the sound. With the current prices, such an idea clearly loses its popularity.

Nevertheless, the H-200 kit managed to get an iXBT premium at one time: in their price category (alas, they cost half the price in 2011), these speakers had the best sound quality. Two satellites with plastic 85-mm mid-taps and silk inch tweeters are responsible for it, a 14-cm subwoofer, again plastic (“paper” was used once) was “prescribed” in the phase inverter subwoofer.

An interesting solution with the control: in addition to the IR remote control, and very functional, there is also a remote display, on the upper wall of which there are control buttons. Well, +5 for convenience, +10 for ponts ... and plus a lot of price.

However, to the credit of Microlab, we note that the amplifier built into the subwoofer is not powered by a cheap (and noisy noise) pulsed power supply, but from a real toroidal transformer. Do not modify them!), at all outputs - the good old TDA7265.

Main advantages:
  • Good, albeit rather weak in the detail of the top sound
  • “Honest” power and amplification (and not a bunch of “impulse + amplifier class D”).
Minuses:
  • Remote display increases the price, not really adding real convenience
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I bought it five years ago, and I have been using it since then. Capacitors in a power supply unit should be placed at a minimum of 10,000 uF on a shoulder - the bass is noticeably improving.
Logitech Z-313
2 999

Logitech has long been producing computer peripherals, including speakers. Model Z-313 has two speakers and one subwoofer. This standard allows you to achieve surround sound and very deep bass. The case of all components is painted black - except for the silvery rings in which the speakers are located. The speakers emit a minimum amount of extraneous noise. Even at the maximum volume level, they do not rattle, wheeze or buzz. Both movies and music sound good. For a small room, this is almost an ideal option!

Main advantages:
  • Good sound
  • Compact size
  • Lack of extraneous noise
  • High power
Minuses:
  • Very simple wired remote
  • No microphone jack
9.3 / 10
Rating

The best computer acoustics 5.1

Edifier s760 d
40 045
540 W of total power is the amount that is unlikely to be used in average housing, fearing retaliation from neighbors.With such power, it is often necessary to sacrifice the detailing of sound at low volume, but the sound of the S760 D doesn’t like unless it is ingrained audiophiles - however, everything, where the characteristics do not have the magic word “high-end”, is hated by definition.

All the speakers are assembled on the same speakers - in the satellites there is one 89-mm mid-frequency and 25-mm tweeter, in the center channel column one tweeter and two of the same mid-frequency. The subwoofer is assembled on quite a serious ten-inch dynamics - its capabilities are enough for the eyes.

The acoustics functionality is at the level: in addition to the linear input, there is also a digital coaxial, but there are already three optical inputs. To control the acoustics, you can use both a wireless controller and a stylish wired controller. Naturally, spatial sound encoding systems are also supported - Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS.

By and large, this system has already gone beyond purely computer acoustics and is quite suitable for working with a home theater, while meeting all the requirements for Hi-Fi.

Main advantages:
  • Sound quality
  • Solid power reserve for peak overloads
Minuses:
  • The amplifier is prone to overheating, which requires attention when placing
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Fortunately, I managed to buy before the crisis. The best computer acoustics, sounds great, besides several optical inputs allowed to connect all sources at once, rather than constantly switching one cord.
Logitech Z506
7 050
The compact system 5.1 has a small capacity, but in a small room its capacity will be enough. As in the previously reviewed Z333 system, connectivity is minimal here, but it’s not necessary to use it exclusively from a PC.

The arrangement of the controls is also of a purely computer-oriented nature - all the regulators are located on the front right satellite, although the amplifier itself is traditionally placed in the subwoofer. That is why the satellite is connected to the "subwoofer" with a multicore cable with a DB-9 connector, which someone else can remember via computer COM ports.

Speaking of cables, they may seem overly thick and tough, which, on the other hand, gives advantages to reliability. But when placing satellites on the shelves, this should be taken into account - the cable is quite capable of outweighing light speakers.

Main advantages:
  • Convenience management
  • Enough sound quality for compact acoustics
Minuses:
  • Over-light satellite bodies
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Good computer acoustics, and for ease of management - definitely the best of all that was found in stores.
Logitech Z906
32 480

Acoustic system Logitech Z906 is made in black colors. Speakers and subwoofer if they try once again not to get the eye of the user. In fact, this color looks right. Suffice it to recall a typical desktop. The system unit, monitor, keyboard - everything is painted black. Why should acoustics be an exception? Together with this model comes a remote control. It has a fairly large number of buttons. Almost all possible parameters are regulated. There are no complaints to the sound. The sound is clear and very loud. Bass will force the neighbors to remember you with unkind words. If it were not for the price, the speakers could be recommended to every PC owner. Some people will not like the lack of additional features. Acoustics simply stand idle when the computer is turned off - there is neither an FM tuner nor an embedded player in it.

Main advantages:
  • Very high power (500 W)
  • Pure sound
  • Built-in DTS and Dolby Digital decoders
  • Deep bass
  • Small size
  • Long cables
Minuses:
  • Ambiguous appearance
  • High price
  • Lack of auxiliary functionality
9.4 / 10
Rating
Microlab FC 730
9 961

The Microlab FC 730 speaker system is primarily intended to be used in conjunction with a computer (although it is also quite suitable as an addition to the TV with a Blu-ray player). A large number of columns provides excellent panning. Compact dimensions do not cause problems if you suddenly decide to move to another apartment. Pleases and high enough power. At the same time, the volume cannot be so high that you prevent people in other rooms. Included with the system is a remote control. With it, you can adjust many parameters. But sometimes it is easier to do this by turning the right wheels located on a separate amplifier. By the way, he has a color different from the main system.

Main advantages:
  • Long cables
  • Loud and detailed sound
  • Traditional appearance
  • Separate amplifier
  • Deep bass
Minuses:
  • Not the best highs
  • High enough price
9.3 / 10
Rating

How to choose speakers for your computer?

Choosing computer acoustics, you need to immediately understand its palliative, the main goal in its design is the maximum ease of connecting to a computer, the sound quality here can significantly play Hi-Fi and the more Hi-End systems. However, it is not always a minus for a computer or laptop: if the sound source is a built-in sound card, connecting a highly sensitive discrete amplifier to it will allow you to enjoy the entire spectrum of interferences instead of music (it happens that you can even hear the movement of a wireless mouse). But the gruff built-in amplifier of computer acoustics simply won't notice these interferences.

If you are interested in sound quality, then in this case it will be possible to choose a sufficiently high-quality kit, if, of course, there is no desire or opportunity to assemble a kit “D / A amplifier + passive acoustic system”.

Recommendations on the choice of speakers for the computer will be largely traditional: first of all, it is necessary to take into account the size and quality of the speaker cone, small-sized acoustics not only will not give high-quality bass, but will also wear hard. At least 125-millimeter midrange in durable MDF cases will already be quite sufficient for the 2.0 system, but for the quality of the "bottom" will never be more than a subwoofer.

Computer acoustics have their own characteristic nuance with the convenience of control: almost always the amplifier is placed in one of the speakers, and there are also regulators. Many manufacturers hide the knobs on the back wall, obviously, assuming that the user can adjust the timbre and volume from the control panel of the sound card. However, it is most convenient to have kits where the regulators are “on the face” of the column closest to the right hand, so as not to overpay for remote controls.

Have a good shopping!

Watch the video: The Best Computer Speakers At Any Budget (January 2020).

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