There's nothing worse than bad sound ruining your gaming, creating, or viewing experience, so it's well worth investing in some of the best PC speakers. High-quality audio will make a world of difference over your standard laptop speakers or cheaper alternatives, but there are some pretty great affordable options out there too.
To help you choose the best computer speakers, we've weighed up important elements like connectivity, Bluetooth compatibility, and audio inputs, as well as build quality and brand reputation. We've considered if these speakers feature extra parts like a subwoofer, which might mean you'll need to think about the storage and space available in your setup, and also made sure to include speakers for various needs and price points.
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The best PC speakers available today
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Logitech are one of the top names when it comes to PC accessories, and the best PC speakers are no exception. The Logitech Z407 speakers deliver precise and immersive sound with 80 watts of power, and their modern design will fit neatly on your workspace. The bass has plenty of depth to make deeper sounds rich and vibrant.
The wireless control dial is a great addition, especially if your speakers aren't within reaching distance whilst you're working. It runs off two AAA batteries and the rotating dial controls volume levels. It also has a button to switch between your wired or Bluetooth audio inputs. Overall, these are a quality product for a reasonable price compared to other PC speakers which is why they take top spot.
They might be a bit bulky, but the Q ACOUSTICS M20 speakers offer great sound and a variety of useful features. Plus, they're incredibly low-maintenance in both setup and placement, and can comfortably serve to become a central part of your sound system beyond your PC, too.
There's a host of useful connections, from older devices like CD players and turntables to laptops and TVs wired through RCA line-level, auxiliary, optical, and USB Type B connections, as well as Bluetooth streaming, too. The sound produced great too, making this one of the best value set of speakers we've seen.
If you want to get serious with your gaming audio, look no further than the Razer Nommo Pro speakers. This flashy set of speakers are THX certified and feature Dolby Virtual Surround Sound to fully immerse you in your audio. The external control pod lets you control volume, varying inputs and power to your devices. They are visually stunning too: vibrant RGB lighting glows from beneath the main speakers, which are a beautiful matte black for a subtle look.
And that's not all: Razer have developed both software (Razer Synapse) for your computer and an app (NommoPro) for your phone to let you easily customise your device. This software allows you to customise the RGB lighting featured on this device if you want a different colour, movement or speed. You can also easily play with settings like audio profile presets, bass and volume from both the software and app. The price tag may be high, but we can't argue that these are among some of the best PC speakers on the market today and you won't regret investing.
The best PC speakers don't need to break the bank, and the Creative Pebble V3 speakers are definitely the most affordable on our list if you're looking for cheap and cheerful! These stylish little speakers simply sit on your desktop as they don't have a subwoofer, and can sync up to your device via wire or Bluetooth. They're very stylish with a unique rounded design that would look great within any setup.
It is worth saying that you will be slightly sacrificing sound quality with the smaller price point of the Creative Pebble V3. There are no customisation options like other products on this list, so you can't play with features like bass and presets: you can only adjust the volume. But for a budget option under £40/$40, we can't really complain as the sound quality is still fantastic and they will more than do the job!
Logitech has been developing computer accessories for nearly 50 years, so it's no surprise we have more than one product from them on this list. The Logitech Z333 is an excellent set of speakers sure to improve any audio setup, and they have a modern sharp squared shape that looks good on a desk. The wired dial controls the volume, and the rotating wheel feels good to use and allows easy adjustments.
I have personally been using these speakers for about a year and love them. Coming from some old basic speakers, these were a massive upgrade and sound great. I mainly use them for gaming, and the directional sound is fantastic as you can really pinpoint "where" sounds are coming from. Overall, considering these retail from $50/£50 to $70/£70 they're a great investment that is both affordable and efficient.
These stylish speakers from SteelSeries are designed specifically for gaming, but they're a great addition to your PC no matter what you need them for. With a powerful subwoofer and high-quality speakers, you'll be delivered immersive and precise audio. Visually, the speakers have a sleek rounded design that is both modern and unobtrusive within your setup.
A great feature of these speakers is the RGB lighting. You can set them up using the SteelSeries app to react to whatever audio is coming out of the speakers. The price is still pretty steep sitting at around $300/£300 and there are definitely more affordable options out there, but for a flashy unique speaker design the SteelSeries Arena 7 certainly delivers!
How to choose the best PC speakers
Ultimately, it will depend on your needs, but we think that the Logitech Z407 will be the best choice for most people. However, you might want something with a more flashy design, or more economic with desk real estate. The best course of action is to measure up your available space and storage for a sub woofer, should you want speakers that come with one, calculate your budget and check any connections you might need.
How we test
We test PC speakers by industry-standard metrics as well as lived experience using them over the course of our review process.
That means listening to everything from podcasts to various musical genres, PC gaming as well as TV and film, and listening out for how all of the frequencies are represented. For example, if a speaker has too much low-end, we'll note the muddiness, or highlight overly bright-sounding speakers with too much high-end, as these outputs will affect your listening experience.
We live and breathe tech, so we're constantly around all different kinds of speakers, and have developed a strong understanding of what works best for which settings, and what counts as high-quality audio.
We also account for more practical aspects; connectivity, design, build quality, extra features like lighting, and any apps or software that comes with the speakers. If they come with a subwoofer, we'll see how well it mixes, and what controls we have to tinker with the output.