July 2024

Computer Speakers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of computer speakers rankings posted by key online experts, as of July 2024.

Summary

On 4 Jul 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 80 computer speaker endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

49 computer speakers were endorsed in total, only 20 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 4 Jul 2024, Logitech Z407 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed computer speaker with 5 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 computer speaker' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking computer speakers start at $32.99 (Cyber Acoustics CA-3090) and go up to $699.99 (Airpulse A80). Median computer speaker costs $229 (Audioengine A1-MR).
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At a glance - July Ranking

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Rank Change Price Computer Speaker
CNET
TechRadar
Wirecutter
PCMag
Tom's Guide
PC Gamer
SoundGuys
Laptop Mag
Digital Trends
IGN
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Logitech Z407
The Logitech Z407 is a compact and affordable speaker system that delivers impressive sound quality, offers both wired and wireless connectivity options, and is highly compatible with a wide range of devices.
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Logitech G560
The Logitech G560 computer speakers offer powerful and immersive sound, versatile connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting, making them a great choice for gamers and music enthusiasts.
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Creative Pebble Pro
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Audioengine A2 Plus
The Audioengine A2 Plus Computer Speakers are highly regarded for their audio performance, versatility, and range of connectivity options, making them some of the best computer speakers for under $300.
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Creative Pebble V3
The Creative Pebble V3 is a budget-friendly computer speaker that offers clear and bright audio with reliable sound quality and minimal distortion at high volume, making it a versatile and highly compatible device suitable for a variety of settings.
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Creative Pebble Plus
The Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers are a great option for those who want a simple and easy-to-use speaker with decent bass performance, delivering great sound quality and perfect for those who value portability and ease of use.
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Audioengine HD3
The Audioengine HD3 is a versatile and compact desktop speaker system that offers a balanced and accurate sound profile with a range of connectivity options, making it an ideal choice for those who want high-quality audio in a small space.
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Klipsch The Fives
The Klipsch The Fives are versatile and feature-packed computer speakers that offer excellent sound quality, a comprehensive range of connectivity options, and easy-to-use controls.
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Audioengine A5 Plus
The Audioengine A5 Plus Wireless speakers are highly recommended for their outstanding audio performance, versatile connectivity options, and stylish design.
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Razer Leviathan V2 Pro
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is a stylish and powerful soundbar designed for gamers and movie enthusiasts, offering versatile connectivity options, customizable RGB lighting, and programmable keys controlled through the Razer Synapse and Razer Chroma apps.
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- $140
Edifier R1280DB
The Edifier R1280DB is a versatile and budget-friendly speaker system that offers great sound quality and a variety of wired and wireless connectivity options, making it a great choice for small to mid-sized rooms.
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Kanto Ora
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SteelSeries Arena 9
The SteelSeries Arena 9 computer speaker is a powerful and immersive audio solution for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts looking to enhance their entertainment experience.
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Razer Nommo Pro
The Razer Nommo Pro is a high-end speaker system that offers impressive audio performance with a well-balanced and immersive sound profile, suitable for gaming, movies, and music, and can enhance the listening experience for various types of media.
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4
The Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 is a well-balanced 2.1-channel speaker system with wired and wireless connectivity options, touch controls, and versatile compatibility, making it suitable for general home audio, movies, and popular music genres.
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Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2
The Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 is a versatile and high-quality soundbar that offers impressive sound quality, multiple connectivity options, and customizable features, making it a great investment for gamers and movie enthusiasts.
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SteelSeries Arena 3
The SteelSeries Arena 3 Computer Speaker is a versatile and user-friendly speaker system that offers good sound quality and a variety of connectivity options, making it a great choice for gamers and those who need to connect multiple devices.
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Fluance AI61
The Fluance AI61 bookshelf speakers offer powerful and balanced sound quality with versatile connectivity options, making them suitable for home or office use.
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Fluance Ai41
The Fluance Ai41 computer speaker is a versatile and high-quality audio system that offers both wired and wireless connectivity options, making it ideal for general music listening, gaming, podcasts, and other audio content in a small to medium-sized room.
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Razer Leviathan V2
The Razer Leviathan V2 is a customizable and powerful soundbar with limited wired connectivity options but excellent Bluetooth connectivity, making it a great choice for gamers and media enthusiasts who want an immersive audio experience.
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Computer Speaker
#5 $34.84 Creative Pebble V3
#6 $47.49 Creative Pebble Plus
#3 $49.99 Creative Pebble Pro
#1 $114.99 Logitech Z407
#21 $125.44 SteelSeries Arena 3
#11 $139.99 Edifier R1280DB
#2 $177.99 Logitech G560
#24 $245.33 Razer Leviathan V2
#23 $249.99 Fluance Ai41
#4 $269 Audioengine A2 Plus
#19 $299.95 Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4
#22 $299.99 Fluance AI61
#20 $329.99 Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2
#7 $349 Audioengine HD3
#16 $349.99 Kanto Ora
#17 $422.99 SteelSeries Arena 9
#18 $449.99 Razer Nommo Pro
#9 $499 Audioengine A5 Plus
#8 $499.99 Klipsch The Fives

We ranked Logitech Z407 #1 in July 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Logitech Z407 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Logitech Z407 is a compact and affordable speaker system that delivers impressive sound quality, offers both wired and wireless connectivity options, and is highly compatible with a wide range of devices.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Wireless Logitech around $100

Sleek design with small subwoofer
Speakers can be placed vertically or horizontally
Good sound
Wireless puck-size controller
Bluetooth-enabled

Bass could be tighter

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TechRadar

The best computer speakers overall

Impressive sound with rumbling sub
Classy, versatile and compact design

Wireless control confusing at first

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PCMag

Best Midrange 2.1 System

Powerful audio performance with rich lows and bright highs
Easy to operate
Affordable

Subwoofer can distort at top volumes
Hardwired cables are a little short

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PC Gamer

Best mid-range PC speakers

Great Price
Wireless control knob
Easy to set up
Booming sound

-Short cable runs
-Subwoofer needs a little more oomph

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Digital Trends

The best computer speakers with a subwoofer

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We ranked Logitech G560 #2 in July 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Logitech G560 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Logitech G560 computer speakers offer powerful and immersive sound, versatile connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting, making them a great choice for gamers and music enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best computer speakers with big sound for gamers

Excellent overall sound
Effective EQ and surround modes
Great bass performance
Impressive lighting options

Bass levels difficult to control for nighttime gaming
Lighting software can be finicky
Finding space for the large subwoofer may prove tricky

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PC Gamer

The best gaming PC speakers

Immersive Lightsync RGB lighting
Built in DTS:X Virtual Surround
Solid bass response from subwoofer

RGB LEDs don't turn off in standby mode
Quite loud, even at low volume

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SoundGuys

Best for Gamers

RGB lighting syncs with game audio
Integrated DTS:X surround sound
Easy setup
Wired and Bluetooth support

RGB can be overbearing
Adding speakerscan get expensive
Surround sound not supported on MacOS

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Digital Trends

The best RGB computer speakers

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend computer speakers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of computer speakers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for July 2024 ranking

We ranked Creative Pebble Pro #3 in July 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Compact, convenient, and affordable

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PCMag

Best Affordable Speakers/ Editors' Choice

Good audio performance with wide stereo image
Angled drivers for better audio delivery
Built-in RGB lighting
Support for 3.5mm, Bluetooth, and USB-C playback
Affordable

Limited Bluetooth codec support
Separate adapter needed to plug directly into wall outlet

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SoundGuys

Best for Students

Minimal design
Portable
Price
USB-C

Bass can ruin certain songs
Plastic build

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IGN

Best Ultra Cheap Computer Speakers

RGB lighting
Angled drivers

Separate adapter needed for wall outlet

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We ranked Audioengine A2 Plus #4 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Audioengine A2 Plus as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Audioengine A2 Plus Computer Speakers are highly regarded for their audio performance, versatility, and range of connectivity options, making them some of the best computer speakers for under $300.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best PC Speaker Sound for under $300

Slick, minimalist design
Strong and quality
Bluetooth and USB connectivity

Bass has limitations

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Laptop Mag

Superb computer speakers that are hard to come by

Crisp treble, balanced midrange, and bass
Wide soundfield
Compact and stylish
Useful outputs

Volume control placed in the back

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Digital Trends

The best computer speakers

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We ranked Creative Pebble V3 #5 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Creative Pebble V3 is a budget-friendly computer speaker that offers clear and bright audio with reliable sound quality and minimal distortion at high volume, making it a versatile and highly compatible device suitable for a variety of settings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best cheap USB-C PC speakers with Bluetooth

Improved sound
Value price
USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity

Bass has its limitations

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Tom's Guide

Ideal for small spaces and great value

Impressive sound performance
Space-saving design
Good selection of connectivity options
Price

Limited bass output
No headphone jack socket

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Laptop Mag

Best budget computer speakers

Unbeatable price
Amplified audio mode
Compact enough to travel with and a fit in any space
Bluetooth 5.0

Crackling at max volume
Won’t replace your home theater system

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We ranked Creative Pebble Plus #6 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers are a great option for those who want a simple and easy-to-use speaker with decent bass performance, delivering great sound quality and perfect for those who value portability and ease of use.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best budget PC speakers

Cheap compared to the rest
Quality sound for the price
Unique look

Only 3.5mm input
No other connectivity, wired or otherwise

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PC Gamer

The best budget computer speakers

Affordable
Small footprint
Excellent clarity

Tangle of cables
Bass is a little lacking

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Digital Trends

The best budget computer speakers

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We ranked Audioengine HD3 #7 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Audioengine HD3 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Audioengine HD3 is a versatile and compact desktop speaker system that offers a balanced and accurate sound profile with a range of connectivity options, making it an ideal choice for those who want high-quality audio in a small space.
Critic endorsements:
SoundGuys

Best all around

Sound quality
Simple design
Built-in DAC and amp

Price

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Laptop Mag

Elite bookshelf computer speakers with hi-fi sound

Crystal clear sound
Built-in DAC and headphone amp
Handsome design
Strong wireless performance

Not for bass lovers

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We ranked Klipsch The Fives #8 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Klipsch The Fives as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Klipsch The Fives are versatile and feature-packed computer speakers that offer excellent sound quality, a comprehensive range of connectivity options, and easy-to-use controls.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Monstrous speakers with monstrous sound

Stellar sound signature
Beautiful design and controls
Plenty of connection options
Can be paired with most turntables

Massively sized

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IGN

Best Computer Speakers

Crisp, clear, rich sound
Lots of connectivity options

Expensive

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We ranked Audioengine A5 Plus #9 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Audioengine A5 Plus as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jun 2023)
The Audioengine A5 Plus Wireless speakers are highly recommended for their outstanding audio performance, versatile connectivity options, and stylish design.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best PC speakers under $500

Powerful, detailed sound
Premium build quality
Bluetooth option

Pricey
Somewhat larger

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PCMag

Best for Audiophiles / Editors' Choice

Excellent audio performance with solid bass depth and clarity throughout the frequency range.
High-quality Bluetooth streaming with 24-bit upsampling.
Wired connectivity options.
Can be used with a subwoofer.

No source knob.
Limited remote control.

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We ranked Razer Leviathan V2 Pro #10 in July 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 23 Jun 2023)
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is a stylish and powerful soundbar designed for gamers and movie enthusiasts, offering versatile connectivity options, customizable RGB lighting, and programmable keys controlled through the Razer Synapse and Razer Chroma apps.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best PC soundbar that delivers a whole lot of rumble

Powerful subwoofer with a lot of rumble
Great sound imaging, wide soundstage
Head-tracking AI

High end is lacking
Mid range can be muddy

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PCMag

Best Soundbar for Spatial Audio

Impressive spatial audio
Powerful, balanced sound
Convenient controls

Expensive
High frequencies could be richer
Bluetooth and USB only

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IGN

Best Soundbar for PCs

Easy-to-use controls
Powerful sound

Limited to USB and Bluetooth

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We ranked Edifier R1280DB #11 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 23 Jun 2023)
The Edifier R1280DB is a versatile and budget-friendly speaker system that offers great sound quality and a variety of wired and wireless connectivity options, making it a great choice for small to mid-sized rooms.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best PC speakers around $150

Attractive design
Strong sound
Good connectivity options

May be slightly big for certain setups

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Laptop Mag

Solid build quality and sound

Sophisticated and reliable construction
Well-balanced mids and highs
Bluetooth connectivity and bundled remote control

Distortion at high volumes
Bass presence could be stronger

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We ranked Kanto Ora #12 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Space-saving desktop speakers ideal for music lovers

Wide soundstage
Balanced and detailed sound
Small footprint

Lacks deep bass
Extra for stands and subwoofer

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PC Gamer

Best reference speakers

Great sound
Excellent, understated form factor
Robust connectivity

Pricey
No aux jack support or extra cables in the box

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We ranked SteelSeries Arena 9 #13 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Apr 2024)
The SteelSeries Arena 9 computer speaker is a powerful and immersive audio solution for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts looking to enhance their entertainment experience.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Premium computer speakers with amazing surround sound

Full, fun, and engaging audio
Surround sound is epic and immersive

RGB lighting could be more extensive
Needs a little extra space for setup

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IGN

Best Gaming Speakers

Immersive audio
Lots of connectivity options

RGB lighting is too tame

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We ranked Razer Nommo Pro #14 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 22 Jun 2023)
The Razer Nommo Pro is a high-end speaker system that offers impressive audio performance with a well-balanced and immersive sound profile, suitable for gaming, movies, and music, and can enhance the listening experience for various types of media.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

The best computer speakers for gaming

Immersive sound
Multiple inputs
User-friendly app and software
Striking design

Up there in price
Sound modes can make low end overbearing

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Digital Trends

The best computer speakers for gaming

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We ranked Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 #15 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 23 Jun 2023)
The Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 is a well-balanced 2.1-channel speaker system with wired and wireless connectivity options, touch controls, and versatile compatibility, making it suitable for general home audio, movies, and popular music genres.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best PC Speaker Design

Eye-catching translucent design
Good sound with strong bass
Play loud

Lack wired digital connection

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PCMag

Most Iconic Design / Editor's Choice

Balanced, powerful 2.1-channel audio performance
Iconic transparent design
Long cables for ideal stereo separation

All physical controls are located on the subwoofer
No adjustable EQ or sub settings

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We ranked Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 #16 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 23 Jun 2023)
The Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 is a versatile and high-quality soundbar that offers impressive sound quality, multiple connectivity options, and customizable features, making it a great investment for gamers and movie enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
PC Gamer

Best gaming soundbar

Versatile
Well designed
Plenty of connections
Designed for gaming

Bluetooth issues
Expensive for a soundbar
Large for some desks
Cumbersome app

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IGN

Best Surround Sound Speakers for PCs

Quality design and build
Brilliant audio

There are cheaper (and better) options

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We ranked SteelSeries Arena 3 #17 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 22 Jun 2023)
The SteelSeries Arena 3 Computer Speaker is a versatile and user-friendly speaker system that offers good sound quality and a variety of connectivity options, making it a great choice for gamers and those who need to connect multiple devices.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best affordable gaming PC speakers

Compact design
Good sound
Companion app

Less-than-premium build quality
Not a lot of bass

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TechRadar

The best PC speakers for gamers on a budget

Full, fun, and engaging audio
Surround sound is epic and immersive

RGB lighting could be more extensive
Needs a little extra space for setup

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We ranked Fluance AI61 #18 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 22 Jun 2023)
The Fluance AI61 bookshelf speakers offer powerful and balanced sound quality with versatile connectivity options, making them suitable for home or office use.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Remote Control

Rich, detailed audio performance with true stereo separation
Handsome design
Wired and wireless audio options
Discrete bass and treble controls

Lacks serious sub-bass (but offers subwoofer output)
No companion app
Can clip the beginning of tracks over Bluetooth

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Laptop Mag

Low-priced speakers that get the job done

Versatile sound performance
Multiple connection options
Lightweight and sturdy
Basic setup

Slightly expensive
No companion app

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We ranked Fluance Ai41 #19 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 22 Jun 2023)
The Fluance Ai41 computer speaker is a versatile and high-quality audio system that offers both wired and wireless connectivity options, making it ideal for general music listening, gaming, podcasts, and other audio content in a small to medium-sized room.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Value powered bookshelf PC speakers

Attractive design
Impressive sound for the money
Bluetooth option
Optical connection

Slightly large
No USB connectivity

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TechRadar

The best Bluetooth computer speakers for music

Full, high-mid forward sound
Multiple connectivity

No USB or USB-C
Not quite enough volume for large spaces

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We ranked Razer Leviathan V2 #20 in July 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best computer speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 23 Jun 2023)
The Razer Leviathan V2 is a customizable and powerful soundbar with limited wired connectivity options but excellent Bluetooth connectivity, making it a great choice for gamers and media enthusiasts who want an immersive audio experience.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best Gamer-Friendly PC Soundbar

Soundbar design with sub and THX Spatial Audio
Good sound
Bluetooth
RGB lighting

Soundbar design isn't for everybody

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PCMag

Best Soundbar for Gamers

Full, crisp sound with thunderous bass
Good stereo imaging
Customizable RGB lighting

No 3.5mm or optical audio input
THX Spatial Audio offers limited benefits

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