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The best computer speakers for 2020

Your PC deserves more than monitor speakers. It doesn’t matter if you have a lightweight machine for browsing the web or a high-powered gaming rig, a solid set of speakers can transform your setup. In this guide to the best computer speakers, we’re going to showcase our favorite options. 

It should go without saying, but not all speakers are created equal. Some are specifically for easy listening, while others are for intense gaming. Whatever your sound needs are, you can find the right speaker on this list.

The best

Aperion Allaire

Aperion Allaire

The Allaire offers the most complete combination of high-end sound quality, versatility, and connectivity in the genre. With Bluetooth, a digital optical input, an analog input, a subwoofer output, and a USB port for charging devices, the Allaire is suitable for almost any installation. It includes a 1-inch dome tweeter and a 4-inch woven fiberglass woofer.

However, what really sells us on this set is its outstanding sound quality, which offers rich bass response, pure midrange details, and pristine treble. For a desktop that often doubles as an entertainment center, there is no better choice than the Aperion Allaire at this price.

The rest

Klipsch R-51M

Klipsch has always been in the business of high-end audio, and with the R-51M speakers, you can bring the high-end to your desktop.

The R-51Ms certainly look the part with Klipsch’s signature copper woofer, along with a slew of connection options (including Bluetooth, USB, and 3.5mm). It’s the sound that stands out, though. The 5.25-inch woofers are larger than any of the other options on our list, leading to more definition in the midrange and a tighter low-end. The rear-firing port helps the low end out a bit, while the square Tractrix tweeter handles higher frequencies.

The R-51Ms are big and expensive, but both are easy to overlook once you have a pair on your desk.

Logitech Z337

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The overall output of Logitech’s Z337 speaker kit is rather decent for a desktop-oriented system, providing 40 watts of quality sound without rattling the walls: A pair of eight-watt satellite speakers and a 24-watt subwoofer pumping deep bass at your feet. But the kit isn’t just for your desktop or laptop: It’s a great setup for your Bluetooth device too (v4.1 and newer).

Other connectivity options include a 3.5mm audio jack, one RCA input, and a headphone jack. Adding to the Logitech Z337 bundle is a wired audio dial for pairing Bluetooth devices to the system, adjusting the volume, and switching off the power. The subwoofer has its own built-in control dial to manually adjust the bass.

Audioengine A2+

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Audioengine’s A2+ are a simple and sweet speaker upgrade for your computer or related devices. The dynamic bookshelf speakers bask in clear accuracy and nuanced undertones that span the frequency range while offering an integrated digital-to-analog converter that lets you forego your computer’s analog output in favor of a purer signal.

The Audioengine A2+ speakers may lack a bit in the low-end sound, but they shine with versatility.

Logitech G560

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If you want your speakers to make a visual, as much as auditory, statement, the Logitech G560 is an excellent 2.1 setup that not only has great sound quality, but fancy light-show features too. It ships with heaps of colorful lighting options which look great when pumping along to your favorite tracks, but can also sync up with games like Battlefield 1, Grand Theft Auto V, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, to showcase information like your health or map location.

The Logitech G560‘s sound quality is excellent and with DTS: X virtual surround sound, they pack a more expansive punch than their limited number of drivers suggests. The software is a little confusing to start with, but once you’ve got to grips with it, you should love your new Logitech speakers and they’ll continue to be an eye-catching feature on the edges of your gaming desk for some time to come.

Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II

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Version 2 of Creative’s affordable GigaWorks T20 Series kit consists of two 14-watt speakers each with a dedicated cloth-domed tweeter and a larger midrange driver.

There is no included subwoofer, but instead, each Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II speaker consists  of what Creative calls BasXPort. Its proprietary technology pushes sound waves from the inner chamber up through an opening at the top of each speaker to produce better, natural midrange audio. You can still control your bass level through a dedicated knob found on the right speaker along with treble and volume controls. The right speaker even provides a headphone jack and a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for audio input.

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