Using a computer with poor speakers is no fun regardless of whether you’re a hardcore gamer, video editor, or just a casual computer user. Even though most monitors these days come with built-in stereo speakers, you really want to upgrade to something better sooner rather than later.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of the top 5 best wireless computer speakers that you can buy, making sure to include something for everyone.
The versatility of 2.0 bookshelf speakers is hard to beat, and the Audioengine A5+ take it to the next level. While not exactly smart in the modern sense of the word, the Audioengine A5+ have certainly been designed by smart people. Featuring both Bluetooth 5.0 as well as an assortment of traditional audio inputs, these versatile speakers can be easily connected to any device, including a computer, smartphone, or smart TV.
Included with the Audioengine A5+ is a useful remote control that allows you to adjust the volume from anywhere. You can also adjust the volume using a volume knob located on the left speaker. The Audioengine A5+ are just the right size to be used as computer speakers, and we love the fact that they produce excellent bass even without a dedicated subwoofer.
With a total power output of 150 W, the 5-inch aramid-fiber woofer and 3/4-inch silk-dome tweeters don’t distort sound even when pushed beyond the limits of ordinary speakers. Thanks to its support for 24-bit upsampling, the Audioengine A5+ are able to deliver true audiophile sound, and they can do so without any wires.
Logitech Z906 5.1
With the Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers, your room can turn into a home theater where movies and games come to life. This 5.1 speaker system has received the THX certification, which means that it has been tested and verified to consistently provide the optimal entertainment experiences.
Included in the box are four satellite speakers, one center speaker, one 165-watt subwoofer, a console control, and a small remote control. Together, the speakers and the subwoofer are able to deliver a peak power of 1000 watts, ensuring that you’ll never hit the performance ceiling.
The Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers provide a whole host of digital and analog audio inputs, allowing you to connect up to six audio sources at the same time, including your computer, game console, and music player. Because older games and movies generally don’t support 5.1 audio, the Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers convert two-channel stereo into an immersive surround sound experience.
Bose Companion 2 Series III
Designed with computer users in mind, the Bose Companion 2 Series III are compact speakers that can easily fit on any desk and deliver spacious and lifelike sound thanks to their TrueSpace stereo digital processing circuitry. The speakers have two 3.5mm audio inputs, one for your computer and one for another audio source. It’s completely up to you which device you connect to the second audio input—it could be your smartphone, gaming console, or music player.
The right speaker has a large volume-control knob, and there’s a headphone audio output below it. Despite their relatively compact size and unassuming design, the Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers don’t fail to surprise with their audio quality and power. Just keep in mind that they require a few days of use to burn in before they fully come to life.
Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III are iconic speakers whose transparent design has earned them a permanent place at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Unlike many other speakers that try to wow with their design, the Harman Kardon SoundSticks III actually sound great and are well worth the money.
Featuring four 1-inch full-range transducers and a 6-inch down-firing subwoofer, the Harman Kardon SoundSticks III are able to accurately reproduce all parts of the frequency range and deliver sound with minimum distortion and incredible detail. Thanks to their 3.5 mm audio input, it’s very easy to connect the speakers to virtually any audio source, and responsive volume control buttons let you adjust the volume with a simple touch.
The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III have a unique stand that makes it possible to adjust the angle of the satellite speakers for the best possible sound. All you have to do is give the satellite speakers a gentle push or pull, and they will instantly assume the desired position.
Razer Leviathan Sound Bar
If you don’t have much space around your monitor, then you should consider a soundbar like the Razer Leviathan. You can easily fit the Razer Leviathan under any desktop monitor or living room console setup and enjoy full-range 5.1 true-to-life surround sound experience that would otherwise require multiple dedicated speakers positioned around you.
The Razer Leviathan comes with a powerful subwoofer that can make games and movies utterly unforgettable. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.0, you can transmit audio to the Razer Leviathan from any Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as your smartphone or laptop, from up to 30 feet away. Of course, you can also transmit audio to the soundbar using multiple physical analog inputs.
Because the Razer Leviathan can work great not only as a computer speaker but also a sound system for your TV, Razer has equipped it with three equalizer presets: one tuned for gaming, one tuned for movies, and one tuned for music. You can switch between them with the push of a button and enjoy the best sound possible regardless of how you use the Razer Leviathan.