8 Best Laptop Speakers for Budget Audiophiles
Enhance your listening experience with our list of affordable speakers for your laptop, desktop, and more devices.
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Upgrading your sound system can get pretty expensive. Not to worry though, if you’re looking to boost the sound coming from your laptop or desktop, we curated a list of some of the best affordable laptop speakers that you can get for less than $100.
That’s right, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a great pair of computer speakers. There are so many digital voice assistants on the market that can double as external speakers (all you need is Bluetooth), but connecting multiple devices to one gadget can be a gift and a curse. If you’re looking for something more specialized, check out our list of affordable laptop speakers below. Most of the speakers listed are portable enough for your Mac or PC but they can also be used for desktop computers and other gadgets such as iPhones, Androids, and iPads. For more sound recommendations be sure to read our recommendations for best Bluetooth speakers and best soundbars under $100.
Size doesn’t matter when it comes to speaker power. These Edifier Stereo Speakers are just 2.75” tall but you get powerful 32-watt Hifi sound, with thumping bass, clear trebles and enough volume to fill a small room. The speakers have Bluetooth, USB, and AUX cord connections making it perfect for a lMac, PC, Desktop, tablet, phones and other gizmos. You can also customize your desktop to change the color settings on the speakers which is a perfect way to elevate your gaming experience.
If you’re looking for a set of speakers with a little less power and an even more compact design, these Creative Pebble Speakers definitely fit the bill. For just $25, indulge in a sleek and elegant 2.0 speaker system for your office or any other room in the house. The orb-shaped wired speakers feature a 45-degree elevated sound stage for enhanced audio projection.
The Logitech Z207 delivers high-quality audio in a compact design that won’t take up too much desk space. The multifunctional speakers can be used with Bluetooth or hard wiring. Each speaker features an active/powered driver for full-range audio, alongside a passive radiator for bass extension, and powered with 10 Watts Peak (5 Watts RMS) for powerful room-filling stereo sound. The 9.49” speakers are available in black and white (the latter of which is currently sold out) and you get automatic free shipping on orders over $29.
If you tend to work on the go, this USB portable laptop speaker bar is a great choice. It’s kind of like a small soundbar that can fit easily in your backpack, purse, or luggage. You can mount the speaker bar directly to the top of your laptop or notebook to instantly boost your sound quality in a flash. The speaker comes with a travel pouch, and is compatible with Mac, PC, Microsoft Surface, Chromebooks, and tablets with a USB connection.
If most of your time on the computer is spent listening to music or gaming, the Bose Companion 2 Series Multimedia PC Speakers are some of the best options around for a great price. Bose works with sound engineers to provide you with pristine sound quality, so you already know the company put a lot of work into these speakers. The volume control and headphone jack are easy to find on the right speaker, and the auxiliary cord lets you connect multiple devices to easily enhance your sound experience.
Elegiant is another affordable speaker brand and this particular model with LED lighting. These 10W speakers deliver excellent sound quality for gaming, music, movies and more of your favorite content. The full range 2.0 channel enhanced stereo core produces rich and crystal audio; and the speakers are USB powered speakers and Bluetooth compatible. Another cool feature: the LED lighting has three different modes to adjust the ambiance in the room.
Cyber Acoustic’s CA-3810 72W computer speakers are ideal for gamers and movie lovers. The built-in subwoofer adds even more power to the speakers for a fine-tuned and enhanced listening experience. This speaker system has a 5.2 power series driver that delivers deep, powerful sound. You’ll also find convenient desktop controls for volume and power in addition to a headphone output jack, bass volume control, and auxiliary input.
These HP Gaming Speakers will surprise you. Firstly, the speakers deliver explosive sound (you probably won’t want to turn them all the way up) and deep bass and a sleek design. The the 2.1 system and 30 W RMS of continuous power, and they’re on sale so it’s a great time to test out HP speakers if you haven’t tried them already.