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Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii Review

If you have a little bit of taste for the unconventional, then the Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii might be of interest to you. They look unlike any other kind of speakers you’ve ever come across, and this is because of their see through, plastic design. The speaker set consists of 2 satellite speakers, and one 20-inch subwoofer that you’ll probably have sitting on the floor. Each of the 2 satellite speakers has got 4 drivers, and you get to use touch controls for volume and mute. Think this is something you’d like? Make sure to get to the end of this review and find out if these could be the best computer speakers for you.

Why We Like It – Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Review

The Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii speaker set will blow your mind away with its amazing design, and keep you on the edge of your seat with its top notch sound quality.

Pros
  • Great design
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Down-firing speakers
Cons
  • No wireless connectivity

Performance

This 3 piece, 2.1 speaker system is sure to be a topic of conversation whenever you have any friends visit your home. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia set, it’s down firing subwoofer is powered by a 20 watt amplifier, and with a 3.5 mm stereo audio connection, the speakers can be used with anything that’s got stereo line-level outputs. The audio system works in unison to produce a crisp and bass heavy sound, and because of the lack of Bluetooth support for wireless connections, you’ll have to hook up your computer, laptop or even TV through some of the cables provided.

Design

You’ll have to be someone who appreciates distinctive design to purchase the Harman Kardon Soundsticks. These speakers are quite eye-catching, and unlike the taotronics tt-sk018, partially see-through so they’re likely to blend in easily with whatever surrounding you place them in. The cables are also transparent, giving it a seamless design. The pill shaped Harman Kardon soundsticks are also easily adjustable, so you’ll be able to switch between a low angle and a high angle based on your preference.

Value

This Harman Kardon sound system sets itself apart from other makes in terms of design, and also in the kind of warranty that it comes with. Damage and defects on the Soundsticks iii speakers are covered by a 1 year warranty that applies to all Harman Kardon electronics, and a 5 year warranty that covers all loudspeakers manufactured by the company. This adds up to a cumulative 5 year warranty from the manufacturer, unlike the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers.

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Review Wrap Up

Having been in the sound engineering industry for over 60 years, you can bet that Harman Kardon audio equipment beats out a lot of other manufacturers in quality, design and value offered in the long term.

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Audioengine A2+ Review

The Audioengine A2+ speakers look pretty much the same as the original A2, but with this new set, users will be able to plug them in directly to a computer through its USB port. This makes the a2+ wireless speakers very easy to set up. Being capable of a wireless connection, the speakers can be linked to any audio source that supports Bluetooth, and if not, the speaker system still allows for a cable setup. You’ll also find most of the input ports on the left speaker, and despite the a2+ speakers being described as wireless, you will have to use a cable to connect the left and right speakers together. Could this be one of the best computer speakers for you? Hang on for this Audioengine Aa+ wireless speakers review and find out.

Why We Like It – Audioengine A2+

The Audioengine A2+ is a reliable, good looking speaker system that’ll look great with your desktop setup, and provide room-filling sound. This version is different from the original A2 in that it includes a USB audio input.

Pros
  • Plug and Play setup
  • 60 Watts Total power output
  • 3 Year Warranty
Cons
  • All buttons are on the back

Performance

The sound quality of the audioengine A2+ wireless speakers is not that different from its predecessor. They both produce high-fidelity stereo sound that’s loud enough to fill a room, and if you want, you could hook it up to a subwoofer through the RCA input and output. The A2+ is a two channel speaker system just like the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speaker set, though it does have decent bass levels even without a subwoofer. Peak power output from each wireless speaker is 30 Watts to give a total of 60 Watts, and the bass quality is also quite impressive despite having a low end frequency response of about 65Hz.

Design

Unlike the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar, the Audioengine A2+ bookshelf speakers are available in three main colors. You can get them in either black, red or white, and they all come with a glossy finishing to give them a premium feel. The volume control (which also doubles up as the power switch) & Bluetooth pairing buttons are placed on the back of the left speaker to maintain a seamless design, and next to them you’ll also see a USB input, a stereo mini jack input and a power inlet.

Value

Backed by a 3-year warranty, the high quality Audioengine A2+ wireless speakers have got a lot more value for money than you’ll get with other computer speakers in the market, and they rank better compared to the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers set that only comes with a 1 year long warranty. They are designed to last long, and can be hooked up to a TV or even a gaming console if you so wish.

Audioengine A2+ Wrap Up

Getting the A2+ Audioengine audio system is a no-brainer if you’re looking for something that looks great, produces high quality audio and comes in a compact size. If you’d like, you can go ahead and have a look at what other buyers had to say about the speakers on Amazon so that you know what to expect when you finally purchase it.

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Edifier Luna E Review

If you’ve got some spare change and you’d like to have one of the best speakers in the market, then the Edifier E235 Luna should definitely be on your list. The set consists of two satellite speakers, and 1 powerful subwoofer that emits around 100 Watts of sound. The speaker system is also THX certified, meaning the sound quality you get from the speakers is top notch. The speakers are well designed, and have a high gloss finish that gives it a very premium feel. As with most PC speakers, the controls are on the right handed speaker, and the controls are touch sensitive, and this might be exciting for some users. Sit tight for this review and you’ll get to find out why it’s one of the best computer speakers around.

Why We Like It – Edifier Luna E

The Edifier E235 Luna is a top-shelf 2.1 speaker channel that you can rely on if you need to have a strong audio system on your desktop. It might be more expensive than most PC speakers, but being a THX certified system, you can bet the set provides the best audio quality.

Pros
  • THX certified
  • Includes remote control
  • 2 Year Warranty
Cons
  • Abit Expensive

Performance

The Edifier Luna E is a premium speaker set, and therefore the level of quality you should expect from it is also top notch. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speakers, the Luna E supports both a wired and a wireless connection, and once you turn it on, the LED light that is on the right speaker gives an idea of the type of connection mode that is active. It lights up green for Auxiliary, red for optical or blue for a bluetooth connection. The sound system churns out a cumulative 176 Watts, which is very loud. If you switch it up to THX mode, the bass gets a lot deeper, making it great for watching movies or listening to music.

Design

There’s no doubt that the E235 Luna speaker set is one of the most uniquely designed sets you’ll find in the market. Unlike the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar, the speaker set is available in up to 5 colors, but the most popular choices are red or black. Each of the satellite speakers has a 4-inch exposed woofer unit, and the 100W subwoofer system maintains the same design language as the satellite speakers despite weighing about 5kg. All the speakers have rubber feet for good stability, and the subwoofer features a 3pin power port that is conveniently hidden on its underside.

Value

Setting up the E235 speaker set is very easy to do, and with support for both bluetooth optical connections, the speaker set is well capable of very high quality sound. The speakers also maintain good sound quality even when pumped up to max volume, which is a trait that most PC speakers don’t have. The wireless subwoofer bluetooth supported speaker set also comes with a remote, and with a 72W-172W RMS rating, it offers a lot more than you’ll get with the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers.

Edifier Luna E Wrap Up

This Edifier Luna E is a perfect pick for a speaker system if you want to have the best audio experience. It has multiple connection choices, and the massive 8-inch subwoofer guarantees a deep bass that will deliver a memorable audio experience.

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Logitech Z625 Review

The Logitech Z625 speaker system is simply an upgrade to the Z623, and to be an upgrade, the only thing that had to be added to it was an optical input. Everything else is pretty much the same, but with the addition of an optical input, the Z625 can then be hooked up to a TV or your console, making it much more efficient to use compared to its predecessor. The Z625 speaker set remains a 2.1 audio system that consists of 2 satellite speakers and 1 subwoofer, and their combined power output stands at an impressive 400 watts peak power. The system is also versatile in that it can connect up to 3 entertainment devices simultaneously, and since it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, it also allows for private listening. There’s a lot more to know about the Z625 speaker system, so stick around to find out why we think it’s one of the best computer speakers you could get for your money.

Why We Like It – Logitech Z625

The Logitech Z625 speaker set is the perfect pick for an audiophile who wants to enjoy the fullness of sound that comes from its speakers, and have an audio system that’s got enough power to fill a room with booming music.

Pros
  • THX certified
  • Optical input
  • 400W peak power
Cons
  • No bluetooth connectivity

Performance

With the Logitech Z625 speaker system being THX certified, you shouldn’t have the least amount of worry in regards to how good its sound quality is. The THX certification basically means the speaker set meets the highest standards of audio performance, and if you intend to be using it just for watching movies and playing video games, it’s got more than enough firepower to meet your needs. The set produces a cumulative 200 watts RMS once connected to your audio source, and with its deep bass subwoofer, you might have to retrain yourself from throwing a full blown party once you start playing some music through it. If you’d like to opt for a slightly cheaper option without compromising too much on quality, try the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speakers.

Design

As previously mentioned, the Logitech Z625 looks largely similar to the Z623, so there’s nothing new to it especially if you’re familiar with the predecessor. All the volume, subwoofer and power controls are located on the right speaker, and to its back, you’ll find the optical inputs, an AUX input and a headphone output for whenever you want to plug in your headset – build-ins that make the right satellite speaker quite saturated with input options. The two satellite speakers are about 8-inches tall, and have an anti-slip base that’s got rubberised feet for better stability on your desktop. They’ll allow for better sound distribution than the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar will, making them a better option if you’re looking to have a wider soundstage.

Value

Anyone thinking of getting the Logitech Z625 speaker set is someone that’s made up their mind on getting a good quality audio system. The set does not disappoint, though we do wish that it allowed for Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming. Aside from that, everything else is great, and with the ability to connect up to 3 devices simultaneously, you won’t have to worry about switching between audio sources every time you want to listen to your TV, gaming console or computer. You won’t have this option with the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers, so the Logitech speakers beat them out in this regard.

Logitech Z625 Wrap Up

The Logitech Z625 is a versatile choice for a user who is concerned about the quality of his sound. The audio system looks great, is powerful and can connect multiple devices at once. What more would you want?

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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Review

For those who want a top spec speaker system for their computer and are not afraid to splurge a little, the Klipsch Promedia 3-piece audio system should be just about enough to cater to their needs. The speaker system features two 35-watt satellite speakers as well as a subwoofer. Its subwoofer also includes an independent volume control that allows you to get as much bass as you want to, and at 130 watts, you’ll have your room filled with ear thumping sound. Stick around for this review to see why the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speaker set is one of the best computer speakers you can get for your desktop.

Why We Like It – Klipsch Promedia 2.1

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speaker set is a formidable choice for a PC speaker setup, and with the 130 Watt subwoofer that it comes with, the bass levels you’ll get from it are much higher than what you can get from standard computer speakers.

Pros
  • THX certified
  • High 180 Watt power output
  • 1 Year warranty
Cons
  • Expensive

Performance

This Promedia set includes 2 35-watt satellite speakers that are held by a built-in metal stand, and on the right speaker, you’ll see a headphone jack, an AUX port and both volume and subwoofer control knobs. When cranked up to the highest level, this audio system is able to put out 106 decibels of sound, which is loud enough to get complaints from your neighbour. With a frequency response rate of 31kHz – 20 kHz, the highs are crisp, mids are defined and the lows are solid. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speaker, this audio system is THX certified, meaning it’s sound quality has been recognized as one that meets the highest standards of sound engineering, so if you do get this speaker set you’ll definitely be rocking with the best.

Design

In terms of design, the Klipsch Promedia PC speakers are really not that much to look at, but it’s satellite speakers come with a metal mount that adds to its aggressive demeanour. The speaker set is only available in a black color, and cumulatively, the whole set weighs around 14.2 pounds. In its packaging you’ll also find two 9.5-foot lengths of speaker cable, which we think is enough to help you get it set up. The speaker set might take a bit of figuring out to decide where to place what, but if you’d like to avoid all that, you might want to look at the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar which provides a wide soundstage regardless of where you place it.

Value

Having been around for more than 15 years, this Klipsch Promedia 2.1 channel speaker set fills the space between ordinary PC speakers and a Home theatre set making them the best speakers for anyone who wants to really get the most out of their audio experience. The THX certification also pushes up it’s value, and is the main reason the speakers are priced at around $200. On top of that, the speakers also come with a 1 year warranty just like the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers, so you should remain assured that it is a good quality product.

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Wrap Up

The Klipsch Promedia speaker set is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy high quality sound when playing games or watching movies. It’s separate subwoofer is quite powerful, though the one thing that it misses is the lack of support for a Bluetooth connection.

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Sanyun SW102 Review

The Sanyu SW102 computer speakers may come in a small size, but the sound quality that you’ll get from them is superb for the money that you’ll hand over. The speakers are also designed in a very seamless manner since you’ll not find any of the controls on them. On their base you’ll find a round ring that emits a blue LED light which could be great for helping you set an ambience. The speakers are also USB powered, though you’ll still need to connect it’s 3.5 mm jack for it to fill your room with music. Could it be one of the best computer speakers for you? Go through with this review and find out.

Why We Like It – Sanyun SW102

The Sanyun SW102 computer speakers are testament to the fact that you don’t have to pay a lot of money for good quality sound. They look good, are affordable and come complete with a built-in bass diaphragm for that boom sound that we all love and enjoy.

Pros
  • 360 degree sound
  • USB powered
  • 1 year warranty + 30 day money back guarantee
Cons
  • No Bluetooth connectivity

Performance

The one feature about the Sanyun SW102 that you’ll really get to appreciate is that it offers 360 degree sound because of its design, so you get to enjoy a very wide soundstage for an immersive sound experience. Each speaker emits 5W of sound, and they’re both compatible with iOS or Android devices. Like the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speakers, the pair doesn’t support any Bluetooth connections, so you’re going to have to forfeit going wireless. In spite of that, the desktop speakers offer a deep bass thanks to its inbuilt bass diaphragm, which makes the stereo sound all the more exciting to listen to.

Design

As opposed to the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar that is available in grey, these 2.0 channel Sanyun speakers only come in a black or white color, but since those are both neutral, they’ll still look good with your decor or computer setup. There’s a 1 meter cable that separates the 2 speakers, which gives enough leeway for you to place them as you’d wish on your desk. The speakers are designed to sit well on your desktop thanks to their rounded base, and feature in-line volume control so that the speakers retain their coherent design. The one thing that they’re missing is a headphone jack, but in spite of that, they still remain one of the best computer speakers you can go for given their price.

Value

At first blush, the Sanyun SW102 speakers may seem oddly familiar to the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers, and this is because the two brands are using the same design blueprint. They’re also both USB powered, and both have a control pod where you’ll find most of its controls. With these Sanyu speakers however, you’ll get a 1 year warranty, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee when you first purchase them in case they’re not a good fit for you. ”

Sanyun SW102 Wrap Up

With a separate control pod, high quality sound and a harmonious design, these Sanyun computer speakers are hands down one of the best computer speakers in the market right now, so you’d be doing yourself a huge favour if you go ahead and order them from Amazon.

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Logitech Z130 Review

If you’re looking for computer speakers that are well built, affordable and easy to install, you need to take a look at the Logitech Z130 stereo speakers. These black little speakers look pretty decent, and will sound just great if you use them for watching a movie or gaming. You’ll find all its controls on the right speaker, and at a cost of less than $20, it remains a value buy for anyone that doesn’t want to spend a lot for a good listening experience. Could it possibly be the one of the best computer speakers to go for? Go ahead with this review and find out.

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Why We Like It – Logitech Z130

The Logitech Z130 computer speakers may seem small, but they pack a lot of punch despite their size. They’ve both got front-facing reflex ports for better bass, and with the 3.5mm headphone jack on the right speaker, you’ll easily be able to plug in your headset for private listening.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Reflex ports for better bass
  • Plug and play
Cons
  • No wireless BlueTooth connectivity

Performance

The Logitech Z130 speakers are a compact set that deliver crisp stereo sound as well as strong bass thanks to a front facing reflex port. They beat out the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speakers in that regard since you won’t find any bass module on them. Since the right speaker is the main unit, you’ll find the power volume controls as well as the headphone jack on it, and with 5 Watts of total power, you’ll be able to get super super clear sound from the two speakers.

Design

Even though the Logitech Z130 speakers are only available in a black color, we don’t have the slightest problem with that since they still look really good. The volume control is in the form of a small knob that you also use to turn it on or off, and there’s a small LED indicator next to it that’ll light up when it’s switched on. This is somewhat similar to the taotronics tt-sk018 which has its volume knob on the right, but being a soundbar, you’ll need to find a central position where you’re going to place it.

Value

As compact as these speakers are, they still provide a decent amount of bass, so we have no qualms about sound quality. They weigh about 1.3 pounds, and the cord connecting the two speakers is about 4 feet. Some users might find this quite short, but it’s pretty standard for most computer speakers of this size. The major difference between this and the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers is that they’re USB powered while the Logitech speakers are not. Otherwise, you’ll get the same amount of sound quality from both.

Logitech Z130 Wrap Up

This Logitech speaker system is guaranteed to give you quality sound, and at about $20, you’ll probably be getting more value than its worth if you go ahead and buy them. We also advise going through some of the comments that were left by the customers who bought it from Amazon to see what you should expect.

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Taotronics TT-SK018 Review

Most people think a sound bar is meant for use with only a TV or as part of your entertainment system, but you can actually get one for your PC or laptop as well, and the TaoTronics TT SK018 wired computer soundbar would be a great place to start. This is a simple 16-inch sound bar that is easy to set up, and offers a large sound stage for an immersive listening experience. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack that you can use for private listening, as well as a microphone output for when you need to make a call through your headset. If you’re looking for the best computer speakers for your PC, then your search may have just come to an end. Go ahead with this review and find out what else it has in store.

Why We Like It – Taotronics TT-SK018

The TaoTronics TT wired computer sound bar is an excellent pick for users who just want to have a good sounding speaker that doesn’t cost much, and also looks good with the rest of their laptop or PC setup.

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • USB powered
  • Bluetooth connectivity
Cons
  • Sound not as good when turned up to high volume

Performance

The Taotronics TT computer speaker offers stereo sound, and comes with a power cable that plugs in via USB. All you’ll have to do is connect it to your computer or laptop through the 3.5mm audio cable so that it starts working. You can also choose to hook it up to your TV, or use it as an outdoor speaker for small parties as long as you make sure that it doesn’t get wet or damaged. You might prefer to take advantage of its wireless bluetooth capability for a wireless setup (which you won’t get with the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia), but if you don’t, there’s an audio cable that comes with it that you can also use.

Design

Only available in a black and silver finish, the Taotronics Bluetooth speaker is well designed, and is a perfect alternative for anyone that wouldn’t be satisfied with separate left and right computer speakers as is the case with the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers. It’s volume knob is located on the right side of the sound bar, and is designed with LED accents that add to its look. You can also choose to plug it in through a USB port on your laptop if you don’t want to plug it into a main power source.

Value

This Taotronics USB powered soundbar produces up to 10 Watts of combined power, which is more than you’ll get with the logitech z130, and loud enough for people that just want to be able to listen to music or watch a movie on their laptop. It’s bass levels are not that high, but then again, you shouldn’t really expect much from a sub $50 sound bar.

Taotronics TT-SK018 Wrap Up

Before you go ahead and purchase this soundbar, make sure you’ve passed by Amazon to see what other buyers had to say about it so that you know what to expect.

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AmazonBasics USB-powered PC Computer Speakers Review

The AmazonBasics USB powered computer speaker is another one of Amazon’s attempts at providing a simple alternative that’s built well enough to work, and is also priced at a cost that won’t hurt your pocket. They go for less than $20, and are available in either black or silver. The USB powered speakers also have a blue LED accent on their bottom part that makes them look really nice. Set up is also easy since the speakers are plug and play, and the inline volume control leaves for a very seamless speaker design. If this sounds like one of the best computer speakers you can get for less than $20, then go ahead and read this review to find out what else it has in store.

Why We Like It – AmazonBasics USB-powered PC Computer Speakers

The AmazonBasics USB powered speakers are a simple solution to anyone who’s not looking to spend a lot of money on their computer speakers, and still wants to be guaranteed of good sound quality.

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Easy plug and play setup
  • 1 year warranty
Cons
  • Cord between speakers may be short for some users

Performance

These AmazonBasics PC speakers don’t really come with a power switch, so they just power on as soon as they’re plugged in to your computer’s USB port. You’ll also need to connect it’s plug into your device’s 3.5mm headphone jack to redirect sound to the speakers. Once you do, you’ll probably notice that the speakers are also not that powerful since each speaker produces 1.2 watts of sound, to give a combined RMS power output of 2.4 watts. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia, the two speakers are hardwired together with cable that’s long enough to let them sit on both sides of your monitor, but extending them further than the cable allows may prove to be slightly difficult.

Design

One thing that definitely makes the AmazonBasic speakers stand out is their conical shaped design. It’s not easy to find any other brand of speakers that are shaped like this, but they still look good so we’re not complaining. The speakers come in a compact size, are made of metal and weigh slightly under 1.4 pounds. The little speakers measure 3.9 x 2.6 x 2.8 inches so they won’t take up that much space on your workdesk, but if you’d prefer a more linear design, then you should probably have a look at the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar.

Value

This AmazonBasics USB powered speaker is backed by a 1 year warranty, and since it’s offered by Amazon, there shouldn’t be an issue with repairing it or sending you a new one if need be. The sound quality you’ll get from these speakers isn’t on the same level as that offered by a hi-fi system, but if you’re looking for a speaker that you can just use to watch movies or for gaming, then it should be able to meet your needs. Also, there’s not much difference between it and the Logitech z130, but if you’d prefer the controls to be on the speaker instead, then the z130 might be a better option for you.

AmazonBasics USB-powered PC Computer Speakers Wrap Up

These AmazonBasics USB powered speakers are an easy buy if you’re not looking to spend too much money on a set of speakers, and still want to make a good quality purchase. Go ahead and have a look at what other buyers had to say about it through the customer reviews on Amazon, and you’ll have an idea of what to expect.

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Elegiant SR300 Review

If you wouldn’t mind a little bit of color on your workspace, then the Elegiant SR300 is the perfect multimedia speaker for you. The computer speakers boast of a high quality room filling sound, and if you don’t like the colorful LED lights that it emits, you can also choose to turn them off for a more relaxed experience. The speakers are compatible with pretty much anything you can connect it to, as long as you either use a cable or its bluetooth connection. Interested in learning more? Make sure you get to the end of our review to see if the Elegiant SR300 is one of the best computer speakers you could go for.

Why We Like It – Elegiant SR300

The Elegiant SR300 may not be a well known brand, but its sound quality is well beyond reproach, and it’s LED lights make for a colorful listening experience. The bass levels on these speakers are also enough to hype up a small party, and with compatibility across different devices, you shouldn’t have any problems plugging in your audio source.

Pros
  • 5 Watt speakers
  • Easy to set up
  • Fun LED lighting
Cons
  • No microphone port

Performance

The Elegiant SR300 computer speaker is an affordably priced option for anyone that doesn’t want to cough up too much money for a speaker set, but still wants to be guaranteed of good quality stereo sound. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia speakers, the SR300 is USB powered, and can work with any audio source as long as there is a 3.5mm audio port on it. For those who would prefer to plug in their headset or earphones, the SR300 also comes with a headphone jack for that. Each speaker offers about 5 Watts of sound, and with Bluetooth streaming capabilities, you won’t have to depend on a wired connection to have your music playing through them.

Design

In terms of design, the Elegiant speakers really stand out mainly because of the LED lights that light up when it comes on. The SR300 speakers come in a case that’s made out of high-quality ABS varnish, which allows it to last for a long time without wearing out. Aside from that, the speakers look quite nice and elegant, and are only available in black. The controls are found on the right speaker and they appear as a series of buttons running down its midsection in a format that doesn’t look too different from the overall design. If you’d rather have one single source of sound as compared to two speakers, then maybe the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar may interest you.

Value

Since these Elegiant speakers are USB powered just like the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers, you have the option of plugging its USB cable to the USB port on your computer, but you’ll still have to connect the 3.5mm cable as well because the USB cable is only good for power. After you’ve made the connections, you’ll just need to long press the power button, and the speakers will be ready for action. ”

Elegiant SR300 Wrap Up

Anyone who doesn’t mind a bit of color in their room will certainly enjoy the Elegiant SR300. It’s not as expensive, and can also be laid down to be used in a horizontal manner.

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Bose Companion 2 Series iii Multimedia Review

Released in mid-2013, the Bose Companion 2 Series iii computer speaker is regarded as one of the most affordable picks from the audio electronics manufacturer since it retails at slightly less than $100. It’s pocket friendly price point might invite a lot of questioning about the sound quality, but if you’ve dealt with Bose speakers before, then you know that their quality is always A1. The computer speakers maintain clear sound at any volume, and offer a wide soundstage that makes watching movies or playing video games an immersive experience. It’s because of such reasons that we think the Bose Series iii multimedia speaker system is one of the best computer speakers thus far. Go ahead with our review of it and see if you’ll agree.

Why We Like It – Bose Companion 2 Series iii Multimedia

The Bose Series iii multimedia speaker system is, in our opinion, the best option you could go for to upgrade the sound experience on your laptop or computer. You can count on them for crisp clear sound, at a cost that won’t really hurt your wallet.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Doesn’t distort sound at high volume
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Cables may be short for some

Performance

This Bose multimedia speaker system won’t really give you problems when setting it up. The right speaker is the main unit between the two, and is the one that has the power port as well as the left speaker connection port. You’ll also get two full-size stereo RCA inputs there, with one designated to your computer and the other for any external media source. Each speaker boasts of a 2.5-inch full range driver, and thanks to TrueSpace Stereo Signal Processing Circuitry, the high quality sound seems as though it’s emanating from a larger sound stage than provided by the two Bose speakers – a feature that we’re sure that you’ll also appreciate. If you’d rather have one centralized soundstage, take a look at the taotronics tt-sk018.

Design

These Bose companion 2 series iii speakers measure about 7.5 by 3.2 by 5.8 inches, and are also both lightweight with a small difference of about 0.5 pounds between them. They come in the form of an upright rectangular block, which we think a lot more people would prefer compared to the conical shape of the amazonbasics usb-powered pc computer speakers. They’re also only available in a black color, and with the volume control, headphone jack and RCA inputs located on the right speaker, you’re definitely going to be reaching for it a lot more than you will be reaching for the left one.

Value

For its size, the Bose series iii multimedia speaker produces a good amount of bass, and also doesn’t distort the sound when turned up to high volume. The high quality sound produced is great for watching movies or gaming, and the speakers are also quite easy to install. If you still can’t wrap your mind around dishing $100 for computer speakers, then maybe the more affordable Logitech z130 might tickle your fancy.

Bose Companion 2 Series iii Multimedia Wrap Up

The Bose series iii multimedia speakers are great speakers to connect to your PC or laptop for entertainment, and they do offer the kind of quality you’d expect from a Bose product. Head over to Amazon and find out what first time buyers had to say about it.

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Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 Review

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s of late, Logitech has really gotten into the multi-device world. The accessory maker has not only made more (and better) cases, keyboards, and other peripherals for smart devices, it has made them functional with multiple devices as well. Keyboards like the K760, K810, and K811 — all excellent keyboards — proved that people want to control multiple devices easily. And they do. I can attest to that as a regular user of both the K810 and K811, which I would use at once if I had a big enough desk to do so. Hard knock life.

On top of the company’s move to supporting smart devices more is an impressive jump to better-designed products. The move from the K760 to the K800-series is a perfect example of exactly that. The previous speakers from Logitech, the Z553, looks very PC-era.  With these outdated designs, these were hardly the best desktop speakers. On both fronts, that’s where the new Z600 steps in with a really beautiful design and support for multiple devices.

Straight out of the box the Z600 speakers are stellar to look at. The grey on white design is simple and looks great. Cables sit behind and are flat so they don’t interfere with the cabling on your desk or make a mess on a clean table. Two cables — one from each speaker — connect together for AC power. All audio is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth. Running a desktop without Bluetooth? No problem, Logitech includes a Bluetooth transceiver that works specifically for the Z600 for no-installation, no-hassle audio. The plug-and-play USB dongle connects instantly on both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Why not also take a glimpse of our review on how Logitech’s portable laptop speakers boost your audio.

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Connecting additional devices is simple just like setting up any other Bluetooth devices. The beauty of the Z600 however is that you can set up multiple devices to be connected at once, and never need to press a button to switch off which device is currently active. The perfect example is at my home office: my Windows 7 desktop connects via the USB dongle, but sometimes I’ll stream music from my iPod Touch with iOS 7 (iTunes Radio) which isn’t supported yet on Windows. And I use my iPad (4) for my dozen email accounts, so sometimes I’ll have video or music to stream on it. Anytime I want to switch from one device to another, all I have to do is stop the music on the currently-playing device and start playing it on another one. So if I’m streaming music on the iPod and want to watch a video on the iPad, I just pause one and play the other. The switch is instant.

Well, it’s fast enough. There is a slight lag that’s definitely noticeable, but it’s a no-button change. The audio handoff is so clean and simple that nothing comes close to comparing. It even works if you connect with an auxiliary cable, though with the dongle and Bluetooth there’s never any reason to do so unless you want to use the Z600 for your media center and plan to plug it into your TV.

Which, if you want to do, is totally feasible. The Z600 speakers don’t use a subwoofer (it’s a 2.0 speaker set) and the two foot-tall satellites project audio with extreme precision. I’ve used the set for music and movies and the sound produced is excellent. At louder settings, deeper bass is muffled, but not by much. For loud music or for watching movies the Z600 performs excellently. Beware of some crackling on higher frequencies over 80 decibels, though even that’s rare.

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For more typical use at the computer, the touch controls on top of the right speaker are both really smart and difficult to get used to. Circle a finger around the periphery to adjust the volume on the connected device or tap in the center to activate the speakers. The volume controls isn’t sensitive enough, and on multiple occasions I unintentionally muted the audio, and worse, nearly blew my eardrums out. I recommend adjusting volume on the connected device directly.

The speakers themselves only have two buttons, a power control and Bluetooth connect button, both on the back of the right speaker. A hidden auxiliary port is also on the back. The Z600 can store up to eight Bluetooth profiles, and up to three can be connected simultaneously.

Peripherals for the longest time have been heavily focused on form or function. The Logitech Z600 speakers are perfectly built for the multi-device generation. They look great on any desk and work with any device. The asking price of $150 isn’t all that much considering the quality and usability of this great speaker set. I only wish I had a second set for another room; the Z600 isn’t built for mobility, even though everything else in our analog and digital lives are. But that’s alright; we all have to sit down and take a break sometime.

Bottom Line: The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is the first speaker system made for multiple devices. It does it right, and it does it all in style and with excellent audio performance.

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Logitech’s Portable Laptop Speakers Boost Your Audio

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If you are looking for the best computer speakers, this may be perfect. Logitech’s attempting to upgrade your tinny laptop speakers with two new products, the aptly-named Laptop Speaker Z305 and Wireless Speaker Z515. The Z305 attaches to the top of your display and offers 360-degree audio, connecting via USB. If wires aren’t your thing, the Z515 does 50 feet of wireless audio via a 2.4GHz USB dongle . They’re on sale this month for $100 and $60, respectively.