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Best PC Gaming Speakers 2015 Review

Updated on January 13, 2015

A Review and Comparison of the Top Rated PC Speakers of 2015

After a long day at work or school, don't you just want to wind down by listening to music, gaming, or watching a video on your PC? What if your speakers are too soft? Well, in case you are someone that loves being a part of the action and hearing every lyric to your favorite song, we have come up with the best sounding PC speakers for 2015.

*Tip: From 2.1 and 5.1 surround sound speakers, to clear sounding affordable Bose speakers this post has quite a bit of information. Use the Contents at a glance section below to navigate quickly to what you're most interested in.

Best 5.1 Surround Sound PC Speakers - Highly Rated

Whether you're watching a movie or gaming surround sound enhances your experience and a 5.1 system setup allows you to hear audio from all directions. While gaming this may allow you to here someone sneaking up from you and during a movie action sequence you'll be much more immersed in the overall sound. Here's a list of 2015's most popular 5.1 models.

Creative Inspire T6300

The Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 speaker system ( Features Creative IFP for improved sonic directivity and imaging. This gives you a good 5.1 cinematic surround experiences. Can your system sound better? Sure. Can it sound better at this price? No.
The Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 speaker system ( Features Creative IFP for improved sonic directivity and imaging. This gives you a good 5.1 cinematic surround experiences. Can your system sound better? Sure. Can it sound better at this price? No.

Bose Companion 5

Featured Above: Bose Companion 5
Featured Above: Bose Companion 5

Bose Companion 5

It may only have 2 speakers and a subwoofer but the Bose Companion 5 definitely belongs in this section. You get crystal clear TrueSpace surround digital processing for a truly unique audio experience.

It's the best available and if you want quality, then it might just be worth 5-6 times the price of what is offered above.

Best 2.1 Surround PC Speaker Systems - Most Popular Models

Logitech LS21

You get what you pay for and while the Logitech LS21 system isn't going to blow you away, it's a great overall value for your money. It's certainly not going to cause any noise complaints, but it is good enough to watch movies or listen to music casually by yourself.

Altec Lansing BXR1221

Another great compact 2.1 system and this one is under $20. The system is not super small so don't expect to take it with your laptop, but it's also a good fit for most desktops.

Highest Rated by Consumers:

Pay a little more, get a lot more. I and many other customers highly recommend this 2.1 system from Creative. It's been given a slimmer footprint through refining of the design and the ported subwoofer produces excellent sound quality.

VS2621 - Clearer Sound

A step up from the speakers above the VS2621 gives you a few more features including the ability to add a CD or MP3 player without disconnecting from your computer. Where the less expensive models can sound muddy and flat the VS2621 is crisp and clear.

Bose Companion 3 Series II multimedia speaker system (Graphite/Silver)
Bose Companion 3 Series II multimedia speaker system (Graphite/Silver)

Bose delivers top-of-the-line stereo performance. If you have a high budget, then these are what you want to get.


JBL Duet II Review

A Deeper Base and Clearer Sound

The JBL Duet II speakers are not only sleek looking, but they will impress you with their great sound quality and deep bass. With a nice frequency response, and overall high sensitivity, these speakers will help you bask in every sort of noise that may come from your PC.

Pros: At 10.5 inches tall and 4 inches thin in diameter, these speakers are small, but very powerful. Frequency level is at 80Hz to 20,000 Hz with a sensitivity at 60dB which proves to give great sound overall sound quality. Surround sound quality is very high performing, which will make it easier for you to enjoy your favorite web show or DVD. The Duet II unit connects to computers with an 1/8 inch mini jack, and its connectivity is fairly simple. The duet II also comes with long cords so you don't have to worry about hooking it up from longer distances.

Cons: The speaker does not support powerful subwoofers like other speakers might.

Overall, the Duet II is an affordable speaker set that will add style and sound quality to your PC. So, if you are looking for a slender speaker with great sound quality and high sensitivity, this is your best bet.

Altec Lansing Expressionist BASS Computer Speakers Review

A Leading Audio Specialist

Altec has been a leading audio specialist for a long period of time. The Lansing Expressionist speaker system proves why Altec is so good with its exceptional design. At 10 inches tall and with a 5 inch circular base, the Expressionist is a sure winner when it comes to speaker design.

Pros: The most stunning feature of the Altec Lansing Expressionist speakers is the subwoofer built into the bottom of the speaker. Many speaker systems do not have a hefty bass system. However, the Altec Lansing Expressionist will blow holes in the walls of your room it is that powerful. Sound controls are located very nicely on this speaker system, and the audio levels are well balanced. The frequency response is rated at 40 Hz to 16 KHz , which is pretty good for speakers of this size. The sensitivity of these speakers is rated at 85 dB which is good and impedance at 112 ohms, which is very impressive. The speakers also work with a large array of music and media to produce outstanding sound quality. With a 1.5 inch full range driver, the speakers can handle an array of frequencies. The Expressionist Bass Units have no problems connecting with all computers, and these speakers are super easy to use.

Cons: Some of the higher frequencies seem to get washed out by the Altec's super powerful bass.

Overall, if you are looking for computer speakers with a very powerful bass and overall great sound quality, the Lansing speakers are perfect. The Lansing Expressionist speakers are also your best bet for good looking speakers at a good looking price.

Bose Companion 2 Speakers Review

Affordable Quality

Bose has decided to make some high quality speakers very affordable. The Bose Companion 2 Speakers use TrueSpace stereo digital processing in order to give these speakers a very well balanced, rich, surround sound experience.

Pros: The Companion 2 Speakers are designed like round cabinet speakers that are easy to plug right in to your computer. Although there are only two speakers, it appears as if sound comes from multiple places with these high end speakers. The design of the speakers is simple and they will connect to any computer and computer system very easily. No matter if you are playing a game, listening to any type of music, or watching a video, these speakers will perform amazingly. The sound is so rich that it hits all aspects of the frequency response and reaches from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz which is very high pitched. The Companion speakers come with a large 2.5 inch full range driver to make sure that all frequencies of sound are covered.

Cons: Being 2.0 computer speakers, the sound quality from far away is not the best. Also, sometimes the sound appears to be muffled when used too much.

Overall, the Bose 2. 0 Companion Speakers are amazing speakers for the price. They will make watching movies, playing games, or listening to music a very pleasing experience.

M-Audio Studiophile

As a 2.0 computer speaker system, the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop speaker system is an overall excellent speaker system. The Studiophile Av speakers have an impressive number of features that put them above the competition. From a great frequency response and sensitivity, to a total overall great output power, all the features of the Studiophile are equally impressive.

Pros: The frequency response in the Studiophile speakers is between 85 Hz and 20,000 HZ which gives it a huge range of sound. The sensitivity at 90 dB is outstanding while the 20 ohms of balanced impedance proves to make it one of the best speaker systems. This system is a little pricier, but definitely worth all of the features. The total watts that these speakers put out are 40, which is one of the highest ever seen on computer speakers. Therefore, with its high watts, 4 inch monster subwoofers, and 112 month warranty, these speakers are a perfect choice for anything you do on your computer.

Cons: The M-Audio Studiophile speaker system is a little pricier than most computer speakers.

Overall, the Sudiophile Av speaker system will blow you away with all of its features. It is definitely the future technology of computer speakers and proves it with its 40 watts and 4 inch subs.

When choosing the best computer speakers, it is very important to make sure that the speakers have crystal clear sound and will last. The best computer speaker system for the price is probably the Bose Companion 2.0 speakers. However, the overall best speaker system with a plethora of features is the M-Audio Studiophile Av40.

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