Distinctive Desktop Computer Speakers For Every Budget

Distinctive Desktop Computer Speakers For Every Budget

Range Govindan
Mar 25, 2011

Getting the right type of desktop computer speakers can be a quandary. Do you get a cheap pair or get something that costs a bit more? In our experience, it's best to look at companies known for their speakers than usual computer peripheral manufacturers. You shouldn't forget that with a few wires, you can plug in your computer to your stereo system.

1. Hercules XPS Diamond These speakers won't break the bank, but they are distinctive. The speaker enclosure is set to resemble a diamond. They are USB speakers and have a suggested retail price of $39.99. (via GeekAlerts)

2. Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Unlike most other desktop speakers, these speakers from Bowers & Wilkins are true hi-fi speakers. All this doesn't come cheap though; they sell for $500 but they look as amazing as they sound. As more and more people are using their computers for all of their entertainment needs, it makes sense to get good speakers.

3. Harmon Kardon GL-55 While we are somewhat surprised at how much these speakers cost (close to $1,000), they do look unique. However, we'd probably buy another set of speakers with an amp for this price.

4. Audioengine A2 Selling for around $200, these speakers are a good introduction into the world of better sound, thanks to the fact that they are powered. If you want to upgrade to something bigger, the Audioengine 5 speakers will do the job at around $325.

5. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin If you are looking for a multipurpose speaker, then you should seriously consider the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin. You could even go for the older version, not the new one with AirPlay that just came out. These speakers can be used with your computer, and while they are quite large, it's hard to find better sounding speakers at this price range. We were able to find the older model for around $450.

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