If you are looking for sound to surround you in a deep immersive gaming experience, we have found the best choices for you. If you are not after headphones taped to your skull, giving you sweaty ears and strain in ears, then gaming speakers must be the way to go.
Gaming speakers have evolved over time based on its applications and whether you want to simply upgrade your PC mini speakers, or plan to be the loudest house in the street, the choice should be focused on the best.
Talking about the choice and recommendations, many factors must be considered. Firstly, the available space. Choosing between a 3ft subwoofer and simple sized speakers is simply, not the choice of sound quality but the space you are open to allot. Second important part to consider is the budget. Surely, we will factor the low-price options, but the price increase can be expected based on the features desired.
These are the best speakers for PC Gaming
Our list of recommendations includes budget friendly options and speakers loud enough to enhance the gameplay to the next level. Play loud and play proud and go for the best as we present our top picks for the best gaming speakers.
1. Bose Companion 2 Series III
If you are looking for studio styled speakers, which sit easily on the sides without occupying much space, this is our recommendation for you. This recommendation comes from the portfolio from the market leaders Bose engineering. The company has been internationally acknowledged for putting out studio quality level of speakers. However, this is a simple, elegant, and cost-effective choice from their long list of range.
The Bose Companion 2 Series III is the companion for your laptop during some intense gaming, watching movies and listening to songs. It is equipped with Unique digital signaling process for producing clearer sounds, TrueSpace stereo digital processing circuitry for lifelike sounds and immersive experience and a perfected ported cabinet design for convenient placing. The design itself is compact with two speakers, portable enough to be wrapped and put away easily or put back easily, and do not clutter up the workspace.
Bose brand has been recognized internationally for putting out industry-grade speakers for larger gatherings and public audiences, but this product was a completely different direction. This was overall great sound quality and a cost-effective range.
- Compact and Portable
- High Quality
- Decreased Longevity (based on the usage)
2. Razer Leviathan: Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
Going from zero to 100 (quick!) in gaming speakers is our next recommendation. Our research led us to Razer company that is recognized for high-end quality in their range of products and services. This pick from the Razer collection is for the enthusiasts craving for surround sound. Presenting the Razer Leviathan: Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
This product gives the truest experience of home-theatre, all for the right price. Talking about its features, it possesses Dedicated Powerful Subwoofer with Bluetooth aptX Technology (award winning standard maintained). The built in NFC technology ensures blazing fast connection in a single tap.
The Surround bar features the cutting-edge Dolby Technology, powerful sound drivers for quick use and powerful subwoofers. Unlike the first choice, this speaker will eat up a chunk of the workspace.
However, it is suggested to design a dedicated space for it will surely serve in the long run. Regarding the price range, with all the features offered, we can say that it is an adequate range to be designated for the speaker.
- Enhanced Audio technology
- Bass experience
- Dolby Technology
- Heavy and big in size
3. Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC
If you are looking for speakers that fit your workspace and accent the gaming experience with design and aesthetics, Logitech has just the right thing for you. Internationally, Logitech has been serving the different kind of audience regarding features, pocket-friendly options, and extreme options. This recommendation is for the moderately enthusiastic and it is the Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speakers.
These speakers feature Built-in LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting for extra effects in colors, superb 240 Watts Peak power and unique driver design for greater sound quality and integrated DTS:X Ultra surround sound renders with 3D positional audio for immersive multidimensional experience. It has great compatibility for Windows PCs and Bluetooth enabled devices like smartphones, laptops etc. However, DTS:X is not supported by MacOS.
The most prominent feature of them all is the RGB Lighting that sets accordingly to the game being played. With a gaming keyboard and mouse, you are truly immersed in a powerful gaming experience in audio and video (both products which Logitech makes and puts out the best of).
- RGB Lighting
- 3D Positional Audio
- Wider range in compatibility (PC and Bluetooth enabled devices)
- Technology not compatible with MacOS.
4. Creative Labs GigaWorks T20
If you are looking for simple options but with bass power, here is our pick from Creative Labs for you. The company has been widely successful for providing cost effective solutions in sound and video products, which are of par excellence based on the features offered. Their products and services are sure to appeal the slightly-enthusiasts and the Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 is one of the choices for such.
The device features Precision-tuned two-way speaker design with 28 watts RMS, Woven glass fiber cone driver, Cloth dome tweeter and BasXPort technology to replace the need of subwoofers, No need to reach for the back, as it has convenient front access to volume, bass, treble and input jacks.
The compatibility of the device is with PCs and any audio supporting devices. The appeal of this design is how the manufacturers were able to put such features into two conveniently placeable speakers. It is truly a cost-effective option with a lot to offer and, from our perspective, is a top pick amidst the bunch.
- BasXport Technology
- Front access of features
- Great sound quality
- No drawbacks found
5. Cyber Acoustics High Power 2.1
If you are looking to buy the sound power of a cinema, gaming zone and concert, all in one, this is one heavy choice for you. This is certainly not a tabletop thing, as its sound will truly blow you back to a safe distance. This high-powered choice comes from Cyber Acoustics that is a choice of the professionals but not the professional’s neighbors and here is why.
The Cyber Acoustics High Power 2.1 is the ultimate beast in choice of speakers as it features an intense subwoofer speaker system that delivers 80 watts peak power and 40 watts RMS. Moreover, it has a convenient control pod that provides full control over the sound system, be it turning on and off, adjusting master volume, or tune the separate bass volume control to get the richness of the sound.
The purchase comes packed with satellite speakers with removable cloth grill for stylish open face look. The speakers have amazing compatibility with every audio supporting device, be it Windows or MacOS. As the cherry on top, this device includes a 1-year hassle free warranty.
- Amazing Sound quality
- 1-year warranty
- Great compatibility
- No drawbacks found
6. Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1
If you are looking for a unique design with moderate features, this is a great choice to start with. Harman Kardon, one of the top-notch manufacturers of sound systems, has put a lot of great design ideas and incorporated great technology in their lineup entitled SoundSticks III. In their range of products, we came across a truly unique design and, after thorough research, truly fell for the design.
This speaker, the Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1, has great subwoofer volume control and angle adjustable satellites, conveniently placed touch volume and mute controls and greater compatibility with a stereo minijack output. One of its most prominent features is the crystal design that is by far the most unique design we have seen in speaker systems.
From our research, we have a few important points to share that will aid in choice. The design and structure truly make it a tabletop choice, but sound quality is powerful enough to be mistaken for cinema power. Therefore, for a cost-effective choice, this is truly a winner from our side.
- Elegant design
- Greater Sound quality
- Great Durability
- Cables wear out after excessive usage
7. Creative Pebble Plus 2.1
Looking for aesthetically appealing design for your workspace with no compromise on speakers, then this is truly the choice for you. The Creative company has come up with a range of designs in their portfolio that truly make the gaming experience powerful without occupying greater space. The Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 is by far the best of the bunch for such and here is why.
When we focus on its design, the word “pebble” truly fits as it has two mid-range drivers in a compact pebble size and shape. The speakers have features standalone 4” down firing ported subwoofer, 2” mid-range drivers (angled directly at you); High Gain Mode built for higher speed for higher power and easy access volume controls.
One unique feature of the speaker system is that it is powered entirely by USB and connected to devices via a universal 3.5mm AUX-in cable and it requires no wall socket. It has a perfect wall mount design and has a wide variety of color choices to accent your workspace looks.
- USB Powered
- High Gain Mode for enthusiasts
- High energy consumption
8. Logitech Z906 5.1
Looking for gaming speakers that also accent your “Netflix and chill” time as a plus? then this is surely yours to take home. When the society wants you to stay home, you are entitled to have a cinema styled speaker output for your room.
This is where Logitech comes in with their dynamic range. As we had recently reviewed Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speakers to be a no.1 for gaming and design, this choice will be for the home-theatre lovers with lots of space to spare.
The Logitech Z906 5.1 is your one stop solution to the movie experience on your desktop PC. It is equipped with 5.1 digital surround sound, THX certified home theater speakers, compact control console and wireless remote.
Furthermore, it has a tremendous flexible setup, with up to 6 devices connectivity, and delivers a continuous 500 watts of power, with the ability to deliver a peak of 1,000 watts. This product is THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified and every feature mentioned is the reason why.
- Certified sound quality
- Flexible Setup
- High energy consumption
9. Razer Nommo Chroma
If you are looking for a cleaner simple design and great surround sound, this is certainly a great pick to go with. From our thorough research, we have come across the brand Razer and their series of speakers that were worthy to be chosen. Razer has been internationally acclaimed for attracting the extreme audience for their powerful products. The Razer Nommo Chroma is one example of a power packed speakers with tremendous features to offer.
The speaker includes Optimized drivers built for full range sound, 3 inches woven glass fiber drivers, rear facing bass ports for stronger bass output and automatic gain control for fine tuning output. The speakers are featured to go perfectly with the Razor brand keyboard, mouse, and mousepad to accent the decor of the table.
A very important fact to note is how the company has catered to the moderate audience that lies between an ordinary upgrade and a home-theatre system. This speaker has done just that in delivering the best.
- Sleek elegant design
- Compact and flexible
- Not well equipped for long term
10. Edifier G2000
To end up our list, we bring a big bang option for the great users, that too from the company Edifier. This brand has been popular for producing the best in sound products and they continue to create the best for the users. Our research has opted for the Edifier G2000 to be the true powerhouse of the bunch and here is why.
This product packs HIFI 2.75 inches full range speaker unit with backward mega bass port for superb sound quality, a subwoofer output interface included, professional acoustic-team tuning and versatile compatibility. To capture the eye of the design lovers, it has 12 RGB Lightning effect to insinuate gaming experience.
The design of the speakers speak volumes (pun intended) as it has unique column-shaped cabinet with 10-degree elevation and 0.65L isometric cavity, matte panel and metal laser engraving, screen printing logo and anti-slip foot pads. This feature powers the experience at an amazing cost-effective way and deserves to be Edifier’s most top-notch release of the year.
- Compact Design
- 12 RGB Lightning effects
- High quality sound
- High energy consumption
By now, you must have made up your mind based on the choices we have put out. Whether you prefer the home-theatre styled gaming, or room limited sound, our top ten picks cater to all. If you are still confused where to go with, that can simply mean that you are new and want to explore all.
Of course, your budget does not allow you to buy one of each, so we can help you in making a final decision. If you are new and are making the jump from headset to desk speakers, we recommend you go for durable options. Durability will help you get a first impression and then the second thing to be noted is the environment.
Not everyone (or everyone’s family) is open to having speaker system. Hence it can be a good idea to start off and then see how it plays out. If you are an enthusiast, sparing space and budget for a gaming experience will not be a bad investment to make. One final thought to leave the readers with, is if you are an enthusiast, then go all out! If you are a starter, then take small steps leading to the best choice.