Creative Pebble Plus 2.1
While its satellite speakers have been a favorite budget option for quite a while, the Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 set includes a downward-firing subwoofer. All are powered via USB, so wiring is kept to a minimum, and they are as good looking as they are sounding.
- High gain mode increases the output
- Drivers angled at 45 degrees
- Controls not very versatile
Logitech G560 Lightsync
Designed with gamers in mind, the Logitech G560 Lightsync caters to both audio and visual senses. With an impressive 240 watts of peak power and a game-related lighting and effects show, this system promises to seriously enhance the atmospherics as you play.
- Downward-firing subwoofer
- Sleek and minimalist design
- No volume control on the subwoofer
The Edifier R2000DB sport a beautiful cherry wood cabinet, though they are also available in piano black, if you prefer. They work with phones and PCs via aux cable, RCA jacks, or Bluetooth, and come with a remote control for adjusting the volume and switching inputs.
- Can connect to two devices at once
- Impressive bass for their size
- Controls are a bit hard to access
Available in white, black, and bamboo finishes, the Audioengine A5+ are ideal for medium to large rooms. Their built-in 24-bit DAC helps provide a better listening experience than many PCs’ onboard sound controllers can muster.
- Lossless aptx bluetooth streaming
- Backed by a three-year warranty
- A relatively expensive choice
If you want to fill a room with sound, the Logitech Z623 are a good way to do it without spending a ton of money. They can accommodate up to three devices using mini plug, RCA, and optical connectors, and have a 200-watt RMS rating.
- Officially thx certified
- Separate bass control knob
- Subwoofer cable is a little short
With multiple input options including Bluetooth, you should have no trouble connecting the Mackie CR3 to any computer or audio source. They have a wide 80 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range, which makes them great for hearing all but the lowest details.
- Studio-quality sound
- Front-mounted stereo jack
- Build quality is not the best
Continuing their successful Y-series of desktop speakers, the Kanto YU6 do their heritage proud. They come in a choice of glossy and natural finishes, while behind the scenes they feature Bluetooth with lossless Qualcomm aptX technology, for high-quality streaming.
- Kevlar drivers and silk tweeters
- Built-in phono preamp
- Come with a handy remote control
The Audioengine A1 may be small, but they’re packed with features. They are impressive-sounding, with aramid fiber woofers and silk dome tweeters offering 60 watts of peak power, plus there are Bluetooth 5.0 and wired connectivity options.
- Wireless range of 100 feet
- Subwoofer output port
- Attractive handcrafted cabinets
If you’re a fan of games or media with surround sound, it’s hard to top the Logitech Z906 , especially in light of their reasonable price. Their 5.1-channel configuration makes for a highly cinematic experience and you can be certain they’ll last for a long time.
- 500-watt rms rating
- Easy-to-use controls
- A range of input options
If you are looking for big sound from a moderately sized package, the Bluetooth AptX-enabled Audioengine HD3 are a good buy. They produce clear audio across the entire spectrum and are available in four attractive finishes to suit your personal style.
- Built-in usb dac
- External subwoofer output
- Hand-finished wood enclosures