Elegiant USB Powered Soundbar
The Elegiant USB Powered Soundbar attaches to your computer through a 4-foot-long cable, allowing you to set it up at a slight distance from your workstation, freeing up your space for additional peripherals, like hard drives and mice.
- Magnetically shielded
- Built-in microphone jack
- Not the most powerful option
Creative Pebble 2.0
With each of the Creative Pebble 2.0 being about as big as a softball, this pair can tag along with you to the office. But don’t mistake their cute and diminutive design as representative of their quality, as they are more than capable of filling a room with music.
- Distortion-free sound
- Good value for money
- Require a wired connection
Small enough to sit on a desktop, but powerful enough to fill a medium-sized room, the KEiiD Bluetooth walk the line between bookshelf and satellite speakers. Their build quality is good, with aluminum casings and magnetic speaker covers adding to their neat aesthetics.
- Provide 2 x 20 watts rms
- 65-foot wireless range
- Bass response is a little lacking
Audioengine A2+ Powered 2-Way
The Audioengine A2+ Powered 2-Way feature a built-in digital-to-analog converter, ensuring that you experience the purest, most natural sound that their subwoofer and tweeter combination can muster. With a pair of optional stands, you can elevate the music in two ways.
- Wood cabinets are hand-finished
- 60 watts of peak power combined
- Can overheat if pushed
Avantree Torpedo Plus
The Avantree Torpedo Plus uses aptX Bluetooth technology to ensure a high quality, low latency connection to devices. Its two 5-watt speakers deliver clear sound despite its slim footprint, which helps alleviate clutter on your desktop.
- Battery- or mains-powered
- Three audio modes
- Range is 10 meters
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1
The original design of the Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 is more than just an aesthetic gesture. The satellite towers’ array of transducers articulates mid- and high-range frequencies with more accuracy than much of the competition.
- Dedicated subwoofer volume
- Angle of satellites is adjustable
- High-quality audio cables
Logitech MX Sound 2.0
The Logitech MX Sound 2.0 feature the company’s Easy-Switch technology, which allows you to alternate between a pair of different, wirelessly connected audio sources. This is ideal if you store your music on more than one device and your libraries aren’t the same.
- Bluetooth enabled
- 12 watts rms power
- No microphone for speakerphone use
Bose Companion 20
The Bose Companion 20 are small enough to complement your portable computing devices, yet powerful enough to provide full-bodied audio. They have a nifty volume control pod with a headphones jack and a proprietary signal processor that creates a lifelike soundstage.
- Electronic equalization
- Solid bass even without a subwoofer
- Excellent build quality
Taotronics Mini Soundbar
The sleek design of the Taotronics Mini Soundbar looks good on any desktop and its six drivers add considerable volume and bass response, as compared to a laptop’s speakers. It even has a built-in microphone for making conference calls with better all-round clarity.
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Powered via mains or usb
- Single-button operation
With 32 watts of peak power, the Edifier G2000 are highly impressive, especially given their compact size. They have a good bass response, making them ideal for gaming, and they project an atmospheric 12-color light show to set the mood.
- 3 preset equalizer modes
- Bluetooth and usb connectivity
- Auxiliary input jack