Every PC or Mac has audio but the quality usually isn’t good enough for those who require only the best. It’s not just musicians who demand top quality audio, it’s gamers or just consumers who want to watch movies on their computer. The speakers a desktop PC or a laptop come with are usually too small to handle deep bass notes.
I know some people fork out upwards of $350 on Bose sound systems for their home computer. But paying a large amount of money often isn’t necessary to get full sound detail and rich bass. Here are several speakers that can do a stellar job for much less than that.
Logitech is a household name for speakers, and the powerful Logitech Z623 has received some good reviews. A hefty audio system for serious audiophiles, this one might not be within everyone’s taste and price range. They’re THX-certified and according to techradar, “The bass and treble are perfectly tuned out of the box”.
For something smaller and cheaper, however, try the Logitech USB Z305, which just clips onto your laptop, and is really easy to transport. It may be a better option, not necessarily for the around-sound quality, but for the fact that they’re easy to use and cheaper to buy.
The Harman Kardon Soundsticks speakers were released in 2000 by lead Apple designer Jonathan Ive with the hopes that they’d blend with the first-generation iMac. The third generation, released this year, isn’t much different from its predecessors except it has a reduced LED and new dark-colored base. With the same 10-watt satellite and subwoofer combo (or jellyfish-like look), these speakers are still very popular as the sound quality is excellent with high-frequency definition and pithy bass (you’re paying for it, though).
If you’re a Formula One fan, have a look at the Logic3 Ferrari Scuderia Collection, which includes speakers. The general consensus seems to be that the Italian auto giants would only put their name on high-quality products, but the jury is out on the headphones.