A pair of external computer speakers can significantly improve the quality of the sound you get. If you like playing music out loud, or want to watch a movie on the computer, the internal speaker system won’t be adequate to generate clear and loud noises without earphones. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to consider getting external speakers.
Most computer gadgets can be purchased for extremely cheap nowadays, and computer speakers are no exception. Don’t fall for those adverts that guarantee “high quality” sounds for prices well north of $100. There are plenty of products that offer excellent audio quality without forcing customers to break the bank. Here is a list of such best cheap computer speakers you can consider:
10 Best Cheap Computer Speakers – 2017
These speakers are very cheap yet well reviewed on Amazon. The speakers are small, lightweight and have USB connectivity. Total RMS power is 1.5 watts per speaker. There’s an LED power indicator to show if the speakers are on. The design is compact so it’s very easy to carry these speakers, or to fit on a cluttered desk. I was impressed by both the convenience provided and the solid sound quality. I get better bass and clarity with these speakers than I do with my earphones. When you just want to blast music while vacuuming the room, these speakers will be exactly what you need.
These Logitech speakers are dirt cheap, you can buy a new pair for a very cheaper pricing. Despite the low price, these speakers generate great sound and the hardware is very durable (as can be expected from the brand). It has built-in controls and connects to the monitor or the laptop with a 1.2m USB cable. I liked that cable because it’s a little bit longer than most cables provided. If you use a desktop, for example, this cable will allow you to move speakers farther away. Each speaker puts up about 0.6 watts. Controls are in-built and are placed close to the bottom. Some people have complained that these speakers rattle. That can happen if the controls rattle. To solve this issue, if it occurs at all, just take the controls at the base of each speaker.
This Dell pair is one of the best cheap computer speakers you can find anywhere. The product is designed to work seamlessly with any Dell computer, but they work really well with just about any PC. I was impressed by the clarity of sound these speakers provided. Some people prefer the overall “power” of audio. But in some instances, for example if you are watching a movie, clarity is what’s most important. If you want clear and coherent sound, go with these speakers. The design is also minimalist and small, so you will save space on your desk. One big downside is that the speakers can generate static noises if you place other electronics or cables that emit radio sounds nearby. This is because Dell had not wrapped the sound bar inside with a metal shied. If you wrap the glossy parts of the sound bar with some aluminum foil, this problem will go away.
This pair of speakers is finely designed to be compact and stylish. It will surely look elegant on any table, and will also offer great audio quality. The sounds that come out of these speakers are powerful. If you like playing music with the bass blasting, then these speakers would be ideal for you. The speakers connect to the computer via USB. No need to for an external power source. Also, the speakers have an AUX jack compatible with iPods, phones, mp3 players and other similar devices. The speakers are also covered in an electrostatic film to protect the devices during travel. The speakers will fit in any bag without a hassle because of the small size. One big con is that the cable is only 36 inches long.
For a measly pricing, these speakers give out 2.0 surround sound with an output power of 2 watts per speaker. That’s impressive considering the price. You can even use these speakers with a TV if you have a TV with a headphone jack. The volume, I found, is great when playing music, talking on Skype or watching a movie. However, if you are blasting volume at max level, you may experience some distortions. Don’t expect a high-end bass either. Regardless, I found the audio quality to be on par with the quality on a number of expensive brand name speakers. I would caution, though, to handle these speakers with care as they are extremely fragile. I wouldn’t recommend these for travelling.
These speakers will just cost you a very few dollars, but you will get Bluetooth connectivity in return. The speakers are extremely portable and generates up to 5 watts of power. These speakers have what the manufacturer calls an Enhanced BASS Resonator. If you listen to music a lot, this feature will come in handy a lot. The speakers have touch buttons that are quite sensitive. The speakers come with batteries that can last up to 10 hours. I highly recommend them for travelling. Charging is easy; just connect the USB cable to your computer. These speakers work with PCs, Macs, iPhones, Blackberries, Nexux phones, Samsung devices and all other devices with wireless Bluetooth connectivity or a 3.5mm audio jack.
These Earise speakers cost only a few dollars, but they look very sleek and quite cute. Design looks complex on the outside, but the speakers are very simple to use. The speakers are made small to be easier to travel with. Despite the size, they can generate booming and powerful sounds without an issue. Each pair comes with a 140cm USB cable and a 3.5mm audio cable. Both need to be plugged in for the speakers to work. There’s a volume control option on a device connected to the wire that connects the two speakers. I found that the audio is clear and clean on mid level or high level voices. But, on low level, sound can feel a bit unclear. I suggest used earphones for low volumes, and using these speakers for blasting music or watching movies with friends.
This is the best cheap computer speakers I have seen that look very stylish and cool. If you want good speakers that will also add an unconventional touch to your desktop décor, then these are the ones to go with. There’s only one wire attached to the speakers: the USB cable that connects to the computer. No need for extra power or connection cables, which will definitely reduce the clutter on desk. The speakers are equipped with the brand’s own “audio alignment” tech, which is a fancy word for the ability to deliver audio equally and naturally from each speaker. If you are bothered by speakers that play one segment of an audio track on one speaker and the rest on the second speaker, this is a good choice that will eliminate that nuisance. The components on the speakers are shielded, so they will not generate static when placed close to the laptop, monitor, phone or other radio signal emitting devices. I would recommend buying a pair of these speakers, instead of opting for higher priced brand names if you are looking for overall good quality generic sound.
If you want good-looking speakers with good audio, Satechi should be your top choice. These speakers are elegantly designed and come in silver (unlike most black choices). The sound, in my experience, is crystal clear. Audio was great with regards to both mids and highs. The bass was dynamic and very clear as well. The speakers are small, and fit in my palms. So if you are a traveler, these would fit in easily in a bag without a hassle. There’s an in-line volume control and a 1.5 inch driver cable between the speakers. The cable connecting to computer splits into the headphone jack and a USB port. If you have a USB port close to the headphone jack, as most PCs do, you can easily plug this in without buying external hardware. If you are using a computer like a MacBook Air, you might need to purchase USB peripheral to use these speakers.
These small speakers generate monster audio. The driver cable between the speakers is only 34mm, but other than that everything else is great in my opinion. Speakers are great for audio playback as well as making phone calls on Skype or by connecting a cell phone. I was satisfied with the overall build quality, which is suitable for the features on offer. Each speaker has a 3.5mm aux jack on the front and the back. So it’s very convenient to connect to multiple devices at once. For example, you can have the speakers connected to your laptop and then to a smartphone at the same time. These speakers also come with the “bass flex” tech. It’s supposed to enhance bass, but it also has the effect of distorting sounds at very high volume. I like the sounds when the volume was low and moderate. Overall, this is a decent product that will satisfy most computer owners’ needs.
How to Buy a Budget Computer Speaker
There are several things to consider before purchasing your ideal best budget computer speakers. First of all, don’t buy without considering all the options available.
Most cheap computer speakers have wires that connect to the computer, as well as to each speaker. If you don’t like wires, there are also wireless Bluetooth options to consider. But keep in mind that wireless speakers may require batteries or charging. Buy the wired speakers if they are small and can generate good quality audio. However, do read up in the length of the wires to make sure they are not too short.
Be careful about falling for certain advertising claims. Adverts may say speakers come with special tech, which is usually normal tech all speakers have. So, don’t make your choice based on some supposedly special tech feature without reading more about it.
Do read other customer reviews before making your purchase. Among other things, these reviews will contain information whether your computer will require external hardware to connect the speakers.
Don’t bother spending more than $50 for a pair of computer speakers. The audio will not be exceptionally great compared to lower priced speakers. Usually, you only pay for the brand name for these expensive speakers. Only exception is if these expensive speakers offer a unique feature not available anywhere else.