Five of the Best Computer Speakers Under $50
Of all the audio equipment in your home, your computer speakers possibly get used the most. It was in 2010 that the New York Times reported on internet use in America catching up with TV use. Two years later, it is safe to assume that the average consumer spends far more time before the computer than before a TV with a home theater.Wouldn’t it make sense then to invest in a pair of quality, but affordable computer speakers?
These five computer speakers all offer great value for money, clocking in at a little under $50. Don’t expect them to match up to a pair of $500 Bowers & Wilkins speakers or compete with an expensive Bose setup, but for the price, you’ll be hard pressed to find better deals:
What can $23 get you? Meals for two at a Chinese takeaway, the cheapest pair of Levi’s on sale, or even a set of powerful Logitech computer speakers.
The Logitech S220 has long been a favorite among price-conscious buyers who want big, round sound that – pardon the cliché – burn a hole in their pockets.
The Logitech S220 includes a sub-woofer and 17 watts of RMS, 34 watts of peak power. The satellite speakers are surprisingly clear and lucid that’ll be right at home in cramped dorms as well as large living rooms.
For $23, one of the best value-for-money computer speakers on the market!
Logitech is the reigning king of the cheap speaker market, and it’s products like the S220 and Z313 that have led it to this enviable spot. The Logitech Z313 is the more powerful cousin of the S220 and promises greater clarity, richer sound and deeper bass, courtesy of its 25 watts of RMS power.
A useful puck-shaped controller lets you change the volume and bass settings on the fly, and the speakers themselves don’t skimp on the looks either.
Highly recommended for gamers and music aficionados who would enjoy deep, rich price at an affordable price ($39).
3. Sony SRSM50
The Sony SRSM50 favors portability over sheer glass-shattering, wall-shaking, neighbor-waking power. The two tiny 3″ speakers will fit in just about anywhere – in a nook above your computer monitor, in your backpack, or between the books on your bookshelves. The speakers can also be powered through batteries for the ultimate portable music experience.
At just 5 watts of RMS power (2×2.5 watts), the sound is, by all standards, puny. But at a mere $32, these are also perhaps the cheapest portable speakers you can lay your hands on.
The Altec Lansing VS2621 is stunning. There can be no two ways about it. The straight, minimalistic lines and silver accents will upgrade the oomph factor of your computer twofold, while with 28 watts of RMS power, you can be sure of waking up the neighbors with late night renditions of Led Zeppelin guitar solos.
The sound is good if not great. The low frequencies suffer from adequate bass response, but the performance in the mid to high tones is nothing short of spectacular, courtesy of the Audio Alignment Technology that strives to reproduce sound as accurately as possible.
At $41, it is priced aggressively to appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Powered by an 18W sub-woofer and twin 6W speakers, the CA-3602 sounds suspiciously like a $200 speaker, with smooth, rich high tones and deep, thumping bass. The sound scarcely breaks even at high volumes, and the $38 price-tag will be music to your wallet as well!