Another popular, well-received pair of Klipsch computer speakers, the R-41PM presents fantastic sound and connectivity in a sleek package. Powerful bass, clean mids, and resonant highs demonstrate the unit’s great frequency range. An included sub-out line makes it seamless to add a subwoofer, should you want to boost low frequencies, which isn’t necessary for small settings, but is available nonetheless. The numerous inputs let you connect these babies to everything from your desktop to television, even to a turntable. There’s also the option to go wireless and pair the speakers with your mobile device. Craftsmanship is excellent too, made up of exposed fasteners, low profile magnetic grilles, and a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl finish for a polished appearance.
If you decide not to pay before the deferred payment period ends, the outstanding balance, plus the interest will now form part of your payable balance. In checkout you can choose how long you would like to delay your payment for. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
Bluetooth connection is another bonus, letting you pair the speakers with multiple computing devices. Despite the increase in volume, these active speakers retain the easy usability of the R2000DB, with convenient coaxial, balance, USB (up to 24/192kHz), Bluetooth 5.0 (w/ aptX) and optical inputs. Rather than being joined by a cable, the left speaker connects to the right one wirelessly, which makes it easy to position them – although both still need plugging into mains power. I didn’t run into any issues with the wireless connection, but it would have been nice to have this an option regardless.
- We do advise not to blast the speakers at max volume, as it can produce some crackling and minor distortion when jamming out to tunes.
- Whether you are using your new computer for work or pleasure, speakers are always very handy so it is important to invest in a good set that works well.
- The list includes a few PC soundbars, too, which offer an alternative to traditional satellite speakers.
- You’ll find RCA’s most common on active bookshelf speakers whereas PC soundbars and the 2.1 PC speakers will often have a 3.5mm audio jack instead.
However, this limited range is made up for by the excellent clarity provided by the T100s. Overall, a strong option at this price point if connectivity and convenience are important to you. Controlling the MR1 couldn’t be easier via the included remote, which lets you switch sources, adjust volume and pair the speakers with up to eight different devices. Simple to set up and use, easy on the eye and wonderfully musical, the Ruark MR1 MKII are a superb addition to any desktop setup.
Logitechz333 Multimedia Speakers
This pricey 2.1 speaker system includes two futuristically designed satellites, a beefy downward-firing subwoofer and a control hub that allows you to select from the impressive range of input sources on offer. Bluetooth, optical, analogue and USB can all be connected simultaneously and switched between at the simple press of a button. The speakers don’t require any additional power, just one of your computer’s USB sockets and a 3.5mm auxiliary port.
At this price, it should come as no surprise that the Creative A60 don’t exactly set the world of computer audio alight. Also look out for the older R1280T, which lose the digital inputs and Bluetooth but cost just £89.99. For competitive gaming, we recommend sticking with headphones as these provide better clarity, imaging and noise isolation. Also look out for Bluetooth streaming capabilities, you’ll get the extra benefit of casting your phone to the speakers for general music. These are best for general computer use with some higher models also providing some serious sound output.