The Best Computer Speakers


About this Review

 

 After spending hours in exploring various computer-speaker systems and listening to people and understanding there experiences, we’ve found that the Mackie CR3 was the best computer speakers for most people. It has all the latest inputs that you’ll need, along with easy-to-use controls, and offer good sound quality for their price. Moreover, this article includes competing products and categories with cost- effective computer speakers without compromising quality but with less features  

 

Our Pick's

Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
Winner Mackie CR3amazon  CR3 50 Watts, 40 x 27.6 x 21.6 cm, 4.7 Kg ₹ 8,999
2nd Place Mackie CR4BTamazon  CR4BT 50 Watts, 43.2 x 24 x 29.4 cm, 6 Kg ₹ 19,000
Competitors Logitech Z313 Speaker Systemamazon  980-000382 25 Watts, SDRAM, 33 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm, 3.2 Kg ₹ 9,752
Competitors Logitech Z313 2.1amazon  980-000413 25 Watts, 33 x 24 x 16 cm, 2.8 Kg ₹ 8,999
Value For Money Philipsamazon  SPA5220B/94 120 Watts, 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm, 15 Kg ₹ 9,499
Competitors Samson’s MediaOne BT3amazon  MBT3 15 Watts, 14 x 16.8 x 19.8 cm, 4.2 Kg ₹ 10,449
Competitors AV 42amazon  103295 20 Watts, SDRAM, 18 x 14.6 x 21.3 cm, 3.4 Kg, Wired ₹ 12,485
Competitors PreSonus Eris 4.5amazon  PRESONUSERIS45 45.7 x 50.8 x 35.6 cm, 7 Kg, E4.5 Pair ₹ 16,800
Value For Money Logitech Z506amazon  980-000467 500 Watts, 38.4 x 43.1 x 43.8 cm ₹ 20,499
Value For Money Logitech Z337amazon  980-001260 40 Watts, 23.1 x 23.1 x 15.7 cm, 3.2 Kg ₹ 23,524
Competitors Logitech’s Z625amazon  980-001258 200 Watts, 19.6 x 11.7 x 13.5 cm, 8 Kg ₹ 31,639
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
Value For MoneyTerabyteamazon TB-015450 Watts, 15.7 x 9.4 x 9.1 cm, 308 g, wired₹ 275
Value For MoneyiBall Soundwave 2amazon Soundwave 220.7 x 10.8 x 10.7 cm, 408 g, Channel Multimedia Speakers₹ 499
Value For MoneyHP S3100amazon S31001.2 Watts, 9.2 x 9.5 x 10.3 cm, 399 g, HP S3100 Speakers with Cables₹ 799
Value For MoneyLenovo M0520amazon M052023.5 x 12.5 x 12.2 cm, 499 g₹ 825
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
Value For MoneySoundlogicamazon BTC001S_WH30 Watt , 12 x 9 x 9 cm, 299 g, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker₹ 1,199
Value For MoneyPORTRONICSamazon PORTRONICS12 x 8 x 4 cm, 249 g₹ 1,379
Value For MoneyF & D V620amazon V62020 x 12.2 x 7.8 cm, 862 g₹ 1,415
Value For MoneyiBall Raaga 2.1amazon Raaga Q937.7 x 27.3 x 18.3 cm, 549 g, Channel Multimedia Speakers₹ 1,503
Value For MoneyEnvent LiveFreeamazon ET-BTSP370-BK7.40 Volts, 17 x 5 x 9 cm, 209 g, 1 x User Guide,1 x Micro USB cable,1 x 3.5MM AUX cable₹ 1,899
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
Value For MoneyIntex IT-15SBTamazon Intex IT-15SBT3.7 Volts, 19.2 x 7 x 8.4 cm, 381 g₹ 2,200
Value For MoneyiBall Tarang 2.1amazon iBall Tarang 2.114 Watts, 25.5 x 15 x 24.5 cm, 4.4 Kg₹ 2,396
Value For MoneyIntexamazon Intex40.8 x 33.2 x 20.8 cm, 3.1 Kg, Speakers₹ 2,480
Value For MoneyPortronicsamazon Portronics10 Watts, 45.6 x 5.8 x 6.4 cm, 1.4 Kg, wireless, AC & Battery, 1 Lithium ion batteries required.,₹ 2,575
Value For MoneyX-mini Xoundbar XAM29-Bamazon X-mini Xoundbar XAM29-B6 Watts, 2.2 x 11.8 x 4.6 cm, 141 g, Speaker, Charging cable, User manual₹ 2,749

 

Final Winner in this Category - Mackie CR3

Budget Pick - Logitech Z313 Speaker System

The Z313 is short on features and sports only one connection, but if you’re looking to add a bassy setup to your computer on the cheap it’s the best option available.

  Brand - Logitech   Model - 980-000382
  Item Weight - 3.2 Kg   Package Dimensions - 33 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  RAM Size - 4 GB   Computer Memory Type - SDRAM
  Speaker Connectivity - wired   Speaker Surround Sound Channel Configuration - 2.1 channel

If your budget is under ₹14,000 but you still want sound that beats the speakers built into your laptop, the Logitech Z313 Speaker System is the way to go. It’s a 2.1 system, which means it comes with a subwoofer to give it a thumping sometimes overtly so bass response. It’s limited by a single input: A 3.5 mm connector that plugs into your computer’s audio-out jack. But this is an acceptable trade-off given its bargain price and decent sound.

The Competition - Logitech Z625 Speaker System

 

 

We brought in the Micca PB42X speakers after reading some favorable reviews. Unfortunately, we found that the bottom end produced extreme port noise. There was also a big midrange peak that added a twang to the sound. Our sample also had the left and right channels reversed.

Samson’s MediaOne BT3 is one of the few stereo computer speaker systems under ₹20,000 that has Bluetooth. Their sound, though, is very muffled and the mids sound a bit forward, like cupping your hands around your mouth.

 

Logitech’s Z625 model is a THX-certified 2.1 system and delivered more bass than most of the speakers we tested. The top could be a bit strident at times, but not enough that it turned us away. If you’re looking for a bass-heavy system that has an optical connection for under ₹40,000 this is definitely worth a listen. The PreSonus Eris 4.5 system’s low end was a little muddy and the mids were a bit covered. There are controls on the speaker back to adjust the frequency bands, so there is a possibility to fine-tune the sound more to your liking. But they are double the price of the CR3 pair.

Creative’s Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 was surprisingly lacking in its bass response, especially having a separate subwoofer. The mids were a bit forward and the highs were sibilant and a little fatiguing.

  Brand - Logitech   Model - 980-001258
  Item Weight - 8 Kg   Product Dimensions - 19.6 x 11.7 x 13.5 cm
  Wattage - 200 Watts   Color - Black
  Series- Powerful Thx   Device Connection - Wired

Having the most unique design of our listening panel, JBL’s Jembe are another pair of sub-₹20,000 Bluetooth speakers. We liked the sound for the price, as long as the volume wasn’t up too high, otherwise the bass fluttered and the highs were tizzy. Also, its Bluetooth connection was unreliable.

After having the M-Audio AV 40 as our previous pick, we had high hopes for the company’s AV 42 model. We were disappointed. Lauren called the excessive bass “ridiculous” and Brent said it “obscures everything else.”

The Competitor - PreSonus Eris 4.5

The Competitor - Samson MediaOne BT3

 

  Item Weight - 4.2 Kg   Package Dimensions - 14 x 16.8 x 19.8 cm
  Item Model Number - MBT3   Speaker Count - 2
  Audio Wattage - 15 Watts   Wattage - 15 Watts

Samson's MediaOne BT3 Active Studio Monitors are the ideal speakers for all your multimedia needs and feature the ability to connect to your smart phone, laptop or tablet via Bluetooth. Whether you're listening to music, producing tracks, watching videos or gaming, these monitors provide dynamic and reliable audio. MediaOne BT3 monitors feature the highest quality components, a stylish new look and are packaged as a stereo pair.

  • 2-way active studio monitors with rear-vented, precision-tuned port enclosures (sold as a stereo pair), Sleek all-black satin vinyl finish, Metal grills protect woofer and tweeter components

  • Bluetooth connectivity to connect wireless music sources

  • 3-inch copolymer woofers, 1-inch silk dome tweeters, AV shielded for multimedia applications

  • 15 watts per channel RMS, 30 watts per channel Peak, Passive crossover design for linear response from bottom to top

  • Front panel LED indicator, level control, headphone output and stereo input, Back panel Bluetooth pairing button, RCA inputs, passive monitor terminals and AC power connector, Speaker cable included

The Competitor - M-Audio AV 42 20-Watt Studio Monitor Speakers with Woofer

 

 

The acoustically-inert MDF cabinets eliminate clarity-robbing resonances. Inside, Class A/B amplification provides 20 Watts of power per channel. The two-way design features an optimized bass reflex design and OptImage IV waveguides to deliver extended bass and crystal-clear highs.

The Competitor - Micca MB42 and MB42X

 

  Brand - Micca   Item Weight -4.2 Kg
  Product Dimensions - 19 x 12.5 x 5 cm   Item model number - MBF-2

The Micca MB42X builds on the success of the sensational MB42 by significantly raising the performance bar while still taking up very little space and budget.

  • Micca adjustable acoustic foam wedge isolation pads were designed specifically for optimizing the placement of MB42 and MB42X bookshelf speakers and PB42X powered monitors

  • Each isolation pad comes with a base and an angle adjustment wedge. The base by itself provides 4-degree tilt, which can be increased to 8 degrees with the adjustment wedge to obtain desired amount of on/off-axis angle

  • The pads add approximately 2 inches of lift to the speakers, raising their acoustic center closer to the center-line of most computer monitors

  • Micca isolation pads minimizes the mechanical transmission of vibrations from the speaker enclosure to the desk or shelf

  • In addition to the bookshelf models listed above, the isolation pads are also useful for adjusting the tilt angle of MB42-C and MB42X-C center channel speakers

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