Laptop Speakers - Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – 2016: Top 10 Best Laptop Speakers

November 4, 2015 - Written By John Anon

If you have just picked up a new laptop or simply looking for some new speakers to complement your existing laptop, then there are plenty to choose from. While some may be looking for portability, some laptop owners are starting to use laptops more as their main home unit. Therefore, there will be those looking for more stationary, yet powerful speakers. Whichever side of the laptop-use fence you are on, there will be an option below for your specific needs. While some focus on portability, others focus on power and all of them would be ideal speakers for your laptop system.

Logitech USB Laptop Speaker Z305

Logitech USB Laptop Speaker Z305

First up is the Logitech USB Laptop Speaker Z305. This one is an ideal option for those looking for a powerful speaker for their laptops. This is essentially a soundbar designed speaker and one which will offer a 360-degree sound. The speaker connects via USB and comes with the option to clip-on to a laptop, so you won’t have to worry about making space for it when away from home

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Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer

Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer

 

If you are looking for a more traditional sort of computer speaker setup then next worth checking out is another option from Logitech. This is the Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer and offers a rating of 30-watts (RMS) and so does provide a good deal of power for the size of the unit. Not to mention, as this one comes with a standalone bass unit, the sound is far more balanced. This one connects via your laptop’s headphone socket.

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Cyber Acoustics 30 Watt Powered Speakers with Subwoofer

Cyber Acoustics 30 Watt Powered Speakers with Subwoofer for PC and Gaming Systems

Similar to the last option, the Cyber Acoustics Powered Speakers also come with a separate Subwoofer to offer a more pronounced bass. However, this one is more designed for those who are looking for a more of a fixed home speaker setup for their lapop. Once again, this once connects via the 3.5 mm jack socket on your laptop, although through a separate junction box which comes with the system.

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Earise AL-101 3.5mm Mini Computer Speakers

Earise AL-101 3.5mm Mini Computer Speakers, Powered by USB (Black)

If portability is what matters the most then up next is the Earise AL-101 3.5mm Mini Computer Speakers. These are designed to be small and compact but also designed not to be too plain looking or too compromised on sound quality. Ideal solution for those looking for lightweight and fun laptop speakers. These one connect and are powered by your laptop’s USB socket.

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Logitech Z623 980-000402 200 Watt Speaker System

Logitech Z623 980-000402 200 Watt Speaker System

Just because you are using a laptop does not mean you have to sacrifice on power. If you are looking for a more powerful system for home use then one to check out is the Logitech Z623. This one is a powerful 200-watt speaker system which comes with THX-certified 2.1 speakers, making it an ideal solution for movies as well as music and general audio playback. Not to mention the separate bass speaker will further help to offer a more balanced system overall. This one connects via your laptop’s 3.5mm jack socket.

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Polk Audio Hampden AM6510-A Bluetooth Speaker System

Polk Audio Hampden AM6510-A Bluetooth Speaker System with aptX Audio Streaming

If you are in the market for something that is a little more premium, then one option worth considering is the Polk Audio Hampden (AM6510-A) Bluetooth Speaker System. This one has the ability to connect to your laptop via Bluetooth for audio streaming, if your laptop has Bluetooth built-in. If not, this one also comes with the ability to connect via USB and via the 3.5mm jack socket making it an all round ideal solution. Not forgetting, that its total 80-watt system and emphasis on Hi-Fi quality sound means it will offer a superior sound too.

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Harman Kardon Soundsticks III

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer

Continuing the emphasis on premium is the Harman Kardon Soundsticks III. This is another 2.1 channel speaker system which comes with a separate Subwoofer. However, this one comes sporting a very good level of bass. In fact, this one comes with a dedicated bass volume too so you can make the output is balanced to your particular liking. Although, this might be one best used as a stationary laptop speaker system instead of a portable option.

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GOgroove USB Powered Laptop Speaker Bar with Clip-On & Portable Design

GOgroove USB Powered Laptop Speaker Bar with Clip-On

Moving back to an option which is purpose-designed to be portable, up next we have the GOgroove Laptop Speaker Bar. This is a USB powered system and one which is able to be clipped on to the top of your laptop for very easy use. To add to its portable-design, this one also comes with a rugged exterior so you won’t have to worry about scratches or bumps when using or moving. Great portable option for those looking for one.

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JBL Pebbles 2.0 Speaker System

JBL - Pebbles 2.0 Speaker System

Once again, if portability is what matters the most for your next speaker purchase then another option worth considering is the JBL Pebbles 2.0 Speaker System. This set is designed to be small, easy to use but still provide a great stereo sound. Simply connect via your 3.5mm jack socket and you are done.

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AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker

AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker - Black

If you are looking for both portability and affordability, then closing out the list today is the AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker. This is an ideal solution for those looking for a small and lightweight system. In fact, this is a singular speaker offering about 3-watts but does have the ability to connect to your laptop either through the 3.5 mm socket or over Bluetooth. Ideal solution for those looking for a really tiny additional speaker.

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