Both audiophiles and gamers who want a real world experience, will tell you that having immersive gaming speakers that can maintain high sound quality are key to your computer setup. Visuals and a high response time are important to enjoy your games, but in order to have an experience you can truly be a part of, you need to be able to hear things clearly and accurately as they are happening.
Selecting the best speakers that will enhance your gaming and music needs , is not as easy as it sounds. There are multiple things you have to take into consideration. As with any computer upgrade, you first need to take your budget into consideration. Speakers can either be relatively basic or grand, as reflected in the price. After you know what price range you are looking at, you need to know exactly what you will be using them for. Finally, you need to consider the amount of space you have available on your computer desk. Generally, speakers do not take up a lot of space, but for larger setups that have a subwoofer they might. Once you have a general idea about what it is you want and what you need for your sound set up, you can begin looking at the speakers available. Here are some of the top speakers available on the market today and their reviews.
Top rated 2.1 and 5.1 Gaming Speakers
Genius 2.1 Gaming Speaker System
Proving those in doubt wrong, the Genius SW-G2.1 1250 2.1 speaker system offers amazing sound and is friendly on even the most budget conscious gaming enthusiast. Its quirky appearing speakers offer a unique design, which makes them a joy to look at, while the subwoofer uses a 5.25″ drive unit inside an ultra-rigid MDF board cabinet. This allows the user to be surrounded by a solid, extended, and deep bass sound. In addition, it includes an individual control box for easy volume and base control along with a microphone jack, which allows chatting with other on-line gamers.
Razer Mobile Gaming Speakers
Ideal for gamers who are consistently on the move, the Razer Ferox series of gaming speakers offer a revolutionary 360 degree omni-directional sound. Unlike your standard speakers, which only play sound in one direction, these speakers play in every direction. They have an impressive expanded bass resonance chamber, which gives you a big bass sound while still maintaining a rich acoustic sound that is unexpected from this tiny package. The speakers go one step further by maximizing crystal-clear audio with low distortion levels. No matter where you may roam, these speakers will provide you with high quality and continuous sound for 12 hours.
Corsair Gaming 2.1 PC Speakers
Not just for gamers, the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 is designed to meet the needs of gamers as well as music and movie enthusiasts. It includes bi-amplified two-way satellites with 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters, 3-inch midrange drivers and an 8-inch subwoofer that offers fourth-order closed band pass enclosures, which will ensure you have high quality sound every time. The smart speaker system offers a beautifully equalized listening experience that cannot compare to any other stereo speakers. It contains 6 class D amplifiers that deliver 232 Watts RMS of continuous power that will surround you with sound and make you feel like you are in the moment. All of this and it includes additional input ports, including a headphone jack, which means you are in complete control of your listening experience. These speakers aren’t for the faint hearted as they are hi-end and quite expensive.
M-Audio Gamer Monitor Speakers
The amount of sound that comes from the M-Audio Studiophile AV30 MkII Powered Monitor Speakers completely defies their tiny 7-inch by 6-inch size. They are designed to provide you with high quality sound, while still keeping your computer safe with its unique magnetic shielding. They feature 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for amazing highs, 3-inch polypropylene-coated woofers for accurate bass, and ten watt-per-channel amplifiers. In addition they include optlmage III tweeter wave guides for the absolute best imaging and detail.
Another great release from Genius, the GX-Gaming SW-G2.1 3000, brings a whole new level to the gaming sound experience. It features 3-inch metal cones and the satellite speakers will play middle to high ranged sounds beautifully. This is complemented by the wood cabinet subwoofer playing a deep and rich bass at frequencies that can reach as low as 35 Hz. These complimenting features allow the user to truly enjoy a full range of sound regardless of what it is that is being listened to. Users can use these speakers for more than just gaming. While it has a convenient hookup for your PC it also supports other audio devices including MP3 players, CD players, and it includes two RCA jacks to connect game consoles, DVD players, and your television.
The unique and sleek look of the GOgroove BassPULSE Hi-Fidelity 2.1 Speaker Sound System can only be matched by the level of amazing sound it produces. The dual front controls allows you to maintain complete control over your listening experience and the featured satellite speakers and powerful side-firing subwoofer will make sure you get perfect sound every time.
Cyber Acoustics CA-5402
Other than 2.1 channel speakers some might prefer a 5.1 pc gaming speaker setup. This one from Cyber Acoustics will offer you relatively good performance for a fraction of what other hi-end manufacturers would. It has 5 small sized speakers, a subwoofer in a wooden cabinet and a easy to use sound tuner. Its sleek silver black design will be a great addition to adding some style to your system.
This bundle from Logitech is at a similar price as the Cyber Acoustic 5.1 speakers. Its one of the less expensive gaming sound systems from Logitech. It offers effective sound quality at 75 watt (Rms) as you can’t go wrong with anything from this company. The only drawback for me is that the dials are on one of the speakers instead of separately but that’s just my taste preference.