For the casual listener, an average set of computer speakers is fine.
We don’t usually need anything super fancy or expensive,
and often a cheaper set will deliver sound that is just as good as a set that costs several times more.
Studies have shown that
most people cannot tell the difference in sound that is delivered by a hugely expensive set of speakers and one that comes from a much cheaper set.
Always Test Computer Speakers First:
When you are shopping for speakers,
always listen to the various types of speakers and find one that you like the sound of.
If you have not listened to them,
you can sometimes be surprised – and not in a good way – when you get them home and hear that they sound cheap
or that they echo weirdly or that they don’t deliver enough bass to give them a nice mellow tone.
Once you have listened to the speakers and found some you like,
then it is time to think about price and quality and brand name.
None of those things will matter if you don’t like the sound of the speakers you buy.
Dual Speakers or Soundbar?
You can buy a mini version of surround sound for your computer desk instead of the traditional 2-speaker system.
Many people prefer the surround sound model because they feel it gives a richer, wider sound.
These systems often come in one single unit – a box that is long and narrow with small speakers spaced throughout the length of the box.
The advantage to this is that you only have to find space for one speaker, but the downside of that is that it usually takes up a fairly big space.
My recommendation is that you should buy speakers that have controls on the speaker
so that you can use those as well as controlling volume and tone from your computer screen.