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Gaming speakers are essential to enhancing your sound experience, and they can even make you feel like you’ve been transported directly into a video game. Although you can use just about any Bluetooth speaker for gaming, they’re not all created equal. For instance, some speakers work better with PCs, which means console gamers have to be careful when picking out the right speakers or soundbars. That said, regardless of whether you game on a PC, laptop, Xbox, or PlayStation, our curated list of speakers are suitable for just about every kind of gaming fanatic. Below, see our roundup of the eight best gaming speakers to buy. For more gaming gear check out our selection of the most comfortable gaming chairs, and more must-have accessories.
Razer is known for its speakers, webcams, and gaming accessories. The Razer Nommo Chroma gaming speakers will flood you with sound, packing powerful audio into two small speakers for a truly immersive listening experience. The speakers feature 3” drivers, and are equipped with optimized drivers to deliver full range sound and extreme clarity. They’ll work with a PC or Mac, and are compatible with Windows7/Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher).
Soundbars are great space savers, and an easy way to improve the sound from your PC. The Bluedee Computer Soundbar offers Hi-Fi surround sound with dual speakers, dual diaphragm, and clear high-pitch, deep base. You can plug your headphones directly into the soundbar for an ultra-private gaming, music, or movie experience.
If you’re going to splurge on a soundbar, the Samsung HW-Q900T takes sound immersion to new levels. Specially designed by sound engineers, the Q900T analyzes your content to deliver optimized sound quality for gaming, music, movies, and more. And it has an array of great features: seven different channels (including a subwoofer channel, and dual up-firing channels), 3D True surround sound, Dolby ATMOS/DTS:X technology, and Q-symphony, a new feature that allows you to play the soundbar and Samsung QLED-TV speakers simultaneously. This sound system is so popular that it’s out of stock at multiple retailers. But if you want a cheaper Samsung option, try out the HW-A650 3.1ch Soundbar.
Logitech’s G560 is probably one of the better-reviewed gaming accessories on the market. The speaker system synchronizes brilliant RBG lighting and powerful audio in real-time to perfectly match your on-screen action. The speakers have LED lighting that you can adjust to match the colors on your screen, and LIGHTSYNC Screen Sampler which allows you to set lighting zones for each of the speakers.
Cyber Acoustic’s Bluetooth delivers a powerful 2.1 sound system. The speaker set includes a “Curve.Lights” speaker and subwoofer system that’s perfect for gaming. The adjustable LED lights (with dual drivers) change colors to match your mood, or your PC. The lighting is great for enhancing games, as well as music, and movies. And with Bluetooth, you have the ability to connect and play from anywhere in the room. The speakers connect to your smartphone, notebooks, and other devices with a 3.5mm audio cable.
These computer speakers from SUDOTACK are a good starting point, especially if you’re on a budget. The 10W USB speakers are designed for PCS, desktops, laptops (but not consoles). Like the others on the list, these gaming speakers include double drivers, dual passive radiators, and touch-controlled LED lights with backlit modes in red, white, yellow, blue, and green. And there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack (but it may not work with headsets that have a microphone jack).
If most of your time on the computer is spent listening to music or gaming, the Bose Companion 2 Series Multimedia PC Speakers are some of the best options around for a great price. Bose works with sound engineers to provide you with pristine sound quality, so you already know the company put a lot of work into these speakers. The volume control and headphone jack are easy to find on the right speaker, and the auxiliary cord lets you connect multiple devices to easily enhance your sound experience.
These HP Gaming Speakers will surprise you. Firstly, the speakers deliver explosive sound (you probably won’t want to turn them all the way up) and deep bass and a sleek design. The the 2.1 system and 30W RMS of continuous power, and they’re on sale so it’s a great time to test out HP speakers if you haven’t tried them already