Computer speaker buying tips

Updated: 05/25/2017 by Computer Hope

When compared to other computer hardware, purchasing speakers for your computer can be a fairly easy task. Below we have listed some things to look for when purchasing computer speakers.


For most users a standard pair of computer speakers will suffice. In some cases it is recommended, that if you would like extended bass, that a subwoofer be purchased with the pair of speakers.


If you have a sound card that is capable of 3D-sound and you are a computer gamer, you may want to consider getting a four, five or six speaker setup.


Today, a standard power cord powers most speakers. However, there are still speakers available that are powered by batteries and USB. If you want something other than a power cord make sure you get what you want.


While not thought of as important by many, you may also want to consider the appearance of the speakers. How are the speakers going to position on your desk or monitor? Are the speakers going to fit on your desk, or are they going to be too big? If you have a subwoofer, is it going to be able to be placed on the floor or behind your desk?

Other considerations

Some additional considerations when purchasing speakers include:

Warranty How long is the warranty and what does it cover.

Support Is the technical support number a free number; is it open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Price range

The price range can vary depending on the speaker brand, available power, interface used, and extra options.

Computer speakers: expect to pay $20.00 to $300.00

Ready to buy

Once you have reviewed the appropriate information and believe that you are ready to make a purchase on a new set of speakers, ensure that the source that you plan on purchasing the speakers from is a reputable source and you have reviewed our section on what to look out for when purchasing over the Internet.

Computer Hope is ready to setup and help you with issues you may encounter during the purchase and installation of your speakers, regardless if you purchase through us or another vendor.

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