Choosing the best cheap Computer Speaker


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Most computer users especially audiophiles and gaming enthusiasts consider computer speaker systems to be an important component.

There is a wide variety of speaker systems available which makes choosing the right one a challenge.

A 5.1 amplified speaker system is your best bet to purchase if you are into video gaming, playing music and watching DVD movies.

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This system would include an amplified sub-woofer for deep rumbling bass and satellite speakers for high-end audio.

Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 505-Watt 5.1 Digital Surround Sound Speaker System with 10-inch Subwoofer and Wireless Remote:
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You'll never want to listen to anything else. Pump up the music and invite your friends over for a jamming session to the beat of the Logitech Z-5500 Speaker System. Click here to get the Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 505-Watt 5.1 Digital Surround Sound Speaker System.icon

You can enjoy PC gaming, listen to music or even watch your DVD movies right on your computer with slamming, distortion-free bass, clear highs and rich mids.

If you intend to build your own cheap computer system, you should plan for the speaker configuration that you require. By doing this planning, you will be able to decide on the type of sound card that supports that speaker configuration.

The configurations are 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1. (.1 being the subwoofer). Hence, 2.1 would denote a system with two satellites and 1 subwoofer. 5.1 would be 5 satellites and 1 subwoofer and 7.1 would be 7 satellites and 1 subwoofer.

If after purchasing a system you are uncertain about what type of computer speaker configuration is supported, simply check the rear panel of your system to ascertain how many audio outputs are available. If there is only one output, this only supports a 2.1 (2 satellites and 1 subwoofer) system.

To achieve 6-channel (5.1) or 8-channel (7.1), you will have to upgrade your audio adapter (sound card).

If you are simply listening to audio CDs or MP3s, you can get by on a 2.1 computer speaker system. But, if you are into playing computer games and watching DVD movies, a 7.1 (8 ch) computer speaker system would be perfect for deep rumbling bass and high-end audio.

Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1 Channel Speaker Package - 1 Subwoofer, 1 Center Speaker, 4 Satellite Speakers(Black):

computer speakerscomputer speakersThe Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1-channel speaker package offers authentic audio quality. Yamaha NS-SP1800 includes a powerful 100-watt subwoofer for full surround home theater enjoyment. Click here to get this Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1 Channel Computer Speaker Package.icon

This affordable speaker system features Advanced YST (Yamaha Active Servo) Technology -- a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.

Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card

Sound CardSound CardThe Asus Xonar DX PCie 7.1 Sound Card supports the latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Windows 7, Vista & XP.

DS3D GX 2.0 not only revives EAX and DirectSound effects in games on Windows Vista as GX 1.0, but also incorporates Dolby Home Theater Technologies (Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby PrologicIIX) to provide the best gaming audio experience. Click here to view the Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Cardsound card

Turn your PC into your home entertainment center. Why settle for basic, built-in sound?

A very important feature of a speaker system is its power output or wattage. The higher the wattage, the louder will be the sound output.

Computer Speaker System - How much space will I need?

The amount of space will depend on your choice of speaker system. If space is limited, you might want to consider having the speakers wall-mounted.

Get this Cheap 2-Piece Computer Speaker System

Bose ® Companion® 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System:

iconiconThe Bose® Companion® 2 Series II multimedia speaker system represents a significant upgrade in sound and style over original-equipment computer speakers. Click here to look at the Bose® Companion® 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker Systemicon

Enjoy sharp, expansive sound for music, movies and games. Dual inputs allow the speakers to be used with your computer as well as a second audio source, such as a portable MP3 or CD player.

Upgrading your speaker system

Many people are upgrading their speaker systems for their computers with high quality speaker systems. This will allow them to achieve greater sound effects when playing computer games, watching DVDs and listening to music. Click here for my Computer Game guide.

Which Computer Speaker should you buy?

This decision would depend on what you would be using it for.

The surround sound speaker system would be super but you would need the space to put the rear speakers and the sub woofer.

On the other hand, if you just need some basic sound then the Cheap 2-Piece Computer Speaker System would be ideal for you.

My Best Buy would be the Bose® Companion® 2 Series II Multimedia speaker system.

Final Thoughts ......

Because of the wide range of computer speaker systems now available, you might be confused in making a selection. Remember.... you will need to ensure that the system that you choose is compatible with your PC's sound card.

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