There are a few crimes when it comes to gaming, and apart from terrible video quality, the next unforgivable crime is bad audio quality. Every serious gamer knows this, and that is what prompted us to look at the best gaming speakers available today.
Even as some people may prefer getting a good gaming headset instead, having a good speaker is still very important but before selecting the best speakers for gaming, there are very important things one must consider. These include:
- Audio Performance
- Build quality and design
- Ease of set up and use
- Control and remote control
Best Gaming Speakers
Logitech Z906 Gaming Speaker
The excitement that the Logitech Z906 came with was very massive. This was because before it was introduced, there was the Logitech Z-5500 which it came to succeed. The former almost ran the serious gaming market without any competition.
As such, when the Z960 came on board, there was excitement on whether or not it could successfully wear the large shoes of its older brother. Well, it didn’t disappoint.
A 5.1 surround sound THX certified home theatre speaker set, the speaker has the ability to hit up to 1,000 watts power output, which means you get a great sound level that is unexaggerated.
In fact, what this stresses above everything else, is that you’ll get a level of sound that is able to disturb the peace if you want it to. To achieve that, the speaker comes with a bass reflex subwoofer, which has a great internal amplifier.
Although the design is not the best we have seen, the quality is good enough for the runway. Both the subwoofer and the five satellite speakers that make up the Z906 are well built to last a decently long time.
One last thing that we appreciate with this is that Logitech built the speakers in a way that you could place them almost anywhere you want to.
- It has very strong audio
- Top notch quality
- Comes with an optional Bluetooth Audio Adapter and can connect up to 6 devices
- It only gives a 2-year warranty but is not bad compared to others
Many of us prefer good sound quality to loud volume even when it doesn’t distort. Nevertheless, nothing is better than getting all on one plate. That is what the Logitech Z906 offers. As such, we would recommend this to anyone looking for great and loud sound that will please the demanding ears of an audiophile.
Razer Leviathan (Sound Bar) Gaming Speaker
Over here, Razer has got our complete trust when it comes to gaming peripherals. We have reached a point of never missing any opportunity to review anything from the company, and we are hardly ever disappointed.
Although in the audio circle the company is more popular with gaming headsets, it has produced some of the very high quality gaming speakers out there. One of such is the Razer Leviathan.
Although it looks very small and compact, there is hardly anything small in the performance of this piece. With its build and design, it is obvious that like the Razer we have always known, there is simplicity to the design. In fact, it is not designed to impress you with beauty.
The good thing, however, is that it comes with quality build, meaning it can last a very long time.
With the audio performance, the speaker has a very strong bass that dwarfs its looks and it reproduces volume that is strong enough for a medium to large room.
As stated, the most pronounced thing about the audio you get with this is the bass you get but overall audio performance is also strong and warm enough for most gaming needs.
If you need something that will be good for both gaming and music listening as well as watching movies, this will also serve greatly as you do not get distortion even at a very loud volume.
It is very easy to fall in love with the speaker most especially for the Bluetooth connectivity it offers which is powered by the APX technology to ensure that you have it as great as possible when gaming or listening to music, however, it does not come with a remote control.
The convenience you get with the Bluetooth connectivity offered is that because of its NFC technology, you get very fast pairing on one hand, and on another, you get your recently connected devices easily remembered by the speaker.
- It is very affordable
- The sound performance is great
- Comes with Bluetooth connectivity
- Compact enough for small spaces
- Not best when it comes to adjusting the sound
- It has no remote control
Razer Leviathan is a very great piece for someone looking for a high -performance speaker that is portable and affordable. Although it will perform in a room that is considerably large, the best performance you get with it is when you hit it in a medium to small room.
Audioengine A2+ Gaming Speaker
The Audioengine A2+ came to take the place of the highly appreciated AudioEngine A2.
These new speakers are very appealing to the eyes if that is the first thing that invites you. It gets better because they are compact.
But since speakers are more about audio performance than their looks, it is for that, that this made our list. There is rich detail to the sound it produces, coupled with rich sound and thick bass.
Although you can hardly fault anything about the performance and the looks of this, it drags its feet when it comes to the placement of the controls. This is because the volume control is placed at the back of the speaker.
That is easy to understand since the speakers are designed to come clean without anything on them, but the aesthetic beauty would be easier to appreciate if it came with a remote control.
- Appealing to the eyes
- Excellent audio performance
- Volume control is placed at the back of the speaker
- Doesn’t come with a remote control
There are so many things to love about these speakers as a gamer. First of all, they add a lot of beauty to your gaming experience and they give you a very powerful audio reproduction. If your combination has anything to do with compact gaming speakers with nice looks and amazing performance, this may be the end of your puzzle.
Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Enabled 2.1 Speaker System
The Harman Kardon SoundSticks are very popular among many audiophiles, gamers, and music lovers. This is quite easy to understand as it is both a charm in the design and audio performance.
The Soundsticks are designed with a transparent body that does not look anything like speakers you have ever seen, with the drivers very much visible.
What makes this beast a darling to so many is more about the sound performance than just the beauty. In this area, what is pushed to your table is a super quality audio reproduction that is very warm.
It has intelligent subwoofers that are designed with volume control to get the bass higher or lower. Beyond the bass, this 2.1 speaker also performs well all around.
Nevertheless, when the volume gets to the highest, you may have some distortion setting in.
Despite all the beautiful things about the speaker, we would have appreciated this better if it had come with a remote control.
- Very appealing design
- Generous sound quality
- Good subwoofers
- It doesn’t come with a remote control
- Distortion when volume gets to the highest
This speaker brings together unique design, clear audio performance, and good general functionality. The speakers would not only serve your gaming needs but also be a great companion for regular music and movie playback.
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Gaming Speakers
Klipsch has been in the business of producing speakers since 1946. They have been into all kinds of speakers for all kinds of markets.
The ProMedia 2.1 as we found out, has returned very great for gaming. Without any serious design or beauty, the speaker performs well even at top volume without much distortion.
The sound quality is very good and complete, just as you will expect nothing less knowing that the ProMedia 2.1 brings together 2 35-watt satellite speakers and a subwoofer that delivers a 130 watts bass.
To enhance the sound, the speakers come with horn-loaded tweeters that produce very natural sounds.
As a wireless piece, the connection holds up once you are at least 50 feet from the dongle and your PC. Once you go beyond this, however, the connection may not be able to hold.
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Considering the overall performance of this speaker, it may just end up being among the most powerful speakers you will ever get to try.
- Very good audio quality
- It is very powerful
- Easy to set up
- There is little distortion at the highest level
- It doesn’t come with a remote control
This speaker has a performance that should be pleasing even to an audiophile. THX certified, the speaker meets up to any standard and offers a great gaming experience.
Logitech Z623 Gaming Speaker
The moment you see that a piece is THX certified, you should believe it is worth its salt. With the Logitech Z623, you have one of such speakers.
The Logitech Z623 opens up with a good build and closes with a very excellent audio performance.
You will find this speaker in the large class and with a good, though not beautiful design. It is designed with non-removable cables even as we would have loved to see it with removable ones.
It comes with a subwoofer that makes the audio reproduction almost bullying as you listen to music, watch movies or play games. In fact, with the audio, you will get a piece that should serve your general speaker needs.
Looking at the power that this speaker comes with, you would expect that it returns with a remote control. No one can tell what Logitech was thinking when it designed the speaker without one, nevertheless, the speaker is the life of the gaming for us.
- Top notch audio performance
- A very valuable speaker
- Good for music and movies as well
- It is THX certified
- It doesn’t come with a remote control.
- Not the easiest to set up
The Z623 is a large piece in both build and performance. But more than that, you will end up loving the speaker because of how it fits in for gaming, movies, and music.
Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitors
The R-15MP came as the first wireless speakers from Klipsch. The mountain it had when it came on board was to run beside other great speakers from the company that delivers great sounds.
As it is with many other speakers from the company, this has a very simple design which still makes it as satisfying as any that has beauty.
The sound quality you get with this during gaming is really warm and refreshing. It has clarity and fullness, just as it mostly supplies natural sound. The bass is the only place where we found it a little wanting. At the high end, it is good, but when you go to the lowest frequency, there are questions to be answered.
The compensation for someone who wants more bass is that the speaker has a port that allows for an external woofer.
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Finally, when looking at the amp rate, this comes with up to 50W of audio power per channel.
- Solid and unbeatable performance
- Very easy to install
- It comes with an internal amplifier
- A very compact and clean speaker
- Natural sound reproduction
- Many may find it rather very large
- It is not one of the cheapest in the market
This is a complete speaker set for anyone looking for a gaming piece or something a little more. It comes with convenience, good sound quality, and compact build.
Genius GX-Gaming 5.1 Speakers
The Genius GX-Gaming 5.1 is our first choice among other best gaming speakers with deep and strong bass.
From the design point of view, the speaker has some sort of masculine beauty to it, making it a rather interesting speaker set that adds color to your gaming desk.
For the build quality, while this has the beauty and LED lighting, it still doesn’t quite pull it off as the most strongly built on the list.
The sound quality may just pass as one of the strongest and best for someone whose definition of great sound quality is generous bass performance. For the overall sound quality, however, it may not beat many on the list.
Considering the sound quality it produces, this is not the one to go for if you need a speaker that will take care of more than just your gaming needs but for FSP gaming, there is no reason not to toss in your coin for this.
Finally, it combines good on-speaker control and a remote control which could come in very useful.
- Deep and perfect bass
- It is very affordable
- Aesthetically complete
- Not the best treble
- The mid-range quality could be improved upon
For people on a budget who want their gaming audio to be both strong and bassy above everything else, this should be the right choice. It also offers beauty to your gaming components and comes very affordable. The thing, though, is that unless the budget is low, we would not recommend that one goes for this since it doesn’t promise to live very long. We would rather suggest that you go with the Harman Kardon SoundSticks.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the amount you are running on, you will most definitely find a great piece of gaming speaker for yourself, even though most times, the higher priced ones perform better but you can also check out our list of best budget computer speakers if you are cash trapped.
Whichever you decide to choose, it is important that you understand that even as they are good for gaming, they may not be perfect in every sense because there is no gaming component or any component for that matter that is perfect enough to take care of all your sound needs however, these would definitely take care of your most important needs.
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