10 Best Computer Speakers Under 200

We’re no longer using computers just for research; we use them for leisure activities like watching movies, listening to music, socializing, and playing games.

Spending some money on computer speakers is an important aspect to consider as we spend so much time on these systems. There’s nothing more annoying than watching a movie and having to keep turning the volume up and missing out on the suspense. 

The following list features 10 affordable and high-quality computer speakers under $200. 

It’s going to be a great guide for anyone who not only uses computers, but builds them from scratch. After all, you’re spending so much money on building that beast – there isn’t always much money left over for extras! If you only invest in cheap, mediocre speakers, what’s the point of putting so much time and money into a computer system?

Let’s get started!

Our Favorite Computer Speakers Under $200 In 2022

10 Best Computer Speakers Under 200

10. Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II

A large set of speakers at 12.3″ x 5.6″ but only 3.5″ wide, makes the T40 Series II stand out among speakers in this price range.

A BasXPort at the top of each speaker enhances low-frequency response just like the T40 Series II’s older sibling, the Gigaworks T20 SII.

It includes speakers, a stereo TV adapter, RCA to stereo audio cable, and info and startup guides. Here is a full review of the speaker system, which includes a tweeter and two midrange cone drivers.

There are also knobs on the right speaker that control treble, bass, and volume. The volume knob also serves as an on/off switch. On the front, you’ll find a headphone jack and aux-in port. Plug your headphones in and listen to your playlist.

9. Altec Lansing VS4621

It is no secret that Altec Lansing has built a name for itself as a manufacturer of top computer speakers over the years, and they have continued to do so. They not only built the best 2.1 speaker system, but they also managed to make it stylish enough to turn anyone’s head.

Two long horn-shaped standing speakers and a subwoofer with 6.5″ bass driver make up the Altec Lansing VS4321.

A total of 7 drivers are contained in the speaker system. This is a breakthrough in technology compared to other products in this price range as well as on the market generally.

The only controls are volume, bass, and treble knobs, with an aux port for headphones.

The sound has some noise distortion, but you can eliminate it using a DAC/amplifier.

The Altec Lansing VS4621 speakers are a great choice for a 2.1 speaker system under $100. With over 3000 customer reviews and a 4.2 overall rating, they are stylish as well as highly functional. 

8. Logitech Z623

It isn’t just that the Logitech Z623s are great speakers for the price – they are also high quality.

It comes with two large satellite speakers that are fairly large compared to other satellite speakers. Each speaker holds a 2.5″ driver.

A 3.5mm jack allows you to connect your headphones, but a 3.5mm jack allows you to connect your smartphone, iPod, or other music source. The left speaker has no controls and knobs, while the right speaker does.

In the box are the subwoofer measuring 11 inches in height and length, 9.5 inches in depth, two satellite speakers measuring 7.8 inches tall and 5.4 inches wide, the connection wire for the right satellite speaker, and a thick cable with a D-Sub connector (one used to attach monitor displays to subwoofers).

As part of its THX certification, the Logitech Z623 speakers offer deeper vibrations and more detailed sound. 

These speakers still manage to produce 200 watts of total sound output despite being the cheapest in our list of best computer speakers under $200.

7. Logitech Z553

There’s a reason why we’re including another Logitech product on our list – the Z553 has a unique design not seen in many others. The subwoofer is incorporated into the cylindrical shape and looks almost like a gun barrel. Similar to Apple’s MAC Pro desktop computers, the assembly is easy to use.

You can get an idea of how big the system is by watching the video below, which can be deceiving!

It contains 2 satellite speakers with orange accents on their wires and backs, giving them a funky and modern appearance. It comes in a plain box, but the contents are protected by heavy padding.

A control pod, similar to the ones we’ve seen in Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 and Bose Companion 3 Series II multimedia speakers, makes it easy to control volume and bass on the go.

It’s made of plastic for both the speakers and the subwoofer, and metal with rubber feet for the stands, giving it a comforting sturdiness and reducing vibrations.

The dual satellites produce 10 watts each, and the subwoofer produces 20 watts, making the total 40 watts. 

A Z553 has RCA inputs, so it can be used with both computers and televisions. Three devices can be connected simultaneously through the jacks and inputs on the Z553.

6. Edifier R1700BT

There is no doubt that the R1700BTs are some of the easiest to use speakers on the list. With a functional, simplified design, they are a great choice for anyone just getting started in audiophilia.

A highlight of this speaker set is its Bluetooth connectivity, which enables wireless connection to smartphones, PCs, and Macs.

In addition to their slight backward tilt at the front, these powered bookshelf speakers are ideal for close listening since they are active powered. With a walnut finish and high quality MDF housing, these cabinets are equipped with 4” bass drivers and 19mm silk dome tweeters. In addition to providing easy listening without compression of any frequencies, it outputs 66 watts of total power.

A complete set of speakers measures 10″ high, 6.1″ wide, and 8.3″ deep, and weighs 6.6lbs. As part of the package, you will find the speakers themselves, as well as a dual RCA to dual RCA cable, a dual RCA to stereo cable, a 3.5mm stereo cable, a user manual, and a wireless remote.

You will find knobs for controlling treble, bass, and volume on the right side of the right speaker.

 When it comes to sound the mid-range is where the Edifier R1700BT shines a lot. Due to its combination of a 2” of tweeter and 4” bass driver, mid-tones come through rich.

5. Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse

A few other options were on our list for this position, but we decided on the Luna Eclipse because of its quirky design. It looks like Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth Speakers are straight out of space, according to Digital Trends.

It’s not uncommon for Edifier to receive this kind of reaction, since it manufactures renowned desktop speakers such as the Prisma, Prisma Encore, and Spinnaker.

As well as Bluetooth, the E25 comes with a power cord and speaker cable. Included are the speakers, a handy remote control, Power Brick, aux cable, optical cable, RCA cable, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

Two passive radiators of 2 and 3” are positioned at the back of the speakers, which house a 19mm silk dome tweeter and a 3″ bass driver. You’re sure to get superior sound quality with so much going on in the speaker cabinet. This product manages to produce some magnificent, deep lows and tight mids. 

If you want the best sound from these speakers, keep them at least 8-10″ away from any wall. Otherwise, they may sound boomy.

We have one complaint about this product: the small base causes the speakers to wobble when plugged in or used with the capacitive buttons.

4. Harman Kardon Soundstick III

This list also includes Harman Kardon Soundstick IIIs.  The Soundstick III’s design remains fresh despite all of the new technology out there.

As a point of interest, Jonathan Ive, Apple’s designer, was responsible for the design of these speakers, along with the legendary iPhones and the first series of colored iMacs. Soundstick IIIs stand out at first glance due to their translucent fiber plastic cabinet instead of wood cabinet.

Satellites house four 1″ transducers stacked on top of each other and each speaker is powered by a 10 watt amplifier.

The subwoofer on Harman Kardon Soundstick IIIs is a dome-shaped subwoofer that is downfiring, powered by a 20 watt amp, and features a 6″ driver embedded inside.

One of the most appealing aspects of this product is the ability to angle the satellite speakers in any direction.

3. Definitive Technology Incline

This pair of Definitive Technology Incline speakers comes in a 2.0 speaker configuration with a clean black design and metal accents.

They are inclined at an angle of 9.5 degrees, which, according to the company, directs them directly towards listeners’ ears.

At 5 kilograms, despite the simple design, they are still quite heavy.

Despite not being a well-known brand, Definitive Technology has been manufacturing premium audio equipment for years. In addition to soundbars, portable speakers, desktop speakers, and more, they produce the Incline, a newer product from the company that has set them up for success.

It’s always hard to keep a minimalist design from looking bland or sophisticated. Definitive Technology keeps the Incline on the sexy side of simplicity. 

There are two speakers inside the box as well as a power cable, USB cable, and aux cable. The speakers are the perfect size to fit neatly on either side of your monitor. 

There are only two buttons on the right speaker; one for volume and one for power. The metal supports below the speakers are sturdy enough to prevent them from wobbling. Their design is very neat, and they can easily sit on either side of your monitor without causing any trouble. While many other options on this list include a remote control, Definitive Technology does not.

The Incline was originally priced at $400, but is now under $200 which makes them an incredible deal no matter how you use them.

2. Polk Audio Hampden AM6510-A

It’s no secret that Polk Audio has long been associated with retro design and high-quality sound, but with their latest products they’ve ditched the darker colors for brighter colors while still carrying on the retro theme.

There’s no denying it – the Polk Audio Hampdens have the look and feel of 1980’s speakers. Even the volume dial has an analog feel! They measure 5.7″ x 11.6″ and weigh just over 13 pounds. 

The Hampdens are equipped with modern technology despite their dated yet attractive design. The front drivers are 4.5″ with a 1″ silk dome tweeter, which produces very precise sound at high volume. In total, the Hampdens produce 80 watts, enough to satisfy even connoisseurs.

Bluetooth capabilities are available on the speakers, but you will still need to connect them via cable and power them with a cord.

Its Polk Mobile App is one of the best features the company has added. With these speakers, you can connect up to four smartphones at the same time to play audio from any of them. This is great if you host parties and get-togethers. Make a playlist with your friends!

1. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

Although we already included the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers in our list of the best audiophile desktop speakers, we felt it was important to mention them here as well.

It contains two speakers and a large subwoofer, and that’s about it – we know, it doesn’t quite stack up against the other options on our list.

Our backing for this product comes from the fact that it’s THX certified, so the sound quality is amazing. You won’t need to modify or add any amps to use it.

There are two speakers and a subwoofer in the system that each produce 35 watts, with the subwoofer producing 130 watts.

There is no distortion at loud volumes, but be careful when using the volume knob. Small increments make a big difference.

There is no doubt that the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers are excellent for listening to music, watching movies, and playing games.

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