Most of us probably use a headset while playing PC games–that’s what the esports pros and Twitch streamers do, after all–but a set of PC speakers can elevate your gaming experience just as much, if not more, than headphones.
PC speakers have come a long way in the past few years, and you can get an excellent audio setup for your PC without spending hundreds of dollars (though that’s always an option if you want the very best). Best of all, there are tons of excellent options that can easily fit on your desk or gaming space–you don’t need a massive home theater to house multiple speakers, subwoofers, and other devices. In fact, many PC speakers even support 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound and take up just a few inches on your desk.
For anyone interested in upping their PC’s audio quality, here’s our list for the best PC speakers available right now. You’ll find affordable options, models with and without subwoofers, and even high-end picks with features like high-resolution audio. Most of our picks are focused on PC gaming, but all of these speakers are great for non-gaming audio and will even work in a pinch for console gaming, too.