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Best PC speakers in Australia 2024

Need bigger, bolder, better sound for your desktop or laptop PC? We've got the 11 best PC speakers for every need and budget.

The best PC speakers in Australia 2024

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on key product features, independent reviews and actual customer reviews on sites such as JB Hi-Fi, Amazon, eBay, Google, Harvey Norman and more. For each category, we identified key parameters based on our research and selected the PC speakers with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Bose Companion 2 Series III

Best overall PC speakers

Bose Companion 2 Series III
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Pros

  • Great sound
  • Compact size

Cons

  • No subwoofer
  • No wireless option

Bose might not be the brand you immediately associate with PC gaming per se, but the company's rich history in delivering quality sound is what makes the Bose Companion 2 Series III stand out from the pack.

Reviewers liked their compact size, making them a good option for those with limited desk space – or simply if you don't want big towering speakers making their presence known a little bit too much.

The Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers don't feature a subwoofer, which might be an issue for some, although most reviews noted that they manage to deliver a pleasing deep bass tone regardless. It suits your needs whether you want speakers for music listening, gaming or just to broadcast your working-from-home Zoom meeting.

They're not the newest speakers and they've been our pick for best PC speaker for a while now. The other big advantage here is that this means that for a Bose product, they're rather nicely priced from most retailers. The big downside here is that they're classically wired PC speakers, with no sign of Bluetooth anywhere if that's important to you.

How do Australians rate Bose's speakers?

100% of surveyed Australians recommend Bose
4.1
Value for money
4.6
Overall
4.7
Performance
4.6
Ease of use
4.6
Features and design
4.5
Sound quality
How Bose compares

In the 2023 Finder Retail Awards, we surveyed over 34,000 Australians about their retail purchases to discover which were their favourite brands across 170 product categories and over 1,200 total brands.

For speakers, Bose was ranked 6th for value for money, 2nd for performance, 2nd for ease of use, 2nd for features and design and 5th for sound quality.

10 brands were rated across these decision criteria.


Creative Pebble

Best budget PC speakers

Creative Pebble
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Pros

  • Cute design
  • Low price

Cons

  • Wired only
  • USB input only works for power, not audio

Creative's basic Pebble speakers offer a nicely affordable 2-speaker desktop system in a very attractive form factor. Reviewers were surprised by the quality of audio on offer given their relatively cheap nature, though clearly, you could get better sound out of more expensive speakers if your budget can stretch to it.

The basic Creative Pebble speakers connect via USB, and that's how they get the power to run. That does have implications in terms of cable clutter because they don't pass audio through that same USB connection. To get actual sounds from your PC, you'll have to run a separate 3.5mm cable. The inclusion of a 3.5mm jack means you could use them with other sound sources like smartphones as long as you can also provide that vital USB power at the same time.

The Creative Pebble speakers aren't fancy, but the price reflects that. If you're after a basic budget system to give your desktop a little sound or enhance what your weak laptop speakers can do, they're a solid option.

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Audioengine A5+ Wireless

Best high-end PC speakers

Audioengine A5+ Wireless
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Pros

  • Wired or wireless connectivity
  • Excellent sound

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Remote control is a bit basic

Audioengine does sell its A5+ speakers in a simpler wired variant if you never need flexibility, but if your budget can stretch to it, there's a lot to like about the full-fat Audioengine A5+ Wireless speakers.

Despite the name, they're not wireless-only, with the option of either Bluetooth from your laptop or PC or 3.5mm or RCA inputs if you prefer a direct wired connection. Reviewers did like that you could hook up different sound sources as needed, giving the Audioengine A5+ Wireless true flexibility.

They also noted the very high-quality sound output of the A5+ Wireless across a variety of sound types, from vocals to music to in-game sounds. At this price, you absolutely should expect that! They also were praised for their high built quality, so you get speakers that look a little more premium than the usual plastic PC speaker fare.

Price aside, the other major criticism that reviewers had about the Audioengine A5+ Wireless was the remote control. It's well-built and looks premium, but it's limited in scope with only basic volume and sleep controls on board.


Creative Labs T100

Best PC speakers under $200

Creative Labs T100
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Pros

  • Compact design
  • Wired or wireless

Cons

  • Remote feels a little cheap
  • No subwoofer

The Creative Labs T100 speakers are a little more expensive than many simple stereo speaker systems on the market, but they take our gong for the best under $200 speaker system because they do the one thing you want speakers for very well. That's sound reproduction, with reviewers noting that they deliver far better sound than their price point would suggest.

They're also very flexible speakers, with connectivity covering Bluetooth, 3.5mm and optical inputs as well as USB for playing audio stored on flash drives if that's your style.

The T100 speakers are independently powered, with a single cable that runs between each speaker and then out to your PC desktop or laptop. Reviewers noted that despite their compact design, they can also accommodate high audio levels with minimal distortion, something you don't see with every compact speaker set.

On the downside, they aren't inexpensive for a stereo set and some reviewers noted that the included remote control felt a little cheap.


Creative Pebble Plus 2.1

Best PC speakers under $100

Creative Pebble Plus 2.1
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Pros

  • Subwoofer included
  • Doesn’t need an external power supply

Cons

  • Cable clutter
  • No wireless connectivity

A step up from the basic Creative Pebble speakers, the Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers offer great value in the sub-$100 segment. For a start, you're not just talking about a simple stereo pair, but instead, a full 2.1 sound set-up with an included passive subwoofer.

Reviewers liked the inclusion of the subwoofer a lot, as well as the fact that you can just run the Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers from direct USB power. You get a louder and richer soundscape reportedly with direct power if you need it, but most reviewers felt that for everyday use that probably wouldn't be needed.

Sound output was good for most uses, with the 45-degree angle of the speakers making for a good immersive soundscape in most cases. On the downside, the subwoofer fires downwards, making for a less impressive sound if you're not putting it on a carpeted surface. Some reviewers noted that hard tile floors or similar delivered less pleasing sound. It's also prone to cable clutter depending on how you connect it to your PC.

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Logitech Z150 Speakers

Best PC speakers under $50

Logitech Z150 Speakers
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Pros

  • They’re really cheap
  • Decent sound for the price

Cons

  • 3.5mm headphone jack doesn’t work with the volume knob
  • Mediocre bass

If you don't have much cash to hand – and we've all been there – then you may think that your options for PC speakers involve off-brand-name models that might sound like you're amplifying your sounds through the side of an old suitcase at best.

However, there are bargains to be had. Logitech's Z150 speakers are in no way fancy, but that's absolutely reflected in their price point. They're a simple set of stereo speakers designed to sit on a desk and deliver simple sound, and reviewers were generally happy that they managed that job acceptably well. Some reviewers did note that they're not the strongest on bass – and the lack of a subwoofer here won't help – but that's not surprising given their cheap price point.

You do get a headphone jack if you want to take your wider audio personal for a while, but it's oddly not amplified by the Z150 speakers themselves. As such, if you want louder audio through headphones connected here, you've got to do so from your PC's sound settings and not the volume controls on the speakers themselves.

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How do Australians rate Logitech's speakers?

94% of surveyed Australians recommend Logitech
4.4
Value for money
4.3
Overall
4.4
Performance
4.5
Ease of use
4.2
Features and design
4.3
Sound quality
How Logitech compares

In the 2023 Finder Retail Awards, we surveyed over 34,000 Australians about their retail purchases to discover which were their favourite brands across 170 product categories and over 1,200 total brands.

For speakers, Logitech was ranked 2nd for value for money, 5th for performance, 4th for ease of use, 9th for features and design and 7th for sound quality.

10 brands were rated across these decision criteria.


Edifier S350DB

Best 2.1 PC speakers

Edifier S350DB
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Pros

  • Great bass output
  • Multiple connectivity options

Cons

  • Remote is limited
  • They’re big

There are plenty of settings where a 2.1 system will deliver all the PC sounds you could ever want. Edifier's S350DB system isn't the lowest-cost 2.1 system on the market by some measure, but you do get what you pay for in this case.

What that equates to is a system with powerful and somewhat large speakers and a subwoofer that won praise from reviewers for its powerful sound, especially for bass tones. That's going to work well for both music fans and those who want a system for PC movie or games time especially.

The design is bulky – and that could be a problem if you have limited desk space – but it's also classy, with a solid frame that looks the part of a serious hi-fi component rather than just another tech gadget.

While that's true for the speakers themselves, the Edifier S350DB's remote control puck was a touch more divisive. It works and it looks interesting, but some reviewers bemoaned the fact that it lacked proper bass or treble controls as you might expect from a speaker set in this price bracket.


Logitech Z906

Best 5.1 PC speakers

Logitech Z906
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Pros

  • Great sound for the price
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Rear speaker cables could be longer
  • No wireless connectivity

If you want to go all out with your PC sound, then a full 5.1 surround sound system is the way to go. There are plenty of choices in the PC-specific speaker category, but Logitech's Z906 hits a particularly sweet spot around price and feature set.

As a full 5.1 system, it has 4 simple speakers for the front and rear as well as a compact subwoofer in the box. Reviewers did like that, despite it being a 5.1 system set-up that was said to be reasonably easy, allowing you to get up and listen with minimal fuss.

The one possible catch that some reviewers noted here was that the rear speaker cables aren't all that long. Not a problem for smaller computer rooms, but if you're setting up in a bigger space, they might not fully suffice.

On the input front, it's all handed through the subwoofer with basic wired connections only. If you need Bluetooth onboard, this won't be the set for you. Audio output was reviewed well, with many reviewers noting it as suitable for gaming purposes with clear distinct sound channels enveloping them as they played.

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How do Australians rate Logitech's speakers?

94% of surveyed Australians recommend Logitech
4.4
Value for money
4.3
Overall
4.4
Performance
4.5
Ease of use
4.2
Features and design
4.3
Sound quality
How Logitech compares

In the 2023 Finder Retail Awards, we surveyed over 34,000 Australians about their retail purchases to discover which were their favourite brands across 170 product categories and over 1,200 total brands.

For speakers, Logitech was ranked 2nd for value for money, 5th for performance, 4th for ease of use, 9th for features and design and 7th for sound quality.

10 brands were rated across these decision criteria.


Logitech Z407

Best Bluetooth PC speakers

Logitech Z407
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Pros

  • Good audio performance
  • Subwoofer included

Cons

  • Audio can get messy at top volumes
  • Cables are a little short

The practical reality for many speaker systems is that Bluetooth chips are relatively inexpensive, so adding in Bluetooth compatibility isn't some huge engineering exercise.

There are plenty of more portable Bluetooth speakers out there on the market, but if you're connecting up a PC via Bluetooth, chances are you're going to want more immersive audio than simple Bluetooth party speakers can provide.

That's where the Logitech Z407 speakers shine, combining Bluetooth (and traditional wired) connectivity with a 2.1 speaker system that should sit nicely on most desks, save for the included subwoofer which can sit underneath. That subwoofer was noted by several reviewers as a definite plus, adding oomph to gaming and movies in equal measure, though some reviewers did note a level of distortion if they pumped audio through it at full whack.

The Logitech Z407 also scored well with reviewers because it's a nicely affordable set of speakers for general PC use. You're not stuck with just a Bluetooth set here, but instead a more complete sound system for your PC that can also incorporate Bluetooth with few issues.

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How do Australians rate Logitech's speakers?

94% of surveyed Australians recommend Logitech
4.4
Value for money
4.3
Overall
4.4
Performance
4.5
Ease of use
4.2
Features and design
4.3
Sound quality
How Logitech compares

In the 2023 Finder Retail Awards, we surveyed over 34,000 Australians about their retail purchases to discover which were their favourite brands across 170 product categories and over 1,200 total brands.

For speakers, Logitech was ranked 2nd for value for money, 5th for performance, 4th for ease of use, 9th for features and design and 7th for sound quality.

10 brands were rated across these decision criteria.


Razer Nommo Chroma

Best PC speakers for gaming

Razer Nommo Chroma
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Pros

  • Cool LED lights
  • Simple clean design

Cons

  • Hardwired cables
  • No wireless connectivity

In the gaming space, Razer has a lot of credibility in everything from keyboards to laptops, but also in audio with plenty of high-quality headphone options. It's also a player in the speaker space, with reviewers particularly liking the Razer Nommo Chroma speakers if your passion for audio is in the gaming space.

Let's get the obvious out of the way first. Yes, the Razer Nommo Chroma speakers have RGB lighting, because it seems like Razer can't make a product that doesn't glow in an array of dazzling colours.

That's not the only reason that reviewers liked the Razer Nommo Chroma. They also noted the sleek and stylish design of the speakers themselves, looking the part of a premium set with minimal disruption to your desk space.

Audio output was good, mostly tuned towards gaming as you'd expect, although some did express concern with the fact that the Razer Nommo Chroma uses fixed wire cables. Break them later on and you may find repairs difficult, if not impossible to undertake.


Razer Leviathan V2

Best PC soundbar

Razer Leviathan V2
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Pros

  • Great audio presentation
  • RGB lighting built in

Cons

  • Limited inputs
  • Takes up more space than stereo speakers would

Soundbars have exploded in popularity for TV watchers because they provide a simple way to enhance the audio beyond what normal TV speakers can manage. On the desktop, they're a less common sight, but it's definitely a market where some solid options are emerging.

The Razer Leviathan V2 is, as its name suggests, not Razer's first play in this space. It's a sleek unit that reviewers did like for the simple fact that it's not going to take over your desk the way many traditional soundbars would. Not that it's a shrinking violet, because being from Razer, RGB chroma lighting is of course built in.

Reviewers noted that the Razer Leviathan V2 delivered a great virtual soundscape from such a small unit, especially with its subwoofer plugged in. That'll take more space of course, and you can run the Razer Leviathan V2 without it if you prefer.

The one big catch that several reviewers picked up for the Razer Leviathan V2 is that it's not blessed with many input options. You can connect via Bluetooth or USB-C... and that's all. There's no HDMI and no 3.5mm headphone jack, and that will limit what you can reasonably connect to it.


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Methodology

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Brands considered
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Products compared
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Best speakers chosen
  • Our editorial team compared more than 50 speakers sold by Australian retailers and reputable online stores.
  • We based our findings on an analysis of professional online reviews, as well as real-world customer reviews across multiple websites.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

Why you can trust our picks

We started our search for the best PC speakers in Australia by researching the highest-rated products on professional review sites, as well as consumer reviews left on sites such as JB Hi-Fi, Amazon, eBay, Google, Harvey Norman and more.

We then compared these speakers against other highly rated PC speakers in the same category, considering factors such as ease of use, performance, design and price. We also took into account the comments and ratings of independent tech reviewers before deciding on our top picks.

  • Airpulse
  • Audioengine
  • Bose
  • Creative
  • Cyber Acoustics
  • Edifier
  • Fluance
  • Harman Kardon
  • House of Marley
  • KEF
  • Klipsch
  • LG
  • Logitech
  • Pioneer
  • PreSonus
  • Razer
  • Ruark
  • SteelSeries
  • Vigilant

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