Whether you’re building your own gaming PC system or looking to improve your current system, audio is one of the most important factors to consider.
Other aspects of your set up might take precedence. Visual performance and processing speed are often a gamer’s priority. However, without the right audio equipment, you’re missing half of the experience. It isn’t just soaring scores and ambient background music you’ll miss out on.
Voice acting in video games provided some of the most powerful performances in the past 20 years. Think of Nolan North from “Uncharted” or “Far Cry,” and you’ll remember what makes these characters so memorable; they’re voices and narration. When you think about the amazing background sound effects that today’s games offer, it’s almost a crime to play without a high-quality speaker system.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best audio systems to accompany your gaming experience. These are the systems you need for the fully-immersive experience that game developers want you to enjoy!
1. Logitech G560
It isn’t just the RGB illumination that sets the Logitech G560 aside from competitors. There are two control modes featured with these speakers that give you full control over how their illumination performs.
Mix that with the 6.5-inch subwoofer and Bluetooth connectivity, and you have yourself some immersive gaming speakers.
2. Logitech Z407
Another addition from Logitech, though this time without the RGB lighting. If colorful lighting isn’t really your thing, then you might find these to be more your speed.
The 80-watt speaker system delivers some of the cleanest audio available, while the 5-inch subwoofer provides a booming effect when required.
If audio immersion was what you were looking for, then you found it with the Z407s.
3. Harmon Kardon SoundSticks 3 Wireless
Moving away from Logitech, we have the Harmon SoundSticks, unique both in performance and appearance. If you’re looking for a significant improvement upon your standard speaker set-up, these should be your choice. This is especially true if you’re only just exploring the world of gaming speakers.
A standout feature of the Harmon SoundSticks is the continuous Bluetooth attachment feature. From the moment they are powered up, they are ready for pairing. This makes switching between audio sources exceptionally easy, as you never even have to go near the speakers to make alterations.
The Bluetooth connection is strong, too, providing high-quality output for up to thirty feet. They also have a pretty great clear aesthetic to them, which is always a plus!
4. Creative T100
For a product slightly less bold but no less impressive, the Creative T100s provide excellent sound output and simply do what you require of them. They may seem a little lackluster, especially compared to others on our list, but that doesn’t detract from their ability to perform.
Though they don’t possess a subwoofer, the 2.75-inch full-range drivers featured in each unit make for surprisingly good audio output. We’d recommend this set mostly for beginners looking to improve their system without breaking the bank. We consider them to be solid all-rounders, with multiple connectivity options and impressive audio.
5. Creative Pebble Plus
The second Creative edition to our list and the final, the Creative Pebble Plus speakers are the most affordable option while still managing to churn out crisp and clear audio.
Granted, they lack the booming power of larger systems. However, if you’re looking for an impressive set for less than $50, you won’t find a better option.
While there are many speaker systems on the market, we think these five options are the best. If it’s voice acting that you’re most interested in, then the clarity these speakers provide will be a warm welcome. You’ll feel swept away on the narrator’s journey when surround sound is guiding you!