PC Speakers Group Test

Image 1 of 6 Bowers Wilkins MM 1
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1
Image 2 of 6 Harman Kardon Soundstick 3
Harman Kardon Soundsticks 3
Image 3 of 6 Bose Companion 3
Bose Companion 3
Image 4 of 6 Roth Audio Charlie 2 1
Roth Audio Charlie 2.1
Image 5 of 6 Logitech Z623
Logitech Z623
Image 6 of 6 Teufel Concept C300 Wireless System
Teufel Concept C300 Wireless System

Plug-in speakers to pump up your PC's audio

Your desktop PC most likely holds a big chunk of your collected music, films and games. Why in the name of God do you not have a decent speaker system plugged into it then, man? This selection of compact, powerful, borderline stylish stereo and 2.1 desktop speakers offers plenty of boom and bip for not too many quids.

Best: Style
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1
£400
Love: Elegant design and refined sound
Hate: Pricey. Not as much bass as a 2.1 system
Bowers & Wilkins review I Link: Bowers & Wilkins

Best: Bass
Logitech Z623
£149
Love: Powerful, bass heavy sound. Well connected. THX certified
Hate: No treble control. Unattractive design
Logitech Z623 review I Link: Logitech

Best: Overall value
Roth Audio Charlie 2.1
£89
Love: Distinctive design. Supplied Rothdock. Excellent value for money
Hate: Less detailed audio than its posher rivals
Roth Audio Charlie 2.1 review I Link: Roth

Best: Wireless system
Teufel Concept C300 Wireless System
£259
Love: Powerful sound. Wireless connectivity
Hate: Subwoofer is too big. Design is too ugly
Teufel Concept C300 Wireless System review I Link: Teufel

Best: Sound quality
Bose Companion 3
£249
Love: Great sound. Handy control module. Compact
Hate: No treble control
Bose Companion 3 review I Link: Bose

Best: Jellyfish resemblance
Harman Kardon Soundstick 3
£149
Love: Impressive bass. Unusual, see-through design and touch control
Hate: Fiddly setup
Harman Kardon Soundstick 3 review I Link: Harman Kardon