Updated September 30, 2019 by Kevin Flores

The 10 Best Laptop Speakers

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2017. The sound quality of most portable computers leaves a lot to be desired. That's why it's a smart idea to invest in a high-quality set of external speakers, especially as laptops have begun to feature better sound cards. The units on our list come in a variety of styles, some of which are as easy to take with you as the machines they serve, while others are intended to live at home on your desk. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best laptop speaker on Amazon.

10. Elegiant USB Powered Soundbar

9. Creative Pebble 2.0

8. Logitech N550

7. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

6. Audioengine A2+ Powered 2-Way

5. Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1

4. Logitech MX Sound 2.0

3. Bose Companion 20

2. Audioengine A5+ Premium Active Powered Pair

1. Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse

Editor's Notes

September 06, 2019:

The Bose Computer MusicMonitors, which were the former list leaders, have been bumped off our ranking because they are no longer available. However, they have been replaced with a pair from the same manufacturer. The Bose Companion 20 snagged a top three spot because of their ability to produce natural-sounding audio, but the crown went to another model.

The Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse moved into the one spot due to their combination of portability, wireless capability and powerful output -- not to mention their sleek design.

Also worth highlighting are the Audioengine A5+ Premium Active Powered Pair, with will produce top-notch, audiophile sound. They get docked a bit in a category geared toward laptops for not being very portable but still easily claim second place. This selection is available in both wireless and wired versions.

Kevin Flores
Last updated on September 30, 2019 by Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured in several major media outlets. Word thrift and clarity were pounded into his prose by merciless editors during his days as a breaking news reporter for a wire service. These days he can usually be found trawling through public records and tracking down shadowy shell companies for a nonprofit media organization he co-founded. He enjoys his time away from the screen by pursuing a hobby restoring furniture, giving him special insight into woodworking tools and materials. His filmmaking experience also turned him—willing or not—into something of an audio and video equipment fiend.

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