Best computer speakers for Mac iMore 2021
You've got a fantastic Mac, such as the colorful iMac or an M1 MacBook Pro, for example. You have an excellent display, perhaps even a 4K monitor, but what about sound? The best Mac speakers can turn your Mac from a squeaking mouse to a roaring lion. But which Mac speakers should you get? I've rounded up some of the best Mac speakers, so strap yourself in, hold onto your hats, and ride the waves!
- Affordable sound: Bose Companion 2 Series III Multi-Media Monitor System
- Fill the room with sound: Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker
- On the go: NUMWO Portable Bluetooth Speaker for Mac
- Great value: Logitech Speaker System Z313 with Subwoofer
- Great connectivity: Edifier Luna Eclipse
- Stylish and balanced: Bose Companion 20 2.0 Speaker System
Affordable sound: Bose Companion 2 Series III Multi-Media Monitor SystemStaff Favorite
The Bose Companion 2 Series III gives you the classic, well-balanced sound you would expect from Bose speakers for an affordable price. The low-end tones are warm and consistent and never seem to fight with the high-end sounds. Much like Bose's other computer speakers, the Companion 2 is meant to be simple in every way. Controlled by a single volume knob on the front of the right speaker, it's effortless to set up and start using. Plus, they are quite small and compact, making them perfect for tight spaces.
Fill the room with sound: Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker
You can connect these beauties (available in several colors) to any Bluetooth-enabled device. You get built-in analog power amplifiers, dual analog audio inputs, USB audio input, aptX codec, hand-finished wood cabinets, variable audio output, subwoofer connection, custom aramid fiber woofers and silk tweeters, and power-saving idle mode.
On the go: NUMWO Portable Bluetooth Speaker for Mac
Not everyone needs the room-filling surround sound of a high-end speaker. If you just want a little something to boost your Mac's sound, something you can pack into a bag or take from room to room, NUMWO's portable speaker will fit the bill.
Great value: Logitech Speaker System Z313 with Subwoofer
The Z313 system comes with a powered subwoofer and two satellite speakers to deliver 25 watts of total power. That's enough to fill your room and then some. While the full range sounds excellent at normal volumes, the highest of the high-end does fall a bit flat and can get pretty tinny. However, fiddling with the equalizer sorts this issue out.
Great connectivity: Edifier Luna Eclipse
These large egg-shaped speakers are perfect to use with your Mac with either a wired or wireless connection — thanks to the addition of Bluetooth — and offer some very impressive sound, all controllable from the custom remote. The Edifier Luna Eclipse even has a Digital Optical connection, so you could use it with your TV or other home entertainment devices if you choose.
Stylish and balanced: Bose Companion 20 2.0 Speaker System
Bose Companion 20 speakers are simple and stylish. Their sleek metal exteriors — that have no buttons or knobs — give the speakers a sleek aesthetic that will look great beside your Mac. The control pod can be placed closer to you. Even if the speakers are some distance away, you can still start, stop, and adjust them conveniently. The control pod also has an AUX input, allowing you to connect your iPhone, iPad, or any other device to play its audio through the Companion 20.
Upgrade your sound
Your Mac will sound better and be louder if you connect a dedicated set of speakers to it, rather than relying on the internal speakers. While super simple to install, external speakers can make your favorite movies, music, video games, podcasts, and more come to life. Any of the best Mac speakers listed above are going to help you turn your Mac up to 11!
It's hard not to love the Bose Companion 2 Series III because they sound great, look great, are super easy to set up, and the price tag makes them pretty affordable. If you don't feel you need a dedicated subwoofer taking up some room by your computer, they're an excellent option for any Mac user. If it's in your budget, consider an upgrade to the Bose Companion 20 2.0 Speaker System. The sophisticated, stylish look is outmatched only by the incredible sound.
On the other hand, if you're just looking for something compact, portable, and inexpensive to boost your sound, I'd go with the NUBWO Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This little cutie comes in a few different colors to go with your decor, and it looks sleek next to your Mac.
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