Best computer speakers for Mac in 2023

The best computer speakers for Mac are, for many, the last things they'll be thinking about. Their display is the best they can find, their keyboard the most clicky, and their mouse the most... mousy, but they'll soon find themselves lacking when they go to listen to some music or play a movie. Grabbing a pair of the best desktop speakers you can is almost a must if you're going to be doing any kind of listening.

There are some things you'll want to bear in mind if you're sticking some speakers on your desk, however. They'll need to be compact so that they can fit with your setup. They'll need to have an easy connection method, and preferably be active so that you don't have to have a powered box nearby to keep them going. And, of course, it's always nice to have speakers that look good too. We've rounded up some of the best Mac speakers - so let's get stuck in.

Pump up the volume with these computer speakers for Mac

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How to upgrade the sound of your Mac 

So you've already got a shiny new Mac, be that a super colorful iMac, or a meaty MacBook Pro M2. You may have a fancy 4K monitor so that what you're looking at looks good too - but what about sound?

Your Mac will sound so much better when you link up a dedicated set of speakers, rather than relying on the internal speakers. You need only slap them on the desk, plug them into the wall, and hook them up to your computer. That's it. If you do, you can enjoy better sound for all your favorite music, movies, video games, and podcasts. Every single one of the speakers above is going to make a massive difference.

We particularly love the HomePod 2. It's a little bigger than the HomePod mini, and a little more expensive too, but it pumps out some of the best sound quality for its size this side of $500. It can also act as the center for a smart home setup as well, and you'll be surprised how useful Siri can be. If you buy multiple for around the house you can control them all separately too, and do so from the comfort of your desktop Mac. 

Looking for making some noise with something without an Apple logo on it? The Ruark Audio MR1 MK2 speakers are an excellent choice. They're attractive in thier finish, and there's a control on the top to manually dial the volume. They're simple to set up, and they pump out sound with a quality that far exceeds their price point. A great option.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.