Five 2.1 Speaker Systems for UnderĀ $100

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By Mark Casey

Not everyone wants $2,000 surround sound systems in every room of the house. So, the next best thing is a low cost 2.1 speaker system that hooks directly into your PC, and the options listed below are all effective and inexpensive. After all, you still need a decent audio setup if you use your computer for any sort of multimedia purpose.

Listening to music, playing video games, or even just watching movies or online videos, a decent set of speakers can go a long way. And with a 2.1 setup - that’s 2 small sattelite speakers and one powered subwoofer for great bass - you’ll be pleased with your PC, and your wallet.

Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System

The Logitech Z-2300 2.1 audio set up is THX-certified, so price-conscious audiophiles will know when they purchase this speaker system that they are getting their money’s worth. Even at this low price, Logitech has achieved THX certification, which is not handed out lightly. Such a distinction should give the owner a certain confidence in the quality of their media experience, whether it be gaming, music, or of course, watching movies.

Sony SRSD21X 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System

Sony’s SRSDX21X audio system is a cheap solution for quality sound. Coming in at under $50, Sony’s 2.1 system is both reliable and cost-effective - not to mention that it produces great quality audio across the sound spectrum. The bass and high tones are great at normal volumes, and the only sacrifice for the low price seems to be a few missing perks like independent treble and bass adjustment knobs.

Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speakers

While not technically a 2.1 system, this Bose 2-speaker set belongs in the same class with these 2.1 systems that come with powered subwoofers from the smaller satellite speakers. The bass output is hefty, and a fine alternative to that of the bulky powered subwoofers that 2.1 systems feature. And of course, since it’s Bose, you know there will be crisp highs and clear midrange levels, even if they are significantly more expensive than standard 2-speaker sets.

Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 Speaker System Music & Gaming System

These Altec Lansing speakers do exactly what they advertise - create a quality multimedia experience for watching movies and playing video games. They loaded up the bass and high tone performance, leaving some sacrifice of the mid-range tones, but resulting in a compelling and impressive entertainment experience. The deep sounds boom and rumble in a way that rivals systems that cost twice as much.

Creative Labs I-Trigue 3330 2.1 Speaker System

The Creative Labs I-Trigue 2.1 speaker system puts style above all else. They’re kind of like the desktop version of those cool looking, stylish earbuds everyone wears these days. These speakers are definitely intriguing, and would go well with all kinds of modern desktops and futuristic decor. They offer quality sound at a cheap price, and will catch the eye of anyone who happens to encounter them.

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