If you're not satisfied with the built-in speakers that came with your laptop you can always buy external cheap computer speakers that sound great. There is a wide variety of cheap computer speakers and you will find the ones for you! I purchased mine from Tigerdirect.com. You can take a look at some of their examples below but first... Here are some things to watch for when looking for cheap computer speakers:
It ranges from 30 watts and up.
do you want to create the Dolby Digital effect or not?
If yes then you need to get the 6-piece system and the Extigy - see below.
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Sakar iConcepts 2 Piece 120 Watt Speakers
My Opinion - The Sakar two piece speaker system lets your enjoy gaming experience and listen to your CD's. They feature a dynamic high fidelity sound for life-like audio reproduction with a powerful bass boost to go with. This is one of the definitions of cheap computer speakers.
120 watt P.M.P.O. power
Studio quality sound
Add arcade like realism to your computer
Limited lifetime warranty
Cyber Acoustics CA-3001 3-Piece Speakers
My Opinion - This is the most affordable 3-piece subwoofer system on the market. This system sounds superior to any 2-piece system in the market. Great for PC gaming, listening to music or even watching DVD movies right on your computer.
5.1, 4.1 or 2 channel inputs
Convenient desktop controls
Custom mounting brackets for center and rear satellite speakers
Digital ready, 100 watt speaker system
15 Volt AC/DC power adapter
Y cable video game adapter included
Note: If you want the true Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound then you'll need to connect this set of cheap computer speakers through the Sound Blaster® Extigy. The Extigy will let you achieve a true 5.1 surround sound effect. (Dolby Digital 5.1 means splitting sound between 6 different channels and sending it digitally to 6 speakers total including a subwoofer) The Extigy will turn your laptop into a portable home entertainment system and it'll give you the most sound possible.
The Extigy is very easy to install using the USB port connection and it comes with a remote for easy control. (All you need do is plug in the external power supply and the USB cable and insert the installation CD. The Extigy will be recognized instantly by your laptop, and the software on CD will guide you through installation of the drivers. Then connect the cheap computer speakers to Extigy.)
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Think of the Extigy as of an external sound card that can be connected through the USB port and that is designed to plug in 6 speakers (including subwoofer) to create the right effect... Listen to high-definition audio with 24-bit multi-channel performance driven by 100dB SNR clarity Transform your cheap laptop into a home-theater system with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound Actually enjoy listening your music with innovative EAX ADVANCED HD music enhancement tools Enjoy Dolby Digital effect while watching DVD's, playing games or listening CD's and MP3's As you can see, computer speakers don't have to be expensive. Buy them cheap and save money on other discount computer accessories like cheap flat panel monitor or wireless Internet. By adding cheap computer speakers you can easily turn your cheap laptop into a home entertainment system. What are the best places to shop for cheap computer speakers? Discount warehouses (They have great deals but you just have to search for them)
Obviously you can listen to music and hear video game sound effects. Or ... extend them into your shower and listen to music while showering. Believe me, it's great! You can also build your own laptop gaming system using these speakers. For information on this refer to my laptop gaming system page.
Use the power of your home stereo to listen to internet radio, streaming audio and downloaded files such as MP3s, WMA, WAV, Real, Liquid and all other formats.
Enhance your cheap laptop with the ability to find, store and play massive amounts of digital music with the Xitel HiFi-Link. Music can now be played through your home receiver, amplifier, or even portable boombox. The HiFi-Link is a Plug and Play device; plug it into a USB port, and it'll automatically install..More Details