I guess you really want some tips on how to pick a set of gaming speakers. Well, these tips will help you improve your audio setup.
You should know that speakers are vital to a gamer’s gaming life. If you can’t hear the explosion of a tank or the shouts of your teammates, there’s no point in playing.
Normally, players always use a nice pair of headsets to hear what they need to hear. But headsets aren’t fun for shared gaming. If you have other people in your room and you’re the only one wearing headphones, they’re not going to share the fun with you. In this case, having a gaming speaker is indispensable.
But with all the options out there, how do you know which one to get?
Firstly, consider your gaming room, If your place is surrounded by sound-sensitive neighbors, I am sure you will not go for 5.1 speakers or higher. The stereo, in other words, 2.1 speakers will be your best choice. It may not provide you with the surround sound that you are expecting, but it’s much better than your monitor’s speakers.
The size of your room also dictates the type of your gaming speakers. If you don’t have a dedicated game room, it’s like most people play games in their bedroom. You may want to get one-piece hardware like a soundbar. This doesn’t take up too much space while still giving you the sound quality you expect. Your room size will also let you know if you can get an external subwoofer or not.
Secondly, check on your PC specifications. The 5.1 surround sound speakers may make you satisfied with your gaming experience. But your PC’s motherboard may not supports the system of 5.1 surround sound. You need to look at your sound card and ports which are able to enjoy the 5.1 system. Older PCs are not designed to handle more than the 2.1 gaming speakers.No only is your sound card, but also, not all PCs are digital-compatible. You may have to buy a separate converter for your speakers to work with your PC.
The 2.0/2.1 gaming speaker is more suitable for most computers. Specifically designed for gaming sound, it looks pretty cool with its rhythmic RGB lighting and touch lighting control modes, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Two separate channels create the simplest stereo sound, creating excellent sound positioning, and its sound quality gives you an immersive gaming experience.
Thirdly, you should know what features you need. The 2.0gaming speaker is usually enough if you just want an improvement from the PC’s built-in speakers. However, if you want to hear, better yet feel, the lowest or highest frequencies, consider getting a 2.1 speaker. Be aware that an external subwoofer will take up space, so check again how big you can get.
Check the power. A speaker’s wattage is directly proportional to the loudness your speakers can supply. If you want to drown out the outside noise, then choose speakers with higher wattage. A 40-watt gaming speaker allows you to hear the usual thumps, bangs, and orchestra playing in your games.
Please note, if any there’s extra volume and frequency adjustment with the gaming speakers — the former may be a given with all gaming speakers — but it’s even better if the speakers come with remote control, so you can adjust the volume even if the gaming speakers are far away from you.
Last but not least, look at your budget.” Money talks”, as the adage goes. This is true in almost every aspect; therefore, when buying gaming speakers you must know how much your pocket can shell out.
5.1 and 7.1 speakers are usually at the high end of the price spectrum, so the 2.1 gaming speakers are the usual budget. The good thing is that technology has given us a lot of options these days. You can get a soundbar that comes in 2.1, 5.1, or 7.1 channels without creating a big hole in your pocket.