Laptops are portable computers that have various advantages over a desktop computer but they lack certain things because of their small size. One such thing is the presence of loud and good quality speaker. This is also the case with Smartphones as their speakers are not good for listening music.
All laptops come with inbuilt speakers but they are not loud enough and do not have the quality that is needed for listening music and watching movies. They are just ok for casual listening. At home you can connect your regular desktop speakers or music system but you cannot carry it anywhere with you. So if you want to enjoy a good audio experience on your laptop or smartphone anywhere round then have to invest in a good portable speaker that comes with either USB or Bluetooth connectivity. I have also written a detailed guide on how to find good portable speakers for laptop. You can find that guide below.
Must Read: Guide on Finding Good Laptop Speakers
But here in this post I will provide you the list of best affordable portable speakers that are loud enough and good enough to watch movies and for listening music.
Also Read: Detailed Guide on Finding Good Speakers for PC
Best Portable Speakers for Laptops & Smartphones
Here are some of the best available portable speakers that you can buy for your laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Nice portable speakers from Philips that looks nice and delivers good performance. These speakers look very stylish and they draw its power from computer USB port. There is a 3.5mm aux cable by which you can connect these speakers to laptop, PC, mp3 player or your smartphone.
Philips SPA-50 is a 2 channel speaker system and its total output is at 3Watt RMS (1.5W x 2). The sound quality is excellent, bass is good and the speakers are reasonably loud. Highly recommended.
Buy Philips SPA-50 Portable Speaker
Just like the above Philips speakers, these are also very good portable laptop speakers that have the same form factor. iBall Soundwave 2.0 Multimedia Speakers are 2 channel speakers that maximum RMS output of 4W.
The speakers draw power from the USB port and come with 3.5mm plug. The speakers are loud enough and the sound clarity is also pretty good.
Buy iBall Soundwave 2.0 Multimedia Speaker
Portronics Sound Bowl is an amazing compact sized USB speaker for laptop or PC. This speaker does not come with 3.5mm plug and the power and sound signal is transmitted over the single USB cable only. This is good as it eliminates the hurdle of extra cable and even if your sound card gets damaged then also you can play audio using these USB speakers. But the downside is that they cannot be used with Smartphones or Mp3 players. These USB speakers are very loud and has crystal clear sound quality.
Portronics Sound Bowl speaker has total RMS output of 6W and it comes with inbuilt USB cable. My personal favorite and highly recommended by me.
Buy Portronics Sound Bowl Speaker
Tiny but powerful laptop speakers from Lenovo. These 2 channel speakers are reasonably loud and offer clear and crystal sound quality. It does lack in bass department but you cannot expect too much from such a small sized speakers.
The total output of Lenovo M0520 speakers is at 6W RMS. The speakers are USB powered and comes with 3.5mm aux cable. Overall good portable speakers for laptops and smartphones from Lenovo.
Buy Lenovo M0520 Portable Speaker
High quality portable laptop speakers from Logitech. These are 2 channel speakers that is powered by USB and comes with a 3.5mm aux cable for audio. The speakers are really compact the main speakers feature a volume control knob which also acts as an ON/OFF button.
Logitech Stereo Speakers Z120 has total RMS output of 1.2W which indicates that they are not as loud as the other speakers mentioned here. But the sound quality is very good in these speakers.
Buy Logitech Z120 Stereo Speakers
Creative is a big name in speakers and here we have Creative SBS A50 speakers that are powered by USB and come with a universal 3.5mm audio cable. Creative SBS A50 speakers are portable but they are relatively bigger in size and can also be suited for desktop computers.
Creative SBS A50 stereo speakers deliver loud and crystal clear sound with nice bass. These speakers come with ON/OFF button and volume control knob that is located on the main speaker. So if you want good set of portable speakers that can be used for desktop also then these are perfect choice for you.
Buy Creatice SBS A50 Speaker
These are very nice 2.1 channel speaker from Quantum or QHMPL. QHM6200 USB Speaker comes with one dedicated subwoofer and two satellite speakers. The speakers are loud enough with great sound clarity, and because of dedicated sub-woofer unit the bass is also very good.
These USB powered speakers comes with volume control knob and a 3.5mm audio cable. The total RMS output of the speakers is 10W (Satellite 3W x 2, Subwoofer 4W x 1).
Buy Quantum QHM6200 USB Speaker
JBL GO is a Portable mini Bluetooth speaker that can be used with any Bluetooth enable device whether it is laptop, smartphone, tablet or any other. The speaker is so compact that you can fit it in your pocket. This portable wireless speaker comes with 3.5mm Jack for use with mp3 players, built-in microphone for answering calls, Bluetooth connectivity and a 600mAh battery for providing around 5 hours of playtime.
The speaker has RMS output of 3W and is loud enough and has crystal clear sound quality. The bass is decent for the speaker of its size. So if want a high quality branded portable wireless speaker then JBL GO is the one that you should buy. Highly Recommended for Smartphones.
Buy JBL GO Bluetooth Speaker
Portronics Cubix is a battery powered portable speaker that is suitable for smartphones, mp3 players and laptops. The speaker comes with 3.5mm aux cable so that it can be used with variety of devices including laptop, smartphone, tablet, mp3 player etc.
The speaker is reasonably loud and has 2W RMS output. The sound clarity is also very good. The speaker comes with 1200mAh rechargeable battery that can provide 5 hours of playtime.
Buy Portronics Cubix Portable Speaker
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