Best Soundbar For PC

Best Soundbar For PC – UPDATED 2021 – PC Gaming & Music

These days we practically use PC for most of our entertainment, from playing games to music listening to watching our favorite movies/TV shows via streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and more. This is why you’ll need a versatile and robust sound system that can handle all of these demands effortlessly and elevate your experience with high audio quality. We have hand-picked 10 of the best soundbars for PC that not only can cope with the demands of modern PC usage but also exceed one’s expectations.

There’s a good reason why we have chosen soundbars instead of the traditional bookshelf speakers. Soundbars are designed to be placed under the monitor, this makes them easier to fit into the space of your PC setup and won’t obstruct your viewing.

10 Best Soundbars For PC

Here are the top 10 soundbars you can get for your PC setup, do note that they are listed in random order and not by ranking.

1. Razer Leviathan for PC

Razer has always been one of the top choices for gaming accessories, a reputable brand in the gaming community and so when they start making PC speakers, you will know they will be good. Razer Leviathan is a 5.1 Surround PC Gaming Sound Bar with Bluetooth function, and also comes with a powerful 5.25-inch downward-firing subwoofer. It has won many accolades as well.

For PC gaming, Razer Leviathan is top-notch, as it reveals to you accurately and with clarity of where your foes are, the footsteps are clear and crisp. You’ll know when your enemies are coming but they don’t, giving you an edge over your competitors in gaming. For music and movies, it is no slouch either, like the name suggests, it reproduces a big and bold sound, with impactful mid-bass. You can also enhance your listening experience even more by using Dolby Digital. There are also 3 preset equalizers specially tuned for gaming, music, and movies.

With Bluetooth aptX Technology, you can stream music from any mobile device and use Razor Leviathan as your home audio system. You can also connect your sources directly to this PC soundbar via optical or 3.5 mm input. This is truly an entertaining PC sound system to own.

Features

  • Virtual Surround Sound mode
  • Comes with a 5.25-inch downward firing subwoofer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 aptX Technology
  • Inputs: Optical, 3.5 mm
  • 2 x 2.5-inch full-range drivers and 2 x 0.74-inch tweeters
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic II, and Dolby Virtual Speakers
  • Preset Equalizers tuned for gaming, movies, and music

2. Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana for PC

Creative has been focusing on making high-quality PC audio products for a long time. Using all these years of innovation and dedication, they have designed and made Sound BlasterX Katana a multi-channel gaming soundbar. With its slim profile design, Sound BlasterX Katana can easily fit under your PC monitor. Using Creative Lab’s BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder, Sound BlasterX Katana soundbar will deliver an exciting and immersive surround sound experience.

It consists of 2 up-firing midbass drivers and 2 high-excursion tweeters, including an external 5.25-inch long-throw Subwoofer. Couple with Creative Labs’ proprietary multi-core Digital Signal Processor and tri-amplified design that delivers a total power output of 150 Watts, this soundbar is more than capable of reproducing amazing sound quality for gaming, movies, and music.

There’s this unique feature where you can use Sound BlasterX Katana as a sound card so you can connect other devices via the USB connection to experience Virtual 7.1 audio. Furthermore, via the USB connection, you can also enjoy 24bit/96kHz high-resolution audio, just plug in your USB flash drives that contain your favorite music/songs. There’s also Bluetooth 4.2 where you can stream music from other smart devices such as your mobile phone, tablet, etc.

This soundbar is packed with features, there’s even a remote control, that’s so convenient! Based on these many features and also you can ‘convert’ Katana as a sound card/’DAC’, it is well worth the price it is asking. Like the Razer Leviathan, it is an entertaining PC sound system but with a slightly better sound quality from what I can hear.

Features

  • Slim profile design for easier placement.
  • Comes with a 5.25-inch long-throw Subwoofer.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder.
  • Proprietary Multi-Core Digital Signal Processor.
  • Tri-amplified design – total power output of 150 Watts.
  • 2 up-firing midbass drivers and 2 high-excursion tweeters.
  • Direct USB connection to use this soundbar as a sound card/’DAC’ for Virtual 7.1 audio and 24bit/96kHz high-resolution audio.
  • Comes with remote control.

3. Bose Soundbar 700 for PC

When it comes to using a soundbar for your PC setup, Bose Soundbar 700 is one of the popular choices which really intrigues me. In order to connect with Bose 700, you will require a PC with optical output or via Bluetooth connection. Bose 700 is by far the most popular Bose soundbar based on the high ratings given by their customers. Their sonic prowess and exceptional sound quality are what set them apart from their predecessors and the current lesser models. A huge and spacious soundstage that fully immerses you into the video game world, movies, and music. Bose soundbar 700 looks absolutely gorgeous and beaming with premium build quality such as tempered glass top, wraparound metal grille, and elegant clean lines.

Comes built-in with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free control. For music streaming, other than a direct connection to your PC via optical, you can also connect via Wi-Fi network, Apple AirPlay 2, or Spotify Connect. Or maybe use Bluetooth to connect to your smart devices. Use either the provided remote control or Bose Music app to manage the Bose 700. Supports both Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound format. There is also ADAPTiQ audio calibration which you can use to enhance the overall sound quality within your computer/listening room.

It commands quite a hefty price when comparing to most of the soundbars listed here but the sound quality is definitely one of the best. It is also upgradable meaning you can further improve the sonic performance and sound quality by adding a subwoofer (Bose Bass Module 700) and surround speakers (Bose Surround 700). The only qualm I have, it is too wide.

Features

  • Custom drivers and proprietary technologies deliver exceptional sound quality and performance.
  • Elegant and beautiful; tempered glass top, wraparound metal grille, and clean lines.
  • Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound format.
  • Built-in with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Supports Wi-Fi network, Apple AirPlay 2, or Spotify Connect.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 Technology.
  • Inputs: HDMI ARC, Optical, CEC
  • Bose SimpleSync
  • Able to add Bose Bass Module 700 and Bose Surround 700 to further improve the sound quality.

4. Sonos Beam Soundbar for PC

If you really want high sound quality soundbar for your PC then Sonos Beam is definitely one of the top choices. Sonos Beam soundbar is tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice for enhanced movie and music listening experience. While you are watching a movie or playing a video game on your PC, if you ever find the dialogues not clear, you can always use Speech Enhancement to clarify them. You will never miss a single word ever again with Sonos Beam.

This soundbar has built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so you can play music, read news, without lifting a finger. Sonos Beam has one tweeter and four full-range woofers, driven by five Class D digital amplifiers that are tuned to perfectly match the speaker drivers, aided by three passive radiators. To deliver crystal clear and crisp sound quality, with deep and rich bass performance.

Adjust the bass and treble settings to tailor the sound you desire. Sonos Beam supports Apple AirPlay 2 and is able to connect to your Wi-Fi network. Your PC will need to have optical output in order to connect it to Sonos Beam.

Sonos Beam is visually pleasing and small enough to fit right under your PC monitor, providing you with high fidelity sound. If you want more oomph and a more immersive surround sound, you can always add in a Sonos subwoofer and surround speakers.

Features

  • Tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice.
  • Speech Enhancement to clarify dialogues.
  • Built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
  • 5 Class D digital amplifiers, perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers.
  • 1x tweeter, 4x full-range woofers, and 3x passive radiators.
  • Supports PCM stereo, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • Bass and treble settings.
  • Supports Apple AirPlay 2.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity, HDMI ARC, and Optical Input.
  • Add Sonos subwoofer and Sonos surround speakers to further improve the sound quality.

5. Polk Audio Signa S2 Ultra-Slim TV Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for PC

With the combination of the wireless subwoofer, this Polk Audio Signa S2 can deliver bass extension down to 45Hz. You will not only hear but also feel the difference whenever you watch a movie or play a game on your PC. If you like bass-heavy music then you will be delighted as well. To further improve your experience when watching your favorite TV shows or movies on your computer, Signa S2 has Polk Audio’s exclusive Voice Adjust Technology and Dolby Digital Decoding to maximize sound clarity as well as reducing voice delays.

There is also Bluetooth where you can stream music via your smart mobile devices. Use the button preset EQ settings for movies and music for immediate sound enhancements such as clearer dialogues, big sound, and/or deeper bass. Activate Night Mode will immediately lower the bass and increase VoiceAdjust for clearer dialogue if you wish to hear it all but without disturbing anyone in and around your house. It also comes with remote control.

Signa S2 with its’ wireless subwoofer can easily fill any typical PC room with home theater sound quality. With the level of sonic performance and features, it is quite unbelievable that this soundbar is still affordably priced (is one of the most affordable on the list). That’s Polk Audio, their home audio products are always value for money. You can directly connect your PC to Polk Audio Signa S2 using optical (recommended) or analog 3.5mm mini-jack or Bluetooth.

Features

  • Wireless Subwoofer, deliver low bass of down to 45Hz.
  • Voice Adjust Technology for clear dialogue and maximize sound clarity.
  • Dolby Digital Decoding.
  • Built-in Bluetooth to stream music from your mobile devices.
  • One button preset EQ setting: Movies and Music.
  • Night Mode
  • Remote Control
  • Inputs: HDMI ARC, Optical, Analog 3.5mm mini-jack
  • Affordable and value for money.

6. Panasonic SoundSlayer Gaming Soundbar for PC

In collaboration with SQUARE ENIX(R), Panasonic SoundSlayer is designed and made for PC gaming with 3 game sound modes, role playing games (RPG), first person shooters (FPS), and voice. When you activate RPG mode, it creates a strong intensity and realism, making you feel like you are inside the game’s world. In FPS mode, your enemies’ location becomes clearer and more audible, for instance, with subtle sounds such as footsteps, you’ll be able to pinpoint where your enemies are thus giving you an advantage over them. Voice mode, will make characters’ dialogues in the game clearer and with more clarity.

Panasonic SoundSlayer is also great for watching movies and listening to music on your PC. It has Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and 4K HDR passthrough where you can connect your Blu-ray player via HDMI ARC. You can now watch your movies on your PC in immersive surround sound where you can hear intense actions all around you and above, giving you an exhilarating movie experience. Listen to your favorite music using Bluetooth, stream them from your mobile phone, tablets, etc. High res audio files can be played as well.

SoundSlayer may be compact in size but it packs a punch. There is an integrated subwoofer that delivers deep and tight bass, with a total power output of 80 Watts. A tweeter that delivers detailed high frequency of up to 50 kHz which is very impressive and great for listening to high res music and SACD. Full-range woofers with neodymium magnet to achieve clear midrange playback. All these coupled with a high-quality digital amp will deliver dynamic sound reproduction which is also clear and precise.

Features

  • Collaboration with SQUARE ENIX(R), jointly developed 3 gaming sound modes; Role Playing Games (RPG), First Person Shooters (FPS), and Voice.
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X
  • 4K HDR passthrough
  • Other sound modes: Movie, Music, and Standard.
  • Integrated Subwoofer
  • Tweeters deliver a detailed high frequency of up to 50 kHz
  • Full-range woofers with neodymium magnet
  • HDMI ARC, Optical Input
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • High-Res Audio
  • Includes Remote Control

7. Creative Stage V2 2.1 Soundbar with Subwoofer

Tight budget and unable to spend much money on a new soundbar for PC? Then Creative Stage V2 will be a terrific choice for you. Firstly, the design is sleek and compact, can easily fit under your monitor, and blend nicely into your room decors. You might also want to wall-mount the soundbar as it comes with a wall mounting kit and instructions. Creative Stage V2 is great for watching movies as well as PC gaming. It has 2 custom-tuned mid-range drivers and a long-throw subwoofer, with 160 Watts peak power. Providing you with clear dialogues, dynamic mids, and rich deep bass of down to 55 Hz (very impressive for such a compact soundbar).

Includes remote control which you can use to activate various EQ selections such as movies, music, concert, and gaming mode. You can also adjust the bass and treble settings too. Creative Stage V2 uses Sound Blaster’s audio technologies which expands your soundstage, enhances the spatial information, and delivering an immersive sound.

It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology, with an A2DP profile that enables wireless transmission of full stereo sound. You can also connect a USB directly to Creative Stage V2 to play your MP3 music files. This PC soundbar comes packed with features and audio quality that will excite you, all these at such an affordable price.

Features

  • Sleek and compact design.
  • Wall mounting kit and instructions provided.
  • Comprises 2 custom-tuned mid-range drivers and a long-throw subwoofer (down to 55 Hz).
  • 160 Watts peak power, 80 Watts RMS.
  • Remote control included
  • EQ preset selections: movies, music, concert, and gaming mode.
  • Bass and treble settings
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology
  • AUX-in, Optical-in, USB-C
  • Very Affordable

8. Polk Audio MagniFi Ultra Compact Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

Don’t have much space on your computer table? Polk Audio MagniFi Ultra Compact Soundbar will be a magnificent option. As the name suggests, it is very compact in size, allowing you to fit the soundbar anywhere easily. It may be small but it can still deliver room-filling sound. The wireless 6.5″ subwoofer that comes together with the MagniFi soundbar, produces body pounding and deep bass. The ultra-compact soundbar contains two 0.5″ tweeters and four 2.25″ midrange drivers along with Polk VoiceAdjust technology, giving you crystal clear dialogues and realistic sound. All these drivers working in seamless cohesion will fill your computer room with home theater experience that takes your gaming, movies as well as music to another level.

Enjoy wireless music streaming using Bluetooth, Google Cast, and/or Wi-Fi. You can also connect your PC to MagniFi using HDMI (ARC), optical, and/or analog 3.5mm mini-jack. If you do not want to disturb others in your home, you can use Night mode.

As you can see Polk Audio MagniFi and the wireless subwoofer is an ideal PC audio system choice especially when you are facing space constraints. The compact size of the soundbar and the wireless connectivity of the subwoofer enables you to fit them comfortably anywhere in your PC room without making it messier as well. It also delivers home cinematic sound which makes playing games or watching movies on your PC more enjoyable.

Features

  • Ultra Compact Soundbar
  • Wireless 6.5″ Subwoofer
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • Two 0.5″ tweeters and four 2.25″ midrange drivers.
  • Polk VoiceAdjust technology for clear dialogue and maximize sound clarity.
  • Wireless connections: Bluetooth, Google Cast, and Wi-Fi.
  • HDMI (ARC), optical, and Analog 3.5mm mini-jack.
  • EQ settings for Movies, Music, and Sports.
  • Night Mode

9. TaoTronics Wireless PC Soundbar (TT-SK028)

Another very affordable soundbar for your PC, this TaoTronics TT-SK028 is integrated with six full-range drivers to deliver boosted bass stereo sound (5 Watts x 2). It will be an upgrade from your conventional TV or multi-media speakers. Is decent for gaming and casual music listening, but for movies, it lacks the impact and deep rumbling bass.

TaoTronics TT-SK028 uses Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music streaming from your mobile devices up to 50 feet. It doesn’t come with a remote but you can control all the functions using the knob on the right side of the speaker. A cool feature will be that you can connect TT-SK028 directly to your laptop via the USB charging cord and whenever you start up your laptop, this will also automatically power on the soundbar. If you really have tight budget constraints, then the TaoTronics TT-SK028 Bluetooth soundbar will suffice.

Features

  • 6 full-range drivers
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music streaming (up to 50 feet)
  • Stereo sound with boosted bass
  • Available Aux Connection
  • Automatically power on when connected to your laptop via the USB charging cord
  • Very Affordable

10. Samsung 2.1 Soundbar HW-R450 with Wireless Subwoofer for PC

If you want heart thumping and deep rumbling bass, then you should check out Samsung HW-R450 soundbar. With a wireless subwoofer that supplementing the bass, this sound system can hit as low as 43 Hz! Now you can hear and feel the intensity of your gameplay, the ferocity of movie action scenes, and bass-heavy music. HW-R450 has this Smart Sound Technology which will analyze the content and automatically optimize the sound for the best experience. Making Samsung HW-R450 an ideal soundbar for PC gaming, movies, and music.

There is Bluetooth connectivity which you can use to connect your PC or other smart devices. If you will be using certain selected Samsung TV as your monitor, you can try using Game Mode which will optimize the overall sound quality based on the video game you are playing.

The sound clarity of the highs and mids is one of the least performing soundbars of the 10 listed here. The main strength of HW-R450 is the powerful and deep bass that the subwoofer could deliver, and for the price it is asking for, I would say is really a good bargain.

Features

  • Wireless Subwoofer – is pretty rare for a soundbar at this price to have a wireless subwoofer that can reproduce such deep bass (43 Hz).
  • Smart Sound Technology
  • Bluetooth connection for wireless music streaming.
  • Game Mode (only for selected Samsung televisions).
  • Optical input
  • Very Affordable

Overall Best Soundbar For PC

There is no doubt in my mind that Panasonic SoundSlayer is the overall best soundbar for PC. Panasonic collaborated with SQUARE ENIX(R) to create 3 specially tuned gaming sound modes for RPG, FPS, and voice-centric games. The only soundbar in this top 10 list and at this price range to have Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X immersive surround sound format. Not to mention, 4K HDR passthrough. The subwoofer is integrated as well, making SoundSlayer very easy to fit into any PC room. It also has tweeters that could deliver highs up to 50 kHz, the only soundbar here which can do that. This is amazing for music and especially for High-Res audio files. Then there are the connections such as Bluetooth for wireless and wired will be HDMI ARC and Optical Input.

The inclusion of remote control is very convenient as well. With this multitude of features and immersive sound quality, Panasonic SoundSlayer is not even the most expensive soundbar in this top 10 list. This is why Panasonic SoundSlayer is the overall best soundbar for PC.

Best Sound Quality Soundbar For PC

If budget is not an issue and you have plenty of space on your desktop, plus you only want the best sounding soundbar for your PC. Then you have to go for Bose Soundbar 700, it sounds amazing and looks amazing too. It also comes with a plethora of features such as built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as supports Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and many more. Expansive and spacious soundstage, crystal clear vocals and audible dialogues, tight and punchy bass. If you ever need more extended bass, you can always get Bose Bass Module 700.

Best Sound Quality Soundbar For PC

Best Budget Soundbar for PC

Creative Stage V2 2.1 Soundbar will be an amazing choice for PC users who have a very tight budget. Creative Stage V2 is not the cheapest on the list (that will be TaoTronics TT-SK028) but why I choose this soundbar? This is because, for a small additional cost, Creative Stage V2 comes with a subwoofer and has a much higher power output than TaoTronics TT-SK028. This is important as these will improve the sound quality significantly, making it more entertaining when you are either playing video games on a PC or simply listening to music (Bluetooth 5.0). Furthermore, it has slightly more features and better audio technology.

Final Words

Each of the soundbar listed here has its own merits and you should be able to find one that suits your requirements. You can also shortlist a few of them and audition them either at the dealer’s store or at your own home. For instance, Sonos allows customers to try their Beam soundbar at home. Some dealers may allow you to bring them back for testing. Whatever the case, you should always test the sound quality first before deciding to purchase.

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