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5 Best Gaming Speakers (May 2024)

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Whether you game on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or another platform, you'll almost always rely on a gaming headset to get the most accurate and immersive sound possible. This is especially important in competitive FPS games where directional sound can literally save your life. However, if you're playing a story-driven, action-adventure, or any other game that doesn't require you to hone in on those sounds, then you don't necessarily need to use a headset. Instead, you can take the comfortable route and use gaming speakers.

By combining full surround sound immersion with heavy bass, gaming speakers can produce some of the best gaming audio available. In some ways, they are better than a gaming headset because they fill the room with sound. Which can truly bring some games to life. So, ditch that suffocating headset and lackluster TV audio for the best gaming speakers in this list.

5. Creative Pebble Pro

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We're kicking off this list of the best gaming speakers with the Creative Pebble Pro: the best budget option by a long shot. Despite their small size and low price, these minimalist Bluetooth speakers deliver exceptionally clear audio. So, if you want something simple and elegant that will get the job done, the Creative Pebble Pro is your best bet. They connect to PC via a 3.5mm Audio Jack, and can even work on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via a USB-C connection to one of the console's USB ports.

The best part, however, is the variety of options; you don't have to just go with the Creative Pebble Pro. The line's cheapest version is only $25, or for double the price, you can take it up a notch and get the Pebble Plus, which comes with a subwoofer if you really want to shake your walls with bass. Nonetheless, all Creative Pebble speakers are inexpensive and simple, making them by far the best budget gaming speakers available.

Buy here: Creative Pebble Pro

4. Logitech Z407

If you're still looking to go on the cheaper side, but don't want bottom-of-the-barrel speakers, consider the Logitech Z407. At a reasonable price, the Logitech Z407 comes with two oval-shaped speakers packed with 80 watts of power and a subwoofer with 20 watts of bass. You can connect in three ways: Bluetooth, micro USB, or a 3.5mm Audio Jack, which have you covered on every platform. Furthermore, they include a control dial that allows you to easily pause, play, mute, and adjust volume and base.

Being fairly priced, compatible with all systems, and equipped with everything from a control dial to a subwoofer, these are by far the best gaming speakers if you want the full setup without breaking the bank.

Buy here: Logitech Z407 Speakers

3. Logitech G560

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Sticking with Logitech, but taking it up a notch, we have the Logitech G560. Tripling the Z407's speaker power with 240 watts for only double the price, the Logitech G560 is one of the best gaming speakers out there. Like their younger sibling, the Logitech Z407, they can connect in three ways: Bluetooth, micro USB, or 3.5mm Audio Jack. But, aside from speaker power, you may be wondering what distinguishes the Logitech G560 from the Z407? That is with the power of the Logitech G Hub downloadable software.

Using the Logitech G Hub, you can customize your bass settings, surround sound, and advanced EQ settings. Allowing you to achieve your desired sound. What's even cooler, with the Logitech G HUB you can Lightsync the speakers RGB to respond to your game audio. Even better, you can enable the Audio Visualizer to sync the RGB up with music. And that only scratches the surface of speakers RGB customization.

Buy here: Logitech G560

2. Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

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Not all of the best gaming speakers are two separate speakers. Sometimes all you need is a good soundbar to get the job done. Thankfully, Razer has a top-of-the-line soundbar with the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro. Complete with 3D audio, THX Spatial Audio, and “five full-range 2” drivers supported by a down-firing subwoofer”, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro will undoubtedly deliver crisp, clear audio with punchy bass.

Using the Razer Audio App, you can conveniently adjust both audio and RGB settings. The soundbar itself connects via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm Audio Jack. The best part, however, is that there are three separate versions of the Razer Leviathan, which mostly deviate in size, not audio quality. Allowing you to get the perfect sound at the perfect size for your setup. So, don't dismiss the Razer Leviathan soundbar, because it can produce a much more powerful sound than the speakers behind it in this list.

Buy here: Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

1. Razer Nommo V2 Pro

Back to back with Razer (because everyone knows their quality is undeniable), our number one pick for the best gaming speakers are the Razer Nommo V2 Pro. Equipped with 7.1 surround sound, THX Spatial Audio, a high fidelity subwoofer, and two powerful 3″ full-range drivers “fitted with aluminum phase plugs to minimize sound reflections within each speaker”, there isn't anything the Razer Nommo V2 Pro can't do.

What about compatibility? Razer has you covered, as the Nommo V2 Pro connects via Bluetooth and a USB cable to a variety of platforms including PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. To top it all off, you can customize the speaker's audio and RGB settings. As a result, the Razer Nommo V2 Pro checks off every box on the list. It is everything you could want in a gaming speaker, which is consequently why we consider them to be the best in its class.

Buy here: Razer Nommo V2 Pro

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our picks? Are there other gaming speakers you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.