A lot of people, including me, are happy with those basic speakers that come with your desktop, or the tiny ones built into your laptop. But if you really need a sub and some speakers for your computer, be it for gaming, movies, or music, you should take a look at the Altec Lansing FX6021’s.
No, it’s not 5.1 surround, it is 2.1 though. The great part about these speakers is the form factor, the two satellite speakers are extremely thin, you could easily fit them on just about any desk. The speaker design is pretty sleek, too, they’d look great next to a nice flat panel (Cinema Display 30”!) The 6.5” subwoofer can be placed under your desk or off in a corner and you’ll pretty much forget it’s there.
The two satellite speakers both have six 1” neodymium micro drivers, which translates into excellent overall sound quality. The 6.5” sub will also give you some great bass, I don’t think it will “rattle the room” as Altec Lansing says, but it should be enough to keep you satisfied.
Also included is a wireless remote and control pod that let you control bass, treble, and the master volume levels without getting out of your seat.
If you’re looking for a sleek and powerful desktop speaker set, and are willing to spend $250 to get it, Altec Lansing’s FX6021 seems like an excellent choice. Get yours from Altec Lansing’s site.