Even though computer speakers are meant for, well, computers, they can generally be used for a wide variety of uses as well. Their easy set-up with the added benefit of their added compact ability over larger speaker systems make them better suited for a wider choice of uses overall.
In addition to the compact ability, most of the speakers being produced today can plug and play into almost every audio-emitting device, from smartphones, MP3 players to tablets and other gadgets. The only requirement needed is a 3.5mm headphone jack and an external power source – some can even be powered through your computer or by way of batteries.
While these computer speakers vary in sizes and configurations, the one thing that they all have in common is that most of the time they can be connected with various devices through various ports like RCA and auxiliary ports. This helps the speaker set to be compatible with other devices. They are not only limited to computers and laptops but are extremely useful for entertainment systems as well.
To help you see the various uses that can be made with computer speakers and to better illustrate their versatility, here are a few compatible uses for a set of generic computer speakers.
Enhancing your computer’s sound
Of course, this is the use it is made for. Most computers don’t have built-in speakers but have soundboards which can be used with a speaker. Older desktop models have older jacks which are now mostly being replaced by the universal 3.5mm headphone jack, which is normally found on most computers and laptops.
Even though laptops have the benefit of having built-in integrated speakers, all computers and laptops can benefit from the use of computer speakers, mostly to improve upon the sound the device produces. Speakers vary in many configurations, but usually there are always two main (sometimes called satellites) speakers that produce rich and warm sound.
Turning your computer into a media entertainment system
In some cases, speakers can be powerful enough to make your computer or laptop into a full-pledged entertainment system. Usually, a 2.1 speaker system with a subwoofer is enough to give your audio enough richness and expressive bass for it to be considered a kind of entertainment system.
This gives your computer enough audio capabilities the same way as your living room entertainment does, but in a smaller form. Whether watching movies or playing music for a party, a speaker-accentuated device is powerful and will give you an incredible time whilst enjoying them.
Enhancing your sound gaming for better overall gaming performance
Believe it or not, gaming requires proper audio enhancements in order to maximize either the gaming performance associated with it or just for better enjoyment. This will relate to both computer and console gaming, so a good set of gaming speakers must offer audio dedication to further better the sounds in gaming.
Better sounds can relate to better gaming performance, especially in multiplayer online battle arena (MOB) or first person shooter (FPS) games where knowing where your enemy is key, and footsteps are usually valued as clues to those instances. In addition, sound controllers for gaming usually have to be better optimized in order to give a better performance.
Powering your smartphone or MP3 device’s sound
All 3.5mm-fitted devices can usually benefit from computer speakers, even more so if they are considered portable and in most cases powered by batteries. Wireless computer speakers are also common nowadays and are powered by Bluetooth, adding to the overall compact ability experience.
Portability is something most users are looking for, so smaller speakers usually have better footing in the market. These speaker-powered smartphones or MP3 devices can be used in exercise sessions or dance practices, all within the convenience of bringing your sound system along with you anywhere you go.
More convenient alternative to large entertainment systems
As most speakers today come with their very own RCA ports, it’s not hard to see some speakers being used as alternatives to large entertainment systems.
Setup is definitely easier, and even though they’re smaller and may produce less powerful sound compared to a true entertainment system, this can be enough for some people and therefore it is a valid use for computer speakers today.