USB Speakers With Decent BassShopping for better audio from your Mac or PC laptop or desktop computer? USB bus powered speakers aren't generally known for delivering much low-end frequency response or high volume. But with careful evaluation, you can find select speaker systems that don't require separate AC wall power, but deliver enhanced audio playback from the limited power that's available from a computer's USB port.
USB Digital Computer Audio or 1.8" Analog Device Inputs
Deep, Low Bass Down To 20HZ
Best USB Powered Speakers With Sub-Woofer￼With USB 3.0 and USB-C ports delivering more amps of power, newer USB bus powered speaker systems can be free from past limitations and louder than ever. Power to drive well designed speaker cones up to 4 inches, and deliver full-frequency deep bass than previously possible. 3-piece 2.1 speaker systems can take your Mac desktop's audio playback quality to the next level.
2 Orb Satellites and SubWoofer
Here's another low-cost USB bus powered subwoofer loudspeaker system with a lot of oomph!
Highy-Rated USB 2.1 Speaker System
4" Down-Firing Woofer
2.1 USB Powered Woofer Speakers
Center Subwoofer + 2 Satellites
3 Inch Driver Cones : Free Lavalier Microphone
Above, a 2 wire analog USB speaker set with separate mic and headphone jacks at the back. Below Creative's great sounding USB-Powered analog Sound Bar speaker with Bluetooth and MP3 playback via USB flash drive.
Creative Labs USB-Powered Sound Bar
Great Bass, High-Quality Speaker Cones
|Edifier 2.0 Desktop Speakers
Large 70mm Driver Cones
|2.1 USB Speaker System
Mini Subwoofer + Satellites
Bigger Driver Cones Better Bass ResponseIf you're looking for good bass reproduction you'll generally need to look at 2 or 3-piece desktop USB speaker systems. Many other's are designed as loudspeakers for portability such as use with Apple MacBooks, UltraBooks, Netbooks and other PC laptops. So tradeoffs in low-frequency response are made with small driver cones and a compact, portable enclosure for easier travel. With USB desktop speaker systems, the drivers and enclosures can be much larger allowing for enhanced bass.
|USB Desktop Speakers
Side Bass Resonators
|Gemini USB Desktop Speakers
High Quality Driver Cones
Limitations Of USB Powered Computer SpeakersSeveral factors limit just how big and loud a computer loudspeaker can be that's attached to a USB port. The Universal Serial Bus device specification has long standardized on 5 Volts of power on a port. The Ampherage available is generally 500mA. The amount of wattage available is calculated by multiplying the Voltage times Amps. So 5v X 500mA = 2.5 Watts. That's enough for room-filling sound - but not much more.
Louder USB-C Connected SpeakersComputer speakers powered by USB-C (and Thunderbolt) can be much louder because USB 3.1 ports can deliver more milliamps of power to drive the cones.
Best Sounding Compact USB-C Speakers