If you’re yet to ditch those ‘wasp in a Coke can’ speakers that came bundled with your new PC, shame on you, but listen up while we give you two very good reasons to right your wrong.
Philips’ latest speakers are promising optimum sound quality for a staggeringly low price. The 2.1 SPA9300s (above) are loaded with 100W of audio muscle, an inverted dome Mylar tweeter for the top-end and a sub that handles the bottom-end down to a low 35Hz – all for just 80 of your English pounds.
The shiny stainless steel columns will sit nicely alongside your flat panel monitor, although a 3.5mm stereo input also means they’ll get friendly with other external devices such as iPods or PVRs.
The slightly cheaper SPA2600s (below) provide 5.1-surround sound, but sacrifice some punch as a result. There’s still a decent 70W though, which will be more than adequate to enhance those Half-Life 2 sessions and for 50 quid you can’t really complain about losing out on 30W. They even come with a remote control, so your other half can turn down the sound of gunfire if it all gets too much.
Philips SPA9300, SPA2600
Price: £80, £50
On sale: September