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"I want small USB laptop speakers"

They need to look nice on my desk and sound great. I don't think I need a subwoofer.

wanted by: marion (19) in Seattle, WA 98121 +
updated on: July 21, 2011, 11:37 p.m. (6 years, 3 months ago)
posted on: Jan. 21, 2011, 5:10 p.m. (6 years, 9 months ago)
tags: computer laptop office work
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Just hunted down a set of USB speakers myself

Hi Marion,

HP mini USB PC speakersUPDATE: My HP USB speakers with lip balm for scale
I've been searching off and on for a set of PC USB speakers myself. To maintain a clean desktop (to go with my wireless keyboard) I ideally want USB speakers which can receive both power and audio signal from the computer. Definitely no power adapter though. I have been going back-and-forth on a few highly rated models from Logitech, HP and Altec Lansing.

Since these speakers will be used on a small computer desk setup, I've been researching how a bulky subwoofer or particularly, lack thereo, would impact the sound quality. I'm also looking for the smallest possible speakers that produce the biggest sound, so a small form factor ranks higher for me than big, bulk, ugly ones.

My top non-subwoofer USB speakers:
  1. HP USB Mini Speakers (Just ordered, will update after using): I really like how small these are, just 6"x4"x2", and based on Amazon reviews, the sound is great: a nice combo. Has one USB cable to connect to computer and one audio cord which is not ideal. No power adapter required though.

  2. Logitech S150 USB Speakers with Digital Sound: Tiny size -- each speaker is only 6.5" high x 2.75" wide x 2.25" deep (based on a reviewer) or 7" x 5.9" x 3.2" (based on tech specs) -- and no second cable: just the one USB connection.

  3. Altec Lansing BXR1220 2.0 Speaker System: I like the very distinctive look of these, but they look to be a bit too deep for my fold-up desk setup. Great reviews on Amazon though.

I had a hard time choosing between the HP mini USB speakers and the Logitech S150 USB speakers. Honestly, I wasn't crazy about staring at an HP logo all day long (it just doesn't have the same appeal to me as the Apple logo), but in the end, I chose the HP speakers because of their small size, simple shape and superior reviews. I'll post an update soon with my hands-on review soon!

UPDATE: Speakers were delivered today and they are *tiny* little things. Just plugged them into my Macbook Air and they worked great without any software install (actually, no software even ships with the product).

These little speakers are so small that I was able to double-stick tape them to the side of my monitor with no trouble. So nice not having something else taking up space on my small computer desk!

Included in the box:
  • One pair of tiny and lightweight HP USB-powered speakers (size of each: 2.8" h x 1.9" w x 1.5" d)

  • One USB cable

  • Two 3.5 mm audio cables (one to connect the two speakers together and one to connect to the audio out port of your computer)

  • One zip-up protective travel case

  • A quick start guide

The box says that the speakers have a one year limited warranty. The HP product number is NN109AA#ABA
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