Nothing says more about your personality in college than the music you listen to,whether it’s AC/DC or the Jonas Brothers. The ideal speakers for college student are active/powered speakers, which means they have built-in amplifiers and don’t require a bulky and expensive receiver. You can also connect these speakers to iPods or laptops directly. Here are some ideas:
Hands Down Best Value – Cyber Acoustics
This three-piece speaker system comes with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer. It also has desktop control pod which controls power, volume, and bass, with headphone jack and auxiliary input. It simply doesn’t get better than this for a system under $50.
Cute Look – Leading Edge Water Dancing Speakers
These speakers might not have the most robust build or sound quality, but they are sooooo cool! Your melody will be perfectly matched with dancing water and multicolor LED lights. Perfect for the freshman that loves to entertain in their dorm room.
Best Quality – Bose Companion 5 Multimedia
A virtual 5.1 sound system with only 3 speakers, these Bose speakers produce so much bass that they’re almost as powerful as PA speakers. It uses simple USB connectivity, so no sound card upgrade, no extra software, adapters or wiring needed. With these speakers, your freshman can easily turn his dorm room into a club. The only downside is that these may lead to noise complaints…
Best Quality for a Lot Less – Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
These Harman Kardon speakers offer pretty much everything that the Bose set does, except for the surround sound effects, for less than half the price. If not for the sound quality, the space age jelly fish look will certainly put a smile on your favorite freshman’s face.