PCR’s guide to the latest music and gaming speakers

When it comes to buying speakers, nowadays, consumers not only demand the highest audio quality for the best price, but they also want portability as well as easy connectivity to their preferred devices.

Here are some of the best speakers on the market for gaming, music and more…

Jarre AeroBull HD1

Specs: 200w of aerial high definition 2.1 sound, deep bass rendering, micro USB, DC power plug, power and volume buttons, 2.1 amplifier type, 45Hz – 20kHz frequency response range, True Wireless for Stereo Wireless Mode, 10m/30ft wireless range, available in white, red and black.

“The Jarre AeroBull HD1 provides an exceptional audio experience with expansive clarity and resonance in a unique format.” – Richard Booth, Commercial Brand Manager, Premium Audio, Exertis.

Contact: Exertis Unlimited

Genius SP-HF800A PC Speaker

Specs: 80 – 20kHz frequency response, 20w total output power, ultra-rigid MDF board cabinet, 1” tweeter for soft and smooth treble sound, two 2” woofer drivers for extended bass, adjustable volume and tone controls.

“Complete your listening experience with the Genius SP-HF800A. The 3-way elegant design delivers clear and balanced sound, and can connect to iPad, tablet, PC, desktop or Notebook. The 2-inch high-performance speaker units cover the full-spectrum

of sound and the one-inch tweeter gives the SP-HF800A crystal clear treble sound. Not only providing a great sound, SP-HF800A is a fine boutique beside your PC with copper-coated cones and golden-plated rings. For personal sound preference, just adjust the Tone controls. SP-HF800A also has a secondary line-in jack on the front panel for connecting to any playback device with 3.5mm jack without disconnecting the speakers from the PC.”

Contact: Target Components

Razer Nommo Pro Speakers

Specs: THX certified full range 2.1 gaming speakers, Dolby Virtual Surround Sound technology, illuminated control pod with easy quick access functions, downward firing sub-woofer, powered by Razer Chroma.

“Phenomenal gaming speakers need to do more than just be loud, they need depth and range to transport you to another universe. Whether on a battlefield dodging shells or watching a horror movie, every little sound adds to the tapestry of the experience. Featuring THX certified 2.1 premium audio, Dolby Virtual Surround Sound technology, Dupont Kevlar coated 3-inch drivers and silk dome tweeters, the Razer Nommo Pro produces a powerful audio experience that’s immersive and lifelike.”

Contact: VIP UK

Audio Pro Addon C5A Speaker

Specs: Multi-room WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Alexa far-field microphone, 4x preset buttons, Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect compatible, 40W Digital D amplifier, 50Hz – 20kHz frequency response, RCA and 3.5mm stereo inputs.

“The same great Hi-Fi sound as our original, award- winning Addon C5, but with an extra twist; the possibility to control your speaker simply by your voice. With Amazon Alexa you can ask your speaker to play your favorite song, as well as many more different tasks, like giving you the weather forecast, to control your living room lights or answering any question that you might have. Alexa is the perfect smart assistant in your home.”

Contact: Hama UK

White Shark Gaming GSP-602 Rhythmus Speakers

Specs: 2.0 stereo, 3-inch front firing speakers, wooden enclosure, integrated controls, 2x 3w RMS output power, 90Hz – 20kHz frequency response, USB 5V power supply,

“If you are looking to intensify your audio experience, then the GSP-602 Rhythmus USB 2.0 Speakers are an outstanding choice with 3-inch front firing speakers that are surrounded in a high- quality wooden enclosure; which provides an output of 3w per satellite speaker. White Shark Gaming are brand new into the UK, and bring their perfectly balanced, characteristic audio superiority that handles games, music and videos with flawless dynamism. Compatible with PC, music players, TVs, DVD players and more, the Rhythmus includes a 3.5mm interface with integrated volume controls.”

Contact: Meroncourt Europe Limited

SBOX SP-092R Speakers

Specs: 2x 3w output power, 2x IC8002 audio amplifier, 90Hz – 20kHz frequency response, volume control on back of speaker, 3.5mm stereo interface, 1m cable length, USB DC 5V power supply, available in black, blue and white.

“Add some get-up-and-go to your audio with these fabulous compact USB stereo speakers that arrive with tremendous style and charm. SBOX is brand new into the UK, and these little wonders will deliver output of 3w per speaker of phenomenal multimedia sound. They come in a range of bright colours with a distinctive design, that will be perfect for any environment. So be among the first to connect them to your 3.5mm stereo audio source, and experience amazing sound delivered with style and flair. Includes a 1m cable, with volume controls on the back of the speaker.”

Contact: Meroncourt Europe Limited

Geneva Lab Touring L Speaker

Specs: FM/DAB+ radio, Swiss design, Bluetooth 4.1 with auto-connect, up to 30h portable battery power, 60Hz – 20kHz frequency response, Class D amplifier, 6 station presets, 3.5mm jack input, AC power cable included.

“Introducing the big brother of Geneva’s highly regarded Touring/S with DAB+/FM radio and Bluetooth speaker, the Touring/L is a powerful, portable Hi-Fi system that’s made to move.”

Contact: Hama UK

Moshi Spatia Airplay Speaker

Specs: 50Hz – 25kHz frequency response, Spatia app, 100dB @ 1w/1m sensitivity, compatible with all devices that support Airplay.

“Spatia is a wireless AirPlay sound system that fills your house with spacious, high-fidelity sound. Apart from its elegant and sleek look it has a spectrum of innovative technologies that deliver a powerful, yet balanced sound. The single-enclosure, three-way system features five individual speakers: two 1-inch silk dome tweeters, two 2.75-inch mid-range drivers, and a 4-inch downward firing subwoofer. Spatia comes equipped with AirPlay technology, allowing you to stream audio over your WiFi network from any iOS device or computer with iTunes. Spatia also has a dedicated app that allows you to customise and save preferred sound profiles. As an added bonus, a curated suite of ambient sounds is included for sleeping and relaxation. With room-warming sound and a unique design, Spatia is the premier choice for those seeking high- fidelity sound and style in a wireless home speaker.”

Contact: Moshi

Razer Nommo Chroma Speakers

Specs: Full range 2.0 gaming speakers for PC, custom woven glass fiber 3-inch drivers for power and clarity, rear- facing bass ports for powerful lows, versatile controls for gaming, music and movies.

“Powerful audio can completely immerse you in your experience, bringing games, movies and music to life. With optimised drivers built for full range sound and extreme clarity, the Razer Nommo takes listeners to a new dimension that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Featuring custom woven glass fibre 3-inch drivers to deliver ultra clear sound with uncanny sharpens to hear distinct layers and audio details, rear-facing bass ports for a fuller, richer range of audio. The bass knob sits on the right speaker, enabling the output to be fine-tuned perfectly and thanks to automatic gain control, the bass scales results are distortion free.”

Contact: VIP UK

Audioengine A5+ Wireless

Specs: 2.0 powered bookshelf-style speaker, Bluetooth, 150w peak power total, 50Hz – 22kHz frequency response, 3.5mm mini-jack, RCA L/R and Bluetooth aptX inputs.

“The Audioengine A5+ provides refined stereo imaging in a flexible multi-source music system.” – Richard Booth, Commercial Brand Manager – Premium Audio, Exertis.

Contact: Exertis Unlimited

Hama DIT2100 Digital Tuner

Specs: Hi-Fi tuner for FM/DAB/DAB+/Internet radio, UNDOK WiFi multi-room streaming, Bluetooth connection to phone/ tablet/PC, Spotify Connect, line in/out, optical and coaxial outputs, 2.8” TFT colour screen, exchangeable WLAN, DAB/FM and Bluetooth antenna, 30 memory slots, alarm, remote control.

“The sleek and compact Hama DIT2100 brings a whole new world of audio into the home. Equipped with access to global DAB+ and internet radio services, the DIT2100 offers

international reception of over 20,000 radio stations and 10,000 podcasts worldwide. Simple to mount above or below countertop, additional UNDOK multi-room compatibility permits seamless streaming and music sharing between rooms/nearby speakers, whilst Bluetooth connectivity creates the option of tapping into pre-existing audio libraries on smartphone, tablet or PC.”

Contact: Hama UK

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