5 Best 2.1 Speakers In 2020

If you’re looking to upgrade your audio game, then you might want to consider picking up a few speakers with 2.1 Channel audio. 2.1 Channel audio is generally a two speaker setup with a single subwoofer (everything before the “.” being the speakers and everything after being the amount of subwoofers). This works to provide you with a surround sound experience, or at least close to a surround sound experience. A true surround sound setup would be 5.1 Channel audio, whereas 2.1 Channel audio is more of a mimic.

Best 2.1 Speakers

Still, 2.1 Channel audio is an excellent way to increase the sound and audio quality of what you’re playing on your smartphone, tablet, or even a Chromebook. Here are some of our top picks.

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

Our first pick is by a prolific brand — Klipsch. The ProMedia 2.1 setup gives you two smaller speakers and a large subwoofer to provide you with the crystal clear sound that you need. Being THX certified, you can expect to get great sound quality out of these speakers. The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 gives you a little control over your sound as well — two knobs on the left speaker give you control over volume as well as a bass knob. This pair of speakers is able to produce up to 200 watts of crystal clear sound for your listening pleasure.

Grace Digital GDI

Grace Digital’s GDI speakers are massive, offering some booming sound quality. They’re perfect for setting on a shelf, allowing you to fill your room with some loud and crystal clear sound. You can connect your phone up to these by way of Bluetooth, and then get your playlist started to turn up the party. Bluetooth is usually a pain to get setup, but Grace Digital provides an easy-to-use Bluetooth button on the left speaker for quick and simple pairing. You don’t have to worry about your smartphone dying when connected up to these speakers either — there’s a convenient USB port around the back to keep your smartphone or tablet charged during playback.

Harmon Kardon Soundsticks

The Harmon Kardon Soundsticks are a unique looking pair of speakers, different than you’ve probably ever seen before. These speakers have a transparent design to them, giving them a more modern and creative look. Even the subwoofers takes on this futuristic-like design. The speakers themselves sound great — they’re fully adjustable, so you can get them at the perfect angle for any room. Volume can be controlled with the left speaker, which uses touch to adjust the volume up and down. They’re able to deliver 55 watts per channel, too. One thing’s for certain: these speakers will be the talk of the party.

AudioEngine A2+

The AudioEngine A2+ may look like they’re small speakers, but they’re actually able to produce unmatched sound. One of the neat things about these speakers is the lack of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to artificially enrich sound. Most manufacturers employ this tactic to make their speakers sound better, but the A2+ is one of the few that doesn’t have it. Even more surprising is that they sound so great, even without DSP. You’re only getting two speakers (no standalone subwoofer), but a woofer is built into one of the speakers. You can match these speakers up with your room style, as they come in Black, White, and Red.

Bose Companion 20

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Bose Companion 20. Bose is a prolific name in the audio industry, and they outdo themselves with the Companion 20, too. The overall quality of the Bose Companion 20’s are outstanding. They have an amazing sound that’ll play any music genre without a hitch. Bose TureSpace Technology built into these speakers enhances acoustic and electric audio, giving you an overall better quality in your mids, bass, and treble. They come with what Bose is calling a “control pod” to control volume, headphone attachments, and even exterior device attachments.


As you can see, there are a lot of excellent 2.1 Channel speakers available. They can connect up to your phone and enhance the sound experience of your party, or you can hook them up to your computer to enhance your video game experience. They’re also perfect for hooking up to the TV and enhancing your movie and TV show experience as well. But, which one do you pick up? If you’re looking to enhance your computer setup, we might recommend getting the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 — a portable laptop setup might be enhanced with the Bose Companion 20, whereas a TV setup will enjoy the quality of the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks.

Best 2.1 Speakers