If you’re like me, you sometimes like to listen to music while you’re watching the market on your trading computer. In this post, we’ll look at some of the better speaker options that make sense for traders.
Most traders use over-the-head headsets for video and/or voice calls (via apps like zoom or skype). And often they end up using them for watching videos or listening to music while they work.
But over-the-head headsets are bulky and can feel uncomfortable for all-day listening. A good speaker for your trading computer can give you reprieve from wearing a headset all the time.
When you are looking for a speaker for your trading computer, it’s important to understand what your needs are.
How frequently do you listen to music while you work? Are you looking for something that will have high audio quality? Or do you only need the speakers for listening to news and interviews? Are the aesthetics of the speakers important to you?
Depending on your needs, there are plenty of options available. Here are some great choices:
Edifier E25HD Luna Eclipse
The Edifier E25HD Luna Eclipse speakers combine sleek design and great sound. If your trading office has a post-modern look, these speakers would fit right in.
The speakers are Bluetooth 4.0-compliant and come in three colors: black, white, and red. They are designed with the latest in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Dynamic Range Compression (DRC). So, they provide a deep and powerful sound.
- Beautiful design
- Great value for the price
- Excellent sound quality
- Remote control
- The sound might be too weak for larger spaces
The speakers have built-in LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting. The flashes can sync up with the sound. When you are listening to music or playing a game, you can create quite a show.
The system has a subwoofer and two satellite speakers. It’s also Bluetooth enabled. If you are a gamer as well as a trader, you’ll love these speakers.
- High-quality DTS:X Ultra 2.1 sound
- Integrated LIGHTSYNC-based RGB technology
- Some reviewers have complained that the software drivers need work
Audioengine A2 Plus
The Audioengine A2 Plus speakers are premium quality sound devices. The design is classic with hand-finished wood cabinets. The system is available in black, white, and red.
The build-in analog power amplifier will give you an extra boost when you need it. The speakers have dual analog and USB inputs. You will not need any drivers or apps to connect them to your trading computer.
- High-end, warm full-stereo sound
- Looks great in a professional setting
- No software required
- Intended for smaller rooms
- No Bluetooth
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
The Harman Kardon Soundsticks III system offers a unique high-end design with a transparent exterior and a jellyfish shape. If you want to project an out-of-the-box-thinker persona, this futuristic design would be a great fit.
Besides great design, it also has excellent sound quality with tons of bass power. You can configure the subwoofer and satellite speakers to get the desired directional sound effect you want.
- Incredible industrial design
- Exceptional sound clarity with outstanding bass performance
- Minijack inputs only
Choosing speakers for your trading computer set-up can be a fun experience. Consider both style and sound quality when selecting them. We hope our suggestions will help you find a system to complement your taste and needs.
There are more trading computer tips like this in our buyer’s guide. Check out our “How To Buy a Trading Computer” e-book. Remember, we are here to help with all your technology-related questions. If you’re confused about how to upgrade your computer or have other hardware questions, give us a call. My team and I are here to help. We’re happy to answer any of your questions about trading computers via phone: 800-387-5250.
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