The 8 Best HP Speakers of 2019

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: HP S3100 at Amazon

"For anyone who wants good audio quality at an affordable price, these speakers are a great option."

Runner-Up, Best Overall: HP N3R89AT at Amazon

"You can crank up the volume with 4.6 watts of clear and powerful audio that remains distortion-free."

Best Budget: HP 630797-001 at Amazon

"Equipped with tiny subwoofers that give them a pretty decent low-end presence."

Best Value: HP Mini 300 at Walmart

"Packed with tons of features to enhance your music-listening experience."

Best Wireless: HP S6500 at Amazon

"This mini Bluetooth speaker is ultra-portable and delivers clear, crisp sound wherever you take it."

Best Speaker System: HP Wired Speakers and Subwoofer 400 at Amazon

"Includes a pair of S3100 speakers and a down-firing subwoofer."

Best Design: HP Roar at Amazon

"It may be only three inches tall, but it delivers solid audio for its size."

Best Mounted Soundbar: HP NQ576AT at Walmart

"Attaches to the bottom of your computer monitor and doesn’t take up any additional space on your desk."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: HP S3100

HP S3100

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The HP S3100 is a pair of USB speakers that offers clear and crisp stereo sound in a compact design. Measuring 3.7 x 4.1 x 3.6 inches, these speakers can fit almost anywhere. They are lightweight too at only 7.2 ounces, so they're easy to move around. The speakers are small enough to fit inside a carry-on and tough enough to stay there unprotected. The pair might be small, but they produce a powerful room-filling stereo sound. The HP S3100 speakers can deliver crisp tones that don’t distort even at higher volumes. What they lack, though, is powerful bass — if that's your main priority in a speaker, these might not deliver the sound you're looking for. But for anyone else who wants good audio quality at an affordable price, these speakers are a great option.

HP’s S3100 is powered through a USB port so you don't need to connect them to a wall outlet. Just connect them to your device of choice using the attached 3.5mm jack. Like most HP-made products, you can expect these speakers to meet the highest standards of quality.

Runner-Up, Best Overall: HP N3R89AT

Second best on our list is a pair of USB speakers, the HP N3R89AT. This duo has a long cylindrical build, with each speaker measuring 6.69 x 2.74 x 3.52 inches. The height gives them a compact footprint, so this stylish pair can sit on your desk without taking up too much space. Plus, they weigh only about a half a pound. More importantly, the speakers deliver natural, room-filling sound. You can crank up the volume with 4.6 watts of clear and powerful audio that remains distortion-free even at its loudest.

You can connect the speakers to your laptop using the included USB cable. The volume knob is situated at the top part of the right speaker, and a white LED will light up to tell you the power is on.

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Best Budget: HP 630797-001

Measuring 1.5 x 4.5 x 4 inches and weighing only four ounces, the HP 630797-001 is a very small and lightweight pair of speakers. These won’t take up much space in your office, and can easily fit in a backpack or bag to take on the go. They're even equipped with tiny subwoofers, which gives them a pretty decent low-end presence. While these may not be able to produce that deep bass, they can still hit those low notes better than most desktop speakers.

Designed as a USB-powered speaker, the HP 630797-001 doesn’t require batteries, nor does it need to be plugged into an outlet. Just connect it to your computer and you're good to go.

Best Value: HP Mini 300

HP Mini 300

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HP’s Mini 300 is an ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker packed with tons of features to enhance your music-listening experience. This measures 3.07 x 3.07 x 1.26 inches and weighs only 4.64 ounces so you can bring it anywhere. And since it comes with a carabiner clip, you can just attach it to your bag for listening on the go. Plus, HP made the Mini 300 splash- and dust-resistant, so it can handle being outside without risk of damage. The Mini 300 also comes with a built-in microphone for taking hands-free calls and has a 3.5mm connection in case you want to connect it to a device without Bluetooth capabilities.

Best Wireless: HP S6500

The HP S6500 is a portable wireless speaker with an appealing design. At a compact 3.16 x 3.28 x 3.05 inches and only 9.8 ounces, this mini Bluetooth speaker is ultra-portable and delivers clear, crisp sound wherever you take it. It also has a 30-foot Bluetooth range, so you can stream music from your phone and keep the phone in your pocket as you walk around.

Best of all, the HP S6500 is built with long-lasting battery life — up to 10 hours on a single charge. Built-in controls allow you to adjust the volume and skip tracks right from the speaker. And, as an added perk, this speaker has a built-in microphone, which means you can use it as a speakerphone to take calls.

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Best Speaker System: HP Wired Speakers and Subwoofer 400

The HP Speaker System 400 includes a pair of S3100 speakers and a down-firing subwoofer. In combination, they deliver sweet trebles, a silky mid-range, and rich bass for a full and immersive listening experience.

In terms of design, this HP speaker system is pretty straightforward and does a good job maintaining a low profile in your setup. It's mostly designed to be convenient for its users. This system measures 11.73 x 5.9 x 8.66 inches with the subwoofer and weighs less than five pounds all together, which is quite light and compact for a three-piece speaker system. It should be easy to transport and move around, allowing for more flexible placement in any kind of space. The speakers have built-in controls for easier accessibility as well as a 3.5mm auxiliary input, which you can use to connect to another audio source such as a smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Best Design: HP Roar

Another ultraportable Bluetooth speaker is the HP Roar. Unlike most of the speakers on the list, this one comes in multiple colors — blue, white, green, orange, red, and snow white. It may be only three inches tall, but it delivers solid audio for its size and even has a built-in passive radiator to step up the bass.

The HP Roar has a 30-foot Bluetooth range and can support up to two devices at once. It also has speakerphone functionality and a noise-canceling microphone, so you can use this to take hands-free calls with audio that's a step up from your phone's quality. Plus, the speaker’s rechargeable battery can offer 28 long hours of non-stop music streaming on a single charge.

Best Mounted Soundbar: HP NQ576AT

HP NQ576AT

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The HP NQ576AT soundbar attaches to the bottom of your computer monitor and delivers an immersive audio experience that doesn’t take up any additional space on your desk. You can crank the volume up without having to worry about the buzz that inexpensive computer speakers usually emit at higher volumes. If you use your computer for video streaming and gaming, this speaker bar is the one for you. The HP NQ576AT gives your desktop computer that rich, full stereo sound that your entertainment demands.

The HP NQ576AT has a USB connection, so there's no need for bulky power cords or AC adapters. Measuring 13.0 x 2.4 x 2.8 inches and weighing less than a pound, the HP NQ576AT is very compact and will more or less blend into the frame of your monitor.

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