Best Wall Mountable PC Speakers

Wall Mounted Speakers

Last Updated: 12th August 2019

Buying speakers for your computer is a relatively simple process, determine your budget, find speakers in that budget then narrow them down based on features and preference. In 2016, you would expect Googleing wall mounted speakers for your computer would give a nice up to date list of speakers systems for you to match against your budget and preference. That is not the case. The first thing on the search is a direct link to Ebays own sales in the “wall mounted speakers” section.

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Fear not, we have a …..solution. Not only will this solution prove to be perfect, it allows you to use any speaker systems! First things first, follow our best speaker brand guide to find the brand for you. Next determine your budget and required features.

Now that we have gotten the list of potential speakers down to at least 3 or 4, we will be needing a more in depth look at the speakers themselves. You may need to mount them using Wall Mounting plate (£12.35) or Universal Speaker Brackets (£32.99) if you want to swivel them. They should both work right so go through your speakers and see if the cheaper options work for any of the speaker systems. Using amazon, the most cost effective wall mounting options look like Btech BT332 (£16.67) which screw to the wall and into the speaker system while providing 180 degrees of swivel action. This type of wall mount will require a speaker system that either has a hole to screw into or at the very least a speaker that is square and wooden. (Imagine wall mounting this with screws)

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Logitech X230

If you speaker is square but is made of plastic and you aren’t particularly interest in screwing holes into your speakers, Velcro to the rescue! I will assume you know what Velcro is and how to use it. You best course of action is to use quite a bit of Velcro as you don’t want it loosening over time then suddenly dropping off the wall.

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Velcro

Now, I know that speakers that aren’t designed to be wall mounted wont have long enough wires, that is why we will now look at extension wires. The ones linked are extremely long so you could probably measure the extra you need and go to a local store and pick some up for cheaper. If you want the extra wire and ease of purchase provided by amazon, go for that one.

So you have your speakers, they are mounted on the walls using extension wires, now what? Cable trunking! Cabling is always a problem so the trunking can be used not only on your PC speakers but on your other component cables. In my case, I bought the smallest ones for the PC speakers, then bought the thickest one and attached it  to the back of my desk which custom drilled holes for cables to go into it and to my PC.

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Cable management

PC Speakers and their associated brackets:

SONOS PLAY:1 – £139.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mini: Fits in any space, fills any room
  • Rich sound despite its size
  • Also works as a Sonos home cinema rear speaker
  • Amazon alexa compatible device. This Sonos Play 1 does not have Bluetooth. (Amazon Echo Input currently not supported)
  • Trueplay tuning: For the best sound possible, wherever you place your speaker
  • Wall mountable with compatible third party accessories
  • Comes with three years manufacturer free breakdown cover; terms and conditions apply

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SONOS PLAY BRACKETS – £29.99

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  • INGENIOUS DESIGN: This design is simple yet cleverly thought out, the mounts are slim and almost invisible once the speaker is mounted to the wall. The speaker can be mount in either orientation with a wall clearance of 57mm. the mount provides a swivel of +42° to -42° (Left to Right) and a tilt of +3° up, -35° down
  • DESIGNED IN ENGLAND: By SOUNDBASS, a team of mechanical & acoustic engineers to ensure you get the best possible audio performance from your new SONOS PLAY:1 Speakers
  • PLEASE NOTE: Pack Of 2pcs (Twin Pack), Quick and easy to fit, and adjust, The Wall bracket comes with instructions plus all necessary mounting hardware including screws, lead anchors & screw caps to provide the perfect finishing touches. SONOS SPEAKERS NOT INCLUDED

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60W Compact Wall Mounted Speakers+Brackets – £41.49

60W 8 OHM BLACK 2 Way Compact Wall Mounted Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Height 150mm, Width 105mm, Depth 105mm (Per Speaker)
  • Construction – Housed in a rugged ABS plastic casing with a subtle, yet durable mesh grille, these speakers will look stylish & discrete in most environments.
  • Fitting – There is an adjustable mounting bracket on the back of each speaker allowing you to securely position each speaker where it needs to be.

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Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos One (Gen 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Start and control your music with your voice and Amazon Alexa is built right in
  • Combine voice with the Sonos app to easily manage all your streaming services
  • Connect wirelessly to other Sonos speakers to enjoy clear sound in any or every room
  • Enjoy surprisingly rich sound from a compact speaker
  • Second generation Sonos One with increased memory and updated processor

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Sonos One Wall Mount – £29.99

Sonos One Wall Mount

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Base seamlessly fits the speaker, holding it securely wherever you want to wall mount it
  • Can be inverted to securely hold the Sonos One or Sonos PLAY:1 upside down – so its gesture controls and microphone are easily accessible if mounting higher up the wall
  • Has a unique tilting mechanism (down 15°) plus can swivel up to 80° (40° left, 40° right), so you can perfectly angle your Sonos One or Sonos PLAY:1
  • Precision engineered, quick and easy to fit and adjust

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What are the best audio speaker brands?

The Best Speaker Brand For You

by Alberto Statti

Last Updated: 24th October 2016

Purchasing speakers for your computer isn’t just a simple “click and pay” anymore not only because there are now a huge variation of brands but there are also a huge variation of models within those brands. Thorough research needs to be done because if you are like me, you will want to be using these speakers for as long as possible (my current speakers have lasted 10 years and are so old I cant find a picture of them on Google).

First things first, lets create a list of all the noteworthy brands currently out there:

  • Bose
  • Corsair
  • Creative
  • Edifier
  • Genius
  • Logitech
  • Microlab
  • Altec Lansing
  • Philips

There are many many more brands out there but these are the best of the bunch when considering 99% of the population with speakers will have one of the brand above.

What determines a good brand?

Hearing about certain brands is good for them but not many people talk about why they are good or the best. This question can be simplified into four main reasons:

  1. The brand has great products
  2. The brands products perform better than their counterparts
  3. The brand has a great pricing scheme in place
  4. The brand has great warranty just in case you are the unlucky 0.01%

So which to choose?

All of the above brands have products that fall within those four reasons, but what determines the best brand is the one that offers the most cost effective product in your price range if all else is equal.

I can’t pick one brand and say its the best overall because not only could you live in a different part of the world which would skew the pricing, but the warranty each brand offers can be vastly different in each area of the world.

Here is how to decide which brand to choose:

  • Determine your price bracket and the max amount you are willing to spend.
  • Look at each manufacturers warranty for where you live.
  • Go to your favourite computer accessories website and sort all speakers by your price bracket and brands with the best warranty.
  • Determine which of the speakers listed fit what you need (2.1, 5.1, Bluetooth, wireless etc)
  • Once you have narrowed your list down to 2 or 3 speaker systems, check the reviews for each one.
  • Now that you know which speakers you want, double check other websites in case it is cheaper elsewhere.
  • Buy
  • Enjoy

Now what?

That’s it. Set up your system when it arrives and enjoy your new speakers. Revel in the fact that you made the most informed decision you could and it anything goes wrong, you chose the best brand with the best warranty.

Personally, Logitech have always been my brand of choice not only for the warranty but I just like their speaker systems more. Especially the ones with the small dial for the volume/bass etc.

Next up I will be writing about which are the best speakers to mount on your wall, these will be especially great if you have double or triple monitors so you can mount them above the monitors.

Best Ergonomic Computer Chairs for 2018

Best Ergonomic Office Chairs For Back Pain

 

Last Updated: 27th November 2018

In a world where almost everyone sits on a computer chair these days, it is becoming more and more important that the chair you use is ergonomic not only because poor posture can lead to upper and lower back problems along with neck pain.

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Poor Posture

This guide will help you determine which chair to get based on how much money you have to spend. Please note though, just because a chair is the best in a £100 bracket doesn’t mean that it will be what you need to stop back pain from poor posture. For those types of problems, more expensive chairs are recommended.

£69.99

For chairs at this price range, they are all pretty much the same. Just look for a chair that has plenty of wheels so it wont tip, possibly neck support and good cushion. Something like an AmazonBasics chair.

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AmazonBasics Office Chair

£130

Now we are getting into the types of chairs with more specific aims. A chair with neck support is a must, arm rests would be great as not all desks are large enough to rest your arms on. Proper back support will be doable in this price range too. The ideal chair in this range is the Ikea Markus

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Ikea Markus

£299.99

Moving into the next range, chairs in this category have improved quality and are known to last a little longer. There are still manufacturers that charge these prices for chairs that have lower quality parts but are still much better than their £0 – £200 counterparts.

One of the most popular chairs in this range is the ANCHEER Ergonomic Chair. It offers a fire resistant mesh, good quality aluminium alloy legs, adjustable arm and back rests and also offers a sliding seat if you have longer legs.

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Ancheers Ergonomic Chair

£449

In this range, it opens up some very good back support chairs using high quality materials. In this range, the quality of all the chairs will be roughly the same so the best option is to go for looks, adjustments available and comfort. Say welcome to the Ergohuman Office Chair. It offers:

  • Seat Height Control
  • Seat Depth Adjustment
  • Backrest Tilt Tension Control
  • Backrest Tilt Angle Adjustment
  • Backrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Angle Adjustment
  • 10 Year Manufacturers Guarantee on the frame
  • 5 years on Mechanism and Armrests
  • 3 years on Castors, Gas Lift and Mesh
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Ergohuman Office Chair

£900+

This is where you can buy the best of the best. There is a good choice in this range as everyone wants to be “The Best” but in my opinion, if you are going for excellent ergonomics, adjustability and breathability then a Herman Miller Embody Chair is the chair for you. They are made to be very durable and include excellent warranty. Read the brochure for more information.

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Herman Miller Embody Chair

Written by Alberto Statti