If you're someone who stores the majority of their music on a computer, but either doesn't have a fully-fledged hi-fi system to play it through or spends a lot of time sitting at a work-station, you'll be all too aware of the poor sound computers tend to serve up.
Luckily, there are several desktop speakers out there to combat this problem, and we've picked out the very best to help you decide which is right for you.
You may think, given its design, the SRS-X9 isn't suitable to be a desktop speaker. But with a variety of connections, including aptX Bluetooth and AirPlay, we feel it could be a great solution to your computer audio needs.
Other inputs include line-in and USB, as well as an ethernet for connecting to a router to allow for DLNA streaming; 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution audio is also supported, making it a seriously flexible product.
The SRS-X9 produces solid, room-filling sound, despite its relatively small size. Overall sound is well balanced, with good warmth, texture and weight.
Those of a paranoid disposition might feel as though the TD-M1s are watching them. Yes, it’s a quirky design, but we’re more interested in the great stereo imaging, fine detail and fantastic precision, even if the treble could be a little clearer. A recent price cut to £799 makes them all the more enticing.