Harman Kardon Nova
We haven’t owned a desktop computer for years, or at least since Apple’s capable MacBook Pro lineup replaced their slow, struggling PowerBook. Regardless, the need for decent-sounding desktop speakers is just as important now as it was then, but this time, they’ve got to complement a sleek, razor-thin aluminum laptop instead of some bulky nondescript black box. Easily up to this task, Harman Kardon’s Nova combines stunning turbine-evoking aesthetics with performance-tuned 2.5-inch drivers and 1.25-inch tweeters for solid clarity and hearty power (40 watts, to be exact) across the full range. Else, Harmon Kardon’s proprietary digital signal processing improves soundstage depth while the system connects with your devices using a 3.5mm auxiliary port or Bluetooth with quick-pair NFC.