Audioengine A2+

Chances are your desktop speakers leave a lot to be desired, not to mention your computer’s sound card. Bypass subpar circuitry with Audioengine’s A2+, a powered pair of desktop speakers with a built-in digital-to-analog convert (DAC) that works by plugging into your device’s USB port. The pair also features a 3.5mm auxiliary port and RCA line in to play nice with other devices, boasts a combined output of 60W, each speaker packing a 2.75-inch kevlar woofer and 3/4-inch silk dome tweeter, and sounds absolutely fantastic if its predecessor, the A2, is any indication.

Find the A2+ at Amazon, or Audioengine in black or white – $250