Computer Speakers or multimedia speakers both these terms are used for same type of speakers. These speakers are ideally used for computers. Mostly for desktop computers. That’s the reason they are advertised as computer speakers. Solely they are made for computers and designed for specifically for computers.
Most of the times these speakers can also be used for mp3 players. They come equipped with an amplifier that helps them to boost electronic sound signals from computers because these computers does not come with amplifiers built in it. But it sends enough signals to power up a headphone.
For the purpose of getting signals from computers, the aux in cable is used, this signal input wire is also called 3.5 mm jack cable. This jack cable is colored as green as per the standards.
To power up these speakers usually AC adapter is used so it can power up amplifier and loud sound can be produced. Modern Computer speakers comes with usb power source and some of them also come equipped with batteries to make them portable.
RCA Connectors are also some times used to get signals from computers. Battery powered wireless portable speakers also come equipped with Bluetooth so you can benefit from the portability of speakers.
Most of the notebooks and computers come with low power speakers which are not that enough loud so these multimedia speakers can be perfect solution. The first computer speakers market was created by the Altec Lansing in 1990.
These computer speakers come in different kind of sizes and various types. It depends on the how much louder sound you want. You can observe the loudness of speakers by how much power these speakers going to consume. For example, 500 watts computer speakers are pretty common these days in the market and are popular for their comfortable quality. There are also bigger speakers available that are liked by the music lovers who want to make their neighbors uncomfortable.
Advanced computer speakers come with woofers too that are specially designed to produce amazing bass sound which is quite popular these days in movies.
While some computer speakers come in small sizes to conserve space. They are specially designed for the people who want to use them near to their notebooks or netbooks.