What’s the Best Speaker for Projector? A 2024 Buyer’s Guide

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People go through a lot of trouble to make their presentations as good as possible, with strong and beautiful graphics, meaningful content and a strong flow. But people don’t always pay as much attention to one of the most important aspects – the sound!

Studies show again and again that for most people in the audience sound is at least equal to sight, and projecting powerful and beautiful sound into the room is just as important as projecting beautiful images onto the wall.

So a good speaker for your projector becomes pretty crucial for successful presentations, movies, slideshows or anything else, and that’s just what you’ll find in this guide to the best projector speakers on the market today.

What To Look For in the Best Projector Speaker

This needn’t be an overly involved question – when considering what you need to look for in choosing a great speaker for your projector, there are, in fact, only a few important factors:


Most good projectors today will have Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and so most of my speaker picks will too, but you can also choose a wired connection – a little more setup, perhaps, and the wires don’t present quite as clean a look, but if your projector doesn’t have Bluetooth this is your only option


Not only a good, dynamic sound for any music you may use, but also the ability to fill the room with audio that is crystal clear and understandable


Even if you aren’t taking your new projector speakers to other sites, it is nice to have a system that is easy to pack up and stow away


Ok, maybe not the most important consideration, but certain people in your audience may be impressed by a nice looking setup, and at the same time you don’t want anybody to be distracted by big, flashy (or literally flashing) speakers

We should also think about budget and value, and so my top choices for best speaker system for projectors will include choices at various price levels, and every single one of them will represent an especially good value, as well as being an especially good speaker for use with a projector.

So let’s have a closer look at the 6 best speakers for projectors on the market today!

The 6 Best Speakers for Projectors in 2024

Best  Super-Cheap Speaker for Projector

Creative Pebble 2.0 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers

What I Like:

  • Incredible Price
  • Clean, Clear Sound
  • Great Projection of Sound
  • Small and Attractive

Possible Downsides?

  • Wired Connection Only – No Bluetooth Wireless

The Creative Pebble 2.0 is one of the most popular speaker systems on the market today, and it is easy to see (and hear) why.

A very small and simple pair of stereo speakers, the Pebble 2.0 have surprisingly big sound, with decent bass coming from their passive radiators and a clarity and openness that make speech and music detailed and engaging.

The built-in amplifier has just the right amount of power for plenty of volume, and for real dynamic impact at any level, and the sound is projected beautifully into even fairly large spaces – for a large room, you might be best with one of the larger systems below, but for small meetings the Creative Pebble 2.0 is all you need.

That said, for the last word in real impact, and at a still almost impossibly low price, you can also consider the next step up – the Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 are the exact same wonderful little stereo speakers, but include a powerful subwoofer for amazing bass and presentations with even more excitement.

But I have to say that the super-cheap Creative Pebble 2.0, even without a subwoofer, still have pretty impressive bass, and are a small, strong and clear pair of speakers that are very well made and work perfectly with any projector – an obvious choice for best projector speakers at this lowest price point!

Best  Budget Speaker for Projector

Logitech Z207 2.0 Multi Device Stereo Speaker (Black)

What I Like:

  • Great Value
  • Powerful Sound
  • Clarity and Detail
  • Bluetooth Wireless

Possible Downsides?

  • Not for larger rooms

The Logitech Z207 powered stereo speakers may be more than twice as expensive as the uber-affordable Creative Pebble 2.0 speakers just above, but they are still very inexpensive and – as good as the Pebbles are – the Logitech are a clear step up in almost every way.

I say ‘almost every way’ because I think the Creative and the Logitech are very similar in terms of build quality and reliability – very well made speakers with pretty amazing fit and finish for the money.

But the Logitech Z207 have an even bigger, more detailed sound that will help make your audio programming more audible and more impactful, and they have a kind of richness and musicality that makes the whole presentation more enjoyable.

The more powerful amplifier will provide more volume, and the clever and attractive design really projects that sound into even a fairly large office or meeting space. As we move into higher price levels, as we see below, we do see more and more power, more effective projection and better sound, but for a pair of speakers way under a hundred dollars these Logitech are amazing!

Plus, these Logitech 207 are wireless, with a stable Bluetooth connection for easier and more flexible setup. If your projector doesn’t have Bluetooth, they still have wired connectivity, but Bluetooth alone makes these speakers well worth the increase in price.

An amazing value, the Logitech Z207 are ideal for anybody on a pretty tight budget. They have sound way better than we might expect for the money, they are clear and detailed and project that sound beautifully, they have good and reliable Bluetooth wireless as well as wired connectivity, and they are well made and nice looking speakers – a great choice at this low price level.

Best Mid-Priced Speaker for Projector

PreSonus Eris E3.5 BT-3.5″ Near Field Studio Monitors with Bluetooth

What I Like:

  • Premium Fit and Finish
  • Much Bigger Sound
  • Superb Clarity and Rich, Beautiful Sound
  • Bluetooth Wireless

Possible Downsides?

  • At this price, none

As wonderful as the Logitech, just above, are for their very low price, if you can afford the step up I would definitely choose these PreSonus Eris E3 speakers instead.

The PreSonus E3 clearly reach the next level in several very important ways, and still represent an incredible value for the price – which, it should be said, is quite reasonable.

The surprisingly small and light PreSonus Eris E3 are a powered pair of stereo speakers with audiophile-grade speaker drivers and amplifiers, and while this may seem like overkill for use with a projector, it is amazing how much difference really fine and powerful sound makes to any audiovisual presentation – not just power or volume, but a super-engaging dynamic quality at any level, and a much more clear and understandable sound even when the volume is the lowest.

The Eris E3 have Bluetooth wireless as well as wired connectivity, and so they will work perfectly with any projector, and they have controls to fine tune the bass and treble, so you can make them sound perfect in any room – and the power of the inbuilt PreSonus amplifier ensures they will fill even larger spaces with ease.

Still not expensive, the PreSonus Eris E3 are truly premium wireless stereo speakers in material and build quality, and made for many years of use. They are the perfect choice for home, especially if you might use them for music playback as well, but purely for professional use they are still the best choice at this competitive mid-priced level, and will make any AV presentation more powerful, engaging and effective.

Best Value Speaker for Projector

Edifier R1280DBs Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

What I Like:

  • Enough Power for Larger Rooms
  • Clear and Bright Sound
  • Big Bass, but Not Overwhelming
  • Extended Connectivity Options
  • Remote Control

Possible Downsides?

  • Not the prettiest speaker…

If you want the best value for your money, my money would be on the incredibly popular Edifier R1280DBs stereo powered speakers.

For a very small increase in price from my choice for best speaker for projectors at the mid-price level, these Edifiers definitely have a bigger sound, with a powerful built-in amplifier that will drive the excellent speaker drivers to high enough levels that even larger audiences and larger rooms will be perfectly served.

The bass is bigger than with my less expensive choices, and while it provides fantastic impact and foundation, it is never too much, and is always nicely balanced with the rest of the sound. And the mids and highs are bracingly clear and focused, with lots of detail and speech that is exceptionally easy to hear and understand.

The Edifier R1280DBs are a very well designed pair of speakers – ok, maybe they aren’t the prettiest, but they have an easy and highly useful control panel, a wonderful remote control, soundfield adjustment for optimal sound in any space, and excellent connectivity, with Bluetooth wireless, auxiliary wired and even optical digital inputs.

For such an advanced pair of speakers, the Edifier R1280DBs are particularly easy to set up and to use, and their flexibility, their power and their big, clear and well projected sound make them perfect for use with any projector and any presentation. For all you get, and for their material, build and overall quality, these are easily the best value I’ve found, and highly recommended.

Best Premium Speaker for Projector

Audioengine A2+ Wireless Bluetooth Speakers with Bluetooth

What I Like:

  • Beautiful and Engaging Sound
  • Plenty of Volume and Power
  • The Nicest Looking Speakers on the List
  • Fantastic for Music Listening As Well
  • Supreme Value

Possible Downsides?

  • None

Even though I call the Audioengine A2+ a ‘premium’ pair of speakers, I should say right up front that they are still very, very affordable, and considering their superb sound, overall quality and usability they are downright cheap.

I guess selecting a pair of wireless powered speakers that are well under 300 dollars for the highest price point illustrates my love for a great value, but my choice of the Audioengine A2+ illustrates something else even more clearly – my love of beautiful sound.

If you really believe and understand that the best sound is crucial to the best audio-visual presentation, you will absolutely love these speakers. The A2+ have such an open, clear and precise sound that every detail comes through perfectly, and speech is always perfectly comprehensible even among other sounds.

And music – whether part of the presentation’s soundtrack, or part of the party afterwards celebrating the perfect meeting – sounds better, more powerful and beautiful than pretty much any other speaker I’ve heard at this price level, with lots of volume and lots of dynamic energy even at lower volumes, clear, sweet highs, rich and realistic mids and perfectly balanced deep bass

The Audioengine A2+ active speakers are also superb in terms of connectivity, with both digital and analog wired inputs as well as latest generation Bluetooth wireless, and will work with any projector, PC or associated equipment.

A really top quality pair of speakers, with beautiful finish and a lovely minimalist aesthetic, the Audioengine A2+ are truly premium in every way except price, and have to be one of the best values on the market today. With superb sound, superior material and build quality and an ideal design for meetings, projectors and laptop connectivity, these are nearly perfect speakers for use with projectors, and a top choice for music listening as well.

Best Speaker for Projector Overall

Klipsch R-41PM Powered Bookshelf Speaker,Black

What I Like:

  • The Most Clear and Detailed Sound
  • No Distortion or Fatigue
  • Superb Material and Construction Quality
  • Extended Connectivity Options
  • Dynamic Bass EQ

Possible Downsides?

  • A bit heavy – not as easily transportable

I have to be honest with you – if I were choosing the best speakers for use with a projector, I would get the Audioengine A2+ we looked at just above – but really just because I think they have the most beautiful sound, and I would also use them for music listening.

That said, if I really wanted the very best speakers only and exclusively for use with a projector, or any kind of audio video presentation, and wouldn’t use them for anything else, I would definitely opt for these Klipsch R41PM powered wireless speakers instead.

The Klipsch R-41PM have a clarity that is unmatched by any of the other choices on this list of best speakers for projectors (even though they are all chosen for, among other things, their excellent clarity). And yet for all that bracing clarity and detail, the Klipsch are exceptionally low distortion speakers, and will never, ever sound overly bright, strained or fatiguing, even with longer presentations and higher volumes.

Really the ideal sound signature for meetings, presentations and soundtracks of all kinds, and in fact pretty ideal for music as well – not quite as warm, maybe, as they Audioengine, but still beautifully musical and very dynamic, exciting and engaging. But then that is just what Klipsch is most famous for.

The Klipsch R-41PM are also ideal technologically, with a superb low noise amplifier, stable and reliable Bluetooth connectivity, wired analog and digital inputs, dynamic bass equalization that will make the speakers sound their best in any room, and a lot more – again, all typical Klipsch!

I would be happy with any speaker on this list, but if you are buying a speaker specifically for use with a projector or laptop, and specifically for audio video presentation of all types, the KLipsch R-41PM is definitely your best choice – there are much more expensive speakers out there, to be sure, but I can’t say for certain that they are much better.

And for the ultimate impact – or if you feel like the R-41PM  just aren’t expensive enough on their own – the addition of a Klipsch-R-100SW Subwoofer will definitely blow your audience away. Maybe a bit too much for some offices and some presentations, but in the right environment, and with the right audience, wow!