Best Speakers For M1 Mac Mini

The M1 Mac Mini is the smallest computer that Apple has on the market. Even though it’s tiny, the M1 Mini is still powerful with fantastic graphic capabilities, speed, and overall high specs. However, it can be a difficult task to find high-quality speakers for it. Luckily, there’s plenty of options if you know where to look. We’ve made it even easier for you by selecting our top picks in this guide.

There are many different options on the market and they don’t have to break the bank. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best wired and wireless speakers you can buy for your Mac M1 Mini on Amazon. We’ll go over the pros and cons so you’ll have the best idea of which one is right for you.

KEiid Computer Speakers

KEiiD PC Computer Speaker, Bluetooth Stereo System with Aluminum Housing, Bookshelf Speaker for Home Audio System, Studio Monitor Speaker with Optical AUX Input, for Turntable/CD Player/PC/Laptop/TV

ProsCons
3 EQ optionsQuite expensive
1-year warranty 
Small and compact 

The KEiid speakers are some of the best computer speakers around. They not only look smart on your desk but they also feature three different inputs; AUX, Bluetooth, and PC. This means you can enjoy audio from a variety of different devices. Not only that but these speakers also come with a handy little remote so you can adjust the volume and even EQ from a distance if needed.

If you fancy unplugging the KEiid speakers from your Mac M1 Mini, you can stream music to them from your phone through Bluetooth. These speakers aren’t the cheapest but for the price, you’ll be getting quality speakers that will last you a long time and offer a variety of features.

Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speakers

Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speakers

ProsCons
CompactLimited features
CheapMight not last very long
  

Logitech is a household name and for good reason. Logitech builds decent speakers and the Logitech S120 2.0 speakers are no different. They are exactly what it says on the tin. The speakers are small and compact. They’re nothing too special to look at but they do the job. All you have to do is plug them into the mains on your wall and then slot the AUX cable into your M1 Mac Mini.

They are simple speakers featuring a right and a left and they’ll fit into your bag no problem. We’re not sure how long they’ll last but they are a solid option if you just want some cheap speakers that offer a good range of volume.

Bose Companion Speakers

Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers - for PC (with 3.5mm AUX & PC Input) Black

ProsCons
Powerful soundNot wireless
Fair priceNo AUX cable included
CompactNot enough treble

Bose is another audio manufacturer that deserves a place on our list. The Bose Companion speakers are not the newest speakers on this list but they offer quality sound and surprising volume levels considering their tiny size. Because they are a little dated you won’t get wireless capability with them and you’ll need to plug the AUX cable into your M1 Mini and then slot the power plug into the mains for them to work. This means you’ll have more wires to deal with than some of the more modern speakers we’re discussing here but they still have a fantastic volume range.

Unfortunately, the sound quality can become a little muddy when you turn them up to their fullest. This is no doubt due to their size but for the price, you can’t go wrong with these speakers. They won’t break the bank and you can easily transport them around with you.

Amazon Basics Speakers

Amazon Basics Computer Speakers for Desktop or Laptop PC | USB-Powered, Black

ProsCons
Very cheapNo wireless capability
Simple designDistorted at high volumes
Balanced audio 

The Amazon Basics Speakers are exactly that, basic. These are very cheap speakers that don’t have the best sound quality as they lack bass. Instead, these Amazon speakers have a lot of trebles and can become distorted when turned up too high. These speakers have no wireless capability and you’ll need to plug them into your M1 Mac Mini with the AUX cable. They have a very basic blocky design and don’t have many features. On the front of the speakers, you’ll find the volume nob and the AUX socket.

These speakers aren’t going to be the best speakers for playing music but they would be ideal for listening to podcasts or for the use of studying. If you’re after basic speakers, these are ideal for you.

Edifier R1280T Speakers

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS

ProsCons
Gorgeous designNo wireless capability
Remote control functionNo Bluetooth capability

The Edifier R1280T speakers would look great on your bookshelf. These speakers are absolutely gorgeous with their dark wood finish on the exterior. They come with one active speaker and one passive speaker to increase sound depth. Not only that but they come with two RCA inputs so you can connect multiple devices at once. The best part about these speakers is probably the handy remote control that is included with them. With the remote, you can control the treble and bass of the speakers effortlessly as well as the master volume levels.

They are not very expensive and would make for a good investment. These speakers would look great alongside your M1 Mac Mini.

Creative Pebbles Speakers

Creative Pebble V2 - Minimalistic 2.0 USB-C Powered Desktop Speakers, 3.5 mm AUX-in, Up to 8W RMS Power for Computers and Laptops, Type-A Adapter Included and Extended Cable (Black)

ProsCons
Modern designNo wireless capabilities
Good sound quality 
Good value and cheap 

The Creative Pebbles speakers feature a very modern design and they are shaped just like their name suggests. They’re rather small and would sit neatly along with your M1 Mac Mini. There is no wireless capability or Bluetooth and you’ll need to connect them to your M1 Mac Mini with the USB provided to power them and the AUX cable to listen to audio. They are very basic speakers that feature an LED light on one of them to indicate if they are turned on and a small dial that allows you to change the volume.

Although quite small, the Creative Pebbles speakers are powerful with 4.4W of sound output.

Sonos One Smart Speakers

Two Room Set with all-new Sonos One - Smart Speaker with Alexa voice control built-In. Compact size with incredible sound for any room. (Black)

ProsCons
Wi-FiExpensive
Alexa built-inNo Bluetooth
Great sound quality 

The Sonos One (Gen2) is one of the best smart speakers out there. By ‘smart’, we mean that this mini speaker has all the modern features you’ve come to love. On the top of the speaker, you’ll find touch-sensitive controls alongside the Alexa on-off touch button. Because Alexa is built into this speaker you can use it like you normally would your traditional Alexa.

You can access all your favorite streaming music apps like Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. You can do this through the Sonos app which allows you to control everything in one place so you can effortlessly switch between apps and control the volume from your phone.

There’s no getting away from the fact that the Sonos One mini speaker is expensive but for your hard-earned cash, you’ll be getting a top-of-the-range speaker that has all the features you love.

Bose Home Speaker 300

Bose Home Speaker 300: Bluetooth Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in, Black

ProsCons
Google Assistant & Alexa built-inExpensive
Bluetooth 
Wi-Fi 

The Bose 300 speaker is another smart speaker that not only sounds great but looks really good too with its black aluminum exterior casing. On the front side of the speaker, you’ll find the LED voice assistant that indicates when your Google Play or Alexa is thinking or speaking. On the top side you’ll see the touch-sensitive buttons where you can adjust the volume, turn the microphone on or off and select presets. The Bose 300 also includes Airplay which allows you to connect to your M1 Mac Mini wirelessly as well as having Wi-fi and Bluetooth if needed. This smart speaker also allows you to connect to your favorite streaming music apps like Deezer, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.

The speaker is very smart and looks great next to your M1 Mac Mini and the fact that you can connect the two devices makes this an ideal option for your M1 Mac Mini speaker needs. This is another expensive speaker but well worth the price in my opinion.

Libratone Zipp Smart Speaker

Libratone Zipp Wifi Bluetooth Smart Speaker, 360° Loud Stereo Sound with Dual Mic Build-in, 15W Woofer Deep Bass, 12 Hour Playtime, Airplay2 and Spotify connect, Work with Alexa(Graphite Grey)

ProsCons
Airplay 2 & Spotify, AlexaNot water-proof
Bluetooth and WI-FIExpensive
15W deep bass, 360 sound 

The Libratone Zipp smart speaker features all the features of the top speakers for your M1 Mac Mini on this list. It comes with a removable fabric that wraps around the exterior, protecting it from wear and tear. It has a very elegant design and almost looks like a Google Assistant. It comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and WI-FI so you can connect it to your M1 Mac Mini wirelessly. On the rear, you’ll find an AUX plug and a USB socket so if you want to charge a device whilst you listen to music you can. On the top of the speaker, you’ll see the simple touch playback button without too many other distractions. The battery is also impressive as it lasts up to 10 hours of use. This is another pricey smart speaker but it not only looks great but it also has many features

Edifier R980T 4” Speakers

Edifier R980T 4" Active Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Computer Speaker - Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)

ProsCons
Great designNo Bluetooth
Great sound depthDistorted at high volumes

The Edifier R980T 4″ Active Bookshelf Speaker is a compact speaker that provides efficient sound for your desktop and PC. It comes with a 13mm tweeter, 4-inch bass driver, and two RCA input options. Just like the Edifier R1280T, the R980T looks great with a smooth dark wooden finish. It also features one passive speaker and one active speaker for increased sound depth however it does suffer from a bit of distortion at high volumes.

The sound is still great though and the speakers feature a 24W sound output so you’ll be able to enjoy deep bass and noticeable treble in the right places. There’s no Bluetooth included with these speakers though so you’ll have to settle for a wired connection to your M1 Mac Mini.

Our top pick

Taking everything into consideration, our top pick of the bunch would have to be with the Libratone Zipp smart speaker. This is because it has all the features you’d come to expect from a modern speaker. It not only looks great but it’s easy to use. You can connect to your M1 Mac Mini wirelessly and effortlessly but if you want to take it around with you or take it outside in the summer for a party you can do that too.

The fact it has a fantastic built-in battery means you don’t have to worry about it running out of juice whilst you’re having a good time. It’s one of the more expensive choices on our list of the best speakers for M1 Mac Mini’s but you’ll be getting something of beauty, functionality, and durability if you decide to buy it.

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About S. Santos

I am a tech columnist and blogger by trade, but I'm also an avid tennis player. In my spare time, I enjoy reviewing gadgets and gizmos from the world of tech. A lot has changed in the field since I started out as a writer back in 2009, so it's always exciting to keep up with all that's new. To me, there's nothing quite like getting my hands on a brand-new gadget or piece of software for the first time -- it's like Christmas morning every day!

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