Most of us like to listen to music while we work. It helps us to get into the zone and creates a relaxed yet productive environment. While some employees like to listen to music through headphones, others prefer speakers.
There are a wide range of speakers suited to the office environment, with different styles and price points available. Below we look at four of the best:
Well-designed speakers not only enhance your listening experience, they can provide a focal point for your office, too. But for businesses where the design and style of their office is a priority, speakers must fit in with the look and feel of the space.
Good design is of course in the eye of the beholder, and there are many interesting styles on the market. However, the Edifier Spinnaker is one of the most striking and unique speakers we have come across.
Described by reviewers as the ‘devil horn’ speakers, they are ideally suited to modern offices with a sleek and stylish theme. In addition, the cone shape is proven to deliver crisp, quality sound.
Some offices are now as luxurious as five-star hotels, with bespoke furniture, cutting-edge technology and world-class facilities. For those creating a high-end environment, top-of-the range speakers are a must.
Bose is widely known for its high-quality speakers and the Acoustimass 5 Stereo Speaker System will satisfy the most discerning listener.
This model will set you back around £500, but these speakers use unique and innovative Bose technology to fill even the largest office space with the purest sound.
In addition, the sophisticated design and black and white colour scheme means they will match almost any office design.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on speakers, with plenty of good quality budget options available.
Budget speakers are the ideal option for smaller work spaces and where consideration to design and style doesn’t have to be taken into account quite the same.
Of course, budget speakers involve some sacrifices in terms of sound quality. That said, the Leto 2.0 delivers a very respectable 6w of power. For an office with only a handful of employees, it is more than capable of delivering clear, audible sound.
The Leto 2.0 also scores well on price with the two speakers costing just £5. Unlike other budget options, the speakers look good, too.
The only downside to playing music in the office is the different preferences employees will have.
One way around this is to include individual mini-speakers on each desk. So long as volume is kept to a respectable level, this allows employees to listen to what they want.
Of course, the big advantage of mini speakers is that they take up a very small amount of desk space, meaning there is still plenty of room for other technologies such as screens and keyboards.
The HP Mini S4000 has a tiny footprint– it’s about the same size as a small takeaway coffee cup. The other benefit of this mini speaker is that it weighs just 80g, so you can take it with you around the office, on your travels, or home at the end of the day.