Do Monitors have Speakers – Here’s Something you must Know!

Do monitors have speakers – Here’s something you must know!

Here’s something not many people think about while buying TVs and monitors – the speakers! 

Since we grew up watching TV that already had speakers, we never thought to consider it as a purchase factor. However, it is not the same with monitors. Monitors and TVs are entirely different, and so, hoping that one has a feature that the other does is unfair. 

This is why we decided to end all queries once and for all through our blog post. Here we will talk about monitors and explore whether they come with speakers or if you should buy them separately.

Do Monitors have Speakers?

Do all monitors have speakers?

This is a very generic question. There are numerous different types of monitors, and each of them has its own specifics. So, no, all monitors do not have speakers. A few may but definitely not all.

In fact, we have found out through research and experience that most monitors do not have in-built speakers.

Should you buy Monitors with Speakers only?

Should you buy Monitors with Speakers only?

This totally depends on your preferences because both choices have their pros and cons. If you buy a monitor with in-built speakers, you will save space and cost. It is usually very convenient because you won’t have to go through the entire process of researching and buying extra speakers. However, you will have to compromise on the sound quality. The in-built speakers will not give you extremely great sound, and if you are an audiophile, you will not be able to come to terms with that. 

On the other hand, if you buy a regular monitor and then buy speakers separately, you will have the freedom to choose the quality of sound within your price range. Whatever your choice may be, the quality will mostly be better than in-built speakers. However, here, you will have to compromise on the space. Your workspace, especially if it is small, may feel cluttered with the addition of speakers. 

So, based on these factors, we urge you to decide what’s best for you.

How to enable monitor speakers?How to enable monitor speakers

Here’s a bonus for those of you who have bought or will buy a monitor with in-built speakers. We shall help you enable them with ease. Just follow the steps below:

  • Connect your monitor and your computer.
  • Use the DisplayPort cable or HDMI cable if available. If not, choose VGA. 
  • Switch on the computer and monitor.
  • On the monitor, you will see the video signal. Sign in and then select Screen Resolution after right-clicking on your desktop. Adjust it to the recommended resolution.
  • On your system tray, you will see the audio icon. Right-click on it. You will either see the name of your monitor or speakers based on how you connected your system (HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA)
  • Right-click on your monitor’s name and click enable. Then, you can set it as default.
  • You can also test the speakers by clicking on Configure and then clicking on Test. Some computers will want to restart after this. Go ahead! 

Simple, isn’t it?

The bottom line is that monitors have speakers, but not all of them! Only a few have in-built speakers. The choice is all yours. Which one will you buy? Don’t forget to let us know through comments. 


Howard Tavares

About Howard Tavares

Hi, Howard here. I love the computer displays, and I enjoy working on my dual monitor setup. After a lot of experiments, failures, successes, and reviews, I started Best Monitor Hz to helpmates like me who want to talk about a screen that can fulfil their working or gaming needs.

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