The Quality of the speakers depends on sound card. Most multimedia
computers come with very low quality speakers. They work well,
but they do not give really high quality sound. If you would
like to hear really great CDs, then purchase quality speakers.
Have you ever heard of subwoofers. They are really great for
rich quality sound and a great bass. They can even produce
surround sound. One word of advice is to not hook up your
speakers from your stereo to your computer directly.
sound card's amplifier is what drives the sound, and it is
not powerful enough to produce good sound. Another disadvantage
to using your home stereo speakers is that you can warp your
motherboard. The home speakers are not magnetically shielded.There
is a giant magnet inside the middle of the speaker. Your computer's
data and hard drive could be erased, or you could loose data.
important feature of the sound card and speakers is the type
of interface found on the computer. One important feature
is the MIDI or the Musical Instrumental Digital Interface.
MIDI is a set of rules that allow synthesizers, musical instruments,
and computers to exchange data. This is an important feature
because if a sound cards supports MIDI, then the computer
can play the sounds found in games and CD-ROMS.