You’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend for his special day and notice that he uses his computer a lot for media purposes. Whether that is listening to music or watching movies, most computer speakers that come with the system are not very good. The default speakers are small, tinny and don’t have any base frequencies. As a result, the sound is usually minimal and your boyfriend is not able to get a full range of sound from his music, movies or games. Generally there are a few types of speakers that are labeled as 2.0, 2.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1. So with so many numbers, what do they mean? 2.0 computer speakers are reserved for a more straightforward setup, with 2 speakers providing all the high, mid and low frequencies at the same time. With the 2.1 computer speaker setup, you have the addition of a subwoofer that provides the extra bass punch that is needed to feel the bass from the audio media being played through the computer. With the more fancy 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 speaker systems, those are more used for complicated setups that will provide surround sound and are meant for audiophiles that are demanding great sound from their computer systems. If your boyfriend isn’t an audiophile, there he may not even appreciate that complicated setup, so sticking to a 2.0 or 2.1 computer speaker system is going to make the perfect birthday gift for your boyfriend.