Having good audio on your computer can make all the difference in the world. However, the form that audio takes really depends on your preferences and what types of tasks you perform most often.
If you game or watch movies, you may prefer a set of surround speakers. If you're mostly into music, a good pair of stereo speakers (plus maybe a subwoofer) or nice set of studio headphones may do the trick. And if you don't really use your computer's sound much aside from needing to hear the occasional system beep or ping, the speakers that came with your computer may suit you just fine. But we'd like to know: what's your speaker equipment? Tell us what you chose and why you chose it in the comments.
If you need some help choosing a good setup, we can help. Just check out our reader-nominated Hive Five lists of the five best desktop computer speakers, headphones, or headsets with attached microphones.