Which speakers are best?

A question about computer speakers

I want to purchase a set, of mini-speakers, for my desk top computer.

I am looking for a product, which is corded, and powered by the desk top computer.

Nothing fancy, or expensive.

Just basic speakers, powered by the computer head phones port.

Where should I look for such a product, and how much should I be prepared to spend?

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A 3.5mm headphone jack has just enough power for the sound volume needed for a headphone. That's not what you are looking for.

I doubt if a USB powered speaker set would be loud enough for you. Try that in a shop. If not, you need speakers with a power adapter. Since your desktop computer is connected to the mains also, I don't think that should be a big problem.
Prices vary from $10 to much higher depending on the output power and quality.

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