PowerShell can play WAV files, so you can add sound and special effects to your scripts (provided your system has a sound card):
PS> $player = New-Object System.Media.SoundPlayer "$env:windir\Media\notify.wav" PS> $player.Play()
You can also use this as sort of an acoustic progress bar because the sound plays in a separate thread and won't block PowerShell. So a script could repeat some sound until the task is done, then stop the sound:
PS> $player.PlayLooping() PS> # do some lengthy job PS> $player.Stop()
Note: The SoundPlayer object can play sounds in WAV format only, so if you'd like to play your favorite song or record some voice message, make sure you use this format.