10 Best Bookshelf Speakers
Elac Uni-Fi UB52
The 3-way Elac Uni-Fi UB52 feature concentric drivers that handle the middle and upper registers and aluminum woofers that reproduce the low-end. With a frequency response range of 42 to 35,000 hertz, they offer precise high notes and resounding bass.
- Front-facing reflex ports
- 5-way binding connectors
- Internal bracing reduces vibrations
Offering a good balance of price and performance, the Edifier R1280DBs eliminate the need for a stereo receiver as they have analog-style dials to adjust the sound and input. Additionally, they can connect with smart devices via Bluetooth.
- Silk dome tweeters
- Flared reflex ports
- 2-year warranty
Polk Audio Signature S15
Combining superbly balanced audio with a high-end cabinet construction, the Polk Audio Signature S15 are a force to be reckoned with, even more so because they’re justifiably priced. Their 5.25-inch cones are larger than most and provide an excellent low-end response.
- High-resolution terylene tweeter
- Anti-diffraction grille
- Can be wall mounted
Positioning the company’s Uni-Q driver arrays in the center of the cabinets, the KEF Q350 aim to minimize standing waves and internal resonance to provide high-resolution audio. The rear-facing CFD ports are tuned to cut down on turbulence and midrange leakage.
- Responsive at 28 kilohertz
- Impedance of 8 ohms
- Great for home theaters
Klipsch Synergy B-200
With high-quality parts and a well-engineered design, the Klipsch Synergy B-200 are a solid choice for those wanting precise audio at a relatively low price. They’re very efficient, using minimal power to produce a good amount of output.
- Linear travel suspension
- Injection-molded-graphite woofers
- Wide sound dispersion
Q Acoustics 3020
Offering lots of detail and a wide soundstage across many genres of music, the Q Acoustics 3020 are one of the best all-around pairs currently on the market. The company also offers a compatible center channel to really round out your entertainment system.
- Compact well-designed chassis
- Paper and aramid-fiber cones
- Available in three finishes
The Audioengine A5+ are perfect for listening to music in medium-sized rooms. In addition to the wired connections, they’re Bluetooth capable, using the Qualcomm aptX HD codec and a built-in 24-bit DAC, providing Hi-Fi sound without the need for cables.
- Class-ab monoblock amplifiers
- Impressive bass for such small units
- Fairly pricey option
Fluance Signature HiFi
While the Fluance Signature HiFi are sufficient on their own, they’re great when integrated into a home theater system, allowing them to handle the middle and upper register. With high-end drivers and a crossover frequency of 2,300 Hz, they provide crisp, spatial imaging.
- Wall-mounting brackets
- Lifetime warranty
- Not much bass response
The Micca MB42X are filled with quality components, like a 4-inch carbon fiber woofer and a silk-dome tweeter. They provide precise treble and rumbling bass, reliably maintain a song or movie’s vocal clarity and, perhaps most importantly, are also very affordable.
- Can be mounted on stands
- Good fidelity even at high volumes
- Smaller woofers than others
BIC America DV62si
These BIC America DV62si prove that good things come in small packages, and that loud things can come that way, too. They are less than 15 inches tall, yet crank out up to 90 decibels, and can growl out bass deeper than units twice their size.
- Ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeters
- 43 to 20000 hz frequency response
- Can sound a little harsh