Bookshelf Speaker Reviews
The Børresen Acoustics M1 is a $100,000 2‑way Monitor?!
The Børresen Acoustics M1 doesn’t look too different from other high-end two-way bookshelf speakers, but its $100,000 price tag suggests that there is more to them than meets the eye.
PSB Synchrony B600 Bookshelf Speaker Review
From PSB's Flagship line, Synchrony, we'll be reviewing the PSB Synchrony B600. PSB is known for reliable high end speakers, but will this translate to a $2,800/pair of bookshelves? Read on.
JBL 4329P Powered Monitor Speakers Bring Best Tech Into Compact Size
JBL released a new pair of powered Monitor Bookshelf speakers. The $4.5K 4329P Studio Monitor Powered Speakers come with an 8" woofer, 1-inch compression driver and high-definition imaging HDI horn.
Mon Acoustic SuperMon Isobaric Bookshelf Speaker Review
At $25k/pair, the SuperMon Isobarics bookshelf speakers from Mon Acoustic are not cheap, but they use the best construction materials money can buy. Does this add up to an amazing sounding speaker?
New Andrew Jones MoFi SourcePoint 10 Concentric Loudspeakers
Andrew Jones and MoFi have launched the SourcePoint 10 loudspeakers ($3700/pair). The SourcePoint 10 is a large 2-way stand-mount speaker featuring a 10-inch concentric driver and 91dB sensitivity rating.
PreSonus R80 V2 Powered Studio Monitor Review
With the R80 V2 studio monitor, PreSonus packs 140-watts of amplification into an 8” woofer and a high-powered AMT tweeter, but will it be enough to make us forget about their dome tweeter monitors?
Epos Loudspeakers Are Born Again Under Karl‑Heinz Fink
Karl-Heinz Fink bought Epos Loudspeakers and is rebooting the brand with new designs of old models, like the ES14N. The new ES14N features all new technology inside and out. Read on.
Mon Acoustic SuperMon Mini Bookshelf Speaker Review
Mon Acoustics SuperMon Mini loudspeaker is a $2,000 all-aluminum speaker that uses a waveguide loaded AMT tweeter and an isobaric-loaded bass drivers. Is it worth the price?
PSB Turns 50, Launches Retro‑Chic Passif 50 Anniversary Edition Speaker
In honor of celebrating its 50 year milestone in business, Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer PSB launched the Passif 50 loudspeaker ($2,499/pair). It features retro styling, but is all modern inside.
Sigberg Audio SBS.1 Active Speaker Review
Our review of the Sigberg Audio SBS.1 active speakers show a design that is long overdue. At $6.5k/pair, these Norwegian beauties give you state-of-the-art design in a reasonable size with high dynamic range.
Norway’s Sigberg Audio: High‑Performance Active Speakers With Style
Sigberg Audio launched in Norway in 2020 offers high performance active loudspeaker designs and subwoofers employing high quality drivers and revolutionary technologies to optimize sound.
Perlisten S4b Brings Flagship Performance Bookshelf Speaker Review
We review the Perlisten S4b 3-way bookshelf speaker system to see if the unparalleled technology found in their flagship S7t tower performs superbly in a more modestly sized package.
Audioholics’ Top Eight $800 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021
If you are shopping for high performance bookshelf speakers for under $1k, we have put together a guide for our top picks in the $800/pair range for 2021. Great for 2CH or a full home theater system.
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor THX Loudspeaker Review
The Arendal 1723 Monitor looks great and Arendal claims a very high sound and build quality for its price, but is that real or just marketing fluff? Read our in-depth review to find out.
Focal Adds Bookshelf and Center Channel to its Aria K2 Line
Focal announced the release of their Aria K2 906 bookshelf ($1,990/pr) and Aria center channel ($1,190/ea) to add to the impressive Aria 936 floorstanding speaker that debuted last year. Read on.
Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf & Center Speaker Review: Looks that Kill!
$10,000 is a lot of dosh for a pair of bookshelf speakers. What if they are among the most finely constructed bookshelf speakers on Earth? Such is the case with Focal's Sopra No1 bookshelf speakers.
Andrew Jones Is Leaving Elac ‑ Unveils Solano Series
Andrew Jones left Elac to pursue a “fantastic opportunity” elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elac announced the Solano series loudspeakers which feature Elac's JET5 Air Motion Transformer tweeter. Read on.
JBL L100 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review ‑ Modern Take on a Classic
The JBL L100 Classics have the look of the L100 Centurys updated with the latest in loudspeaker design for improved performance. Our review determines if they surpass the originals to create a new legacy.
Our Top Six $600 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021
This is a round up of some of the best bookshelf speakers we've found for 2021 based on performance, specs, aesthetics and reputation. Read on to find what's right for you.
RBH Sound PM‑8 Active Monitor Loudspeaker Review
The RBH Sound PM-8 is a DSP driven 2-way active studio monitor that offers tremendous performance intended for pro-audio. We reviewed these speakers to see how they also work for home audio environment.
JBL Announces NEW Gear For 2021 Including a Monster Subwoofer!
JBL commemorates its 75th anniversary with a slew of new loudspeakers, a bone crushing subwoofer and an integrated amplifier sporting Dirac Live room correction. Are they living up to their heritage.
ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review
The ADAM Audio T7V Active Speakers are nearfield monitors ($500/pair). We reviewed them to determine IF they sound as good as they look and IF they serve home audio applications as well as the studio.
Our Top Five $500 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021
Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers in the $500 price range? We have compiled a list of our top choices for bookshelf speakers at that price point for 2021.
PreSonus Eris E8 XT Active Studio Monitors Review
The PreSonus Eris E8 XT monitors are beefy speakers that sport an 8" fiber-woven woofer, a waveguide-loaded 1.25" dome tweeter, and 140 watts of onboard amplification. How do they sound? Read on.
KEF Launches LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II Loudspeakers with ‘Metamaterial Absorption Technology’
KEF updated their LS50 loudspeaker with a groundbreaking innovation called “Metamaterial Absorption Technology.” Featured in both the passive LS50 Meta and active LS50 II. Is this a leap forward for Kef?
Kali Audio LP‑8 Powered Monitor Loudspeaker Review
We reviewed the Kali Audio LP-8 powered studio monitor loudspeakers to determine if pro-audio equipment can be used with excellence in home audio applications.
JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form
JBL released information on their new L82 Classic Bookshelf speaker at CES 2020 Las Vegas. The 2-way design features a smaller 8" driver but the same 1" tweeter as their acclaimed L100. Read on.
Polk Audio Legend L200 Bookshelf and L400 Center Speaker Review
The L200 are Polk's latest high-end bookshelf speaker, and the L400 is the Legend center speaker. Both boast many of the state-of-the-art advances. Check out our detailed review of both here.
GoldenEar Packs the Latest Audiophile Tech into their BRX Bookshelf Speaker
GoldenEar Technology announced their new ultra-high-performance compact bookshelf/stand-mount loudspeaker, the BRX, at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO. Packed with their latest tech, see what makes it so special.
RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review
RSL Speaker's recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers have raised the eyebrows of audio industry. Did RSL produce a premium higher end product at a more moderate price? Read on to find out.
RSL Raises the Bar with CG5 and CG25 Audiophile Bookshelf Speakers
RSL recently announced the CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Speaker which pushes their products into higher price points and higher levels of performance. See what you get over the CG3s.
MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review
The Motion 35XTi bookshelf speaker has updated cosmetics and employs a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our review to see if MartinLogan keeps their signature sound in a box speaker.
6 Best Bookshelf Speakers for Under $100/Pair
Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers in the $45 - $100 range with sound quality good enough for an audioholic on a budget? Check out our roundup of 6 budget speakers to see how they compared.
Monoprice Monolith THX‑365T Mini‑Tower and THX‑365C Center Speaker Review
The Monolith THX-365T and 365C are some of the most inexpensive THX-Ultra certified home audio speakers to ever have been produced. How do they perform? Read on to find out.
Wilson Audio TuneTot Bookshelf Speaker Small Size, BIG Price
Wilson Audio’s new TuneTot monitor 2-way speaker features high-performance drivers in a compact cabinet to boldly go where no Wilson has gone before. But are they worth $10k/pair? Read on.
Revel Performa M126Be Bookshelf Speaker Review
Check out our review of Revel's Performa M126Be. With air-core inductors, polyfilm capacitors, anodized aluminum woofers, and even a Beryllium tweeter this is the little speaker that could!
Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf Speaker Teases Audiophile for only $70/Pair
Dayton Audio announced their new MK402, a 2-way, rear ported speaker with bass extension down to 60Hz, for an almost unbelievable low price of $70/pair. Audiophile dream speaker on a budget? Read on.
Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Review
Philharmonic Audio's BMR Philharmonitors use a 3-way design with a very special driver outlay that has audio enthusiasts excited about the potential performance advantages that it could offer Read on.
Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report
The Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor is a price friendly bookshelf loudspeaker with an audiophile RAAL tweeter, Zapf audio woofer, superb crossover network and excellent sound. We are impressed.
Outlaw Audio BLSv2 Bookshelf and LCRv2 Loudspeaker Review
Outlaw Audio is reintroducing it acclaimed BLS and LCR loudspeakers to the audio industry. Dubbed the v2, did Outlaw Audio improve the original design while reducing the cost? Read on to find out.
Definitive Technology Demand Series Bookshelf Speaker Preview
Definitive Technology debuted their new Demand Series Bookshelf speakers (D7,D9,D11) at CEDIA 2017. With the latest in driver advancements, they look to be quite a value in high-performance speakers.
RBH Sound R‑5 Bookshelf and R‑515 LCR Speaker Review
RBH Sound has overhauled their acclaimed "Impression" series, and we managed to get their R-5 bookshelf and R-515 LCR speakers in for review. See the performance enhancements they now offer.
Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report
If you're in the market for a 3-way bookshelf speaker with the magnificent RAAL tweeter at a reasonable asking price of $1,350/pr, the BMR Philharmonitor from Philharmonic Audio may be your ticket.
Dayton Audio B452‑AIR Bookshelf and C452‑AIR Center Speaker Review
Dayton Audio just shattered the price barrier with their B452-Air speakers armed with an AMT tweeter for only $45/pair. Read our review to see how they performed.
Ascend Acoustics Sierra Luna Mini‑Monitor Speaker Demo Report
We got a chance to demo the budget friendly, high quality Sierra Luna bookshelf speakers from Ascend Acoustics and found them to be an extremely versatile high-performance no compromise loudspeaker.
Polk T15 Bookshelf Speaker Review
Looking for a super affordable pair of bookshelf speakers? Look no further than Polk Audio's T15. Polk Audio had to make some creative choices to keep them under $100/pr. Read on to find out how.
Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report
We had an opportunity to take a tour of Destination Hi Fi and demo the Legacy Audio Caliber speakers. With these speakers, you get the performance of a Legacy tower folded into a bookshelf.
Monoprice MP‑65RT Bookshelf Speaker Review
At under $50/pr, the Monoprice MP-65RT bookshelf has to be the least expensive speaker in history to sport a ribbon tweeter. Read our review with measurements to see what you get at this price.
Bookshelf Speaker Roundup of 2017 AXPONA
Check out our preview of our favorite bookshelf speakers we saw at 2017 AXPONA in Chicago. The speakers range from the low three-figures to the low five-figures, but all offered high sound quality.
Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf and MK442 Center Speaker Review
Dayton Audio answered the challenge of creating a good bookshelf speaker with their MK402 and MK442 center channel to have significant bass extension and value for an audiophile on a budget.
Hsu Research CCB‑8 Bookshelf Speaker Preview
HSU Research released details on their new CCV-8 speakers at the 2016 RMAF audio show. Will this design resolve problems that other speakers have, especially center channels? Read on to find out.
RBH Signature SV‑61R Bookshelf Speaker Review
Looking for one of the best bookshelf speakers we've reviewed to date? Check out the RBH Signature SV-61R. You get an AMT tweeter, premium 6.5" woofer, an exquisite veneer cabinet and great sound.
Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Loudspeaker Preview
Legacy Audio unveiled their Calibre bookshelf loudspeakers with premium drive components like their 4" AMT tweeter. They're hoping to raise the bar for what a compact speaker can do. Read on.
Hsu Research CCB‑8 Bookshelf Speaker Review
The CCB-8 is an audacious new speaker featuring an 8" woofer utilized as a waveguide for a center-mounted tweeter. Read our review of the Hsu Research CCB-8 bookshelf speakers for our impressions.
Atlantic Technology LCR2 Compact Speaker Preview
Atlantic Technology has introduced its new LCR2 ultra compact speakers that promise big sound in a small package. At only $200/ea they certainly appear to give ID speakers a run for their money.
Monoprice Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf and Center Channel Speaker Review
Check out our review on Monoprice's Air Motion series speakers. These medium-sized bookshelf and center speakers use a powerful AMT tweeter and a punchy 5.25" woofer to get the most out of their size.
Monoprice Air Motion Bookshelf, Center Channel & Subwoofer Preview
Monoprice unveiled their Monolith Air Motion Cinema Series Speakers. The series features 2-way bookshelf speakers and a three way center channel with AMT tweeters and cast woofers for a great price.