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Audiophile Bookshelf and Small Speakers Reviewed

Everyone from recording studios to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles have a place in their life for bookshelf speakers. Small speakers deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways floorstanding speakers simply can't. Combine a pair of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer and you have a system that is booth room-friendly and still capable of kicking butt. Read our vast archive of audiophile bookshelf speakers below for the best audiophile and home theater brands bookshelf speaker offerings.

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Bowers & Wilkins is a special name in the audiophile community; this is due to the company's uncanny ability to combine stellar sound quality with artful aesthetics--something other manufacturers often strive for and miss. Typically, when Bowers & Wilkins enters... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again--time for the HomeTheaterReview.com staff to pick the products that we feel represent the best of the best from all of our 2015 reviews. We've covered a variety of categories and price points. See if your faves made the list. Read More

 
Riva Audio Turbo X Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Riva Audio Turbo X Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Turbo X ($349.99) is the first product from Riva Audio, a company founded by legendary concert promoter Rikki Farr. The Turbo X speaker has clean styling, measures 9.1 by 3.5 by 4.1 inches, and comes in either black or... Read More

 
Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell checks out the Aether Cone tabletop speaker, which supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay sources and incorporates several interesting features to help distinguish it from the pack. Read More

 
Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Brian Kahn reviews Orb Audio's Complete Mini sound system--a petite, powered 2.1-channel system that includes two Mod1X satellites, a subONE subwoofer, and the new Mini-T v3 amplifier. Read More

 
Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

What kind of Bryston speaker package can you assemble for under $5,000? Dennis Burger reviews a system built around the company's Mini A bookshelf speakers, AC1 Micro center speaker, and Model A subwoofer. Read More

 
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Myron Ho explores the small but impressive Prime Satellite 5.1 speaker system from SVS, which includes five Prime Satellites and the SB-1000 subwoofer for a package price of $999.99. Read More

 
Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

By Greg Handy

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Greg Handy explores the new W9 and W7 tabletop speakers from Definitive Technology, which use DTS Play-Fi technology to offer multi-room wireless audio streaming from your phone, tablet, or PC. Read More

 
Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Bluetooth speakers have been a hot item for the past couple of years. The demand for portable Bluetooth speakers remains high, especially for smaller ones that can be easily packed for travel. This demand has resulted in more and more... Read More

 
Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 is different from most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've used lately in that it is a larger speaker, relatively speaking, at 13.9 by 7.2 by 4.6 inches and nine pounds. It's still easily moved... Read More

 

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews Wiki

1.0 An Overview of Bookshelf Loudspeakers

1.0 An Overview of Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Bookshelf loudspeakers are refer more to the size and configuration of a loudspeaker than whether or not they can or will be installed in a bookshelf. Bookshelf speakers are normally installed on stands or mounts of some sort. They tend to be front ported or fully dynamic in configuration. Because of their small size they are known for their ability to image very nicely but rarely produce deep bass thus are often also matched with a powered subwoofer to get a full range sound. Bookshelf speakers are also used frequently today as side and or rear speakers in 5.1 and 7.1 speaker configurations.