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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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Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Ben Shyman

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Ben Shyman reviews Focal's Sopra N°1. This bookshelf speaker is gorgeous and offered in a variety of eye-catching colors; but, as Shyman would discover, the Sopra N°1 offers much more than just a pretty face. Read More

 
Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Steven Stone reviews the Sampan FTL bookshelf speaker from Role Audio. This small, ported speaker uses a single full-range driver and claims a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz. Read on to see how it performs. Read More

 
KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

I recently reviewed Denon's flagship AVR-X7200WA network receiver. This Swiss Army knife of a receiver supports new immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and Auro-3D. In order to evaluate the receiver's performance with Dolby Atmos specifically, KEF graciously... Read More

 
Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The entry-level Chameleon Series delivers the visual flair we'd expect from Sonus faber at a much lower price, but how does the new Chameleon B bookshelf speaker perform? Myron Ho finds out. Read More

 
THIEL TM3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

THIEL TM3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

My first encounter with THIEL speakers was with the excellent CS3.7 floorstanding speaker, which was the late Jim Thiel's last flagship design at the end of his life. I was impressed by how it managed to deliver extremely high-end performance... Read More

 
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

 

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.