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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 CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group. Read More

 
Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

For the budget-minded AV fan who wants to get a taste of what Dolby Atmos can bring to the home theater experience, Onkyo offers the $899 HT-S7700, a complete system with a 7.2-channel receiver, a 10-inch sub, and a speaker system with Atmos-enabled fronts. Check out Myron Ho's review. Read More

 
Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews the Rogersound Labs CG4 speaker system. What did he think of this 5.1-channel home theater system that sells for $2,075? Read on to find out. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Myron Ho reviews Bowers & Wilkins' new CM6 S2 bookshelf speaker, which retails for $2,000/pair and incorporates technologies from the company's much more expensive speaker lines. Read More

 
Polk Hampden Desktop Speaker Reviewed

Polk Hampden Desktop Speaker Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sean Killebrew checks out Polk's new desktop audio speaker, the Hampden. This powered two-way speaker combines a gorgeous design with desirable connection options like Bluetooth (with aptX) and direct USB. Read More

 
M&K Sound S300 Series Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

M&K Sound S300 Series Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

When I was asked if I'd be interested in reviewing M&K Sound's new THX Ultra2-certified S300 Series loudspeakers, I jumped at the chance. I was curious about the current status of this well-established, high-quality brand since it went through a... Read More

 
Genelec G Four Active Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Genelec G Four Active Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Greg Handy

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Greg Handy is a fan of the active speaker approach, and the new Genelec G Four bookshelf speakers did not disappoint him. Find out why these small active monitors made just a big impression. Read More

 
Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you're looking for a true plug-and-play 2.1-channel system that looks and sounds great, the $899 Millenia CT 2 from Paradigm certainly fits the bill. Read More

 
ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino Electrostatic Super-tweeter Reviewed

ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino Electrostatic Super-tweeter Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

There has been a long history in high-end audio of super-tweeters and, more commonly, subwoofers to enhance the overall performance of a listener's speaker system. As I mentioned in my past review on the REL Acoustics T-7 subwoofer, the major... 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.