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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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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

 
RBH CTx Series Speaker System Reviewed

RBH CTx Series Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

RBH has redesigned its popular CT Series sub/sat system. Dennis Burger puts the new CTx speakers and subwoofer through their paces and comes away highly impressed. Read More

 
ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

ATC is back with a gorgeous speaker that is at home in a recording studio but might just find its way into your home with its solid build quality and beamingly accurate sound. Read More

 
Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Like many music and home theater enthusiasts, I find bookshelf speakers very appealing. Done right, they can seem almost magical in their ability to cast a large, lifelike 3D soundstage without being intrusive in your living space. Canadian loudspeaker company... Read More

 
Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

No one in their right mind sits around and thinks that what the world needs is another Bluetooth speaker. I'm not saying that the people at Aperion Audio are crazy, but evidently someone at the company decided that the world... Read More

 
MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

"Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes made of ticky tacky,Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes all the same." With apologies to Malvina Reynolds, that little paraphrased ditty runs through my head every time I survey the landscape of Bluetooth and... 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.