Bookshelf Speaker Reviews (238 Reviews)


Joe N Tell Reviews Klipsch's The Fives Powered Bookshelf Speaker

Joe N Tell Reviews Klipsch's The Fives Powered Bookshelf Speaker

We collaborated with Joe N Tell to bring you a comprehensive review of The Fives by Klipsch, space-saving, powered speakers at the top of their game. Continue Reading

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

Everyone from recording engineers to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles has a place in their life for a good pair of bookshelf speakers. Small speakers can deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways that floorstanding speakers simply can't. The traditional bookshelf speaker is passive, meaning that you need to connect it to an amplifier. However, active (powered) bookshelf speakers are growing in popularity, particularly for desktop and other nearfield applications where you sit closer to the speakers. Combine a set of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer, and enjoy a two-channel or multichannel system that is both room-friendly and high-performance. Here are some Resources that can teach you more about speaker design:

What’s the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?
How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (and Vice Versa)
Picking and Placing Your Display, Speakers, and Subwoofer by THX
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights

Bookshelf speakers, mini-monitors and other small loudspeakers are reviewed here.

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews Archives

Jul 09, 2020

Roku TV Wireless Speakers Reviewed

Roku's Wireless Speakers are great sounding and affordable speakers that can serve as satellites or substitute for a soundbar... but only in conjunction with other Roku gear. Continue Reading
Roku TV Wireless Speakers Reviewed

Jul 01, 2020

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Gaming Speaker System Reviewed

Aperion Audio's Allaire Bluetooth gaming speaker bundle proves that not all components aimed at gamers are kitschy crap. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Gaming Speaker System Reviewed

Jun 17, 2020

Magico ACC Center Channel Reviewed

My relationship with Magico's ACC ($6,800) got off to a painful start. The ACC arrived in a modestly sized cardboard... Continue Reading
Magico ACC Center Channel Reviewed

Jun 01, 2020

Definitive Technology Demand Series Speaker System Reviewed

Given their performance, aesthetics, and price, Definitive Technology's Demand series speakers set a very high bar, says Sean Killebrew. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Demand Series Speaker System Reviewed

May 13, 2020

Orb Audio Mod1 Dolby Atmos Speaker System Reviewed

The highly configurable and timbre-matched Mod1 speakers from Orb Audio are perfect for apartment dwellers, or anyone who doesn't want big speaker boxes hanging from the ceiling. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Mod1 Dolby Atmos Speaker System Reviewed

Jan 06, 2020

MartinLogan Motion 20i, 15i, and 30i Speakers Reviewed

MartinLogan is best known for its high-performance hybrid-electrostatic speakers, but those large panels generally command a premium price tag, to... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 20i, 15i, and 30i Speakers Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Nov 13, 2019

Polk Audio S10 Satellite Speakers Reviewed

Every audio junkie might need a pair of speakers like the Polk S10s. Small, dynamic, smooth, sleek, easy to power,... Continue Reading
Polk Audio S10 Satellite Speakers Reviewed

Oct 07, 2019

Polk Audio Legend Series L100 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

On the surface, Polk Audio's little L100 bookshelf may seem like the least interesting offering in the company's new Legend... Continue Reading
Polk Audio Legend Series L100 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Sep 18, 2019

Orb Audio Booster1 Micro Soundbar/Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Is it just me, or are TV and movie sound engineers actually getting worse at making dialogue easily discernable in... Continue Reading
Orb Audio Booster1 Micro Soundbar/Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Jul 29, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Wireless Loudspeakers Reviewed

Andrew says that Bowers & Wilkins may have just created one of the best all-around wireless speakers (and ecosystems) for those wanting something more high-end. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Wireless Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jun 10, 2019

RSL CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Reviewed

RSL is back with a bigger, beefier bookshelf speaker and an LCR to match. How do they sound? Dennis Burger puts a complete system to the test. Continue Reading
RSL CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Reviewed

Apr 01, 2019

SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

Don't let your kids hear SVS's Prime Wireless Speaker System. Continue Reading
SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

Mar 11, 2019

JBL Synthesis L100 Classic Loudspeaker Review

It's no secret that as time and technology have progressed, things have gotten more complicated and less reliable as we... Continue Reading
JBL Synthesis L100 Classic Loudspeaker Review

Feb 11, 2019

Kanto YU6 & SUB8 Powered Speaker System Reviewed

Let me make one thing abundantly clear: I love the concept of powered loudspeakers. I absolutely support their adoption. Over... Continue Reading
Kanto YU6 & SUB8 Powered Speaker System Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Dec 03, 2018

Davone Studio Loudspeaker Reviewed

What would happen if Bowers & Wilkins had decided not to switch gears in the twenty-first century and shift their... Continue Reading
Davone Studio Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sep 26, 2018

MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The newly redesigned Motion 4i features a fresh yet familiar aesthetic design with some refined touches, as well as a redesigned crossover that elevates performance above the original, released in 2010. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Aug 08, 2018

Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

They may look delicate, but Waterfall Audio's Elora Evos deliver rich, dynamic sound that you'll fall in love with at first listen. Continue Reading
Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

Aug 06, 2018

Aperion Audio Verus II Grand Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Dennis Burger puts the new Aperion Audio Verus II Grand bookshelf speaker through its paces, including the new Treble Mod, a rolling change to the existing design introduced in mid-2018. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Verus II Grand Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

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