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Updated: Oct 23, 2014 22:05
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#176
alaScore 90

Bowers & Wilkins 684

The 600 Series has been a constant stream of musical pleasure for entry-level and cash-strapped audio enthusiasts for the longest time. The latest iteration builds on this, but with a twist to two. Like the Krell S300i on pages 48-50 in this issue, the...

3 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#177
alaScore 90

KEF Q300

For all-purpose real-life applications, the KEF Q300’s are the bee’s knees. When you compare them to much more expensive speakers, you may find that the soundstage is not quite as 3d, the imaging is not as pinpoint; they don’t have quite the same...

15 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

#178
alaScore 90

Wharfedale Moviestar DX1

For a Home Theater in a Box, $800 for the Wharfedale DX-1 is somewhere near the upper-mid of the price range. This is targeted for the consumer that isn't afraid to pay a bit of money for decent speakers but is afraid of introducing large speakers into...

9 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#179
alaScore 90

Braven 850

Those who crave big sound, high performance, and total autonomy need look no further than the Braven 850.

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#180
alaScore 90

SVS SB12-NSD

The SVS SB12-NSD is an affordable 400watt sealed powered subwoofer with a 12” aluminum cone driver in a tiny sealed cabinet to produce satisfying and exceptionally well rounded bass. Small but potent.

2 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#181
alaScore 90

JBL ES25C

This is the best centre speaker made by JBL. The size is twice as big as the one i had and it has good looks. Unfortunately i have not tested it to hear the sound but by the looks speaks for itself.

2 expert reviews | 163 user reviews

#182
alaScore 90

KEF T-205

Although KEF has has put a major emphasis on style with the T205 speaker system, it definitely has not ignored the substance what a good speaker system needs to do. Sometimes listening to speakers over long sessions can leave one with a feeling of...

15 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#183
alaScore 90

Tannoy Mercury V4

I'm no expert, but of all the proper speakers I've ever owned these are in a different world of quality. I've turned my Onkyo amp up to two thirds of its full power with these and the walls, floor, and contents of my room were vibrating wildly but the...

6 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#184
alaScore 90

Monitor Audio WS 100

If you have a home office and need decent sound for the price of a pair of decent headphones, these speakers are enough to worry rivals at twice the price. Build is amazing and that's not something we say lightly about laptop speakers.

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#185
alaScore 90

Dali Zensor 1

'A dazzling Danish speaker package that\x92s yours for under a grand'

8 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

#186
alaScore 90

Dali Zensor 5

'Best traditional package \xa3700-\xa31500, Awards 2012. A mix of \x91very good\x92 and \x91brilliant\x92 components results in truly top-notch, Award-winning sound'

10 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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#187
alaScore 90

Focal CMS 65

The clarity is almost unreal. I'm hearing songs for the first time thatI've listened to for 20 years. True reference quality.

2 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#188
alaScore 90

Nokia PLAY 360 MD-50W Black

The aluminium casing with its perforated grid is sturdy and lends the speaker a durable and robust appearance. The clearly arranged function keys also contributed to the jury's positive vote.

10 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#189
alaScore 90

Burmester B10

These Burmesters deliver a really pleasant sound hitched to, say, Roksan's Caspian M2 electronics, but they also have the transparency to make the most of something like Audio Research's LS27/Ref 27 combination. That's an ample sonic stretch for a...

7 expert reviews

#190
alaScore 90

Monitor Audio Bronze BX5

A well built and extremely accomplished performer that deserves an audition

8 expert reviews

#191
alaScore 90

Grace Digital GDI-BTSP201 BTSP200

We can say without hesitation that these little speakers offer a seriously impressive level of sonic value for their $200 asking price.

1 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#192
alaScore 90

Denon DSD-500

Love this system and it connects to all my devices, iphone, ipad and computer. You must update their software to make it work.

2 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

#193
alaScore 90

Boston Acoustics A 360

Our review of the Boston Acoustics A360 Floorstanding speakers prove them to be a capable performer. Good sound, good measurements, nice looks and at $800/pr, a good value.

15 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#194
alaScore 90

MARSHALL Hanwell Anniversary Edition

Marshall’s Hanwell speaker “goes to 11” in terms of its sound quality, but it’s lofty price and lack of features will be a deal-breaker, even for the enthusiasts it was designed for.

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#195
alaScore 90

Dali Epicon 2

With a price tag like this you might expect nothing less, but even so there’s no denying that the Dali Epicon 2 deliver heavenly sound quality. Music playback is blessed with lucid detail, which brings an openness and insight missing from cheaper...

8 expert reviews

#196
alaScore 90

SuperTooth HD

The SuperTooth HD is a solid hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone for use in the car. It offers plenty of volume and some nifty extras, including a special text and e-mail dictation mode.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#197
alaScore 90

Bose Cinemate GS

There is no question Bose is way overpriced. Not even close to being worth what they charge. But if you can accept the price, the performance of the small 2.1 system is decent for a small room. The ONLY reason I purchased, was due to limited space and...

6 expert reviews | 791 user reviews

#198
alaScore 90

TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

While the TDK Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker has a few small shortcomings, it delivers very good sound for its size and price and is well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.

1 expert reviews | 784 user reviews

#199
alaScore 90

Jawbone BIG Jambox

Click to EnlargeLike its smaller brother, the $299 Jawbone Big Jambox has a stylish design and clever features, such as LiveAudio and speakerphone capability. Those who are solely interested in audio quality will prefer the Bose SoundLink, though that...

9 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#200
alaScore 90

Yamaha NS-P40

The multi-channel output of the Yamaha NS-P40 is excellent. It delivers clean sound, does not sound bright, has good pace and every satellite works in a perfect cohesive manner to deliver a breathtaking 5.1 soundstage. The small form factor of the...

4 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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