Best Speakers

Check out the best speakers on the market, as reviewed by our team of A/V experts.

best speakersAudio reproduction technology has been evolving for nearly a century and we here at Digital Trends consider ourselves connoisseurs of audio tech. Our expertise comes not only from an obsessive interest in sound reproduction technology, but from countless hours of active listening and comparison between speakers. We’re constantly testing new models from top manufacturers—just ask our office neighbors. In the list below, you’ll find our highly-curated list of the top ten best speaker systems currently available.

Our list of the best speakers is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.

Also be sure to check out our top-notch speaker reviews, or head over to our speaker buying guide if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

SVS Ultra Series

The SVS Ultra Tower Surround speaker package came as close to earning a perfect 10 as any other speaker system we’ve heard in its price class.

  • Features None
  • Release Information 11/20/2012
  • Release Price $3,699.00
  • Height 45"
  • Width 13.8"
  • Pros: Superb build quality , Outstanding bass response from towers , Deep and wide soundstage , Very good…
  • Cons: Treble response may seem forward or metallic at times , Speakers are bulky and require room
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Axiom LFR-1100 with ADA-1500-4

Our experience with Axiom’s LFR-1100 speakers and ADA-1500-4 amplifier was one of brilliance, revelation, and total musical immersion…

  • Features Bi-amp inputs
  • Release Price $3760.00
  • Height 47.5"
  • Width 9.25"
  • Pros: Massive center image and sweet spot , Lucid clarity , Fantastic balance , Near-live detail and…
  • Cons: Omni-directional sound can limit stereo movement , Veneer lacks wow-factor ,
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven

The Triton Seven … are a stunning example of how audiophile-grade sound can come from a speaker nearly anyone can afford.

  • Release date Not provided
  • Release price $699.99 each
  • Height 39.75"
  • Width 10.5"
  • Depth 14.5"
  • Pros: Tremendous detail , Lightning fast transient response , Massive soundstage , Excellent imaging…
  • Cons: Treble is too hot on over-produced recordings , Occasionally wished for more bass
Our Score 9
User Score 10

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JBL’s LSR305 are gorgeous pair of monitors that offer premium performance on a big-box store budget.

  • Watts 41
  • Max Output 41
  • Height 11.75 in
  • Width 7.28 in
  • Depth 9.88 in
  • Pros: Wide center image , Deep, well defined sound stage , Smooth, accurate upper register , Big bass for…
  • Cons: Midrange a little weak bodied
Our Score 9
User Score 0

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Klipsch Stadium

Klipsch’s Stadium is a single-box solution with none of the trappings of a more conventional rig. It’s an absolute knockout, and people are going to love it.

  • Features Built-in subwoofer
  • Release date Unknown
  • Release price $1999.99
  • Height 8.25"
  • Width 21"
  • Pros: Massive, clean sound , Deep, tight, tuneful bass , Simple setup and use , Gorgeous aesthetic
  • Cons: Remote has a cheap feel , Bass may be too much for smaller environments
Our Score 9
User Score 0

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Pioneer SP-PK52FS

The Pioneer SP-PK52FS is, by a galactic margin, the best-sounding 5.1 speaker system we’ve heard under $600. If you’re looking for a budget home theater system, make it your top priority to listen to these speakers right away. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Features Remote Control, Phase Switch
  • Release Date 10/03/2012
  • Release Price $629.99
  • Height 35.18"
  • Width 8.87"
  • Pros: Outstanding performance that far exceeds low system price , Towers have surprisingly awesome bass…
  • Cons: Treble and upper mids could tend toward brightness and harshness at times , Overall dynamics and…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

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Let’s not beat around the bush: The KEF X300As are one of the most thrillingly enjoyable speaker systems we’ve heard in quite some time.

  • Features USB powered
  • Release date 9/2012
  • Release price $799.99
  • Width 7.1"
  • Height 11"
  • Pros: Class-leading, audiophile-grade sonics , Exciting, lively tonal balance with excellent detail…
  • Cons: Lively balance occasionally tends towards brightness , Mildly finicky about placement , DAC…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speakers

Aperion’s Allaire Bluetooth speakers offer the best of what used to be two disparate worlds: Hi-Fi and wireless audio.

  • Features Remote control, Speaker bundle
  • Release date 1/2014
  • Release price $399.99
  • Height 8 5/8"
  • Width 6"
  • Pros: Gorgeous, well-balanced sound , Expansive stereo image , Packed with features , Attractive design
  • Cons: Bluetooth volume maxes out quickly
Our Score 9
User Score 0

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KEF T100-Series 5.1

The KEF T100 system does indeed deliver sound that’s in a league of its own and is the most impressive ultra-thin profile speaker system we’ve heard yet.

  • Features None
  • Release Date 4/9/2012
  • Release Price $1,499.99
  • Height 13"
  • Width 5.5"
  • Pros: Class-leading, audiophile-quality accuracy and sound , Equal parts sonic accuracy and musical…
  • Cons: Subwoofer could dig a bit deeper , Non-standard speaker connections limit wiring flexibility ,
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

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Omega Speaker Systems Super 3T Desktop

These outstanding speakers from a small manufacturer in Connecticut easily compete in the big leagues with some of the most popular brands in audio.

  • Release Date Unkown
  • Release Price $695
  • Width 9"
  • Height 13"
  • Pros: Wonderfully engaging and transparent , Easy to set-up on a desktop, console, or deep pair of…
  • Cons: A little large for most desktops , Easily reveal system flaws , Subwoofer required for tactile bass…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0