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GoldenEar Technology Triton Five review

After listening to a $60,000 sound system for weeks, GoldenEar’s Triton Five brought us back to reality, reminding us that attaining quality audio isn’t about spending big, it’s about spending smart. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Review

  • Wide soundstage, pinpoint imaging
  • Gorgeous, detailed treble
  • Wide-open, transparent midrange
  • Outstanding transient response
  • Less bass than we expected
  • Black monolith style not for everyone
  • Sensitive to room placement
Our Score 9

SVS Prime Series speakers Review

  • Ruddy, authoritative bass
  • Airy, natural sounding upper register
  • Warm, yet luminous midrange
  • Elegant, stylish design (especially with gloss…
  • Excellent value
  • Center channel not quite as balanced as we’d…
  • Don’t reach some of the deeper details of dialog…
Our Score 9

Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 speaker system…

  • Outstanding Atmos surround effects
  • Coherent, perfectly voice matched
  • Rich, inviting midrange
  • Solid bass response
  • Only one finish available
  • Would like more slam from floorstanders
Our Score 9

GoldenEar Technology Triton One Review

  • Detailed, lightning-quick treble
  • Remarkable transient response
  • Warm, natural midrange
  • Best. Bass. Ever.
  • Large size may be too much for some rooms
Our Score 10

Bowers & Wilkins CM8 S2s Review

  • Simple yet gorgeous aesthetic
  • Detailed, accurate treble
  • Open, honest midrange
  • Quick, tuneful bass
  • More forceful bass requires subwoofer
  • Port plugs may not be useful
  • Expensive for a small floorstanding speaker
Our Score 8

JBL LSR305 Review

  • Wide center image
  • Deep, well defined sound stage
  • Smooth, accurate upper register
  • Big bass for the size
  • Very affordable
  • Midrange a little weak bodied
Our Score 9

Vizio S5451w Review

  • Affordable true 5.1 surround sound
  • Smooth and clear overall sound signature
  • Powerful low end
  • Loaded with features
  • Intuitive interface
  • Short surround speaker cables
  • Lacks fine detail
Our Score 8.5

Orb Audio Mod1x Review

  • Clear and detailed treble
  • Excellent imaging
  • Cool aesthetic
  • Relatively affordable
  • A little sharp in the treble
  • Little to no bass and low midrange response
Our Score 7.5