Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in speaker and speaker systems.

Elac Uni-Fi UB5 review

The Uni-fi UB5 bookshelf speakers more than earn their silver thanks to powerful bass and gorgeous detail that only improves as your system is upgraded. See Full Review »

Our Score 10

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Boston Acoustics M-series System Review

  • Balanced, powerful sound
  • Excellent clarity and warmth in front speakers
  • Professional build quality
  • Sharp design
  • MSurrounds are weak and poorly matched
  • Slight lack of detail in instrumental timbres
  • Expensive
Our Score 7.5

Axiom LFR-1100 with ADA-1500-4 Review

  • Massive center image and sweet spot
  • Lucid clarity
  • Fantastic balance
  • Near-live detail and definition
  • Powerful, punctuated bass
  • Omni-directional sound can limit stereo movement
  • Veneer lacks wow-factor
Our Score 9.5

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

Pioneer Elite X-Z9 Review

  • Excellent sound quality; plenty of interface…
  • Bulky remote control; lack of display options no…
Our Score 8.5

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

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

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

KEF V300 Review

  • Vivid clarity
  • Excellent dialog reproduction
  • Rich definition
  • Intuitive design
  • Sleek, modern aesthetic
  • Upper midrange has some bite
  • Restricted input options
  • Lean on bass/sub recommended
Our Score 8