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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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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

GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Review

  • Tremendous detail
  • Lightning fast transient response
  • Massive soundstage
  • Excellent imaging
  • Highly affordable
  • Treble is too hot on over-produced recordings
  • Occasionally wished for more bass
Our Score 9

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speakers Review

  • Gorgeous, well-balanced sound
  • Expansive stereo image
  • Packed with features
  • Attractive design
  • Bluetooth volume maxes out quickly
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

Klipsch Quintet Review

  • Surprising dynamics and loudness capabilities
  • Rich, warm, and well-balanced sound
  • Great for long-term listening sessions
  • Fulsome lower mids rare for speakers of this…
  • Recessed upper mids and lower treble can obscure…
  • No angling/tilt footers for the center channel
Our Score 8.5