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.

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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Fluance XLHTB Review

  • Clear midrange and treble
  • Impressive bass
  • Tight, accurate transient response
  • Elegant appearance
  • Muffled center speaker
  • Strident upper midrange from towers
  • Somewhat clinical sound signature
Our Score 7

SVS Ultra Series Review

  • Superb build quality
  • Outstanding bass response from towers
  • Deep and wide soundstage
  • Very good imaging
  • Nimble, dynamic response
  • Treble response may seem forward or metallic at…
  • Speakers are bulky and require room
Our Score 9.5

Klipsch HD Theater 600 Review

  • Clear, well-balanced and exciting sound
  • Fatigue-free presentation
  • Excellent midrange articulation
  • Subwoofer surprisingly potent
  • Easy on the eyes and the wallet
  • Finicky about placement and positioning
  • Lean lower mids/bright lower treble can make…
  • Spring clip wire terminals...still not fans
Our Score 8

Pioneer SP-PK52FS Review

  • Outstanding performance that far exceeds low…
  • Towers have surprisingly awesome bass
  • Clean, brilliant treble
  • Fantastic imaging
  • Excellent build quality for the money
  • Treble and upper mids could tend toward brightness…
  • Overall dynamics and impact could be better
Our Score 9

KEF T100-Series 5.1 Review

  • Class-leading, audiophile-quality accuracy and…
  • Equal parts sonic accuracy and musical…
  • Super-neutral tonal balance sounds great with…
  • Spouse-pleasing, ultra-svelte form factor sounds…
  • Subwoofer could dig a bit deeper
  • Non-standard speaker connections limit wiring…
Our Score 8.5

Paradigm Millenia CT System Review

  • Class-leading sound quality
  • Supremely neutral tonal balance
  • Relaxed yet refined nature
  • Awesome bass from a svelte sub
  • Inconspicuously-small form factor
  • Only two component inputs hinders flexibility
  • Slightly limited dynamics and output capabilities
  • Sub output hits volume ceiling before speakers do
Our Score 9

Bowers & Wilkins MT-60D Review

  • Fantastic subwoofer
  • Satellites deliver excellent imaging and…
  • Innovative mounting options
  • Satellites aren’t quite on par with the sub
  • Spring-loaded binding posts can’t accept…
  • Subwoofer is quite expensive
Our Score 8

Samsung HT-E6500W Review

  • Impressive overall fidelity for an HTIB
  • Quality music reproduction
  • Includes iPod/iPhone docking cradle
  • Wireless surround signal delivery
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and network media access
  • Audio compresses at high volumes
  • Center channel leans heavily on subwoofer
  • Wireless surround receiver is bulky
  • Sub misses lowest octave
Our Score 8