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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.

Klipsch Forte III review

The Klipsch Forte III pair the joy of vintage sound and aesthetic with all the advantages of a newly minted floorstanding speaker -- a gorgeous US-made reissue of Klipsch’s best-selling classics that transform every… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Focal Dome Flax 5.1 Review

  • Smooth, lyrical treble
  • Rich and detailed dialogue
  • Concise and stylish design
  • Powerful, musical bass
  • Fits virtually anywhere
  • Much pricier than traditional speakers
  • Some physical limitations due to size
  • Speaker-angle set-up is awkward
Our Score 8

Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 Review

  • Fluent, dynamic 3D sound
  • Rich in detail and definition
  • Clear and sweet treble
  • Small footprint
  • Relatively affordable
  • Upper mids lean a bit forward
  • Cabinet finish prone to scratches
Our Score 8

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2 Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Pristine upper register
  • Punchy low-mids
  • Wide soundstage
  • Sensitive to placement and source material
  • Expensive
Our Score 7

Klipsch Heritage Series Forte III Review

  • Beautiful classic styling
  • Bold lows, pristine highs
  • Massive soundstage
  • Built to last
  • Expensive
Our Score 9

Definitive Technology Demand Series D9 bookshelf…

  • Gorgeous, futuristic design
  • Ultra-precise stereo imaging
  • Clear and airy treble
  • Expansive soundstage
  • Impressive build quality
  • A little light in the midrange
  • Relatively pricey
Our Score 8

Monoprice Monolith K-BĀS Review

  • Powerful bass
  • Stealthy appearance
  • Excellent fit ‘n finish
  • Extremely affordable
  • Treble is far too mellow
  • Uneven midrange lacks sparkle
  • Sonic details obscured
Our Score 6

Polk Signature Series Review

  • Clear and present sound signature
  • Impressive detail, especially in dialogue
  • Rich, solid bass response
  • Seamless surround sound
  • Very affordable
  • Acoustic instruments can sound synthetic
  • Vinyl and plastic components feel a little cheap
  • S35 center speaker can be boom-y
Our Score 7

Aperion Audio Verus II Review

  • Lush, organic midrange
  • Sweet and satiny upper register
  • Firm yet powerful bass response
  • Expansive stereo imaging
  • Classy aesthetic
  • May be too big for some setups
Our Score 9