In the world of home theater systems, aesthetics are almost as important as sound quality — and definitely more important than price. Consumers are often looking for speakers that not only have powerful base and clear sound, but also blend in to the surrounding area, creating a cohesive look throughout the space.
For those of us who enjoy form and function, here are a few of the best bookshelf speakers that will complete any home theater system on any budget.
3 Best Bookshelf Speakers
Splurge – Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3
This sleek bookshelf speaker is the luxury sports car of the speaker world. Impeccable engineering and a gorgeous wooden finish make the 805 D3 a favorite of consumers and studio sound technicians alike. The 805 D3’s is available in a matte rosenut veneer and gloss black. The company uses diamond tweeters, which provides clean, lossless treble. A pair of these speakers runs $6,000.
Save – Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR Speakers
The Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR speakers are a great mid-range bookshelf speaker that performs impeccably for both music aficionados and movie buffs. The set, which CNET described as “the clearest-sounding, under-$1,000-a-pair bookshelf speakers on the planet“, brings out the deepest bass and crisp treble, and projects a stereo soundscape that can be compared to much more expensive sets. The speakers are a little more than 15 inches tall, 7.4 inches wide, and almost 10 inches deep, and have a sleek, elegant look. The Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR speakers retail for $749.
PSB Imagine Mini Speakers
Don’t let space (or lack thereof!) keep you from amazing sound. The PSB Imagine Mini brings tons of power in a compact frame — the speaker weighs in at 5.75 inches wide and 6.5 lbs. The magic happens inside the cabinet, with a 4-inch clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene woofer that works overtime to provide high-end sound quality and thumping base. The PSB imagine Mini Speakers are a perfect solution for a small-space home theater, and retail for $600.
Whether you’re building a massive home theater system, or want to upgrade what you have now, we can help you find a bookshelf speaker that fits your style and your budget. Need help deciding the best fit for your space? Give us a call at 704-450-4401!
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