Top Best 50 Bookshelf Speakers in November 2021

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Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology Demand D11 Bookshelf Speakers, Acoustically Transparent Magnetic Grille, Pair, Premium Piano Black - Piano Black
Description

The Demand D11 high-performance bookshelf speakers bring to you an unmatchable sound quality with deeper bass and crystal-clear audio for a premium home theater experience. Featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5” Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer, each speaker delivers an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for the most technically advanced audio experience. Integrated passive bass radiator in each speaker produces superior low-end extension for deep, tight, clean bass response. Comes in a Clean, modern industrial design with a bead blasted finish provides a timeless look and feel that fits any décor. Can be used as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or in a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers

5 Features
  • High-Performance Bookshelf Speakers: Feature a proprietary 6.5" BDSS woofer, a 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens & Laterally Offset Tweeter Assembly for a smoother high-frequency reproduction, articulate midrange and punchy bass
  • Futuristic Design for an Outstanding Performance: The 6 x 10-inch Oval Passive Bass Radiator drives a deep and clean bass response with crystal clear audio, while the elegant & timeless look blends perfectly with your home décor. These speakers truly deliver a premium listening experience
  • Multiple Speaker Setup Options: Use as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or setup a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers
  • A Class Apart: One of the most trusted names in audio speakers and premium home entertainment, Definitive brings to you the best audio quality crafted with 25 years of constant innovation, relentless engineering, latest audio technology and iconic intelligent designs
  • Optional Demand ST1 Speaker Stands: Elevate your sound with the Demand ST1 speaker stands (sold separately) to raise the height of these speakers by 32" and to keep them in place on a carpet or a solid floor surface. The stands also come with threaded inserts
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dever56, 10 out of 10
    Stunning L & R speakers

    Bought all Dev Tech for my remodeled home theater and am deeply impressed. These fronts go incredibly well with the Dev Tech center with subwoofer!

    Jun 22, 2018 17:58
  • Review by NathS, 10 out of 10
    Amazing! Especially given their size

    When I picked these up at the store after ordering them on-line, I was very skeptical that they would be as good as the reviews said they would be. I was wrong: they're amazing. They're incredibly clear, deliver a wide range of sound, and create a deep stereo effect. At times, I feel like I'm listening to classical, jazz, or rock live. They're worth the price.

    Know that the top of the speaker is fabric and not solid. The styling of these speakers is a bit modern, with the shiny black finish, and chrome/silver band around the speaker (with the black fabric grill than is easy to attach over the front of the speaker - they are magnetic).

    The fit and finish are excellent. This is a high quality product.

    Feb 03, 2019 19:46
  • Review by Bobby, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound!

    These are solid all around. The sound reproduction is amazing. Nothing is muddled. Definitely happy about my purchase!

    Sep 04, 2020 18:34
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    Outstanding Speakers!

    I have a set of four. Incredible sound.

    Apr 09, 2021 19:00
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    Edifier - S1000MKII Audiophile Active Bookshelf 2.0 Speakers, Computer Speakers - 120W Optical Input - Bluetooth 5.0 HD - Wood/Black
    Description

    Experience rich sound quality with these Edifier bookshelf speakers. The class D digital power amplification system and a 5.5-inch aluminum mid-woofer unit deliver crystal-clear audio and bass while reducing distortion. These Edifier bookshelf speakers feature wooden side panels for classic appeal, while the support for optical, coaxial and auxiliary inputs ensures flexible connectivity for your TV set, mobile devices and gaming consoles.

    10 Features
  • Simple but stylish: Designed with classic wooden side panels, these speakers are angled to ensure front-facing drivers positioned for optimum performance without compromise.
  • 120W amazing sound performance: The new class D amplifier boosts this system's already impressive power to a new height, cranking the volume while still maintaining crystal-clear audio.
  • High-resolution audio: These speakers offer a better response at a wider range of frequencies and will help you discover new sensations when you play your favorite songs or movies.
  • 45Hz - 40kHz frequency response: Enables accurate sound reproduction.
  • 5.5" aluminum alloy mid-woofer unit: Enjoy better lows and mids, as its rigid, lightweight 5.5" driver delivers a clear, more precise sound.
  • Titanium dome tweeter: Restores high-frequency signals to obtain a clear, bright, transparent, and pure tone.
  • DSP digital audio processing: Its built-in Texas Instruments DSP professional audio processing chip allows the speaker to better display the sound details.
  • Bluetooth V5.0 with Qualcomm aptX HD decoding: Designed to deliver 24-bit wireless HD audio wirelessly over Bluetooth so you can enjoy music with hardly any interference.
  • Multiple input connection: Featuring optical, coaxial, and auxiliary inputs, it can connect to multiple devices, such as a TV set, TV box, Blu-ray player, game console, CD player, DVD, mobile phone, computer, tablet, or other devices.
  • Wireless remote control: Swap inputs, play back, or adjust the volume with the included remote. It helps take full control of your sound wirelessly.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jcwc, 10 out of 10
    Buy them!

    Boyfriend adores his new speakers, uses them everyday!

    Jan 15, 2021 16:25
  • Review by funsound, 10 out of 10
    nice sound

    Wonderful sound in both high and low range from either blue tooth or MP3 player.

    Jan 08, 2021 17:08
  • Review by slaine, 10 out of 10
    Edifier S1000MKII

    This was the best Bluetooth Hi Res.speaker out by Consumer Report.And guess what they very clear the are a big winner Buy it you wont regret it.fast shipping to store Thanks Best Buy

    Oct 15, 2020 00:44
  • Review by Frank, 10 out of 10
    Quality wireless speakers at a great price.

    Rich, full sound, and a great price!

    I'm very happy with and would recommend these speakers.

    Feb 13, 2021 06:02
  • Review by Randy25, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Bought these speakers to pair with my Audio Technia record player and I definitely don’t regret that decision

    Oct 07, 2021 19:22
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    ELAC - Debut 2.0 4" Passive 2-Way Speakers (Pair) - Black Ash
    Description

    Complete your home theater or audiophile sound system with this ELAC Debut speaker. Tuned for wall use with down-firing vents, it includes a 4-inch aramid fiber bass driver and a 1-inch soft dome tweeter for extended response and natural sound. This ELAC Debut speaker has an optimized-directivity waveguide to deliver sound to the listeners.

    8 Features
  • 80W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 4" woven aramid fiber woofer: Along with 1" silk tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Vinyl finish: Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.
  • Wall-mountable design: For flexible placement options.
  • 70Hz - 35kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 6 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jonathan, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great products. Already have their book shelf and center speakers so I add these to the rear surrounds. Make sure you have the correct mounting hardware before install as they are pretty heavy.

    Mar 13, 2021 11:57
  • Review by GRABDMS, 10 out of 10
    Low profile great sound

    Easy to mount and fantastic sound quality A+ unit!

    Nov 10, 2018 20:08
  • Review by DelcoSuperman, 10 out of 10
    Perfect wall mounted speakers

    I didn't need huge speakers for my living room, so this was a great recommendation. Sounds great!

    Dec 24, 2018 11:45
  • KEF - R Series Dual 5-1/4" Passive 3-Way Center-Channel Speaker - White Gloss
    Description

    Bring amazing audio to your home theatre with this KEF three-way closed box speaker. The internal bracing dissipates unwanted vibrations to deliver clear sound, and the Shadow Flare system reduces harmful cabinet diffraction in delicate high frequencies. This KEF three-way closed box speaker has low-frequency bass drivers to deliver impressive punch and speed.

    6 Features
  • Two 5-1/4" paper / aluminum hybrid woofers: Along with 1" aluminum tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 3-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Removable grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • 64Hz - 50kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Paulie, 10 out of 10
    Keg Speakers

    Keg speakers are absolutely the best. Like being at the movies. Top quality.love them.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:38
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Perfect match

    Blends perfectly with the R7's to create a seamless soundstage. Looks beautiful in white/gray.

    May 22, 2019 05:36
  • JBL - L82Classic 8-inch 2-way Bookshelf Loudpeakers - Orange Grille
    Description

    The L82 Classic is a compact 8-inch 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker inspired by the legendary JBL L100 Classic loudspeaker. This multi-purpose loudspeaker is ideal for casual music enthusiasts while easily satisfying for the most critical audiophiles while listening to vinyl, hi-res streaming, or watching TV and movies in surround sound. This speaker can blend into any decor on a shelf or best when placed on the matching JBL JS80 stands (not included). The vintage design of the L82 Classic features a genuine walnut satin wood veneer cabinet and a striking Quadrex foam grille available in a choice of black, orange or blue. With the engineering of JBL and the history of accolades in the commercial and professional space, this speaker will surely inspire music enjoyment for years to come.

    5 Features
  • Retro-Modern Design: Retro design with iconic JBL styling and vintage Quadrex foam grille in a choice of three colors: black, orange, or blue
  • Genuine Wood Veneer: Genuine satin walnut wood veneer enclosure with black front and rear panels
  • JBL Designed 2-Way Drivers: 8-inch white cone, pure pulp woofer with cast frame, 1-inch titanium dome tweeter with waveguide
  • Deep Bass: Bass-reflex design with front-firing port
  • Optional floor stands (not included): Matching JS-80 floor stands available (sold separately)
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dewain7704, 10 out of 10
    JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf speakers

    Purchased a pair of JBL L82 Classic bookshelf speakers to replace my JBL L220s that I sold recently. It would not be fair to compare the 82s with the 220s since the 220s are a totally different kind of speaker with a 14" woofer and a 15" passive radiator in each cabinet. But with a subwoofer along with the 82s the sound is surprisingly comparable.

    The sound of the 82s is well-defined for listening at moderate sound levels. I prefer taking the grille covers off....treble is crisper and more defined. The sound of these speakers is on the "warm" side which I prefer. The tweeter level control is a plus. You are not going to get the impression of a "wall of sound" like the larger L220s. After all, these only have an 8" woofer and are classed as bookshelf. But for a smaller room at moderate listening levels these are nice speakers. If you like heavier bass as I do, a subwoofer would be recommended. The separate JBL stands are a good addition and enhance the sound. I like them!

    May 08, 2021 11:05
  • Review by McClure12K, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Speakers.

    Very happy with these speakers. Sound quality is superb. The speaker stands are almost needed and make a huge difference.

    Jan 29, 2021 17:04
  • KEF - 4-1/2” 2-Way Satellite Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    4-1/2” 2-Way Satellite Speakers (Pair)

    5 Features
  • Frequency Response: 80Hz - 30kHz
  • Amplifier: 10-100W
  • Design: Ultra Thin Satellite
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by TheUltimateSpeaker, 10 out of 10
    The Ultimate Speaker

    Sound is very clear and concise. You feel you are in a music tunnel to happiness. Very compact and take little space. Plays like your are in a music theater. Price and quality exceptional !

    Mar 09, 2021 11:11
  • Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/6.5" midbass (pair) - Gloss Black
    Description

    Enhance your listening room or music library with these Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers. They come with Carbon Dome tweeters and bass/midrange cones to support full-range sound, and they're compact for use in dorms or other small spaces. These Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers have a frequency response of 50Hz to 28kHz, making them ideal for movie audio.

    6 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic Grill: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 706S2
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GiangTheAudioGuy, 10 out of 10
    Is it really that good?

    My search for a pair of bookshelf speakers for music listening ends with these B&W 706 S2. I started with Sonus Faber Venere 2.0, then Monitor Audio Gold 100, KEF LS50, KEF R300, Quad Z2, Focal Aria 906, and ended up with these. Not sure why I took the long way but the fun is in the journey I suppose. There is something special about these speakers and I cannot pinpoint it. Maybe it's the sweet and extended highs? Or is it the defined and tight bass? Or perhaps the open and accurate sounding mids? At the end of the day, these speakers allow me to enjoy my music and not wonder what else I could have tried in this price range. I am powering these with my Yamaha A-S1100 integrated amplifier and they match up very well. I just love how airy the tweeters sound (which is a very important characteristic for me) and not a dull moment with them. Also, if you value transparency and clarity, these 706 S2 might be your best bet, No you don't get super extended bass or the warmest sound, but you do get clarity, accuracy, and excellent instrument separation. B&W sound might not be for everyone but these fit the bill and my expectation perfectly. As for the look and build, the quality is excellent and cannot ask for more at this price. Give it a knuckle knock test and you will see how solid the cabinets are. The gloss finish is very nice and evenly applied. I will be using these in my main music system and maybe, just maybe, one day I will go for their 800 series.

    Dec 17, 2020 12:21
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound

    Been a big fan of Bowers and Wilkins for years these replaced my old CM series and wow the difference is amazing. Great looking sound amazing!!

    Mar 19, 2021 17:04
  • Review by Karl, 10 out of 10
    Its never to late

    I purchased the 706 S2 to replace my current pioner floor standing. Wow I should have made that move years ago, I feel like I have missed out for years. After setting them up and playing my first track, I noticable an immediate increase in sound stage, projection, clarity and detail of anything I through at it. The biggest myth with the 706 S2 is the lack of base, I can assure you for a bookshelf speaker, they hold there own very well, well enough the base felt more accurate and real when compared to my floor standing mains. Excellent product.

    Oct 28, 2021 23:35
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievable Upgrade

    The B&W 700 series bookshelf speakers have blown me away. They replaced another set of high quality bookshelf speakers that were just a little small for the size of my room. While I was expecting improvement over my old speakers I was not expecting the level of sound clarity and power I have received from these speakers.

    I primarily use my 5.1 surround sound for watching movies, shows and gaming and these things rock when playing a 4k blue ray.

    I cannot recommend these enough if you are looking to upgrade.

    Jul 01, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Jamesp, 10 out of 10
    Everything in a speaker

    Truly wonderful exceptional quality True English craftsmanship it gives me

    what a speaker should be

    Aug 01, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Thermidor, 10 out of 10
    Superb

    Using as rear surrounds with my 702s at the front to ensure matching timbre. I love them. With multi channel listening, no words. If the 705s are too much. Can’t go wrong with the 706

    Oct 16, 2020 15:48
  • Review by upchurch, 10 out of 10
    exactly right!

    exact right choice thanks to Best Buy tech sales guy Carlos George!

    Aug 20, 2021 16:48
  • Review by thebestbuyguy, 10 out of 10
    Warm, articulate and compact

    Bought these guys for left and right of my TV in a smaller space where tower speakers would not fit.

    Was NOT disappointed at all!

    Nov 30, 2018 21:29
  • Edifier - S360DB Bookshelf Speaker & Wireless Subwoofer, Computer Speakers - Bluetooth v4.1 aptX Wireless - 2.1 Speaker System - Wood/Black
    Description

    Entertain family and friends with this Edifier 2.1-channel wireless speaker system. The wireless subwoofer features an 8-inch driver and a right-firing port for clean, thumping bass, while the wooden MDF cabinets reduce resonance to maintain audio quality. This Edifier 2.1-channel wireless speaker system boasts a planar tweeter to bring high-frequency sounds to life.

    7 Features
  • Sleek aluminum driver diffusers: Create a modern style.
  • 150W total system power: Provides quality sound for games, music, and videos.
  • TAS5754M amplifier: Fully meets the standards of high-resolution audio.
  • 60Hz - 40kHz satellite frequency response: Enables accurate sound reproduction.
  • 85dB sensitivity: Picks up the highs and lows for faithful sound reproduction.
  • Bass reflex port: Allows for vibration-free bass.
  • More ways to connect to the music you love: Bluetooth capability for pairing wireless devices, as well as PC, AUX, optical, and coaxial inputs for wide-ranging compatibility.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Nice setup !

    I upgraded from a pair of Bose Companion 20 for my computer, not because they weren’t good, they’re very good. I’m just a sound snob and wanted more bass(Bluetooth is s big plus). This system does not disappoint and can easily be used for a TV setup. The sound is crisp, rich and the bass definitely thumps. For me it was definitely worth the extra expense. The remote is easy to use. The only negatives are,I have to manually connect to Bluetooth, it’s not automatic(which may be case specific to my iMac), and there are no speaker covers, both are not a dealbreaker for me.

    Nov 19, 2021 19:51
  • Review by TheKiddo, 10 out of 10
    Impressive theater like speakers

    Speakers are some of the most amazing I have ever used! I am very impressed with sound quality and the remote is so useful for when guest are over!

    Oct 24, 2021 05:28
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Simply amazing.

    Just got these today to replace the S350DB, which apparently suffers from a common defect that I experienced (constant high-pitched squealing noise, even when no input plugged in... Lots of people complaining about it on the interwebs). No squealing on this one right out of the box, so that's a good start. Tested them out a bit, and boy so they sound amazing. I expected perfection, and these 2.1 speakers deliver; both in form and function. Curious to see if there's any kind of break-in period with a noticeable difference in quality.

    Jun 22, 2021 14:12
  • Review by Keio, 10 out of 10
    Under $500 cant be beat

    Purchased for new Tv. Looked at and research sound bars. For the price and audio fidelity this cant beat. Everything just sounds so natural. Love it for movies, shows and music.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:39
  • Definitive Technology Demand D11 Bookshelf Speakers, Acoustically Transparent Magnetic Grille, Pair, Premium Piano Black - Piano Black
    Description

    The Demand D11 high-performance bookshelf speakers bring to you an unmatchable sound quality with deeper bass and crystal-clear audio for a premium home theater experience. Featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5” Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer, each speaker delivers an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for the most technically advanced audio experience. Integrated passive bass radiator in each speaker produces superior low-end extension for deep, tight, clean bass response. Comes in a Clean, modern industrial design with a bead blasted finish provides a timeless look and feel that fits any décor. Can be used as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or in a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers

    5 Features
  • High-Performance Bookshelf Speakers: Feature a proprietary 6.5" BDSS woofer, a 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens & Laterally Offset Tweeter Assembly for a smoother high-frequency reproduction, articulate midrange and punchy bass
  • Futuristic Design for an Outstanding Performance: The 6 x 10-inch Oval Passive Bass Radiator drives a deep and clean bass response with crystal clear audio, while the elegant & timeless look blends perfectly with your home décor. These speakers truly deliver a premium listening experience
  • Multiple Speaker Setup Options: Use as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or setup a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers
  • A Class Apart: One of the most trusted names in audio speakers and premium home entertainment, Definitive brings to you the best audio quality crafted with 25 years of constant innovation, relentless engineering, latest audio technology and iconic intelligent designs
  • Optional Demand ST1 Speaker Stands: Elevate your sound with the Demand ST1 speaker stands (sold separately) to raise the height of these speakers by 32" and to keep them in place on a carpet or a solid floor surface. The stands also come with threaded inserts
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dever56, 10 out of 10
    Stunning L & R speakers

    Bought all Dev Tech for my remodeled home theater and am deeply impressed. These fronts go incredibly well with the Dev Tech center with subwoofer!

    Jun 22, 2018 17:58
  • Review by NathS, 10 out of 10
    Amazing! Especially given their size

    When I picked these up at the store after ordering them on-line, I was very skeptical that they would be as good as the reviews said they would be. I was wrong: they're amazing. They're incredibly clear, deliver a wide range of sound, and create a deep stereo effect. At times, I feel like I'm listening to classical, jazz, or rock live. They're worth the price.

    Know that the top of the speaker is fabric and not solid. The styling of these speakers is a bit modern, with the shiny black finish, and chrome/silver band around the speaker (with the black fabric grill than is easy to attach over the front of the speaker - they are magnetic).

    The fit and finish are excellent. This is a high quality product.

    Feb 03, 2019 19:46
  • Review by Bobby, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound!

    These are solid all around. The sound reproduction is amazing. Nothing is muddled. Definitely happy about my purchase!

    Sep 04, 2020 18:34
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    Outstanding Speakers!

    I have a set of four. Incredible sound.

    Apr 09, 2021 19:00
  • Definitive Technology - Demand D11 Bookshelf Speakers, Pair - Gloss White
    Description

    The Demand D11 high-performance bookshelf speakers bring to you a sound quality with deeper bass and crystal-clear audio for a premium home theater experience. Featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5” Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer, each speaker delivers an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for a technically advanced audio experience. Integrated passive bass radiator in each speaker produces superior low-end extension for deep, tight, clean bass response. Comes in a Clean, modern industrial design with a bead blasted finish provides a timeless look and feel that fits any décor. Can be used as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or in a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers

    6 Features
  • High-Performance Bookshelf Speakers: Feature a proprietary 6.5" BDSS woofer, a 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens & Laterally Offset Tweeter Assembly for a smoother high-frequency reproduction, articulate midrange and punchy bass
  • Futuristic Design for an Outstanding Performance: The 6 x 10-inch Oval Passive Bass Radiator drives a deep and clean bass response with crystal clear audio, while the elegant & timeless look blends perfectly with your home décor. These speakers truly deliver a premium listening experience
  • Multiple Speaker Setup Options: Use as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or setup a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers
  • A Class Apart: One of the most trusted names in audio speakers and premium home entertainment, Definitive brings to you an audio quality crafted with 25 years of constant innovation, relentless engineering, latest audio technology and iconic intelligent designs
  • Optional Demand ST1 Speaker Stands: Elevate your sound with the Demand ST1 speaker stands (sold separately) to raise the height of these speakers by 32" and to keep them in place on a carpet or a solid floor surface. The stands also come with threaded inserts
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Demand11, 10 out of 10
    Great bookshelves speakers

    Good bookshelf speakers bought it as an update after using a def tech 600 system.

    May 14, 2021 16:33
  • Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/6.5" midbass (pair) - Gloss Black
    Description

    Enhance your listening room or music library with these Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers. They come with Carbon Dome tweeters and bass/midrange cones to support full-range sound, and they're compact for use in dorms or other small spaces. These Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers have a frequency response of 50Hz to 28kHz, making them ideal for movie audio.

    6 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic Grill: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 706S2
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GiangTheAudioGuy, 10 out of 10
    Is it really that good?

    My search for a pair of bookshelf speakers for music listening ends with these B&W 706 S2. I started with Sonus Faber Venere 2.0, then Monitor Audio Gold 100, KEF LS50, KEF R300, Quad Z2, Focal Aria 906, and ended up with these. Not sure why I took the long way but the fun is in the journey I suppose. There is something special about these speakers and I cannot pinpoint it. Maybe it's the sweet and extended highs? Or is it the defined and tight bass? Or perhaps the open and accurate sounding mids? At the end of the day, these speakers allow me to enjoy my music and not wonder what else I could have tried in this price range. I am powering these with my Yamaha A-S1100 integrated amplifier and they match up very well. I just love how airy the tweeters sound (which is a very important characteristic for me) and not a dull moment with them. Also, if you value transparency and clarity, these 706 S2 might be your best bet, No you don't get super extended bass or the warmest sound, but you do get clarity, accuracy, and excellent instrument separation. B&W sound might not be for everyone but these fit the bill and my expectation perfectly. As for the look and build, the quality is excellent and cannot ask for more at this price. Give it a knuckle knock test and you will see how solid the cabinets are. The gloss finish is very nice and evenly applied. I will be using these in my main music system and maybe, just maybe, one day I will go for their 800 series.

    Dec 17, 2020 12:21
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound

    Been a big fan of Bowers and Wilkins for years these replaced my old CM series and wow the difference is amazing. Great looking sound amazing!!

    Mar 19, 2021 17:04
  • Review by Karl, 10 out of 10
    Its never to late

    I purchased the 706 S2 to replace my current pioner floor standing. Wow I should have made that move years ago, I feel like I have missed out for years. After setting them up and playing my first track, I noticable an immediate increase in sound stage, projection, clarity and detail of anything I through at it. The biggest myth with the 706 S2 is the lack of base, I can assure you for a bookshelf speaker, they hold there own very well, well enough the base felt more accurate and real when compared to my floor standing mains. Excellent product.

    Oct 28, 2021 23:35
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievable Upgrade

    The B&W 700 series bookshelf speakers have blown me away. They replaced another set of high quality bookshelf speakers that were just a little small for the size of my room. While I was expecting improvement over my old speakers I was not expecting the level of sound clarity and power I have received from these speakers.

    I primarily use my 5.1 surround sound for watching movies, shows and gaming and these things rock when playing a 4k blue ray.

    I cannot recommend these enough if you are looking to upgrade.

    Jul 01, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Jamesp, 10 out of 10
    Everything in a speaker

    Truly wonderful exceptional quality True English craftsmanship it gives me

    what a speaker should be

    Aug 01, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Thermidor, 10 out of 10
    Superb

    Using as rear surrounds with my 702s at the front to ensure matching timbre. I love them. With multi channel listening, no words. If the 705s are too much. Can’t go wrong with the 706

    Oct 16, 2020 15:48
  • Review by upchurch, 10 out of 10
    exactly right!

    exact right choice thanks to Best Buy tech sales guy Carlos George!

    Aug 20, 2021 16:48
  • Review by thebestbuyguy, 10 out of 10
    Warm, articulate and compact

    Bought these guys for left and right of my TV in a smaller space where tower speakers would not fit.

    Was NOT disappointed at all!

    Nov 30, 2018 21:29
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    KEF
    KEF - Cloth Grille for Q350 Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    This cloth grille for Q350 bookshelf speaker is designed for those who wish to conceal the speaker drivers.

    3 Features
  • Designed for KEF Q350 bookshelf speaker: Complements and protects your speaker.
  • Magnetic mount: Allows you to easily attach/detach the grille.
  • Black finish: Creates a sleek appearance.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by BestBuyOrBust, 10 out of 10
    Speaker John

    Great protection and a nice clean look for these great speakers.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:23
  • Wharfedale - D.320 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - White Sandex
    Description

    In the D300 Series, Wharfedale has created a range of high-value speakers that punch far above their weight, elevating expectations of what can be achieved at these price points. Despite the speakers' compact size, the soundstage they produce is substantial and engaging, their expressive midrange definition transitioning seamlessly with fluid high-frequency detail. The bass reaches surprising depths yet remains lucid, accurate, and controlled, thanks to the speakers' advanced bass drivers and P-EQ bass reflex port. Whether the music is driving and energetic or soft and subtle, from rock and electronica to classical and jazz, the D300 Series speakers deliver captivating sound.

    5 Features
  • Modishly styled enclosures: Redesigned with technologies from the Diamond 11 Series
  • 5" - Bass Driver: Impactful bass reflex system
  • 1" soft dome tweeter: Clear and smooth highs
  • 50Hz Bass Extension: Deep bass response
  • High-performance: Setting the bar for speakers in it's range
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Myron, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    Great speakers, they work great with a vintage Sansui receiver!

    Mar 12, 2021 22:31
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    JBL
    JBL - 12" 3-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Each) - Satin Walnut Wood Veneer With Blue Grille
    Description

    Play your favorite tunes with this JBL Classic bookshelf speaker. The 12-inch woofer produces deep bass, while the 5-inch midrange and a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter deliver crisp sound for an immersive audio experience. This JBL Classic bookshelf speaker has a Quadrex foam grille for a customized appearance and to protect the drivers against accidental knocks.

    10 Features
  • 25-200W power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • Complete range of sounds: Provided by a 12" white cone, pure pulp woofer with a cast frame, 5.25" polymer-coated pure pulp cone mid-frequency transducer, and 1" titanium dome with a soft surround high-frequency transducer.
  • Retro design: The speaker features an iconic JBL styling and vintage Quadrex foam grille.
  • Three-way speaker: Sounds as a one source rather than several sources. The crossover frequencies are 450Hz and 3.5kHz.
  • Bass-reflex design with front-firing port: Delivers powerful, deep yet clear bass.
  • Five-way gold-plated binding posts: Offer simple, secure connectivity.
  • Genuine satin walnut wood veneer enclosure: Comes with a black painted front and rear panels and provides a vintage look.
  • 40Hz-40kHz (-6dB) frequency response: Enables accurate tonal representation.
  • 90dB sensitivity: Ensures powerful audio.
  • 4 ohms impedance: Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Oatmeal, 10 out of 10
    JBL L100

    While I did not buy these from Best Buy, I did get a pair with Orange grills. I have a Macintosh MA352 driving these speakers. The sound is great. Worth the steep price.

    Apr 13, 2021 02:03
  • Review by PerfectLIGHT, 10 out of 10
    Excellent speaker

    Bought a pair Jan 2021. Excellent sound quality. I waited until the speakers were broken in. Great sound and excellent sound field. People have written that they are excellent for rock - I would agree. I find them great for all types of music. Powerful bass. I also bought the dedicated stands for them ad well. I have played vinyl, cd, uhd dvd, and MD on them as well-all sound great m

    Apr 12, 2021 03:54
  • Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series Signature 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/ Tweeter on top (pair) - Datuk Gloss
    Description

    The 700 Series offers the best performance and technologies outside of our 800 Series Diamond product range. The 705 Signature is a performance and cosmetic upgrade to the 705S2. Upgraded crossover components result in greater across-the-board clarity, while the Datuk Gloss finish is simply stunning.

    7 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • Solid Body Tweeter: Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. You'll enjoy smooth and clear highs.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 705 Signature
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  • Review by Scodude, 10 out of 10
    Elegant sound and beautiful looks

    Love my B&W 705 Signature- they sound gorgeous with amazing dynamics and they are perfect high end speakers for a high end system - I matched mine with Macintosh MA252 and the system sings. The sonic character is amazing and the Datuk gloss cabinets are gorgeous and contribute to my listening elegance looks. Highly recommend you chose these book shelves if you want top sound and bothered by large stand up speakers. I also bought the matching speaker stands and zero regrets. Buy and enjoy the sound

    Oct 30, 2021 02:28
  • Bowers & Wilkins - 800 Series Diamond Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Gloss black
    Description

    Enjoy this 805 D3 loudspeaker, that features studio-grade technology in the form of a diamond dome tweeter. It’s capable of delivering pristine sound from a relatively slight dimensions, allowing even those people with smaller listening rooms to experience true sound.

    7 Features
  • 1" diamond tweeter: Offer crisp high frequencies.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Removable grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Vented enclosure: Produces vibrant audio.
  • 34Hz - 35kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 88dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JohnnyUltra, 10 out of 10
    Be Advised!

    I auditioned these speakers in the Pines store a month ago, and have gone 2 more times to listen to different genres of music and these are the apex speakers in the bookshelf category. These are the absolute best speakers I've heard and I though the 705 and the CM6 before them were exceptional. Problem is the $6000 price tag, but if you can swing it, go for it because these things will beat some the tower speakers in the same room! I can't believe the amazing detail at higher volumes these beasts have. They are power hogs so you'll need an external amp with a lot of power to drive these speakers. Best I've heard for stereo 2 channel setup, period. Breathtaking musical reproduction without any coloration of the original sound recording.

    Oct 13, 2018 20:41
  • Review by Hmmm, 10 out of 10
    Excellent speaker

    Purchased a few years back despite my wife's objection.

    Now she loves it and claimed BEST PURCHASE EVER!

    She also mentioned that I have ruined music to listen on regular speakers ...

    At first I was skeptical about the speaker cables, but boy, it does make a difference!

    Yes a pair of these speakers is pricey, however with a B&W subwoofer (designed with the 805 D3 in mind) and a B&W sister company Rotel Integrated Amplifier (designed with the 805 D3 in mind) the sound is fantastic!

    Nov 20, 2019 19:02
  • ELAC - Debut 2.0 4" Passive 2-Way Speakers (Pair) - Black Ash
    Description

    Complete your home theater or audiophile sound system with this ELAC Debut speaker. Tuned for wall use with down-firing vents, it includes a 4-inch aramid fiber bass driver and a 1-inch soft dome tweeter for extended response and natural sound. This ELAC Debut speaker has an optimized-directivity waveguide to deliver sound to the listeners.

    8 Features
  • 80W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 4" woven aramid fiber woofer: Along with 1" silk tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Vinyl finish: Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.
  • Wall-mountable design: For flexible placement options.
  • 70Hz - 35kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 6 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jonathan, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great products. Already have their book shelf and center speakers so I add these to the rear surrounds. Make sure you have the correct mounting hardware before install as they are pretty heavy.

    Mar 13, 2021 11:57
  • Review by GRABDMS, 10 out of 10
    Low profile great sound

    Easy to mount and fantastic sound quality A+ unit!

    Nov 10, 2018 20:08
  • Review by DelcoSuperman, 10 out of 10
    Perfect wall mounted speakers

    I didn't need huge speakers for my living room, so this was a great recommendation. Sounds great!

    Dec 24, 2018 11:45
  • Wharfedale - Linton Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Red Mahogany
    Description

    The Linton 85th anniversary loudspeaker represents one of Wharfedale's most iconic speaker designs. Developed to retain the classic warm, rich, natural character of the classic audiophile speaker, the new Lintons produce legendary British sound with modern-day speaker technology. With its 8" bass, 5" woven Kevlar midrange drivers, 1” soft domed tweeter all housed in a natural wood enclosure, this 3-way stand-mount speaker is truly a modern-day classic.

    5 Features
  • Real Wood Veneer Cabinets: Solid constuction with a furniture grade finish
  • 8-inch woven Kevlar® bass driver: Powerful bass from dedicated driver
  • 1-inch soft-dome tweeter & 5-inch midrange: Clear and smooth highs with midrange clarity
  • 35Hz Bass Extension: Deep bass response for accurate reproduction
  • 85th Anniversary Edition: Celebrate England's Most Famous Speaker Brand
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by noverizon, 10 out of 10
    Less analysis more enjoyment

    Love my 3-way retro Linton's with sweet & open sound, gives depth to strings, using them in smaller room- sounds great too at lower volumes. Classic Rock, Jazz, & Classical are really sweet. The Linton's aren't as big as pictured which is nice. Use all Cambridge (100w) components with Panamax 5300 power -really clear. (99% sounds good, but avoid poor 70's drum recording for boxy sound). Highly rated look around- many audio lovers use these speakers with mid to higher end gear. Good depth, less analytic than others BUT VERY PLEASING about enjoying the overall recording vs just the individual instruments as many speakers of today tend toward. Might be endgame speakers for me.

    Nov 14, 2021 15:58
  • Review by JoeT, 10 out of 10
    Laid back listening

    Are these the best speakers? Maybe not, but they're the best speakers for me! The best way to describe these speakers is they are "laid back", not bright, but still detailed. Great soundstage and good bass. Fantastic build quality! Arrived without any issues.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:49
  • Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/5" midbass (pair) - Gloss black
    Description

    Install these Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers in your living space for studio-quality sound. The Carbon Dome tweeters support crystal high notes, and the midrange/bass driver leaves nothing missing on the low end. These Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers come in a two-way vented-box cabinet for reduced resonance and a sleek look.

    6 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • 5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic Grill: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 707S2
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Breadface, 10 out of 10
    I’m glad I went w/ B&W

    I was setting up my system with Kef and was highly considering the LS50 metas to complete my system…. But I couldn’t get the Bowers out of my head. I demo’d them at Best Buy maybe 3 times and compared them to the kefs and just liked the overall tone of these 700’s. I matched it with a bowers center speaker and put the kefs as my surrounds. I’m planning on getting another set to complete the sound or upgrading to the next level up for my mains. Vagon at Best Buy helped me with all my speaker needs and was patient with my demanding requests of demoing LOL. I’m not that bad but I loved his feed back and if he didn’t know answers to my questions, he looked it up on the spot.

    Jul 23, 2021 22:40
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    I Love these speakers but keep in mind ...

    I love these speakers. They are gorgeous and compact. Their ability to render the highs is exceptional. The drawback is that they don't do much bass and I would deduct a half star if I could do that because of this. I knew this going in however and paired it with an SVS sub specifically which is just incredible at rendering a wide range of all frequencies in the low end so it doesn't just go "boom boom". I set the receiver at LFE+Main for the sub and set the low pass filter near the SVS's upper range at 220. The result? It puts a big smile on my face every time I power up!

    Feb 08, 2019 16:50
  • Review by Janet, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic!

    Bought these speakers after listening to a LOT of different ones at the Best Buy store. Even though they're small, they have BIG sound. They're a little pricey, but I think they'll last the rest of our lives, then someone else can enjoy them for many more years.

    Apr 08, 2019 09:17
  • Review by JCrane, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series Bookshelf Speakers

    The B&W speakers deliver outstanding sound for virtually every genre of music from classical to rock.

    Nov 03, 2021 21:37
  • Review by Sarkis, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers

    Amazing sound!! Bought it as open box for a great deal. No regrets!

    Nov 12, 2021 23:53
  • Review by Grandpadre, 10 out of 10
    Nothing Short of Amazing

    Because of these speakers, I can enjoy music in a way that I have never heard it from a recording. I have floor standing Bowers and Wilkins speakers, but this pair provide the "icing on the cake" that I have been missing for so many years. Definitely keepers for life.

    Jun 22, 2020 15:55
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I love Bowers and wilkens. Great speakers but a bit expensive

    Aug 22, 2020 22:41
  • Review by Dee504, 10 out of 10
    B&W

    Great product. Looking to purchase more in the future.

    Mar 13, 2021 17:35
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    KEF
    KEF - Cloth Grille for Q650c Center Channel Speaker - Black
    Description

    This cloth grille for Q650c center channel speaker is designed for those who wish to conceal the speaker drivers.

    3 Features
  • Designed for KEF Q650c center channel speaker: Complements and protects your speaker.
  • Magnetic mount: Allows you to easily attach/detach the grille.
  • Black finish: Creates a sleek appearance.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Nicolas, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker grille - watch out for shipping

    The grille itself is sturdy and looks good, but beware of shipping and quality issues. The first one I ordered was cracked because these are delivered in long flimsy packages with almost no padding. I ordered a replacement and the new one had a part where the glue came off and needed to be glued back on. I wish the manufacturer would pack these more carefully to avoid these problems. I reached out to the manufacturer and they offered a new speaker grilled but ignored my suggestion.

    Nov 19, 2021 13:00
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    KEF
    KEF - T Series Dual 4-1/2" 2-1/2-Way Satellite Speakers (Pair) - White
    Description

    Each of these KEF T Series T301WH speakers features dual 4-1/2" ultralow-profile bass and midrange drivers and a 1" vented aluminum tweeter to add rich cross-spectrum sound to your home theater setup.

    5 Features
  • 10-150W required amplifier power: To help ensure robust sound. The speaker can be combined with T205 or T305 systems (not included) to create a full 7.1 setup.
  • Dual 4-1/2" ultralow-profile bass and midrange drivers: Produce clean, yet forceful, audio. A vented aluminum tweeter delivers warm, natural highs.
  • Magnetic shielding: Helps minimize distortion.
  • Wall-mountable design: Allows you to attach the speaker to your wall using the included brackets. A desk stand offers stable placement.
  • 80Hz - 30kHz frequency response: Delivers faithful sound reproduction.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrCmajor, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    Clear & accurate sound reproduction. These speakers sound amazing and look incredible on the wall.

    Nov 07, 2021 13:58
  • Review by AntonioPBorges, 10 out of 10
    Kef is Kef

    Amazing sound quality… Kef in my opinion has the best sound in this price range… huge fidelity.

    Oct 19, 2021 00:02
  • Review by PCGuy12, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound on a Budget

    The speakers hit the sweet spot - the fact that you get a pair of them for this price point is great! The speakers are very good quality, too, and produce excellent, crisp sound. They are also a space saver being as thin as they are and still having the great elements internally to produce the sound they do! A must have for home theater buffs on a budget!

    Oct 05, 2021 12:56
  • Review by DAB7300, 10 out of 10
    Love these

    Bought along with a T series center speaker for 5.1 home theater setup. I already had rear speakers in the ceiling. They sound great and look great. I have in a 7,000 cu ft space and they do a surprisingly good job.

    Nov 14, 2020 19:57
  • Review by Chad, 10 out of 10
    KEF Spearkers

    Great sound from slim line speakers. These replaced my tower speakers and I did not notice any drop off from my larger tower speakers

    Oct 01, 2021 15:52
  • Polk Audio - Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Built to bring the big surround sound theater and music experience into the comfort of your living room, the Polk Signature S15 compact bookshelf speaker continues in the Polk tradition of American HiFi. Featuring Hi-Res certification, a new Dynamic Balance designed acoustic array, precision cross-overs, an anti-diffraction grille, modern cabinet styling and exclusive PowerPort technology, it delivers rich, clean, full-range sound in a totally re-imagined design. Supports latest hi-resolution audio files, plus Dolby & DTS surround technologies that ensure realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments. With patented PowerPort technology S15 delivers 3dB more bass response than a traditional ported speaker for your TV shows movies & music, while minimizing distortion. S15 speakers are timbre-matched to other Polk Audio floorstanding speakers, center channels & bookshelf speakers for seamless speaker-to-speaker blending effects in multi-channel systems. They can be used as front and/or surround speakers in a home theater setup, or work perfectly in a simple stereo system.

    5 Features
  • Polk's S15 HI-RES BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS deliver BIG, RELIABLE SURROUND SOUND: Featuring Dynamic Balance acoustic array, each full-range passive speaker has (1) 5.25" driver & (1) 1" Terylene tweeter that produces clear vocals & punchy music with deep bass
  • Get more than just STRIKINGLY BOLD, DRAMATIC LOOKS and DYNAMIC HEART-THUMPING SOUND: Polk's PATENTED POWER PORT TECHNOLOGY delivers deeper bass minimizing any kind of distortion, giving you rich full-range sound for movies, TV and music
  • DESIGNED TO DELIVER!: The iconic rounded edges & detailing are heavily conceptualized from the best acoustic guitars, giving these vinyl cased bookshelf speakers a completely thought-through, performance-oriented yet cleaner stylish look
  • BRING POLK'S ULTIMATE SIGNATURE COLLECTION TO YOUR HOME: Create an all-inclusive complete stereo or surround sound system with this S15 Bookshelf Pair & add two S50 Tower Speakers, a S35 center channel & a subwoofer for a 5.1 or 7.1 home theater system
  • Trusted name in Home Audio & Entertainment Systems: The Signature Series has earned the hi-res certified rating and redefined the REAL AMERICAN HiFi SOUND with Polk's UNWAVERING COMMITMENT, RELIABILITY, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, so you can SIT BACK, RELAX AND LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART!
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Pong, 10 out of 10
    Great for front or surround speakers

    The Polk audio S15 has clarity and high definition on my 5.1 set up in my bed room . This is truly a high resolution speaker , you can hear all the details and nuances when listening to music and watching high definition 4K UHD movies . Always enjoy them when listening to music on my Denon receiver . Got them last October which was not even pre Black Friday sale and were half off at a sale price of $ 115.00 . Thanks Best Buy for the pre sale of the S15 .

    Nov 13, 2020 18:29
  • Review by Blaise, 10 out of 10
    Honestly blown away

    Okay So I currently live in an apartment because I am in the military and constantly move. So I have to worry about bothering neighbors. This is a problem when setting up a system for movies and music. I was extremely decisive on looking for the right speakers on a budget and really wanted to avoid getting a subwoofer because of how well the sound travels to my neighbors apartment just down stairs. So I bought some Sony speakers and they were wayyyy to intense on the high end. I have a small bay audio center speaker which is a perfect balance of highs and mids. I purchased these speakers in hopes for a really strong mids presence with just a little low end. I have a Yamaha aventage reciever and tuned the system in with the ypoa mic and I was blown away. In my small apartment I almost have to be careful with my volume adjustments because the mids and lows are so intense through these speakers. The theater offers a very crisp high end and the 5.25” speakers give such a clean mid/low sound. I listen to anything from alternative/classic rock/grunge/hip hop to electronic music. And these speakers have not disappointed yet. Time will tell through the break in period if they still are this awesome. But I am almost confident I can avoid buying a subwoofer altogether with these two speakers and my small bag audio center. Another thing, I can turn my volume to 90 percent with no distortion and very stable levels across all spectrums. I haven’t went 100% due to my neighbors.

    Jan 11, 2020 16:35
  • Review by kelub, 10 out of 10
    Incredible sound, well worth the investment.

    I purchased these speakers along with the signature center speaker to upgrade an office 5.1 surround sound setup from some "home theater in a box" Onkyo speakers. I was concerned the upgrade would be so marginal that I'd have buyer's remorse, or that I'd regret not purchasing the less expensive Polk option.

    I am happy to report that not only was the upgrade in quality clear from the moment I ran sound through the system, but that it far exceeded my expectations. The speakers were significantly larger than the ones I replaced; calling them "bookshelf" speakers seems to suggest an assumption of quite the large bookshelf. Better to think of these as "mini floor speakers" even though no sensible person would set these on the floor. For a desktop, they're perfect though, giving me the experience of floor speakers on the desk.

    Every minor audio detail of a video or game shines through these speakers, from crickets to footsteps to explosions to conversation. The audio is just incredibly dynamic and doesn't sound or feel compressed the way it could in the smaller speakers.

    Plus they just look amazing, especially with the front grille taken off. The silver and black inside the walnut grey box looks really clean and crisp.

    I'd purchase this again and would definitely highly recommend it to others.

    Jun 24, 2019 13:22
  • Review by Hstew, 10 out of 10
    Quality sound on a budget

    Amazing build & sound quality at this price point!!

    Jun 17, 2021 23:04
  • Review by Sherr, 10 out of 10
    Polk audio best quality without big bucks!

    Polk audio signature series are by far the best I've purchased. The sound quality is superb. Playing music you will hear every instrument with clarity. Watching movies will bring scenes to life.

    This purchase brought my sound system to life and I guarantee Polk signature series will not disappoint.

    Jul 25, 2020 20:19
  • Review by SiG357, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound for a small Speaker.

    Bought these to get Atmos to work in my large room. They did very well.

    I also wanted to see how they would sound as Stereo Speakers. I compared them to T15's and my Polk RTi12. Blew the T15's out of the water. Midrange was clear, high were also clear. Not overpowering.

    They were a good timbre match to my Polk RTi12.

    Nov 27, 2016 21:30
  • Review by IkeInc, 10 out of 10
    Something to Speaker About

    These are primarily an upgrade from my Bose 301 I must say from the beginning I could hear more detail Clara and three-dimensional soundstage Imaging from the speakers when I added the subwoofer it completed the package and gave me outstanding stereo sound these are very noteworthy and I would recommend anyone who is looking for a very reasonably priced but outstanding sounding bookshelf speaker to give these a try

    Jan 10, 2020 17:13
  • Review by Blackno1, 10 out of 10
    I like it

    So far so good! Nice, crisp, clean sound, with good bass on this bookshelf speaker.

    Aug 06, 2021 18:09
  • 9.8score
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    KEF
    KEF - Q Series 5.25" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Satin White
    Description

    Upgrade your home entertainment center with this pair of KEF bookshelf speakers. They have 5.25-inch Uni-Q driver arrays for distortion-free treble and premium crossovers that deliver rich, clean bass. These KEF bookshelf speakers minimize resonance for excellent audio quality, and they’re finished with durable white vinyl for a modern look.

    7 Features
  • 5-1/4" aluminum woofer: Along with 1" aluminum tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Removable black grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components (sold separately).
  • Bass reflex enclosure: With a rear-firing port promotes optimal performance.
  • 51Hz - 28kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 86dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by stvan, 8 out of 10
    Worth everypenny

    Got these for half off ($300). They don’t sound anything like a $3000 speaker so get that out of your mind right now. The bass is present and the treble is very good. I got them cause it was a great deal and will use them for my Sirius in house setup. For that they are fine. They do sound fine the louder you play them. The bass comes on very goo and it just sounds much more than a tiny bookshelf speaker should. Get em half off and enjoy them in a lot of situations.

    Apr 17, 2020 17:56
  • Review by Djrsr, 10 out of 10
    Great surround sound speakers

    Purchased these as front speakers for our surround sound. They are clear and sound great playing music as well as tv audio. No they don’t sound like thousand dollar speakers but they are excellent sounding speakers for their price point.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:27
  • Review by McMarauder, 10 out of 10
    Top quality sound

    Speakers not only produce quality sound, but are quite attractive as well.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Meph, 10 out of 10
    Great for the price

    If I had bought these at the regular price, I would have been almost satisfied, maybe a little disappointed. But at the sale price of 300, they are an amazing value. Crystal clear, well built, and a great pairing with a mid-range receiver.

    Jan 22, 2021 18:00
  • Review by R51M, 10 out of 10
    Entry level audiophile bookshelf

    Paired with a Denon 600ne amp these are amazing. Tremendous soundstage for a small speaker. Bass response is very good in a small room a sub is not needed. I wondered about the Uni Q set up but it delivers great bass and the clarity is excellent. A steal at $299. Buy them before they go back up!!

    Feb 03, 2021 20:56
  • Review by Coac48503, 10 out of 10
    Great Small Bookshelf Speakers.

    Very accurate. Some of the best small bookshelf speakers I've heard. They are not great at lower bass. But if you couple these with a good sub . . . .well. . . . . you're gonna spend a lot of money to get better overall sound than what these will give.

    Jan 22, 2021 16:19
  • Review by gyme, 10 out of 10
    tiny but full

    so far been excellent. tiny but full rich deep sound. great for my action movies. sounds fine with cd's too.

    really glad on sale for half price when i neede them. old kef's got knocked over by cat and suffered tear, destruction of woofer?

    Jan 22, 2021 16:46
  • Review by InvincibleRider, 10 out of 10
    Simply love KEFs

    Love these. Simply clear and crisp. I onw LS50Ws from the same vendor and these would be great as L/R or rear channels.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:30
  • 9.8score
    Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/ Tweeter on top, 6.5" midbass (pair) - Gloss Black
    Description

    Pump up the volume in your living or theater space with these Bowers & Wilkins 705 Series speakers. The Carbon Dome tweeter pairs with a midrange/bass cone in each for full-range sound reproduction, and the vented-box cabinets ensure minimal resonance. These Bowers & Wilkins 705 Series speakers let you enjoy challenging music or hear every word of movie dialog.

    7 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • Solid Body Tweeter: Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. You'll enjoy smooth and clear highs.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 705S2
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by catholic, 10 out of 10
    Give ‘Em A Try

    I picked these bookshelves over the 702 S2 towers for its musicality, tonal balance and mid bass presence. My decision was based off a side by side comparison at the best buy Magnolia demo room. Both speakers were driven by Rotel 1592, fed by Tidal via the salesman’s iphone. The Best Buy branch also had Macintosh integrated amp but I didnt bother with it as I knew B&Ws are tested with Rotels during RnD. I would have tried with Classe Sigma 2200 if they had one.

    Upon hooking up to my humble rig (NAD 375 BEE DAC) I knew these 705 S2s are a keeper. They sound bigger than they look, beating most tower speakers in presence and imaging. For the record, i dont use subs in my 2 ch rig, just plain vanilla 2.0.

    50+ hours of playtime later, the mids opened up even better, almost sounding like the 800 series. These continuum drivers inherited from the higher series really make a difference. They truly define that signature B&W sound - neutral, balanced, and life-like.

    Reviews dont give these 705 S2s justice. Go demo yourself. Don’t get intimidated by the price tag. The Magnolia reps may even give you disount for buying up front.

    Nov 18, 2017 00:47
  • Review by Classicalgeek, 10 out of 10
    Impressive two channel speaker performance

    Spectacular sound depth and quality. Excellent aural image. Easily installed and set up. Fits nicely in our bookcase shelves. Met our expectations for an upgrade in our home entertainment center. Great for classical music.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:47
  • Review by BW705, 10 out of 10
    B&W

    The speakers are wonderful, and a good value. But then anywhere else you can find a value and not Best Buy. I hesitate to call what I received as customer service. From start to finish the service sucked.

    Jul 23, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Bisi, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2

    This is the best value Bowers & Wilkins speaker on the market for the price.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:52
  • Review by BAMAJAMA15, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers

    These speakers are amazing. These are worth every penny!!! Don't know what else to say

    May 13, 2021 20:43
  • Review by George, 10 out of 10
    Another winner from B&W!

    After several months of nearly daily use of these speakers, they have proven to be very satisfying on all types of music.

    Jul 17, 2019 22:00
  • Review by Lofty, 10 out of 10
    The best

    I love these speakers. These are super high quality and done awesome!

    Jan 16, 2019 17:41
  • Review by Clemke20, 6 out of 10
    Good Speaker

    These were a great value before price increased to 3k. There are a lot of better speakers on the market once you get to the 3k price point.

    May 16, 2021 19:35
  • 9.8score
    Polk Audio - Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Built to bring the big surround sound theater and music experience into the comfort of your living room, the Polk Signature S15 compact bookshelf speaker continues in the Polk tradition of American HiFi. Featuring Hi-Res certification, a new Dynamic Balance designed acoustic array, precision cross-overs, an anti-diffraction grille, modern cabinet styling and exclusive PowerPort technology, it delivers rich, clean, full-range sound in a totally re-imagined design. Supports latest hi-resolution audio files, plus Dolby & DTS surround technologies that ensure realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments. With patented PowerPort technology S15 delivers 3dB more bass response than a traditional ported speaker for your TV shows movies & music, while minimizing distortion. S15 speakers are timbre-matched to other Polk Audio floorstanding speakers, center channels & bookshelf speakers for seamless speaker-to-speaker blending effects in multi-channel systems. They can be used as front and/or surround speakers in a home theater setup, or work perfectly in a simple stereo system.

    5 Features
  • Polk's S15 HI-RES BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS deliver BIG, RELIABLE SURROUND SOUND: Featuring Dynamic Balance acoustic array, each full-range passive speaker has (1) 5.25" driver & (1) 1" Terylene tweeter that produces clear vocals & punchy music with deep bass
  • Get more than just STRIKINGLY BOLD, DRAMATIC LOOKS and DYNAMIC HEART-THUMPING SOUND: Polk's PATENTED POWER PORT TECHNOLOGY delivers deeper bass minimizing any kind of distortion, giving you rich full-range sound for movies, TV and music
  • DESIGNED TO DELIVER!: The iconic rounded edges & detailing are heavily conceptualized from the best acoustic guitars, giving these vinyl cased bookshelf speakers a completely thought-through, performance-oriented yet cleaner stylish look
  • BRING POLK'S ULTIMATE SIGNATURE COLLECTION TO YOUR HOME: Create an all-inclusive complete stereo or surround sound system with this S15 Bookshelf Pair & add two S50 Tower Speakers, a S35 center channel & a subwoofer for a 5.1 or 7.1 home theater system
  • Trusted name in Home Audio & Entertainment Systems: The Signature Series has earned the hi-res certified rating and redefined the REAL AMERICAN HiFi SOUND with Polk's UNWAVERING COMMITMENT, RELIABILITY, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, so you can SIT BACK, RELAX AND LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART!
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Pong, 10 out of 10
    Great for front or surround speakers

    The Polk audio S15 has clarity and high definition on my 5.1 set up in my bed room . This is truly a high resolution speaker , you can hear all the details and nuances when listening to music and watching high definition 4K UHD movies . Always enjoy them when listening to music on my Denon receiver . Got them last October which was not even pre Black Friday sale and were half off at a sale price of $ 115.00 . Thanks Best Buy for the pre sale of the S15 .

    Nov 13, 2020 18:29
  • Review by Blaise, 10 out of 10
    Honestly blown away

    Okay So I currently live in an apartment because I am in the military and constantly move. So I have to worry about bothering neighbors. This is a problem when setting up a system for movies and music. I was extremely decisive on looking for the right speakers on a budget and really wanted to avoid getting a subwoofer because of how well the sound travels to my neighbors apartment just down stairs. So I bought some Sony speakers and they were wayyyy to intense on the high end. I have a small bay audio center speaker which is a perfect balance of highs and mids. I purchased these speakers in hopes for a really strong mids presence with just a little low end. I have a Yamaha aventage reciever and tuned the system in with the ypoa mic and I was blown away. In my small apartment I almost have to be careful with my volume adjustments because the mids and lows are so intense through these speakers. The theater offers a very crisp high end and the 5.25” speakers give such a clean mid/low sound. I listen to anything from alternative/classic rock/grunge/hip hop to electronic music. And these speakers have not disappointed yet. Time will tell through the break in period if they still are this awesome. But I am almost confident I can avoid buying a subwoofer altogether with these two speakers and my small bag audio center. Another thing, I can turn my volume to 90 percent with no distortion and very stable levels across all spectrums. I haven’t went 100% due to my neighbors.

    Jan 11, 2020 16:35
  • Review by kelub, 10 out of 10
    Incredible sound, well worth the investment.

    I purchased these speakers along with the signature center speaker to upgrade an office 5.1 surround sound setup from some "home theater in a box" Onkyo speakers. I was concerned the upgrade would be so marginal that I'd have buyer's remorse, or that I'd regret not purchasing the less expensive Polk option.

    I am happy to report that not only was the upgrade in quality clear from the moment I ran sound through the system, but that it far exceeded my expectations. The speakers were significantly larger than the ones I replaced; calling them "bookshelf" speakers seems to suggest an assumption of quite the large bookshelf. Better to think of these as "mini floor speakers" even though no sensible person would set these on the floor. For a desktop, they're perfect though, giving me the experience of floor speakers on the desk.

    Every minor audio detail of a video or game shines through these speakers, from crickets to footsteps to explosions to conversation. The audio is just incredibly dynamic and doesn't sound or feel compressed the way it could in the smaller speakers.

    Plus they just look amazing, especially with the front grille taken off. The silver and black inside the walnut grey box looks really clean and crisp.

    I'd purchase this again and would definitely highly recommend it to others.

    Jun 24, 2019 13:22
  • Review by Hstew, 10 out of 10
    Quality sound on a budget

    Amazing build & sound quality at this price point!!

    Jun 17, 2021 23:04
  • Review by Sherr, 10 out of 10
    Polk audio best quality without big bucks!

    Polk audio signature series are by far the best I've purchased. The sound quality is superb. Playing music you will hear every instrument with clarity. Watching movies will bring scenes to life.

    This purchase brought my sound system to life and I guarantee Polk signature series will not disappoint.

    Jul 25, 2020 20:19
  • Review by SiG357, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound for a small Speaker.

    Bought these to get Atmos to work in my large room. They did very well.

    I also wanted to see how they would sound as Stereo Speakers. I compared them to T15's and my Polk RTi12. Blew the T15's out of the water. Midrange was clear, high were also clear. Not overpowering.

    They were a good timbre match to my Polk RTi12.

    Nov 27, 2016 21:30
  • Review by IkeInc, 10 out of 10
    Something to Speaker About

    These are primarily an upgrade from my Bose 301 I must say from the beginning I could hear more detail Clara and three-dimensional soundstage Imaging from the speakers when I added the subwoofer it completed the package and gave me outstanding stereo sound these are very noteworthy and I would recommend anyone who is looking for a very reasonably priced but outstanding sounding bookshelf speaker to give these a try

    Jan 10, 2020 17:13
  • Review by Blackno1, 10 out of 10
    I like it

    So far so good! Nice, crisp, clean sound, with good bass on this bookshelf speaker.

    Aug 06, 2021 18:09
  • 9.8score
    MartinLogan - Motion 5-1/4" Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Matte White
    Description

    Experience stunning sound clarity with these MartinLogan Motion 15i bookshelf speakers. The Folded Motion tweeter, a 5.25-inch aluminum cone woofer with a rear-firing bass port, and a proprietary Vojtko crossover network deliver high-resolution, crystal clear sound and dynamic range. The reinforced baffle and fabric grille design in these MartinLogan Motion 15i bookshelf speakers enhances performance.

    6 Features
  • 5-1/4" aluminum woofer: Along with 1" x 1-1/2" folded motion tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Removable grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • 60Hz - 25kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 92dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 5 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by noviceaudiophile, 10 out of 10
    Fabulous Sound

    These speakers sound incredible. I'm glad I upgraded to the solid wood casing. They are weighty enough to have a nice smooth sound

    Oct 23, 2021 07:51
  • Review by Mathster, 10 out of 10
    Great for hearing impaired.

    Technician was able to adjust so my husband could understand conversations without loud background noise. This has added to his enjoyment of many more shows and sports!

    Nov 08, 2020 12:33
  • Review by Ralow, 10 out of 10
    You get what you pay for

    The sound quality is outstanding or a bookshelf speaker the price was very very good because it was on sale absolutely would buy again if I needed more so highly recommend sound fantastic

    Jan 29, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Rhonda, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic clarity!

    I love these speakers. They replaced my old, tall Sony speakers that came with my stereo unit. The clarity and sound is phenomenal!

    Feb 01, 2020 10:42
  • Review by Reallygoodspeakers, 10 out of 10
    Speakers

    Like them alot. Recommend them highly. Would buy more if needed

    Nov 13, 2020 15:40
  • Review by TheCritic, 10 out of 10
    TheCritic

    Amazing!

    I first want to mention a big thank you to.... Best Buy and Magnolia!

    The Magnolia salesman was awesome and let me listen to various speakers using music and movies. You cannot get that kind of service or even try a product with online shopping. We need our brick and mortar stores to stay. (So please shop at Brick and Mortar stores.)

    Anyway, I went to Magnolia to replace my 25 year old Infinity speakers. Some speakers I listened to, just seem to fill the room with sound.

    But, the Martin Logan speakers were spot on with crystal clear clarity and the most natural sounding. The bass is awesome as well. No distortion. Purchased the 40i Motion towers, 15i Bookshelves and a 50x center. What a difference! I listen to both movies and music and again the clarity, natural sound and bass is incredible.

    Also, my Denon 3000 series would always run hot and now does not get hot at all, even with action movies at a higher volume. Extremely Pleased.

    Again, Thank you Magnolia

    Jan 11, 2021 20:17
  • Review by jacmac, 10 out of 10
    great bookshelf speakers

    looking to set up a small listening room and break out the old vinyl,havent gotten a new stereo in ages. my old marantz 2285b is still limping along and the altec model 14s (the wife hates) were just to big for the room.after looking at the floor speakers available best buy paul showed me these martin logan speakers. as I was telling him everything I thought Iknew wrong with such tiny speakers he just grinned and played pink floyd money. i thought some other speakers were playing,these sound amazing. for a bookshelf speaker the bass is good mids and highs are crisp,and overall very clean sounding. yes loud is beautiful if its clean(giving away my age)all in all im very impressed with these mo15i speakers and also very happy. hope the new amp and turntable will be as good finds as these speakers.

    Dec 18, 2020 17:54
  • Review by Dawn, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely love the true sound

    After listening to a variety of speakers in the Best Buy theater room we chose these speakers for our true home surround system and couldn't be happier. They have the perfect balance of top and bottom end. I absolutely love the sound and is so true that it even tricks my dogs into thinking something is really going on. I absolutely recommend and would definitely purchase again

    Jan 16, 2021 06:27
  • 9.8score
    Bowers & Wilkins - 700 Series 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/ Tweeter on top, 6.5" midbass (pair) - Gloss Black
    Description

    Pump up the volume in your living or theater space with these Bowers & Wilkins 705 Series speakers. The Carbon Dome tweeter pairs with a midrange/bass cone in each for full-range sound reproduction, and the vented-box cabinets ensure minimal resonance. These Bowers & Wilkins 705 Series speakers let you enjoy challenging music or hear every word of movie dialog.

    7 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • Solid Body Tweeter: Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. You'll enjoy smooth and clear highs.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Driver Decoupling: Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
  • Magnetic grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: B&W FS-700-S2 BLACK STANDS Compliment 705S2
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by catholic, 10 out of 10
    Give ‘Em A Try

    I picked these bookshelves over the 702 S2 towers for its musicality, tonal balance and mid bass presence. My decision was based off a side by side comparison at the best buy Magnolia demo room. Both speakers were driven by Rotel 1592, fed by Tidal via the salesman’s iphone. The Best Buy branch also had Macintosh integrated amp but I didnt bother with it as I knew B&Ws are tested with Rotels during RnD. I would have tried with Classe Sigma 2200 if they had one.

    Upon hooking up to my humble rig (NAD 375 BEE DAC) I knew these 705 S2s are a keeper. They sound bigger than they look, beating most tower speakers in presence and imaging. For the record, i dont use subs in my 2 ch rig, just plain vanilla 2.0.

    50+ hours of playtime later, the mids opened up even better, almost sounding like the 800 series. These continuum drivers inherited from the higher series really make a difference. They truly define that signature B&W sound - neutral, balanced, and life-like.

    Reviews dont give these 705 S2s justice. Go demo yourself. Don’t get intimidated by the price tag. The Magnolia reps may even give you disount for buying up front.

    Nov 18, 2017 00:47
  • Review by Classicalgeek, 10 out of 10
    Impressive two channel speaker performance

    Spectacular sound depth and quality. Excellent aural image. Easily installed and set up. Fits nicely in our bookcase shelves. Met our expectations for an upgrade in our home entertainment center. Great for classical music.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:47
  • Review by BW705, 10 out of 10
    B&W

    The speakers are wonderful, and a good value. But then anywhere else you can find a value and not Best Buy. I hesitate to call what I received as customer service. From start to finish the service sucked.

    Jul 23, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Bisi, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2

    This is the best value Bowers & Wilkins speaker on the market for the price.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:52
  • Review by BAMAJAMA15, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers

    These speakers are amazing. These are worth every penny!!! Don't know what else to say

    May 13, 2021 20:43
  • Review by George, 10 out of 10
    Another winner from B&W!

    After several months of nearly daily use of these speakers, they have proven to be very satisfying on all types of music.

    Jul 17, 2019 22:00
  • Review by Lofty, 10 out of 10
    The best

    I love these speakers. These are super high quality and done awesome!

    Jan 16, 2019 17:41
  • Review by Clemke20, 6 out of 10
    Good Speaker

    These were a great value before price increased to 3k. There are a lot of better speakers on the market once you get to the 3k price point.

    May 16, 2021 19:35
  • 9.8score
    Edifier - R2000DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers, Computer Speakers - 120W RMS Optical Input - Near-Field Studio Monitors - Wood/Black
    Description

    Enjoy your favorite tunes with these wood Edifier Bluetooth bookshelf speakers. The included remote offers convenient control, while the 25mm Eagle Eye tweeters and built-in dynamic range control deliver crystal-clear sound. Featuring an optical input and two aux ports, these 120W Edifier Bluetooth bookshelf speakers let you easily connect headphones and electronics.

    13 Features
  • Thoughtful design and comfortable style: Make these bookshelf speakers a perfect accessory for any studio or living space housing.
  • High-gloss piano finish: Adds a bit of elegance to match your room's décor.
  • Dual-speaker system: Consists of active and passive speakers and provides maximum audio performance.
  • High-performance sound: Each speaker contains 25mm silk-dome Eagle Eye tweeter that makes the slight sounds clear, and 5" bass unit for spectacular, distortion-free audio.
  • Digital signal processing (DSP) technology: Offers active crossover frequencies and superb tonal balance even at high volumes.
  • Dynamic range compensation (DRC) technology: Keeps any possible distortion at an absolute minimum.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity: Lets you stream your favorite music wirelessly. Simply connect this Bluetooth speaker system to any Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, tablet, and laptop, for a seamless and cordless listening experience.
  • Additional wired connection: You can also connect devices to your R2000DB through an optical and RCA input.
  • 120W RMS of power: Creates a powerful sound.
  • 55Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Enables accurate sound reproduction.
  • 85dB sensitivity: Picks up highs and lows for faithful sound reproduction.
  • 4-ohm impedance: Conducts power to keep the speakers working at optimal levels.
  • Built-in and wireless controls: Conveniently use a wireless remote or the side panel on the speaker to adjust bass, treble, and master volume.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Semicolon, 10 out of 10
    Boom Boom Boom Great Speakers

    These speakers are worth the cost. There is plenty of bass and they sound great in my office. Whether it music or gaming the sound it top notch for the package. Easy to set up and get bumping. There are several wiring options included in the box.

    Nov 12, 2021 09:09
  • Review by SkippyMN, 8 out of 10
    Nice for semi loud listening

    These were pretty nice speakers. I had them wired directly from the headphone output instead of the Bluetooth connection. They did get loud. My biggest complaint is that the woofer is only 4 inches and the bass suffered. It had a potted design to help add more bass but there was a very high resonant tuned frequency coming out of the port that I could just not get past.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:12
  • Review by Phil, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    These are heavy, quality speakers. Work great in my kitchen! Great bass and volume potential. Recommend!

    Oct 09, 2020 17:26
  • Review by KeithF, 10 out of 10
    Very Happy with This Purchase

    I am not a paid reviewer / in fact I almost never post anything, much less a product review. However, I have enjoyed these speakers so much in the short period of time that I’ve had them that I wanted to share my experience. For the money, these are hands down an excellent value. They sit in my office on my desk and throughout the day serve as admirable computer speakers (voice mail, Zoom meeting, alerts, internet, etc.). However, at night or over the weekend, these speakers fill that space with phenomenal sound. The bass is NOT an issue. If you disagree, by a comparable sub-woofer and scare your neighbors. Money well spent!

    Dec 04, 2020 17:29
  • Review by ChemistF, 10 out of 10
    Edifies R2000DB Speakers

    Great book shelf speakers at a moderate price. Very good, smooth tone with a wide dynamic range.

    Mar 26, 2021 17:24
  • Review by Lee105, 10 out of 10
    Me edifier

    Sound is unreal

    Wish I had these years ago!

    Wow! Size sound the Bluetooth ease

    The sound with the tv

    Got rid of my sound bar it’s so good!!

    Jan 22, 2021 19:15
  • Review by Zigzagdad, 10 out of 10
    Edifier

    Performance as advertised, if not better. They sound great to me.

    Mar 19, 2021 19:17
  • 9.8score
    Edifier - e10 Exclaim 36W Bookshelf Speaker System - Black/Silver
    Description

    Improve your listening experience with this Edifier Exclaim speaker system. The 1.5-inch tweeters produce crystal-clear high and mid-range tones, and the 3-inch woofers and 3-inch radiators deliver impressively detailed bass. This Edifier Exclaim speaker system has built-in controls to make it easy to turn on the power and adjust the volume.

    12 Features
  • Unique look with blend of smooth curves and straight lines: Makes these bookshelf speakers the perfect accessory for your desktop.
  • Three active speaker drivers and two passive radiators per satellite: Provides maximum audio performance.
  • High-performance upper section: Each satellite contains two 1.5" tweeters and 1.5" by 3" passive radiators.
  • Base section: Contains a 3" woofer unit and 3" passive bass radiator for rich, powerful bass.
  • Digital signal processing (DSP) technology: Offers active crossover frequencies and superb tonal balance even at high volumes.
  • Dynamic range compensation (DRC) technology: Keeps any possible distortion at an absolute minimum.
  • 36W RMS of power: Creates a powerful sound.
  • 48Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Enables accurate sound reproduction.
  • 85dB sensitivity: Picks up highs and lows for faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8-ohm impedance: Conducts power to keep the speakers working at optimal levels.
  • Built-in volume and power/standby control buttons: Conveniently located on the side of the speaker, they provide simple controls.
  • Magnetically shielded: Prevents sound distortion.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Comm, 10 out of 10
    Very good.

    Very good service. Took my item back , had no problem returning it at all.

    May 31, 2020 17:08
  • Review by Tutorial, 8 out of 10
    great sound with some minor complaints.

    These speakers have really detailed highs and high mids but lack some punch in the low end/low mid depending on your source. talk shows and youtube videos can sound thin and tinny, but if you turn the volume up on music the clarity is really nice. If you're looking for a fuller sound, you can use something like window's bass boost, i like the +3db at 300hz setting (boosting the lowest frequency tends to wash out the highs). I know there are alternative options but this is an easy way to adjust sound without installing anything else.

    Built quality is okay, there are some rough spots on the speaker grill and some plastic that wasn't cleanly cut off at some point (easily ripped out and cleaned up). The connecting speaker cable is awkward and doesnt really seem that sturdy when putting it in. I don't expect to move these around that much though so I don't know if that'll be an issue later on.

    For the price I paid it would be 5 stars for use case, but at full price it's a solid 4-star rating.

    Jun 04, 2021 21:37
  • Review by Petey, 10 out of 10
    Great desktop speakers

    Sound is fantastic great compliment to my desk great bass

    Jun 04, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Ayarton, 10 out of 10
    Great looking and sounding speakers

    I bought these for work, and I have to say my fellow employees that sit close to me get mad at me for have complained a few times at how loud they are, yet they all agree that they have great sound for what they are.

    Aug 17, 2020 08:25
  • Review by Discerning1, 10 out of 10
    high resolution sound with resonant bass

    Great small speaker with high fidelity clear sound and deep resonant full bass. Big sound for such a small desktop set. If you want clear sound this is a great choice, if you want mud get the competition.

    May 27, 2020 20:08
  • Review by Iusenike, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    Used these on an older Mac Pro. They sound and look great.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:30
  • Review by Lbow, 10 out of 10
    Great sound quality

    Great speakers for the space they take. First time buying product from this brand. Would purchase again.

    Jul 23, 2021 16:09
  • 9.8score
    Definitive Technology D7 Demand Series Bookshelf Speakers, New and Unique Tweeter Design, Pair, Premium Piano Black - Piano Black
    Description

    The Demand D7 small high-performance bookshelf speakers bring to you an unmatchable sound quality with deeper bass and crystal-clear audio for a premium home theater experience. Featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 4.5” Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer, each speaker delivers an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for the most technically advanced audio experience. Comes in a Clean, modern industrial design with a bead blasted finish provides a timeless look and feel that fits any décor. Can be used as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or in a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers

    5 Features
  • High-Performance Bookshelf Speakers: Feature a proprietary 4.5" BDSS woofer, a 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens & Laterally Offset Tweeter Assembly for a smoother high-frequency reproduction, articulate midrange and punchy bass
  • Stunning Futuristic Look: Enjoy a truly premium listening experience with these elegant and timeless looking speakers that come in a clean, modern industrial design and a bead blasted finish, and blend perfectly with any home décor
  • Multiple Speaker Setup Options: Use as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or setup a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers
  • A Class Apart: One of the most trusted names in audio speakers and premium home entertainment, Definitive brings to you the best audio quality crafted with 25 years of constant innovation, relentless engineering, latest audio technology and iconic intelligent designs
  • Optional Demand ST1 Speaker Stands: Elevate your sound with the Demand ST1 speaker stands (sold separately) to raise the height of these speakers by 32" and to keep them in place on a carpet or a solid floor surface. The stands also come with threaded inserts
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  • Review by BobbyG, 10 out of 10
    Obsessive Sound

    Awesome addition to my addiction of the sound of Definitive speakers. It truly is an obsession!

    Jul 02, 2021 23:47
  • Review by Chris, 8 out of 10
    Great buy

    Speakers look great fit and finish is top notch and the sound is great for the price

    Nov 13, 2021 07:51
  • Review by Anon, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Absolutely amazing speakers. Anybody wanting good quality sound from Vinyl can’t go wrong with def tech!

    Feb 21, 2019 08:48
  • Review by Grams, 10 out of 10
    Book shelf Speakers

    Very impressed with the expertise of the sales person who assisted in the purchase of this product as well as the audio room at the Mayfair Store.

    Oct 24, 2020 07:30
  • Review by Jnm216, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    Use them as surround speakers. Had a lot more base then expected when use with multi ch. stereo

    Aug 03, 2018 19:58
  • Review by Jnm216, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    I’m using these as surround speakers and could not be more pleased

    Jul 13, 2018 16:42
  • Review by Rezz, 10 out of 10
    Best Quality

    This is one of the best quality high performance bookshelve speakers. It’s the good combination of my Definitive Technology tower speakers

    Nov 13, 2017 10:08
  • Review by Ajtrek, 10 out of 10
    Great for 2-Channel Stereo

    I purchased the D7's to mate with a Sonos Amp and Project Essential-III Turntable. Mounted them on Sanus Steel Series SF34 stands. The footprint of D7 fit perfect left to right with about 1 inch overhang front and rear. Recommend buying stick on padding strips and placing them around all 4 edges of the Sanus stand speaker pedestal. Doing so will protect the lacquer finish of the underside of the D7's

    I positioned the D7's about 10 degress angled in toward the center of the listening area. The room is 12.5 ft W x 19 ft L x 8ft H. The tweeters are 77 inches apart measured from the center of each (along the width of the room).

    Sonically IMO they produce an excellent sound stage given their size with good detail; but lacking in the low-end. I added a Sonos sub that brought everything to life allowing the D7's to really show off their acoustic chops.

    That said if you don't want to invest in a sub then you should consider the D9 or D11 both of which have a top mounted passive radiator. To be clear you'll have better sound out of the box with the D9 or D11; but you still won't get the low-end a sub can produce.

    Bottom-line if you're looking for an excellent bookshelf speaker that won't break the bank then the D7 should be on your short list. However, as I said they really need to be paired with a sub to realize how good the D7's can sound.

    Jul 28, 2019 16:32
  • 9.8score
    31
    SVS
    SVS - Prime 4-1/2" Passive 2-Way Speakers (Pair) - Premium black ash
    Description

    Immerse yourself in movies and games with these SVS Prime Elevation home theater speakers. Their frequency range of 55Hz - 25kHz adds height effects to thrilling movie scenes, and their multi-angle wall brackets provide flexible placement options. Install this pair of multipurpose SVS Prime Elevation home theater speakers as surround sound or LCR components to suit your space.

    5 Features
  • 4-1/2" polypropylene woofers: Along with 1" aluminum tweeters for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • 55Hz - 25kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Jmchzn, 10 out of 10
    The little speaker that could

    I replaced Bose Jewel speakers with Prime Elevations and am blown away. These guys handle home theater better than expected and embarrassed Bose both musically and movie!

    Rich and powerful with some bass too! They actually sounded pretty good as main speakers as I set them up first just to check them out. The mounting hardware that came with them worked perfectly. They have some weight so use anchors to mount. I’m using them as front and rear surround and may get 2 more for ceiling but at this point I don’t think I need that. They fill the room nicely. The Prime Elevations are extremely well built and I mounted them on the wall and angled them down into the room. I cannot now imagine a better speaker for this purpose. I would use these for ceiling, height or atmos as well as surround, I realize I had many options in this arena but surround speakers don’t handle the meat of the soundstage they are accent speakers do spending a small fortune on surrounds didn’t make sense, either did skimping. SVS really put a great sounding high quality speaker out here that honestly could be used as main bookshelf type speakers , they that good. But real Home Run here besides sound and quality is the the angle option (up/down) and the best mounting option I ever saw ( easier less complicated than Bo$e).

    Highly recommended. They are a special little speaker that fills my room!

    Jan 02, 2021 11:17
  • Review by Anthonyr112, 10 out of 10
    Best atmos speakers !!

    Had ceilings before and didn’t want to cut any holes in my new house had these mounted on the ceilings and the sound is definitely better especially overhead!!

    Dec 06, 2019 15:57
  • Review by mikem, 10 out of 10
    Best speakers

    I've been an audiophile for over 50 years and these are the best surrounds (can be used for L/C/R channels) I've ever owned. I have 2 SVS PB1000 subs and will soon be purchasing the Ultra bookshelf and Ultra center. My wife loves that these are white and stylish looking. You cannot go wrong with these. Highly recommended. BTW SVS has the best customer service in the business.

    Jul 30, 2021 12:18
  • Review by Luigu408, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers for Dolby Atmos

    Great set of speakers. Amazing versatility that enables them to be used as Atmos speakers. Sound quality is good for surrounds. Only knock is the price, it’s definitely too expensive for what you get. Price gets even worse if you go with a nicer finish like we did with the white gloss. I picked up JBL 530 for side surrounds and they are amazing ($150 for the pair during Black Friday!). I would recommend those better if planning to use them as bookshelf speakers.

    Jan 04, 2021 19:16
  • Review by SVSSPEAKERS, 10 out of 10
    SVS

    They sound great as Atmos speakers. Very easy to install.

    Oct 23, 2021 07:17
  • Review by Sasha, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    Wonderful heights speakers for my systems, SVS make great speakers

    Apr 10, 2020 15:50
  • Review by Yunkie, 10 out of 10
    Great in every way possible

    In every aspect, the value, the performance, and the warranty and support make these speakers an easy choice!

    Nov 19, 2018 15:37
  • Review by Bundy24680, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful

    Couldn’t be happier with this center channel. SVS has a customer for life.

    Mar 22, 2019 07:08
  • 9.8score
    Klipsch - Reference Series 5-1/4" 340-Watt Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Set the mood in your home via music with these Klipsch speakers. The wood-grain vinyl exterior imparts a touch of sophisticated elegance to a room, while the Tractrix Horn technology provides clear, vibrant and rich musical tones. The titanium tweeter on these Klipsch speakers dampens high-frequencies to facilitate crisp, natural sound.

    9 Features
  • Handles up to 340W peak power (85W continuous): For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • 5-1/4" spun copper injection molded graphite (IMG) woofer: Along with 1" aluminum tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Vinyl woodgrain finish: Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.
  • Removable grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Bass reflex enclosure: With a rear-firing port promotes optimal performance.
  • 62Hz - 21kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 93dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Afisher, 10 out of 10
    Great Speakers

    These speakers are amazing! They have great sound. We are really impressed by these. Don’t bother looking for anything else- these will do the job!

    Oct 23, 2021 10:34
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I purchased these as surround speakers to complete my 5.1 setup. I have them sitting atop Sanus 24” stands for medium sized speakers. Places them at a perfect height for sitting on the couch.

    Nov 22, 2019 15:25
  • Review by TJinBham, 10 out of 10
    Just what I needed.

    Just what I needed given the allotted space my wife gave me. My set up is Dish TV, Yamaha rec/amp, new LG Nano 65” & these speakers. A great compromise between full floor standing & a sound bar. Music good enough for what I want & “theater” experience is very good.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:30
  • Review by MRLARRYWHO, 10 out of 10
    Larry Who

    Totally awesome dont take my word go try the displays and compare

    Sep 18, 2021 12:44
  • Review by Topcat, 10 out of 10
    The speakers are nice speakers a dream come true

    The speakers are nice speakers a dream come true love ❤️ these speakers . Work will work on the Onkyo Tx NR 797 Receiver

    Aug 21, 2020 18:37
  • Review by Spaceman80, 10 out of 10
    Big Sound

    I decided to buy these even when I could not select the R-51Ms independently on the display in my local Bestbuy. I got them home, hooked them up, and was blown away. I did get the 10" R-100 sub-woofer to round out the sound, but even by themselves, the R-51Ms have an incredible dynamic range and can keep pace with very heavy music and bass lines without distorting. For $217.00, I'm hard-pressed to find any other bookshelf speaker that will stand up to this superb example of modern audio craftsmanship. Good job, Klipsch!

    Feb 12, 2020 15:26
  • Review by Rockthehouse, 10 out of 10
    Small giants

    Biggest (Little) speakers on the market. Sounds like floor standing speakers.

    Apr 16, 2021 06:47
  • Review by Soundsystem, 10 out of 10
    Clips bookshelf speakers

    Very nice design very crisp sound. best speakers ever had

    Mar 05, 2021 23:07
  • 9.6score
    MartinLogan - Motion 4" 75-Watt Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Gloss black
    Description

    Listen to quality audio and smooth, refined sound with this MartinLogan Motion bookshelf speaker. The powerful bass technology delivers rich low tones, and the lightning-fast, lightweight tweeter diaphragm ensures clarity and good dynamic range. The flexible installation of this MartinLogan Motion bookshelf speaker gives you tabletop, wall-mounting and upside-down placement options.

    8 Features
  • 75W peak power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 4" paper woofer: Along with 1" x 1.4" tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Bass reflex enclosure: With a rear-firing port promotes optimal performance.
  • Bookshelf- or wall-mountable: For optimal placement.
  • 70Hz - 23kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 90dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 4 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Rocketman, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    Great front surround speaker. Use with movies at medium volume. 8 ohm amp works with no problem.

    Nov 06, 2021 19:43
  • Review by Jso416, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    Awesome speakers!!!! So far even better than I expected.

    Oct 29, 2021 21:20
  • Review by Jayson, 10 out of 10
    Perfect speaker!

    I debated on buying these cause of the price but you really do get what you pay for. I made the right choice. I use these for my rear surround sound and they have me hearing things I could t before. I highly recommend these!!!!

    Dec 11, 2020 16:07
  • Review by Satisfied, 10 out of 10
    Nice but Upgraded

    These are nice speakers. However, I chose to return them and upgraded to Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 speakers to match my current system.

    Jun 18, 2021 20:07
  • Review by Gred, 10 out of 10
    Great Speakers!

    Great speakers! They also look good in most locations regardless of what's around.

    Nov 16, 2020 23:24
  • Review by Eagles, 10 out of 10
    Speakerd

    Never heard of Martin Logan until a friend bought same. I replaced my Pork’s with these guys and happy I did - great sound from my Denon 2600.

    Oct 30, 2020 17:54
  • Review by Wheelman, 10 out of 10
    Front speakers

    Great alternative to tower speakers and look great on entertainment center.

    Oct 30, 2020 09:49
  • Review by Rich, 10 out of 10
    Rich

    Excellent quality speakers but the cost is far too much. For average people that just want a decent surround sound or speaker system you can buy something satisfying for much much less.

    Jan 08, 2021 15:22
  • 9.6score
    Bowers & Wilkins - 600 Series Anniversary Edition 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/6.5" midbass (pair) - Black
    Description

    The 606 S2 Anniversary Edition combines outstanding power and clarity in a compact form for when space is at a premium, but you need big sound. Continuum mid-bass drive units provide clarity for singers and driving bass lines while Decoupled Double Dome Tweeters create an enveloping sense of space. Featuring upgraded crossovers for even more transparency and a unique trim-ring to celebrate this milestone, the 606 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated, affordable bookshelf speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever made. The 606 S2 Anniversary Edition is the largest bookshelf speaker in the 600 Series Anniversary Edition range of products. Over the last 25 years, the 600 Series has been our most affordable performance range of loudspeakers, and we’re celebrating our love of sound with acoustic improvements to the crossover network for overall greater levels of clarity and smoother high frequencies so you can enjoy a compelling listening experience across the range of products.

    5 Features
  • 1" Decoupled Double Dome Aluminum Tweeter: The dual-layer aluminium dome is driven by a neodymium magnet used in our 700 Series for smooth and clear high frequencies. The whole drive unit is isolated from the main cabinet with a decoupling rubber ring that improves clarity and imaging.
  • 6" Continuum Mid-bass: Continuum is a proprietary woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass.
  • Magnetic grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: STAV24 S2 matches 606 S2 Anniversary
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  • Review by ITJim, 10 out of 10
    Nice update from 685 S2

    I am a member of Best Buy’s Technical Insider Network, TIN for short. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    Calibrate your system:

    The listening space I used to test these speakers was calibrated for an SVS bookshelf speaker home theater system. During setup, I simply replaced the SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers with the B&W 606s. They sounded overly bright. What is the lesson here? Calibrate your system when you replace components! It will have a real impact on how your speakers sound. Most receivers today have some form of room correction calibration software built into them. Use it. It is not the silver bullet that will solve all your speaker and room acoustic issues. In my experience, it will get you 80% of the way there. The room calibration software reigned in the tweeter brightness and evened out the mid-range. Running MCACC Pro calibration software, built into my Pioneer Elite receiver, did a great job of taming the brightness of the 606s. I finished the job by reducing the treble.

    To test, the speakers were 7 feet apart and toed slightly inward towards my listening position. I powered off the subwoofer, adjusted the receiver’s speaker configuration to “Small”, and set the receiver’s crossover frequency to 50Hz. This ensured that the speakers would not be treated as full range speakers. Which they are not.

    How do they sound:

    I auditioned several CDs: Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet”, Sturgill Simpson’s “Sound and Fury”, Meghan Trainor’s “Title”, Stix “Greatest Hits”, Loreena McKennitt’s “Live in Paris and Toronto”, and several classical music CDs. I am going to speak generally about my musical experience to help keep this review short.

    I own a pair of B&W 685 S2 bookshelf speakers, an earlier iteration of the 606s, and found that the vocals were clearer and more detailed than the 685s. The most notable difference is where the 685s tweeter and woofer are well balanced, meaning the tweeter does not out volume the woofer, the 606s are forward sounding. For example, when listening to the Imperial March from Star Wars, the drums and violins fit nicely into the midrange. The trumpets were right in my face. Where the 685s would try to maintain an evenness between the woofer and the tweeter the 606s place the tweeter front and center over the woofer. Hence, why I needed to reign these in a bit with the room correction and treble control. I did get close to a more even sound but was not able to completely align the two. This is not bad. It is simply different and can be appealing depending on the content you are listening too. Slightly forward trumpets during the imperial march gave the piece more presence and power. However, before room correction and treble control, the trumpets were to much.

    The 606s are detailed. I could hear the scratchiness of Loreena McKennitt’s fingers brushing past the strings during the opening piece, Prologue, from “Live in Paris and Toronto”. I could also make out some scuffing of feet and a cough. Maybe those details per present on the 685 S2 and my SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers but I have never heard them with the same level of clarity as the 606s.

    The tweeters handle high pitched sounds like a champ. Dennis DeYoung’s vocals on Styx’s “Lady ‘95”, meaning this was re-recorded in 1995, sounds amazing. His vocals were clear and authoritative. The 606s handled Loreena McKennitt’s shifts from highs to lows and back again with what seemed like no effort at all. And Meghan Trainor’s song “Like I’m Gonna Loose You”, featuring John Legend, is beautiful. The vocals were clear, detailed, and without any sign that the speakers were struggling to reproducing the sound.

    What about midrange and bass? The mids are just as detailed as the highs. I found a few times where the high-mids and lower highs fought for control of the sound stage. This was abundantly clear with Sturgill Simpson’s “Sound and Fury”. The album is a complicated mixture of sounds, textures, instruments, and distortion that really pushes these speakers hard. I feel that the 606’s struggled with the album. It is possible the CD transfer is garbage. I base this opinion on the fact that streaming this album over Apple Music or playing the cartoon/movie over Netflix far outshines the CD. It would not be the first time that a CD recording sound awful on quality gear. I also base this opinion on the fact that everything else I played on these speakers was pleasing to listen to.

    Bass is there and completely dependent on the programming material. Meghan Trainor’s album had the most bass of any of the music I listened to. It was punchy and tight. The base will not punch you in the chest like a subwoofer. You can adjust the amount of base output by moving the speaker closer or further away from the wall. You can also use the phase plugs to reduce the amount of base output from the speakers. I left the 606 rear ports open because I felt I was getting the right amount of bass.

    Home Theater:

    I used the 606s as my main left and right speakers. I used the matching 600 Anniversary Edition center channel; the B&W HTM6 S2. I have a separate review posted for the HTM6 S2 on Best Buy’s product page. The rest of the home theater gear are SVS Prime bookshelf speakers for surround channels, SVS PC-4000 subwoofer, Pioneer Elite VSX-91 A/V Receiver, and the Sony UPX-X800 4K player.

    I auditioned several movies but chose to focus on the Anime Series “Star Blazers 2199.” The first seven episodes were auditioned with the surround speakers unplugged and the subwoofer powered off. My goal was to audition the B&W speakers on their own merits. I chose “Star Blazer 2199” because, unlike a triple A blockbuster movie, the soundtrack for this show is not a saturated sonic wall of excitement. The series surround soundtrack is more even, purposeful, and isolated to the scene and not always focused on driving up the drama from scene to scene to scene like a Marvel superhero does.

    Star Blazers 2199 is the re-imagining of Space Battleship Yamato, known as Star Blazers in the US, from the 1980. The show focuses on earth’s last-ditch effort to save itself from a ruthless, Alexander the Great type of military society, bent on galactic conquest. How do the Human’s respond? The resurrect the mighty WWII battleship Yamato as a space battleship and charge into unknown space for high adventure and the hope for humanity’s salvation. The English soundtrack is Dolby 5.1. The animation, story, and seriousness of the show has also been updated. This series rocked my 685s last year when I acquired the series. I was not disappointed when I applied this content to the 606s.

    The highs and midrange are beautifully reproduced and isolated enough throughout the scenes that it is easy to pick them out and simply enjoy them. The bass, on the other hand, really surprised me. With most popular modern music the bass is relegated to keeping the beat; thump thump thump. However, in a movie, the bass can jump out at you, build and diminish, or reverberate throughout the space. This is the sound that fills a room! A spaceship slowly enters the right side of the screen and builds up bass as it approaches. And then slowly dissipates as it leaves the left side of the screen. The audio queues are to denote the leviathan size of the ship. And it works! Firing the WWII style main cannons of our hero’s ship were explosive and satisfying. In episode three, a super weapon’s destructive power is unleashed both on screen and from the 606s! I had to check my subwoofer to make sure it was turned off. It was. The bass, for that one scene, was strong enough to be felt. Not as powerful as a dedicated sub. Powerful enough for me to take serious notice.

    Integration:

    These speakers integrated well with my SVS PC-4000 subwoofer. Even the SVS Prime speakers sound good in a supporting roll as surround speakers. My preference, for home theater, is to use matching fronts, rears, and center from the same speaker line. In this case, I would prefer that all speakers are B&W 600 Anniversary Edition speakers. Running the MACCA Pro room correction did a good job with integration. I had to make a few manual adjustments to individual speaker volumes to get everything to meet my personal, subjective preferences. Overall, pretty good mix.

    Looks:

    I am not going to dwell much on looks. In my opinion, these are at the top of the budget speaker category. As such, there were compromises made. B&W upgraded the tweeter, added a larger bass port to the back of the speaker, updated the midrange cone, and updated the front grill from pegs to magnets. The cabinet finish was downgrade from a nice ash black wood veneer to flat black. However, the bezel is beautiful to look at. This is the first pair of speakers that I am proud to run with the grills off. The 25th Anniversary ring, the protective tweeter grill, the silver Continuum cone, and the clean presentation are a delight to look at in my listening space. See attached photo.

    Final Thoughts:

    These speakers are bright straight out of the box! If your primary listening preference is “live sound” then you may find the brightness appealing. I do not. But I was able to solve the issue quickly and found the results satisfying. I feel these speakers will shine as part of a small to medium sized room stereo system. They also make great home theater speakers for a small room.

    Feb 21, 2021 22:41
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Like having your own home sound studio.

    Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary

    Imagine entering a room and being unsure if you’re listening to real voices or instruments or recorded programming. It’s hard to fool us when human voices or recognizable instruments are involved. No “golden” ears required. When I shop for high quality AV equipment, that’s my gold standard. I don’t want to hear the equipment. I want to hear the voices and music as if they are here in my room. Bowers & Wilkins performs that “disappearing” trick in a variety of room settings, sounding very natural and real.

    What should I listen to for my comparisons? The emergence of “streaming” TV series has brought with them wonderful improvements in sound quality and great sound tracks. Programs such as “Stranger Things” (80s music), “Big Little Lies”, “The Politician”, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and many others let you enjoy both the plot and the sound. Film directors have always invested heavily into expanding your enjoyment of movies by adding realistic effects and great sound tracks. Movies like “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Whiplash”, reaching back in time to modern classics like “Jurassic Park” beg to be played loud. For both my oversized family room and my home theater I decided that a sound bar wasn’t gonna cut it. I audition serious instruments to deliver my music and sound. The B&W 606 is serious equipment. After spending this past week listening to them, I’m betting that they will become future classics. They are quite good. For me, this means the speakers practically disappear, leaving only the performance.

    SETUP: (This review is a companion to a review I did for the B&W HTM6-Anniversary series CENTER CHANNEL) I spent the day while waiting for these B&W 606 to arrive by re-setting my speaker calibration to neutral on my home theater receiver and selecting some listening material. While this review is focused on the 606 bookshelf models, I also got the companion 2-way center (3 speakers), which takes care of my “front stage” during movie watching. I made no effort to tune the speakers, other than setting them on stands, 30” from the wall behind.

    [The speakers come with FOAM PLUGS so you can modify the bass port. Inserting them has the effect of smoothing out bass response, extending it to lower frequencies. Removing them increases bass output, but, depending on the room, reducing, a little bit, how deep the bass goes. Inserting them might be preferred by those looking for the most accurate musical presentation. Removing them might be preferred for watching movies.

    I had my speakers pretty far out into the room, and I preferred TAKING OUT the foam plugs in these larger spaces. In the smaller bedroom, closer to the walls, I preferred leaving them IN.]

    Hey, do what you like. It’s your money and these B&Ws never sounded bad.

    I also removed my subwoofer from this first listening trial, so everything was playing through the B&W606. My family room is well above average in size, 11” ft ceilings, and oddly shaped. Later in my speaker audition, I moved the B&Ws to my home theater which is a converted larger bedroom. Still later I moved them again (whew) to the extra medium sized bedroom. Ultimately I used the subwoofer in each setting, and, as you might expect, left it in the mix.

    Electronics used for review:

    FamilyRoom: Yamaha Aventage RXA880; 100W/CH

    Alternate power provided by Parasound 5125, 125+W/ch using Yamaha as preamp.

    Sound sources provided by Apple 4kTV, MacBook Pro16”(2019), Panasonic DPUB820 4k BR player

    TheaterRoom: Yamaha Aventage RXA2070; 140/CH

    Sound sources: Apple4kTV, Oppo UDP203

    My speaker stands are older, steel, 24” and heavy. The center stand is even older and modified by me. [B&W has 24” stands.] VOICING and ACCURACY: I started listening with a streaming program, Netflix’s “Politician” and then, Prime’s “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” because I wanted to hear how the B&W handled the variety of voices and those great musical scores. Listening to voices is what we do all day, every day. Our ears quickly notice when they aren’t right. With Sufjan Stevens “Chicago” playing and followed quickly by dialog it was immediately apparent …. these speakers quickly disappear. Every scene was in a different room or outdoor space and it was all easy to hear those subtle differences and the nice musical insertions. Later on Ben Platt sings Joni Mitchell’s “River” accompanied by piano. Voices were all perfectly natural. The piano was resonant, rich, deep into the bass, and all sounding real and right here. Mrs. Mazel’s visit to the Catskills, 2nd season, recreates a dance hall from the 50’s. The B&Ws reproduced that era’s speakers and sound unlike I’ve never heard before. It was very effective. [Adding the subwoofer back into the mix was very desirable in both my larger rooms to reach deeper for music and movies. I loved simply listening to music and streaming programs in the medium bedroom without the sub.]

    DYNAMIC RANGE: Part of that realism comes from the truly wide dynamic range the B&Ws can cover. From soft to loud, everything was managed without any strain. All that music and dialog kept on flowing. The effect is wonderful as the sound appears detached from the speakers. Neither your eyes or ears are drawn to the boxes.They’ve disappeared. I sat and listened and watched. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” filled with overlapping dialog and a symphony of street, club and home sounds. Still natural and real. “Stranger Things” elevates everything into the eerie, explosive, with huge swings from silence to wow volume. There are also some serious rumbles. The B&Ws were always in their comfort zone, never strained or harsh. They were just fun. [This program was the first where I was reminded that a subwoofer was needed for full effect.]

    POWER HANDLING: I stayed with raucous, and sampled movie scenes from “Ford v Ferrari.” Here the soundtrack is intense and dense, overlapping voices and the entire room fills with sound that again is entirely disconnected from the speakers. The B&Ws are not boxes playing voices, social effects and music. All that is everywhere in the room, but you’d be hard pressed to convince someone sitting in my room that all that is coming from the 3 boxes with wires hanging out the rear. There is magic happening. I could hear a difference when my larger amp was driving these speakers, but my smallest AVR was fine in the smaller room.

    STAGING and FREQUENCY RESPONSE : How about just music? I went back to mellow, with Kacey Musgraves “Slow Burn” from a recorded live performance. She was right here in my room, which I was perfectly OK with. The accompanying musicians joined one after the other, spreading out across the sound stage, making it really easy to locate individual instruments which sounded rich and very real. Details like fingers strumming or picking strings were easy to hear. Her voice was pretty and natural. Sam Smith, next up, hits much higher octaves but stays smooth while covering a far wider dynamic presentation on “Writing on the Wall.” These speakers are detailed but not overly etched or brittle. The driving rhythm of George Ezra, relying on what sounds like a deep double bass, is delivered honestly. Much the same is Childish Gambino's "Redbone” and its emphatic bass line. These two-way (tweeter and woofer) speakers deliver bass from modern music with convincing authority, even in my large listening space. I cued up LP’s live mini-concert of Beyonce’s “Halo” from Youtube. Her voice and the mini-orchestra behind her was represented in a perfect match between every instrument I saw with every sound I recognized, seemingly live in my room.

    LIMITATIONS: Adding in a subwoofer for larger rooms or watching movies (action, sci-fi, horror) is a necessity for me. And, to be perfectly honest, if these were floor-standing towers, I’d still feel the same. The B&Ws are shockingly full range with the ability to deliver up and down the frequency range. But, I’d bet many of you will share my desire for a solid, room shaking capability when watching Jurassic park, or Band of Brothers, etc. You need to move more air for that. Adding in my premium subwoofer added that much more PARTY to the party.

    That’s it. These are close to perfection. The B&Ws love as much power as you can provide but my smallest AVR had no trouble getting volume out of them.

    That magnetic grill needs more magnetism. I love the idea of NO visible fasteners, but it’s all too easy to knock these grills off. Fortunately, the speaker drivers hidden under the grill are beautiful. Well, techno beautiful, but you knew what I meant. This may not matter in an out-of-the-way theater room, but the family room ….? That’s your call.

    SUMMARY: These Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary edition speakers will fulfill the needs of music listeners or home theater fans for years to come. I’m struggling to figure out where I want them permanently. I was thinking they’d work ideally in my home theater, but after listening to them on music, maybe I’d enjoy those many hours I listen to music in my office. Ugh. Decisions. They bring a smile to my face every time I fire’em up. Plan on leaving them to your kids well into the future. I sense a classic has been born.

    Feb 14, 2021 11:15
  • Review by CraigB, 10 out of 10
    Hard to beat once tuned

    Pros

    Clean Appearance

    Solid build

    Responsive

    Musical reproduction

    Very tunable, doesn’t color the audio by default

    Allow you to feel certain sounds

    Magnetic mesh covers leave front clean when off

    Support for bi-amp or bi-wire

    Good bass for the size

    Foam port plugs for tuning

    MDF enclosure snubs any hint of vibration or distortion

    Cons

    Magnetic covers fall off easily

    Need tuning to fully appreciate

    Long break in period

    This review is written from the perspective of a novice audiophile with experience of some high-end audio brands, but not quite the ear of a seasoned audiophile and a preference towards speakers that are slightly bright. During usage, the speakers were driven by a Yahama RX-V685 and used in combination with the B&W 600 Series Anniversary Edition center channel speaker.

    Design

    The cabinets have a very understated appearance with a flat black finish. The grill covers can be left off without leaving unsightly holes as they are held on by magnets. That said, the magnets are very weak, and a gentle touch or bump can easily knock them off. Binding posts are solid metal and heavy, possibly stainless steel, and support bi-amping or bi-wiring by removing the bus bar connecting them. Stick on rubber feet are included, but not installed. Bass can be tuned using the included bass port plugs.

    Setup

    Hopefully if you are looking at speakers in this class, you know that placement and room acoustics can affect overall performance. Besides choosing single pair of wiring, bi-amping, or bi-wiring, a quick scan of the manual could save you from poor setup and losing performance. Besides tips on placement, a big tip missed at the beginning is that the break in period is a week at the temperature you will use them as well as 15 hours of break-in usage. If you miss this, you might too easily give up and return them. Also, much like other Bowers & Wilkens speakers it takes time to tune them to your preference. They not only respond well to tuning, they require it to fully appreciate them. Amp selection seems to have a large impact as some claim B&W can be slightly bright but combined with this Yamaha they seem to be closer to neutral.

    Performance

    Since the surrounds are smaller speakers, they were disconnected during testing and the B&W speakers were connected via a single wire pair. Testing was performed with the subwoofer both on and off for comparison. The receiver was tested in Auto Decode mode, Straight passthrough, and several presets. Since there was adequate space between the speakers and the wall, the foam port plugs were not used.

    Starting off with music, Silent Lucidity by Queensrÿche, is a good test of sibilance and overall range in male voice. These speakers were able to faithfully reproduce Geoff Tate’s voice thankfully without overemphasizing his habit of hissing at nearly every S sound. Another good test of excessive sibilance is A New Day by Céline Dion which, thankfully, the 600 Series kept in check and as natural as the actual performance.

    The Sound of Silence, sung by David Draiman of Disturbed, is different from his normal style and showcases his range of singing ability and training. You could hear the subtle sounds of him carefully controlling his breathing to minimize the sound of his breath. The tightly controlled wavering in his voice and later the carefully controlled gritty sound he makes, that if performed improperly destroys a singer’s vocal cords, is cleanly reproduced as if you are hearing him live. With an uncompressed recording of his performance, slight accidental clicks and pops produced by the mouth can be heard, which gives more of an impression of a live performance which is often missed by lesser speakers.

    Switching focus to instruments, the unplugged version of Tears of Heaven sung by Eric Clapton was up next. As much as artists try to minimize guitar string scratching, it does give a more realistic feel the performance as its almost impossible to hide in a live performance. The 600 series was able to reproduce the subtle sounds of Eric Clapton moving his hands across the guitar and the strings giving a stronger sense of a live performance.

    Trying out Every Day I have the Blues by BB King really showcases the soundstage. Particularly when paired with the center channel, placement is precise. If feels neither forward nor laid-back. Close your eyes and you could be forgiven for thinking you are at a live performance.

    Overall, the B&Ws are very musical and has even made me reconsider my preference towards slightly bright. If there is any deficiency in the music reproduction, it would be in songs that require punchy bass, but you wouldn’t expect bookshelf speakers to handle this job. If you need this kind of bass, it is easily filled by a separate subwoofer.

    Most people don’t use their speakers for just songs and if you have good speakers, so why not put them to use to make your movies more immersive. The first thing that must be mentioned is how fast these speakers can respond and provide a feeling of impact. They give a realness to the sound of a kick drum but even more surprisingly is the sense of tension in a movie. During the break-in process the family was watching a Lord of the Rings and everyone jumped when a door was slammed. Even the ones who don’t normally jump, jumped with surprise. If you think back to the sound of a door slamming and how a hard slam almost seems to register that you felt it as much as heard it. Well, these speakers, when playing at sufficient volume, can reproduce that feeling. It will be interesting to see in the future what other movies this capability can enrich. The same as with music, droning or rumbling bass sounds can easily be reproduced and fill the room but for punchy bass, you are still going to want a dedicated subwoofer. A pleasant surprise is that, while you can turn them up for greater impact and immersion, there is no need to turn them up simply to hear parts of the movie. Dialog and action are both well represented regardless of volume. No muddy dialog requiring you to turn it up to hear.

    Conclusion

    There is really too much to share in such a short space. Even if there was room, the speakers continue to get better the longer they are used. What can be said is if you are looking to explore deeper into the audiophile world B&W is a good start. Just make sure to do some research to make sure get the right wiring and amp, spend some time learning setup and tuning, and then be patient and give the break in time. If you are willing to do this, you will be rewarded with a pleasant and immersive listening experience.

    Mar 03, 2021 02:46
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 10 out of 10
    Audiophile Approved

    I consider myself to be an Audiophile, my primary speaker system cost over $8k, and the electronics add another $5k, not counting projection stuff. So, these speakers have a lot to live up to. My primary listening room is 17x30, with the rear opening up to a 27x30 great room. So there is a lot of area to fill, not something I expected a bookshelf speaker to be up to. Given that these speakers are rated at 100 watts, I chose not to use my primary 200w amplifier, as I also have a 100w receiver as part of my set up (and another for my outdoor theater).

    Upon unpacking the speakers they have a very nice, professional finish, chrome plated heavy connectors designed so they can be bi- amped. The speaker enclosures (boxes) are very solid, each weighing in at just over 10lbs. They have a large rear port, which might be a problem if you are going to use them on a "bookshelf", the speakers are 12" deep, 7.5" wide and 14" tall. They do come with foam port inserts that you would want to use if use on a bookshelf or placed close to a wall (this I considered very thoughtful, as the manufacture can't posible know where speakers will need to be placed, and placement is important, more to follow on that).

    Because there is only one perfect place for a center speaker (HTM6 S2) I placed the center speaker where my (Martin Logan Cinema) was. I wanted to do some A/B comparisons, but center placement made this impossible. I initially placed the 606 S2 bookshelf adjacent to the center, about 5' apart from one another, 14" off the floor, see second photo. The allowed me to compare my primary speakers (Carver Amazing, Silver) to the Bowers & Wilkens 606's (S2). To be fair I used a db meter to get both to the same volume level. Playing pink noise through both, I could tell that the B&W didn't have low end of the Carver's (w 4x12" Woofers & 48" Ribbon 'full range' driver), but I'd always used the Carvers with a subwoofer (or 2), as filling a room the size of mine requires a sub or 2; I'm currently using a SVS 12" and a 10" Pinnacle (mounted in the fireplace, firing to the sides, on a 1" rubber pad). So I tuned the sub's in (getting db levels with subs the same) and found the LF setting that I used with the Carvers was nearly the same as as with the B&Ws. I did a little little listening, and decided the B&W's needed some breaking in, The mid-bass did not open up like I expected. Much to my wife's displeasure, I played some soundscape speaker tuning tracks. This runs a series of tones through the speakers to "break them in" or measure tones in various parts of the room. I did this for about 6 hrs, through the center and the 606's without the subs connected.

    Later that night I sat back and start listening to the B&W's. Still not right, not what I expected from them. I decided that I had to place them further apart on stands. I thought the stands needed to be between 24" to 36" to get the speaker's tweeters to be the right listening height. I suspected I'd need to do this, so with some next day delivery, I had what I needed delivered. Photo 3 & 4 shows, the speakers on stands and with and without the grills. The db levels dropped slightly, as I'd moved the speakers further from a wall. Once adjusted, I know I had my fair comparison set up.

    I started with Boston's Foreplay Long Time in stereo, no subs. The high's were spectacular, the separation great, you could hear the soundstage moving around (as intended). The mid bass was nice and tight, to tom-toms were nearly perfect, it just lacked some kick in the chest. I turned the subs on, and wow what a great sound, pretty much what I was accustomed to. Switching to the Silvers, the high's were more airy, not as focused, the mid range was somewhat missing but the mid-bass was much punchier. So, both have a bit of a hole in different places. I added the center in via: "dolby neo-music", which I prefer when listening to music vs stereo. This also brings in my rear speakers, mounted about 7' high at the back of the side walls. The center changed the general tone of both speaker pairs, it enriched the weakness of both. Adding vocal power and bit more punch to low-end (more drivers move more air, so this is to be expected). The B&W 606's with HTM6 center, is a force to be reckoned with, one helps the other significantly. Together they still need a sub in a big room (as did my Silver's with 4x12" drivers). But musically this B&W trio seemed every bit as clean as my Silver's w/Martin Logan Center). I would have bet against this. I moved on to some Jethro Tull, switch back and forth, the horns were more open on the Silvers, but had a cleaner, tighter sound from the B&W's. A different spatial effect from the two, but given the open structure of the Silvers huge ribbons, this had to be expected. The B&W's were very.... musical.

    Now on to Pink Floyds DSOTM, I know what I expect from every note in this album. The "crazy" vocals in Speak to Me, are front and center, not just in the background. The music spins right to left and back. Here I, jumped back to stereo vs 5.1 surround, the loss of volume from the center was noticeable, but the stereo R/L soundstage was still excellent. I prefered the more full sounding surround, especially with the B&W center, which really does handle vocals very clearly, very clean. The Clocks on Time were fantastic, and The Great Gig in the Skys female voices were ethereal, spectacular, pinpoint tones. the warble at end was just as expected. This B&W set up, was making me clean my glasses, to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

    I listened to several other old favorite albums, BOC's horns and cowbells, awesome. Some live, Bohemian Rhapsody, making me miss Freddie. Some Rush and Steely Dan. All sounded excellent, I was doing less A/B comparisons, as I now believed the B&W's were all that good. I turned on my projector, went to full 5.1 surround with Roger Waters new Us+Them; most excellent (minus some of his now to be expected political commentary). Then one of my favorite DVD's Don Henley's Live Inside Job, I couldn't wait to hear his closing version of Hotel California, with the trombones. Worth waiting for, the B&W's high end is so precise, it truly matches the ribbons and electrostatic high's I'm accustomed to, It not the same, but there is a precision, that easily carries/fills a big room, not just my listening room, but my great room. From my couch's listening position the 26" speaker stands were perfect. To better fill a large area I'd have gone with a 32" or 36" stand. Getting the tweeters closer to ear level makes a difference. Putting these speakers in the right position really open's them up. Get them at least a foot from any wall and get them up. It makes a big difference.

    I have to say I'm unexpectedly surprised by the excellent sound of these speakers. The speakers are pretty efficient, a 100w/per channel amplifier can easily fill a good size room. The bookshelf pair are very good, but adding the excellent HMT6 S2 center, improves the pair significantly, it adds a more vocal quality to the pair alone, but I'm sure that's what it was designed to do. And Job Well Done!

    Feb 15, 2021 12:24
  • Review by mobilelawyer, 10 out of 10
    My Reference Standard

    When the COVID- delayed Bowers and Wilkins S2 Anniversary Edition boxes arrived, I knew some adjustments to my plans would be required. I have an existing 5.1 home theatre set up in my living room but wanted to extend the home theater experience into a smaller and more personal 11 x 14 room upstairs. The shipment arrived in two packages: one containing a pair of 606 S2 bookshelf speakers, and another containing the HTM6 S2 center speaker.

    The 606 S2 bookshelf speakers weigh 15 pounds each, and are 13 inches high, but 12 inches deep, and they are a ported system which is not designed to be wall mounted and should be placed away from the wall for the best performance. I obtained B&W's STAV24 S2 stands which are specifically engineered for the 606 S 2 and present a stable base and compliment the overall design. The HTM6 S2 center speaker fit nicely on the shelf of my existing equipment stand, below my viewing panel.

    The Anniversary Edition speakers feature the B&W Continuum mid-bass drivers and an upgraded crossover and present a striking visual presentation with the grills off. The grills are held on by magnets and are easily replaced.

    Set up

    Both the 606 S2 and the HTM6 S2 can be bi-amped, so there are two sets of connectors on the back of each. Bi-amping a center channel speaker? I had never heard of that, but when you listen to this center channel speaker, you will be amazed at how important the HTM6 S2 can become in your home theater set up. Each speaker is ported, and the bass performance can be tweaked by inserting a configurable foam plug. I am running all the speakers with the plugs out right now but plan to experiment with the plugs after full break-in of the speakers. Small changes can make a difference. I used the Onkyo Audyssey mike to balance the B&W's with my Hsu subwoofer, and two NHT Zeros used for the rear channels. I currently have the Zeros on stands and am moving them around for the best effects on movies.

    The listening

    These speakers are plenty sensitive. I am driving them with my ten-year-old Onkyo TX-NR808 which can easily push them to ear-splitting levels without speaker or amplifier stress. For a listening room like the one where I tested, I think the smaller but less-efficient B&W 606 would have done nicely as well. Unlike my other surround system, both the 606 S2 and HTM6 S 2 are full-range speakers. They have plenty of bass. My subwoofer can be relegated to handling the frequencies below 50hz, and the B&W's can handle every other part of the frequency spectrum for both music and video which constitutes about ninety-nine per cent of my listening experience.

    I started with music, and greatly enjoyed my old reference CD of Jazz at the Pawnshop. The presentation was clean and uncolored, and the imaging was excellent and fully preserved the placing of the instruments and the ambiance of the venue and the audience. Ry Cooder's Jazz, another reference of mine and all acoustic, was just a joy to revisit. I also played David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name and heard fine details in the recording that I am not sure I have ever heard before. Everything begins and ends with the music. The 606 S2s alone tend to make me want to sit for hours listening to music and not writing any reviews. There is no midrange push on voices or grating over-emphasis on the high end, unless contained in the recording itself. And you will notice the differences as you trot out the older recordings you though you knew.

    There was a striking difference from my prior home theater experience when listening to the HTM6 S2 center speaker. I searched Blu-Rays, DVDs, video, and streaming sources and was hard-pressed to find any unintelligible dialog. My prior home theater experience often relegated my wife and I to turning on the subtitles to understand the dialog. Not anymore. Nor is the dialog foisted forward into your lap to make it intelligible. It is just there and beautifully integrated into the presentation across the theatre screen, as one would expect with this matched speaker set.

    With no tweaking at all, the B&W Anniversary Edition speakers have produced excellent sound. I suspect I will be tuning them up for some time to come to get them to their full potential. Feed them a bad recording, and you'll hear every deficiency. Feed them a great recording, and you will enjoy details you have never heard before. Any speaker is an important investment which you will be using for years to come. These speakers are not inexpensive, but if you value the sound, they are a great investment which will pay you back many times over, as your listening, your recordings, your music, and your supporting equipment change. I will need a reference standard with which to judge my other equipment and recordings, and the S2 Anniversary Edition will serve that role quite nicely. Highly recommended.

    Feb 24, 2021 12:00
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins Bringing Their Best

    After 25 years of the 600 series, Bowers and Wilkins decided it’s time that they make an innovative anniversary edition of the new 606s. These 7th generation 600s were designed to be an affordable audiophile option in bookshelf speakers. The design, technology and sound really take the 606 S2 Anniversary Editions into Audiophile quality and affordability!

    • Design – Weighing in at about 15 lbs each, the new 606 S2 bookshelf speakers are well built.

    It’s hard not to notice these speakers with a beautiful modern edge look, solid on all sides and well balanced. They are on the larger size of bookshelf speakers coming at just 13 5/8” in height and 12 3/16” depth. You will want to keep the speakers around 6’ apart width and a short distance from the wall. This is because of the rear “Flowport.” The new 606 S2 also provide a nice understated inscription on the outer ring of the tweeter. It reads, “600 Series Anniversary Edition” that looks very classy. Included are two grilles that “magically” adhere to the front of the speaker with magnets. They are great if you would like the 606 S2 to blend in the background. Speakers come in Black, White and the new Oak design.

    • Posts - Connections are two sets of posts that you can use bare-wire or banana plugs (in this way you can bi-wire the speakers). To use the Posts with banana plugs takes a little bit of time. You have to unscrew the top of the Post and remove the plastic insert carefully (I used a very thin screwdriver head). Remember to remove the jumper straps in-between the Posts, if you are going to bi-wire. The jumper straps impede the quality of the bi-wiring. Screw the top back on the Post completely and then you can push your banana plug in the Post. This is the most secure way to attach the speaker wire as the banana plugs will fit snug in the Posts. It also provides a “clean” organized look.

    • Decoupled Double Dome Tweeters - Bowers and Wilkins rolled out the red carpet for the 606 S2s. Borrowing technology that trickles down from their pricier models, the 606 S2 are a blend that captures music and movies with amazing results. First let’s look at the “Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter.” The 1” aluminum tweeter surrounded by another thicker ring includes a new cross-over with superior parts really brings out the highs. The tweeter assembly is carefully placed in the speaker cabinet to resist distortion or interference. Lastly the tweeter has an updated cross-over for more headroom and exceptional detail. This is noticed right away when listening to music or movies.

    • Continuum – The 606 S2 wouldn’t be complete without the “Continuum” woofer. Supporting the “Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter,” the “Continuum” (technology that came from 800 Diamond series) is used in a 6.5” woofer. The 6.5” woofer is just about the largest woofer in bookshelves today. The “Continuum” technology enables the speaker to articulate and provide a clean sound from the woofer. The 6.5” “Continuum” woofer provides punch without distortion, even at high/low volumes. Low frequencies are not left out, rather they sound extremely natural without being the focal point. Reproducing faithfully what the movie or music intended you hear, the 606 S2s will expose flaws. It is that accurate! I have heard different sounds that I have never heard before. That is going deep to get the sounds out of 606 S2 speakers.

    • Flowport – The dimpled “Flowport” positioned in the back of the 606 S2s need some room to breathe. Be sure to pull them out from the wall 6”-8” or so. The “Flowport” helps to keep air moving and get you lower bass frequencies. The “Flowport” bass can also be adjust with two foam inserts. Depending on you taste, insert the foam into the “Flowport” and experience a tighter bass response. Some will like and some will not like the foam inserts. The main thing to take from this is the 606 S2s provide options and customization for your listening pleasure.

    • Bi-wiring – I have an Onkyo 7.1 setup but I only use the 5.1 option. This means I have two unused sources of power (2.0 rear speakers) which I can bi-wire into the front Right and Left speaker channels. Onkyo allows me to take the 2.0 rear speaker wires (I am not using) and put into the Low Pass Posts of the 606 S2s right and left speaker. This enhances the sound of the speakers (in my opinion) while still having the regular left and right speaker wires in the High Pass Posts. There was a notable difference in sound because more power is now going into the Left and Right speakers.

    • Sound – I listened to a variety artists in the style of Pop, classic rock, alternative rock, modern rock, Hip hop, rap and orchestra music to determine what the 606 S2 gives you. Across the board, vocals were warm, crisp, clean and rich sounding. There was never a point where there was too much treble or thinness in the voices. The mids were solid and punchy with consistent low end that could handle just about anything thing low you at it. Strong, full sounding without the boom, these 606 S2 excelled with separation of sound. The 1” tweeters and 6.5” woofers really have a stage presence. This is definitely a step up in terms of the music drawing me in. When you hear something musical that grabs your attention, I think the speakers are definitely worth the listen. Audiophile speakers such as these 606 S2s also evoke an emotional connection that you not only hear but feel. It is not mathematics or science to an extent, but when speakers sound so good you want to dance, cry or relax, and then you know you have the right speaker.

    The Bowers and Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition, are an instant classic. These affordable audiophile speakers check all the boxes for an experience that will evoke the kind of feelings that only a movie soundtrack or music can. The 606 S2s are brilliantly put together and use some of the best technology in bookshelf speakers and sound off the charts!

    Feb 17, 2021 12:38
  • Review by Jp223, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound and Clarity

    I’m big into sound, not really an audiophile, but I love good sound. I have a 5.2.2 system and upgraded my 3 fronts (Left, Center, Right) with the 600 Series Bowers and Wilkins bookshelf and center speakers. I’ve had my previous sound system for some time, but recently upgraded my receiver and wanted to see how much of a difference between my older speakers and the highly-rated BW (from what I’ve heard) was. For reference, I use my home theater sound system for mostly movies, and maybe about 15-20% music.

    These bookshelfs (or is it bookshelves speakers??) are decently bigger than my other ones. While my others sit nicely on my stands, these hung off a little bit, but still securely enough on there. They are very sleek and modern looking. I was switching from front towers to these bookshelfs after doing some research on trade-offs, so I was looking forward to see how they matched up for frequency ranges, clarity, and quality. My one concern was the lower Sensitivity (power efficiency) of these speakers as typically higher is better, and coming in at 88db, seemed to be a bit on the low side for a higher end speaker.

    Well I’ll tell you that concern went right out the window when I hooked these up. My old towers weren’t bad, but these def put some great sound out and without much effort. I started off with some Youtube demo’s (music and movie scenes), but Youtube isn’t the place to really test out high quality audio. I moved on to some Atmos/DTHD 4k movies with some friends, and we all loved the sound. Its clear, open, and tight. I have 2 subs that can rock during action scenes, but every ounce of sound from these speakers still sounded amazing through all of the rumbling. Later on I listened to some of my personal music (FLAC audio), soft piano style songs and I would say these speakers are much better utilized for music over movies. There seems to be a lot more detail in music than movies and I think this is where the speakers really shine.

    The speakers came with a foam plug (from what I’m told is called a bung) to plug in the port for the woofers, my guess was to create a more of a ported vs sealed container for the bass, but its supposed to be used to help match the sound to the acoustic environment. The instructions didn’t provide any information on this, but it seems more ideal when the speakers are used in stereo and not fully managed by a receiver with subs, but everyone’s taste is different.

    I think the speakers are a great addition to my home theater and very happy with them. It pairs great with the 600 series Center Channel (HTM6 S2). They also come with a 5 year warranty which is nice for peace of mind. Attached is a picture of my setup with all 3 speakers (don’t mind the messy wiring as I just set them up when I took the picture). I really appreciate the more openness these bookshelf speakers provide compared to towers. I now have a new kind of excitement every time I go watch a movie.

    Mar 03, 2021 10:26
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins Never Disappoints!

    Several years ago I walked into a Best Buy looking for shelf speakers and had my eye initially on another brand until an employee introduced me to Bowers and Wilkins. When you hear Bowers and Wilkins speakers for the first time it is the audio equivalent of seeing in color for the first time. The depth and range of the audio is indescribable. I now have Bowers and Wilkins speakers in two rooms as well as their outdoor speakers and Bowers and Wilkins never disappoints. The sense of the quality and craftsmanship in these speakers is evident from the moment you take them out of the box and they will look as good in your home as they sound. As an engineer I always like to see the connections on the back of speakers and audio components and so I have provided a photo of the 606 S2 Series Anniversary Edition speakers for those that are interested. Whether you are looking to add incredible music to your home or to bring movies to life, these speakers will definitely deliver. Personally, I'm looking forward to watching many of my favorite movies again just so that I can experience the audio like never before. As to the technical details of the speaker. It's recommended that you pair the 606 S2 Series Anniversary Edition speakers with an amplifier in the range of 30W to 120W. The incredible audio experience is delivered a 6.5" midrange speaker and a 1" high frequency speaker. These are packaged in a 2 way vented box that is 13.5" H 7.5" W and 11.8" D that weighs in at just over 15 pounds. If you are looking for incredible shelf speakers, your search is over and these will not disappoint.

    Feb 18, 2021 11:32
  • 9.6score
    Klipsch - Reference Series 4" 100-Watt Passive 2-Way Height Channel Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Heighten your audio experience with this Klipsch Reference Series with Dolby Atmos elevation speaker. Ideal for use in surround systems, these Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers immerse you in detailed 3D sound that brings each tune to life. The sleek, easily-mounted cabinet of this Klipsch Reference Series with Dolby Atmos elevation speaker is made of high-quality materials that enhance acoustic accuracy.

    8 Features
  • Handles up to 100W peak power (50W continuous): For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • 4" spun copper injection molded graphite (IMG) woofer: Along with 3/4" aluminum tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • Dolby Atmos overhead sound effects: The addition of elevation speakers reflects sound from the ceiling to put sound anywhere in your room - making you feel like you're truly in the middle of the action.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Vinyl woodgrain finish: Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.
  • Removable grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • 8 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
  • Keyhole mounting: For on-wall elevation/surround sound use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeanV, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers for any Dolby Atmos setup

    Using in ceiling speakers is the ideal setup for a Dolby Atmos system. But if you're like me in ceiling speakers are not an option. These speakers are the next best thing. They sit flat on top of your main speakers and our angled to fire up at the ceiling to bounce the sound back down. You can also use them for height speakers with DTS setups by mounting them to the wall close to the ceiling. If you are at all familiar with Klipsch speakers I don't have to tell you they are quality speakers and sound great. Especially when paired with a full set of Klipsch speakers.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:42
  • Review by Ruben, 10 out of 10
    Love love

    I love it makes my living room pretty no regrets I’m buying two more

    Oct 08, 2021 19:41
  • Review by Dizgirl, 10 out of 10
    Klipch rear height speakers good to go

    Nice rear height speakers. I swapped these out for one pair of rear reference speakers on stands. I like freeing up the floor space, I had to be creative with the wiring but very happy with end results.

    Jun 25, 2021 16:11
  • Review by Raiman, 8 out of 10
    Nice and need Dolby speakers

    Well at first it is a pair so it is 50 watts each speaker I thought it's gonna be 100watts each speaker hope this help you guys with your purchase the speakers over all performs great the only reason I give 4 star its a bit pricey but yea is worth it love it so far also can be used as surround speakers !

    Jun 12, 2020 16:02
  • Review by Yeet, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great as expected and i mounted to cieling. Remoable magnetic grills. Light enough to mount with a drywall anchor.

    May 23, 2021 10:46
  • Review by TheDoItAllDad, 10 out of 10
    Great for wall mounting

    This reference speaker was a great addition to our Klipsch home theater. It is important to know what you expect from them. I can’t review them as stand alone speakers, because I added them to an existing setup.

    Dec 25, 2020 16:11
  • Review by Johnnycat99, 10 out of 10
    It's a must buy if you consider Dolby atmos

    Atmos is the way to go like It said on one of my other reviews spend some money with Klipsch but well worth it.

    Oct 17, 2020 18:09
  • Review by Zeppelin33, 10 out of 10
    Dolby Atmos!!

    Dolby Atmos is brand new to me, I wasn't quite sure if all the hype was going to be a letdown. It's not. These speakers complete the deal to give me the best home theater sound I've ever experienced.

    I was hoping to get these mounted higher before writing this review but just sitting on top of my front tower speakers is enough for now. They are perfectly angled and they really do bounce the sound off the ceiling. It took a little tweaking and calibrating my receiver to get the most out of them but it was well worth the setup time to get this as the end result.

    The big thing was making sure I had my DVD player set to bitstream rather than PCM. Bitstream lets the receiver decode the signal and when fed the Atmos signal, the whole system improved 100% and my receiver displayed "Dolby Atmos"

    My whole system is now complete and these are such a wonderful upgrade. Movie nights going forward will be incredible.

    Jul 31, 2018 03:42
  • 9.6score
    Definitive Technology - ProMonitor 1000 5-1/4" Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    With a 5-1/4" midrange, 5-1/4" planar low-frequency woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter cone, this Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000 Black bookshelf speaker provides immersive cinema sound in a small package.

    8 Features
  • Handles up to 200 watts input power: For strong, controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • Driver and tweeter: One 5-1/4" cast basket bass/midrange driver coupled with one 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator and one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter to clearly produce a complete range of frequencies.
  • Outstanding performance capability: Ultra-smooth high-definition clarity, musical linearity and superb transient response combine with tremendous dynamic range, rich warmth and 3D, room-filling imaging.
  • 2-way compact speakers: Provide sonic depth, width and height reproduction for sound that rivals larger speakers.
  • Versatile mounting: Easily placed speaker can stand alone on a bookshelf, be paired with a stand or wall-mounted. Magnetically shielded speaker is safe for use around other electronics.
  • 47Hz - 30kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 90dB sesitivity: The speaker uses a small amount of power to produce powerful sound.
  • 8 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speaker.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Wishkid, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Speakers

    I purchase these speaker to replace my Mirage Mx, they were good speakers but I was missing the mid range, which these speakers provide. Let me tell you for the prize and size these speakers provide an excellent sound from mid range to high. I purchase 6 of these for my 7.2 surround sound. They are not really big speakers but they produce a big sound, I mainly got them for surround and for music they sound OK. The built quality is excellent with nice glossy black finish. have them hooked up to a DENON 2312Ci at 80hz all around and with a DefTech Pro2000 as center. I decided to go with the Pro2000 due to the size of my room the 2000 are a inch bigger than the Pro1000CC and for 100 more was definitely worth it. BestBuy does not carry the Pro2000 you have to find elsewhere. These speakers worth every penny go to the Magnolia and check them out is what I did after researching online. For the wall mount Def Tech have their own pro mounts but the price too high I found the Omnipro 10.0 work the same and way cheaper and they go about 90 degrees, for my front speakers I use some other mount found online which swivel 180 and the speaker sits flat on the mount. For the center channel I used the Def Tech Pivot mount which it was about $20 and bring two mounts which is what you need for the Pro Centers. If your looking for small good speakers and at decent price don't go any further DeftTech is the way to go. I added some picture of the mounts.

    My current setup:

    Receiver: Denon 2312Ci

    Surround: Def Tech PM1000

    Center Channel: Def Tech PC2000

    Subs: 2 Mirage MX will replace 1 with Pro1000 Sub

    Jun 05, 2013 15:24
  • Review by JayS, 10 out of 10
    Some of the best speakers

    Great speakers to finish off my sound system! Work wonderfully as my back surround speakers. Crisp and clean sound and getting them open box from Best Buy was a great value.

    Jan 29, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Poppanick, 10 out of 10
    Small DYNAMITE !!!

    Bought these dynamos at Magnolia in Kennesaw Ga. Coupled these to a DefTech 300w sub and they not only play loud but they do something that is almost impossible. They sound GREAT on music and movies! I have a pair of DefTech Prostand 1000's ordered and can't wait to get them in the perfect sonic spot. This company is serious about putting their name on products and they back it up. Don't scortch these puppies until you break them in - Like all great speakers, there is a break-in period.The sales gurus at Magnolia will bend over backwards to help you with no pressure and they really know their stuff. My salesman answered ALL my questions and treated me like a king. I wish the Hiram Ga location had a Magnolia but it was worth the drive to Kennesaw. Take it from a 30 year audiophile, you can do no better!!!!

    Oct 29, 2010 19:12
  • Review by Fishweasel, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers for the price

    I currently have 6.1 surround sound in the basement of the ProCinema 600 + one Pro-800 monitor as surround back. It's an amazing system driven by a Denon 3806 receiver. However, a couple of comments before I get to the Pro-Cinema 1000 review (as many are probably reading this are probably looking at different models#. The Pro-Cinema 600 is fantastic, great sound and plenty of power but it's in a small room - 8 x 14. The speakers are great for movies and gaming, and the surround sound effects are fantastic. The speakers are very clear and crisp. However, 2 complaints: 1# the sound could sometimes be classified as "high" or "tinny", meaning the base sometimes gets lost. However, the clarity is great and once you get the receiver settings right, it can make up for this. Movies are great! 2# the main drawback - music. If you like to listen to music through your system, these are not the speakers for you. The Denon I have listed above is a decent mid-range receiver and these speakers just can't handle it - regardless of where you set the crossover frequency ... which bring me to the Pro-1000's

    Now, to the review on the Pro-1000's:

    These are setup in 5.1 surround sound system in a room 14 x 18 #so much larger than the room above# and driven by a Denon 3312CI with 4xProMonitor 1000's, Pro Center 1000, Pro Sub 1000. They are setup as a surround system for the home theater but also, are used as the main system for listening to music.

    Setup:

    I have the crossover freqency set at 90Hz for the 4 Pro-Monitor 1000's and 100 Hz for the Pro-Center 1000 #this was the chosen Audessey setting on automatic setup and it works well#. The speakers are all wired directly to the Tuner #you can wire 2 speakers directly to the Sub Woofer and set the crossover directly thru the Sub, but I chose not to do this as I wanted one point of "control"#.

    The sound difference between the Pro-1000's and Pro-600's in terms of music is absolutely amazing. The sound is richer, fuller, and much more balanced. Some music entusiasts will insist on larger front "tower" speakers, which is hard to beat. However, if you are looking for a versatile system and don't want large speakers in the room, these are fantastic, even for music. All but the most critical audiophiles will not be disappointed! In fact, I had a pair of 4 Ohm 250W Cerwin Vega towers that were "monsters" in terms of speakers. I can honestly say these small speakers rival those! I play music 3 ways: thru a Denon Ipod Dock, thru the computer #networked to the receiver# and thru the Iphone thru Airplay. In each of these, the music is crisp and clear. Only to say that the speakers perform well in each case and you can't really tell a difference.

    Movies are just amazing. The sound is clear and full - you won't be disappointed. The bass thru the ProSub #which you are probably also looking at with this system# is also great #and easily adjustable for those who don't want all of their furniture shaking during every explosion on the screen#.

    There is a break-in period with the Pro-Monitor 1000 speakers. The manuals mention it.... The speakers sound great out of the box...... however, they definitely do get even better as you play them. I've had these for about a month now and can notice they are improving in clarity and dynamic range. I didn't think much of it as I tore through all of the packaging / manuals that mentioned this, but it really does improve after ~ 40 hours of use.

    My recommendations if you are looking at this system:

    1# I would probably upgrade to the ProCenter 2000 - I like the ProCenter 1000 but the Pro-Monitors are so well made / so strong that they could handle a larger Center channel. I wanted a well balanced system for movies / TV, so I went with the matched system. I like the ProCenter 1000, however, listening to the speakers, a larger center would not be a problem in terms of balance #which says how strong the ProMonitor 1000's are#.

    2) Take the time to setup your receiver #whichever one you decide on#. I happen to be a huge fan of Denon - I'm on my second one now and have tried a number of different brands. I find the Denons to be solid and extremely capable in term of delivering accurate sound. However, whichever receiver you decide on, take the time to set it up properly, it does make a big difference in sound quality. I noticed when I had the Denon in "night mode" while watching a movie it sounded like the dialog was coming through a fishbowl. So, this is only to say there are alot of settings that can impact the overall setup and sound, so if you decide on this speaker and the sound isn't perfect when you "plug" them in, play with the setup on your receiver. These speakers are amazing and you won't be disappointed.

    3) Buy decent cables / speaker wire. You don't need Monster cables / wire, etc., and you don't need to spend a full paycheck on accessories that are "brand names". However, as a rule of thumb: don't use 24 gauge speaker wire for these speakers. However, you don't need 12 gauge speaker wire either - I use 14 and 16 gauge and it's fine unless you are running it very long distance #longer than 20-25 feet#. Also, if you spend this much on a system, don't buy a $4.00 HDMI cable.... it's just not worth it. You might get lucky and get one that works well. Or.... your setup may not work and you won't know whether it's cheap accessories or the system itself. Just look around at review - you can get some inexpensive accessories on Amazon. I bought a number of MediaBridge products thru Amazon #HDMI 1.4 cables# and have been very happy with them.

    Good luck with your system. You will not be disappointed with these speakers!!!

    Apr 07, 2012 18:21
  • Review by Marty, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    These are very nice little speakers with great sound quality. For petite speakers, we think they have an excellent big speaker sound quality. We did purchase stands to put them on since we didn’t have room on our TV stand - those along with a center speaker gave our TV a surround sound theater quality. Very satisfied.

    Jun 19, 2019 17:53
  • Review by BobsAndrew, 10 out of 10
    Definitive speakers

    This is my first purchase with Definitive speakers. The speaker produce the best effect as front speakers and you can feel the thunder in the basement. It is in compact in size but performance is phenomenal. Every penny is worth spending on this subwoofer.

    Jul 09, 2021 16:30
  • Review by Aneuron, 10 out of 10
    Best of the Best..Magnolia

    Part off a Best Buy and Magnolia huge AV purchase, installation and delivery. customized installs and individual Magnolia rep far exceeded my expectations. Congrats Brian Williams Magnolia/BB Woodland Hills, Ca

    Jul 18, 2021 12:53
  • Review by candyisdandy, 10 out of 10
    One speaker sounded by better than my Sony stereo

    The guy in Magnolia played The Love Song by The Cure, Hotel California and Because covered by Elliot Smith. Let's just say after hearing that I walked out with a pair of these for my home theater. Watching Captain America The Winter Soldier with these bad boys on blew me away. I use these generally for movies and it's something I'll never regret buying.

    Feb 10, 2015 00:51
  • 9.6score
    Definitive Technology - ProMonitor 1000 5-1/4" Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    With a 5-1/4" midrange, 5-1/4" planar low-frequency woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter cone, this Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000 Black bookshelf speaker provides immersive cinema sound in a small package.

    8 Features
  • Handles up to 200 watts input power: For strong, controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • Driver and tweeter: One 5-1/4" cast basket bass/midrange driver coupled with one 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator and one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter to clearly produce a complete range of frequencies.
  • Outstanding performance capability: Ultra-smooth high-definition clarity, musical linearity and superb transient response combine with tremendous dynamic range, rich warmth and 3D, room-filling imaging.
  • 2-way compact speakers: Provide sonic depth, width and height reproduction for sound that rivals larger speakers.
  • Versatile mounting: Easily placed speaker can stand alone on a bookshelf, be paired with a stand or wall-mounted. Magnetically shielded speaker is safe for use around other electronics.
  • 47Hz - 30kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 90dB sesitivity: The speaker uses a small amount of power to produce powerful sound.
  • 8 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speaker.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Wishkid, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Speakers

    I purchase these speaker to replace my Mirage Mx, they were good speakers but I was missing the mid range, which these speakers provide. Let me tell you for the prize and size these speakers provide an excellent sound from mid range to high. I purchase 6 of these for my 7.2 surround sound. They are not really big speakers but they produce a big sound, I mainly got them for surround and for music they sound OK. The built quality is excellent with nice glossy black finish. have them hooked up to a DENON 2312Ci at 80hz all around and with a DefTech Pro2000 as center. I decided to go with the Pro2000 due to the size of my room the 2000 are a inch bigger than the Pro1000CC and for 100 more was definitely worth it. BestBuy does not carry the Pro2000 you have to find elsewhere. These speakers worth every penny go to the Magnolia and check them out is what I did after researching online. For the wall mount Def Tech have their own pro mounts but the price too high I found the Omnipro 10.0 work the same and way cheaper and they go about 90 degrees, for my front speakers I use some other mount found online which swivel 180 and the speaker sits flat on the mount. For the center channel I used the Def Tech Pivot mount which it was about $20 and bring two mounts which is what you need for the Pro Centers. If your looking for small good speakers and at decent price don't go any further DeftTech is the way to go. I added some picture of the mounts.

    My current setup:

    Receiver: Denon 2312Ci

    Surround: Def Tech PM1000

    Center Channel: Def Tech PC2000

    Subs: 2 Mirage MX will replace 1 with Pro1000 Sub

    Jun 05, 2013 15:24
  • Review by JayS, 10 out of 10
    Some of the best speakers

    Great speakers to finish off my sound system! Work wonderfully as my back surround speakers. Crisp and clean sound and getting them open box from Best Buy was a great value.

    Jan 29, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Poppanick, 10 out of 10
    Small DYNAMITE !!!

    Bought these dynamos at Magnolia in Kennesaw Ga. Coupled these to a DefTech 300w sub and they not only play loud but they do something that is almost impossible. They sound GREAT on music and movies! I have a pair of DefTech Prostand 1000's ordered and can't wait to get them in the perfect sonic spot. This company is serious about putting their name on products and they back it up. Don't scortch these puppies until you break them in - Like all great speakers, there is a break-in period.The sales gurus at Magnolia will bend over backwards to help you with no pressure and they really know their stuff. My salesman answered ALL my questions and treated me like a king. I wish the Hiram Ga location had a Magnolia but it was worth the drive to Kennesaw. Take it from a 30 year audiophile, you can do no better!!!!

    Oct 29, 2010 19:12
  • Review by Fishweasel, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers for the price

    I currently have 6.1 surround sound in the basement of the ProCinema 600 + one Pro-800 monitor as surround back. It's an amazing system driven by a Denon 3806 receiver. However, a couple of comments before I get to the Pro-Cinema 1000 review (as many are probably reading this are probably looking at different models#. The Pro-Cinema 600 is fantastic, great sound and plenty of power but it's in a small room - 8 x 14. The speakers are great for movies and gaming, and the surround sound effects are fantastic. The speakers are very clear and crisp. However, 2 complaints: 1# the sound could sometimes be classified as "high" or "tinny", meaning the base sometimes gets lost. However, the clarity is great and once you get the receiver settings right, it can make up for this. Movies are great! 2# the main drawback - music. If you like to listen to music through your system, these are not the speakers for you. The Denon I have listed above is a decent mid-range receiver and these speakers just can't handle it - regardless of where you set the crossover frequency ... which bring me to the Pro-1000's

    Now, to the review on the Pro-1000's:

    These are setup in 5.1 surround sound system in a room 14 x 18 #so much larger than the room above# and driven by a Denon 3312CI with 4xProMonitor 1000's, Pro Center 1000, Pro Sub 1000. They are setup as a surround system for the home theater but also, are used as the main system for listening to music.

    Setup:

    I have the crossover freqency set at 90Hz for the 4 Pro-Monitor 1000's and 100 Hz for the Pro-Center 1000 #this was the chosen Audessey setting on automatic setup and it works well#. The speakers are all wired directly to the Tuner #you can wire 2 speakers directly to the Sub Woofer and set the crossover directly thru the Sub, but I chose not to do this as I wanted one point of "control"#.

    The sound difference between the Pro-1000's and Pro-600's in terms of music is absolutely amazing. The sound is richer, fuller, and much more balanced. Some music entusiasts will insist on larger front "tower" speakers, which is hard to beat. However, if you are looking for a versatile system and don't want large speakers in the room, these are fantastic, even for music. All but the most critical audiophiles will not be disappointed! In fact, I had a pair of 4 Ohm 250W Cerwin Vega towers that were "monsters" in terms of speakers. I can honestly say these small speakers rival those! I play music 3 ways: thru a Denon Ipod Dock, thru the computer #networked to the receiver# and thru the Iphone thru Airplay. In each of these, the music is crisp and clear. Only to say that the speakers perform well in each case and you can't really tell a difference.

    Movies are just amazing. The sound is clear and full - you won't be disappointed. The bass thru the ProSub #which you are probably also looking at with this system# is also great #and easily adjustable for those who don't want all of their furniture shaking during every explosion on the screen#.

    There is a break-in period with the Pro-Monitor 1000 speakers. The manuals mention it.... The speakers sound great out of the box...... however, they definitely do get even better as you play them. I've had these for about a month now and can notice they are improving in clarity and dynamic range. I didn't think much of it as I tore through all of the packaging / manuals that mentioned this, but it really does improve after ~ 40 hours of use.

    My recommendations if you are looking at this system:

    1# I would probably upgrade to the ProCenter 2000 - I like the ProCenter 1000 but the Pro-Monitors are so well made / so strong that they could handle a larger Center channel. I wanted a well balanced system for movies / TV, so I went with the matched system. I like the ProCenter 1000, however, listening to the speakers, a larger center would not be a problem in terms of balance #which says how strong the ProMonitor 1000's are#.

    2) Take the time to setup your receiver #whichever one you decide on#. I happen to be a huge fan of Denon - I'm on my second one now and have tried a number of different brands. I find the Denons to be solid and extremely capable in term of delivering accurate sound. However, whichever receiver you decide on, take the time to set it up properly, it does make a big difference in sound quality. I noticed when I had the Denon in "night mode" while watching a movie it sounded like the dialog was coming through a fishbowl. So, this is only to say there are alot of settings that can impact the overall setup and sound, so if you decide on this speaker and the sound isn't perfect when you "plug" them in, play with the setup on your receiver. These speakers are amazing and you won't be disappointed.

    3) Buy decent cables / speaker wire. You don't need Monster cables / wire, etc., and you don't need to spend a full paycheck on accessories that are "brand names". However, as a rule of thumb: don't use 24 gauge speaker wire for these speakers. However, you don't need 12 gauge speaker wire either - I use 14 and 16 gauge and it's fine unless you are running it very long distance #longer than 20-25 feet#. Also, if you spend this much on a system, don't buy a $4.00 HDMI cable.... it's just not worth it. You might get lucky and get one that works well. Or.... your setup may not work and you won't know whether it's cheap accessories or the system itself. Just look around at review - you can get some inexpensive accessories on Amazon. I bought a number of MediaBridge products thru Amazon #HDMI 1.4 cables# and have been very happy with them.

    Good luck with your system. You will not be disappointed with these speakers!!!

    Apr 07, 2012 18:21
  • Review by Marty, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    These are very nice little speakers with great sound quality. For petite speakers, we think they have an excellent big speaker sound quality. We did purchase stands to put them on since we didn’t have room on our TV stand - those along with a center speaker gave our TV a surround sound theater quality. Very satisfied.

    Jun 19, 2019 17:53
  • Review by BobsAndrew, 10 out of 10
    Definitive speakers

    This is my first purchase with Definitive speakers. The speaker produce the best effect as front speakers and you can feel the thunder in the basement. It is in compact in size but performance is phenomenal. Every penny is worth spending on this subwoofer.

    Jul 09, 2021 16:30
  • Review by Aneuron, 10 out of 10
    Best of the Best..Magnolia

    Part off a Best Buy and Magnolia huge AV purchase, installation and delivery. customized installs and individual Magnolia rep far exceeded my expectations. Congrats Brian Williams Magnolia/BB Woodland Hills, Ca

    Jul 18, 2021 12:53
  • Review by candyisdandy, 10 out of 10
    One speaker sounded by better than my Sony stereo

    The guy in Magnolia played The Love Song by The Cure, Hotel California and Because covered by Elliot Smith. Let's just say after hearing that I walked out with a pair of these for my home theater. Watching Captain America The Winter Soldier with these bad boys on blew me away. I use these generally for movies and it's something I'll never regret buying.

    Feb 10, 2015 00:51
  • 9.6score
    Bowers & Wilkins - 600 Series Anniversary Edition 2-way Bookshelf Speaker w/5" midbass (pair) - Black
    Description

    The 607 S2 Anniversary Edition combines power and clarity in the most compact form for smaller spaces. Continuum mid-bass drive units provide clarity for singers and surprisingly robust bass lines while Decoupled Double Dome Tweeters create an enveloping sense of space. Featuring upgraded crossovers for even more transparency and a unique trim-ring to celebrate this milestone, the 607 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated, affordable compact bookshelf loudspeaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever made. The 607 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most compact bookshelf speaker in the 600 Series Anniversary Edition range of products. Over the last 25 years, the 600 Series has been our most affordable performance range of loudspeakers, and we’re celebrating our love of sound with acoustic improvements to the crossover network for overall greater levels of clarity and smoother high frequencies so you can enjoy a compelling listening experience across the range of products.

    5 Features
  • 1" Decoupled Double Dome Aluminum Tweeter: The dual-layer aluminium dome is driven by a neodymium magnet used in our 700 Series for smooth and clear high frequencies. The whole drive unit is isolated from the main cabinet with a decoupling rubber ring that improves clarity and imaging.
  • 5" Continuum Mid-bass: Continuum is a proprietary woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Flowport: Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass.
  • Magnetic grille: Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
  • Stands Available Seperately: STAV24 S2 matches 607 S2 Anniversary
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sounding B&W Speakers

    These Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition Bookshelf speakers are a treat to listen to. I set these up on my 5.1.2 home theater run by an Onkyo TX-NR555. I did run these Bi-Amped as I do with my standard floor standing speakers.

    The build quality on these speakers is outstanding. There is a 1” Decoupled Double Dome Aluminum Tweeter, a 5” Mid-Driver that is made of a woven material, and a Rear-Firing Flow Port for bass. The Grills are magnetic which offers the easiest option for grills on or off while retaining a clean front face. There are dual terminals that allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring, but they do come with terminal jumpers installed. The connection terminals are solid and work perfectly with my banana plug connectors. The speaker cabinets are solid, heavy, and built very well.

    The sound on these speakers, as with any others, does take a little time to open up. However, once it does, you know you are listening to a great pair of speakers. The sound is crisp and clear with a well-rounded sound stage. One really nice thing that is included is a pair of foam plugs for the rear Flow Port to help with bass reflex depending on how close the speakers are to a wall to optimize the sound to your space and speaker location. I have used these to listen to several different genre of music and also to watch movies. There is a brightness to music that is very pleasing to listen to and for movies, they sound robust. I was extremely pleased with the quality of sound on these speakers. I would really love to set these up as a 2 channel running off a turntable and amp for dedicated listening as I really think these would shine for that application. I played around with different volume levels and was pleased regardless of where it was at, though I preferred them at a higher volume.

    Overall, there was a lot of thought and design put into these speakers and it shows. They sound fantastic, are built very well, and look great! I know that I will enjoy these speakers no matter what I use them for and would recommend to others looking for a great pair of bookshelf speakers.

    Nov 24, 2020 13:04
  • Review by elitegangsta, 10 out of 10
    Huge Sound in a Little Package

    I have never had the pleasure of owning a set of Bowers and Wilkens speakers before. Being a home theatre enthusiast, I do have familiarity with the brand. When I had the opportunity to grab a pair of these 600 series Anniversary bookshelf speakers, I didn’t hesitate. Everything I have heard about B&W speakers are now realized after spending a few weeks with this set. It all began with the unboxing:

    From the moment you open the flaps and begin to unpack it is clear B&W cares deeply about their products. The speakers are wrapped in thick foam. The removable, magnetic grill is wrapped in an additional layer of plastic to protect it from breaking. The grill is made of very thin plastic framing with acoustic mesh wrapped around it. B&W kept these lightweight as to not harm the sounds when installed. B&W also includes 2 foam plugs which are used to dampen the bass response from the rear output if these are being set close to a wall and reverberate too much bass. There is also a set of rubber nubs for feet, or spikes for mounting to speaker stands (B&W has their own that accompany these speakers but sold separately). The overall construction of the speaker box is solid. It feels like (though I would never try it) you could drop this from a two story window and they would survive.. The 1 inch twitter is immediately noticeable when looking at the front. The words “600 series” wrap around the top while “Anniversary Edition” round out the bottom and is finished in a brushed nickel like metal. There is a high tech metal grill that covers the actual twitter itself. The 5” midrange is also pretty special. It is built using a proprietary “Continuum” which is woven to produce clarity and power. It is also a beautiful shiny silver color and really pops when the covers are off.

    Setup is straight forward. These require the use of an amplifier or receiver to power them. I connected these to my Denon receiver’s left and right front channel, capable of producing 150 watts RMS, more than enough power to drive these at the 100 watt RMS spec. I connected them using 14 gauge wire with banana clips. I chose to focus my energy on only these two bookshelf speakers, so I eliminated all other speakers in my setup. I change the receiver over to stereo. I placed each speaker about 12” away from the wall to give them ample breathing room. For this, I did not install the plugs during the corse of my listening experience.

    Now to what really matters, the sounds. I started with some music piping over bluetooth from my iPhone to the Denon. Not the best audio quality I know, but it’s a solid reference point for me since this all of the music I listen to comes from Apple Music pipped over the iPhone, most of the time using bluetooth. With the audio set at about 10% I began with some instrumental Jazz, the twitters were immediately noticeable as they sonically reproduced the horn and other brass instruments as if I was sitting in a concert hall. Sound was clear, crisp, but not overly sharp. It felt well balances and gave the illusion I had far more than just a pair of bookshelf speakers running in stereo. The sound reverberated off of the adjacent walls as if I had a 10 speaker array. Cranking up the volume to around 30% presented more of a “concert” experience and became almost too loud to comfortably listen to. Typically I run my older speakers at around 40% to get about 20% the volume I am hearing now. Truly amazing. After the Jazz I throw on some hip-hop. I honestly had to check to verify my subwoofer was powered off… these guys push so much bass response for not even having a woofer, it’s incredible. Bass never sounded like it wanted to bottom out, it just got softer during parts that really needed a subwoofer. Vocals remain sharp and distinguishable. Switching to rock was no surprise, amazing. Guitars, drums, vocals, all sounded individual and reproduced with absolute precision. I could easily replace my entire 5.1 setup with just these 2 speakers and it would be a vast improvement. Switching over to movies was also a joy. With the ability to throw audio against the walls the way these do, I felt a sense of realism and depth that I have not experienced before even with a full array of speakers. Truly remarkable.

    In conclusion, these are worth every cent of their asking price, and Franky, after hearing them, they are worth more! As someone who is more of a videophile than an audiophile, these are converting me. I have paid more attention to small sound details that I ever have before. I’ve been playing with small placement adjustments to fine tune my soundstage and getting noticeable results. I recommend these to anyone wanting to get into a high end audio experience or even for folks who have been in that world for a long time. B&W shows its sound heritage and legacy with these truly anniversary edition speakers. I cannot wait to add more B&W to my setup for an even more immersive experience.

    Nov 30, 2020 14:15
  • Review by MrGadget, 10 out of 10
    B&W 600 Series Anniv. Ed Speakers Exquisite Sound

    Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 25th Anniversary Edition Bookshelf Speakers provide affordable audiophile performance at $699 for the pair.

    They are best-in-class to my ears, an investment in listening pleasure for decades to come. They don’t wear out, but tend to get better with age. Billed as “entry level,” the sound is anything but.

    **ABOUT THE COMPANY, THESE SPEAKERS**

    Bowers & Wilkins is a revered British speaker maker. This series is an update to their original 600 Series. These are two-way speakers with 5-inch Continuum cone mid-range woofers and 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters. Bass is ported to the rear, ideally within about six inches of a reflecting wall behind it.

    Translated, this means crisp, clean highs and big, booming lows. The design layout provides a rear port directing bass from the cabinet to the wall behind the speaker. Placement is everything!

    **EVALUATION METHODOLOGY**

    A 7.1-channel system is in place, fed by a Pioneer A/V receiver – a pair of front mains, a center channel, a pair of front surround speakers and a pair of rear speakers, plus a hefty subwoofer. Add them up to get seven speakers, plus the subwoofer equaling 7.1 channels of sound.

    A different branded pair of bookshelf speakers are in place up front as well as the center channel seen in my photos, and including the pair of very large floor-standing speakers seen in my photos. These behemoths are self-powered with 1000 total watts of combined excellence.

    Tweaked for my ears and those of my other listeners, we are accustomed to the sound from the existing system, so substituting these new B&W bookshelf models was going to be interesting to say the least.

    As with most modern A/V receivers, the Pioneer features auto setup using its own plug-in microphone on a long cord. Through its menu, the size of each speaker in the system can be designated. Next, the microphone is placed in the center of the listening area between two listener’s seats. And then, a press of the button tells the receiver to emit tones through each speaker. Listening to the sounds, it deduces the distance from the receiver and the nature of the sound that is detected in order to set the sound parameters just right.

    We had to decide how these B&Ws would be deployed. I knew we wanted them up front, but where? We tried them as front mains, and then as front surrounds. In all cases, the big speakers were decommissioned so as to let the B&Ws shine in comparison with like-size non-B&W bookshelf speakers up front.

    The B&Ws were immediately heard as “bright” yet not too bright. The highs were perceived as crisp and clean, even if a bit too sharp. Not a bad thing, just an observation.

    Reconfiguring again, we re-did all the settings with the B&Ws in place as front surrounds instead of as front mains. The receiver emitted its tones and made its settings. Ah, this was just right. Now, time to let the new speakers “burn in” for a few days, for a total of about 25 hours.

    Recalibrating, the B&W’s sound mellowed out a bit. They are shipped with a pair of foam plugs to be used should the bass be a bit too much out of the rear-facing ports. In our setup, we did not feel the need to use the plugs. To each their own, you know.

    Listening to source material was the next part of the evaluation. We chose to listen first to the Eagles Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a familiar 2018 CD with words and music to favorite old songs on this newest release. We cranked it up, listening to tracks so familiar to our ears whether playing in the car or at home through the originally-configured big system.

    Subbing in the pair of B&W speakers in the two positions mentioned above, we listened and agreed that the new bookshelf speakers were best placed as front surrounds. This placement choice was confirmed and reconfirmed through trial.

    Next up, we needed to watch a familiar movie known for great sound. We chose the 2007 action shoot-em-up with Bruce Willis, Live Free or Die Hard in 5.1 sound. Good choice. They blowed things up real good in that movie, shown on an 84-inch OLED screen in glorious 4K UHD. We let the Pioneer convert to 7.1-channel surround sound, and it did just that so well.

    To finish the comparison several days later and after becoming comfortable with the performance of the system as it was, we once again disconnected the B&Ws and put everything back as it was before introducing these fine Bowers & Wilkins speakers.

    Not a fair fight in this configuration because the big, powered floor-standing speakers hide a total of eight mid-range, four tweeters and one large bass speaker.

    It is a fair fight with the other pair of similarly-sized bookshelf speakers.

    The final trial was with just these Bowers & Wilkins speakers in a simple stereo sound setting. Once again, we employed the receiver’s automated setup using its plug-in microphone. Just two small speakers, please. Done.

    With nothing but the B&Ws, we listened to favorite tracks on the Eagles album. Then, we did it again with just the other bookshelf speakers, which cost less than the B&Ws.

    **CONCLUDING STATEMENTS**

    Mumbo-jumbo and tech speak aside, the anniversary edition Bowers & Wilkins speakers were described in my test setting as amazing along with other superlatives. Our source material, both the Eagles CD and Die Hard movie, among a few others, were exciting to hear with the addition/substitution of the Bowers & Wilkins anniversary 607 S2 speakers. We loved the crisp and clean highs, the well-defined lows and that balanced sound out of the B&Ws.

    Regardless of your setup, be it stereo or multi-channel home theater deploying Bowers & Wilkins anniversary 607 S2 speakers will be a plus to the system. To OUR ears, well, we love these speakers. Open them up and let them shine.

    Bravo Bowers & Wilkins.

    **TRY THEM ON**

    If possible, audition them at your nearest Best Buy and do your own comparison against others in their sound room OR take our word for it, purchase a pair and audition at home. Your ears will tell you if you agree with our assessment or not. Sound is such a subjective determination, so don’t be afraid to disagree. It’s your ears, your money.

    Not that users will need to exercise it, these speakers are covered by the manufacturer’s five year warranty.

    Nov 22, 2020 01:50
  • Review by TechBuyer, 10 out of 10
    Small Footprint, Big Sound

    The B&W 600 series anniversary edition bookshelf speakers are excellent by themselves especially with music, but they really benefit and come alive in a full HT setup with a center channel and subwoofer with rear surrounds in a 5.1 or better setup.

    The midrange and clarity on these speakers is amazing, crisp, and punchy with none of the lingering lethargic drop off you get from cheaper speakers. The tweeters also do an excellent job of carrying higher pitches especially with music. They do leave something to be desired in terms of bass and LFE, so you will definitely want to use a subwoofer with these speakers in a 2.1 or 5.1+ set-up.

    Center channel was negligible to me. The midrange and clarity carries dialogue well enough in movies and is better in stereo for music, but the center channel obviously gives more focus to the dialogue especially if you have a good center speaker and use an HD audio format that makes good use of directional sound.

    I will personally keep these speakers as part of my basement Home Theater setup, and eventually upgrade my center and subwoofer to match the quality of these B&W bookshelves.

    All in all, this is a great pair of bookshelf speakers at a very affordable price. You can also dress them up with the speaker stands to make them really pop visually as well as acoustically.

    Nov 24, 2020 19:58
  • Review by MigDigital, 10 out of 10
    Little one for immersive experience

    This is review of B&W 607 S2 Anniversary Edition.

    Not being a deep knowledgeable of audio and related subjects, the pair of speakers does drag in the listener into immersive experience.

    These compact but not that small, with all the technicality inside of each box, it generate crisp and sharp note that can be distinguished as go deeper or the music and movie.

    Before going in details of the sound experience, need to touch bit on the process of setting up and considerations.

    First the cable to use for felt not minor thing. Based on short research and for expectation of best outcome, have used “AudioQuest 5' Single Rocket 33 SBW –With Silver Bananas” which I had to purchase and took time for delivery in the midst of time of Pandemic we live.

    Secondly, the speaker connector come with cap for each one for which house the banana connector the cap need to be removed. In this minor detail, B&W could have done better to make ease to remove it. Had bit of hard time removing 8 caps. And considering it is B&W, the Red/Black indicator could be on the fixed base of the plug rather the removal cap.

    Third, the connectors for speaker wire are installed pointing to upward. On this, maybe it is preference of each user but I would preferred the pointing downward for better cable management.

    Now to the sound experience based on Conventional Connection type suggested by B&W in its manual. I tested two different mode. First connected to Sonos Amp, second time connecting with A/V Surround Marantz SR6011.

    Connected with Sonos Amp, listened to Vanessa Mae playing Romance n.2 in F for violin and orchestra op.50, streaming from home network storage. As comparing purpose, played simultaneously in 2 of paired Sonos 5 2nd version. In the beginning what was impressive of 607 S2 was that first kick of violin and rest of orchestra playing that were crips and sharp, identifiable string as the note move alone. This impression made me feel sound from Sonos 5 was less clear despite of its own strength of hardware that differentiate from bookshelf speaker.

    Then tried whit HD Radio program from Sonos that played Gorillaz Momentary Bliss, Classic music Ciano c-moll, BuxWV 159, Totally opposed notes. The result was fantastic for my little experience. Sharp music and voice, each instrument separately but all together but sill crips sound that does differentiate with Sonos 5.

    Second connection was with A/V Surround Marantz receiver. For this, for proper description, I only connected the bookshelf sparks to the receiver. And movies and videos are from Apple TV, Netflix and Youtube. Hence heavily based on internet connection based contents.

    First tried with videos of surround sound testing from YouTube. Viewed Doby Digital Surround testing video, stereo testing video, among some others. Despite of being only stereo speakers, the surround sound perception was more than acceptable. Enough to say the rest of speakers wouldn’t be needed if one is not keen to very detailed sound effect. And this proven to be true as watch 6 Underground, the voice does feel to come from front, while in the car chasing and conversation happening with the car at almost the beginning, can feel the sound effect surrounding. Definitely is not the same with all the rest of speakers for 5.1, but what is able to produce with two speakers connected to the receiver in the small room definitely B&W 607 S2 has made presence and impressed.

    In short, not being technical expert on how two way and everything within works, and aside of minor details that would have been better considering It is caliber of B&W, but the end experience does make one to be immersed wether listening pop, classic, watching movie or just Youtube.

    Nov 28, 2020 01:49
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievable clarity of sound

    My first experience with Bowers & Wilkins products. My first impression is these speakers are high quality and deliver very clear sound. I connected them to my Sony 7.2 AVR Model: STRDN1080. The two Bowers & Wilkins speakers replaced my old ones and for the first try, I realized the clarity of sound to the extent I can hear music that I couldn't hear before. the front mesh is removable which makes the appearance very elegant. Great quality of sound!!!

    Nov 23, 2020 02:26
  • Review by Linksys, 10 out of 10
    Beautifully detailed sound!

    Once you hear them you’ll understand! This is my first set of B&W speakers and the sound they produce is exquisite! I have a Denon 2700h with an older Kef kht 3005 system and I replaced the fronts with the B&W’s and the detail and crispness they produce is unbelievable. With movies I can hear so much more clarity than I did with the Kefs. Where these really shine for me though is music. Running these as a 2.1 system with the Kef sub, I was amazed at the difference. Listening to Coldplay Magic or Yellow, the clarity and brightness of the speakers blew me away. You feel like you’re hearing the music as the musicians intended. Run these with a good sub and these speakers belie their small size. I now plan to get the center and either another set of these or the 606’s to replace my other speakers. Hearing is believing and It’s easy to understand why Bowers & Wilkins has the reputation they have!

    Nov 22, 2020 17:04
  • Review by krush, 10 out of 10
    A fine set of speakers

    B&W did a really good job with these. I’m very impressed. I replaced two Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000s with these on my 5.1 system. They are beautiful to look at. Pretty compact in size compared to other bookshelf speakers. They actually fit perfectly in the tight spot I had my Pro Monitor 1000s in. Very crisp highs and decent amount of bass as well. Ive been working to break these in listening to music in 2.1. I would really like to pair these with the B&W center, I feel that would round out the system well. When I unboxed them, I noticed they had red and black plastic plugs in the contactor holes. They DO come out and are not that hard to remove. I used the edge of a knife to pry them up a little and then they came right out. I use banana plugs so I was a bit worried when I saw the plugs but once they were removed the plugs work great. I would highly recommend these speakers whether you want a 2.1 for music or 5.1+ for surround. They are absolutely amazing. Another thing I will mention is to make sure you get a good quality amp to push these bad boys!

    Nov 25, 2020 08:47
  • 9.6score
    Bowers & Wilkins - 4" 100W Satellite Speaker (Each) - Matte Black
    Description

    Experience stunningly clear stereo sound with this Bowers & Wilkins M1MB 100W satellite speaker that features a 4" woven glass fiber woofer cone and 1" aluminum dome tweeter for high-quality audio.

    5 Features
  • Handles up to 100 watts maximum input power: For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • One 4" woven glass fiber woofer cone: Along with a 1" aluminum dome tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 64Hz - 23kHz ±3dB frequency response: Ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • 85dB sensitivity: For powerful sound.
  • 8 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speaker.
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  • Review by DaNangRocky, 10 out of 10
    Bowers and Wilkins M1 surround sound speakers

    There simply is no down side to these speakers, allowing that no premium product of any sort can be purchased for a low dollar amount. But even at about $250.00 each, these speakers are worth the price in spades. There is hardly anywhere these speakers cannot be placed, fixed or hung, even on top of your head, if you like, by mounting them on a bike helmet or other head gear. Aside from that, their compact size and style allows you to locate them as inconspicuously as possible, to least detract from your interior décor. Last but very pointedly not least is their sound quality. Their wide frequency range and clarity, and their capacity of making speech intelligible at low volume levels is a thing of wonder.

    Jan 23, 2017 14:52
  • Review by smithclan, 10 out of 10
    Best sounding compact speakers

    I purchased these to fill my living room space. We have a movie room, so I didn't want a full blown surround sound system with towering speakers and such. These b&with seamed to fit the bill. All I can say is WOW! Not quite the fullness as my 685s and 686s, but they sound great. I also have a 10" sub which helps make up for the size deficiency of these speakers.

    Nov 18, 2016 18:28
  • Review by BowersandWilkinsM1, 8 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins M1MB / Open Box - Satisfactory

    These small speakers more than exceed their size and sound great. I'm using for front surround for my Sony TV and stereo with a Yamaha receiver.

    ** My only complaint is I purchased two as open box/ satisfactory condition. So I was prepared for minor nicks or marks on them. One of the two came in original box and was actually near perfect condition. The other was in unmarked carton. This 2nd speaker has been used to the point that the swivel function left-right or up-down is warn out. So this one only only points down.

    ** So I would recommend for purchase. Just beware of open box product.

    Jun 01, 2021 11:42
  • Review by TechnoByte, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Speakers for a 15'x15' room

    I included four of the Bowers & Wilkins 4" satellite speakers in a 5.1 setup together with a Bowers & Wilkins 700 series Center Channel speaker. Before my purchase, I did extensive research on the speakers. I also requested a demo at my local Best Buy Magnolia store. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. While they are small in size compared to floor standing speakers, they worked perfectly in a 15' x 15' room. Their size also allow them to not be an eye sore, as I did not want to have huge speakers in a small room. If you have a similar size room, I definitely recommend these speakers. They provide more than enough sound to fill the room. On a side note, there have been several instances where my family and I have been fooled by the surround sound, thinking someone else was either knocking on the door or thinking someone else was in the room talking. If you're on the fence, go to a Best Buy Magnolia store to hear for yourself how good they really are.

    Nov 12, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Joshua, 10 out of 10
    Incredible center channel sound

    I purchased the B&W speaker to use as a center channel after discussing my options with the Magnolia specialist. I was originally thinking of a dedicated center channel speaker but I was limited with the amount of room I had beneath my TV. The specialist recommended this speaker even though it is used as a bookshelf speaker. I could not be happier with this product.

    Aug 23, 2019 15:49
  • Review by Elroy, 10 out of 10
    Great even as an Open Box purchase

    I purchased 3 of these speakers as Open box items. Fortunately, I planned to mount them in my theater and did not need the missing bookshelf stands. They work perfectly in my 7.2 surround sound system as front and center speakers.

    May 25, 2020 12:27
  • Review by SteveG, 10 out of 10
    Stunning sound from a small speaker

    The colors couldn't have matched my walls better. Aesthetics are perfect. When you crank up the volume the sound is way above my expectations.

    Do yourself a favor. Spend the money and by the BW complete set. Anything less is just, well... Less.

    Sep 18, 2015 22:33
  • Review by Robbie, 10 out of 10
    Understand the British by hearing them clearly

    Next time you hear Collin Farrell speak you might be able to understand him with these U.K. luxury speakers. You won't believe the punch this small speaker carries. It will allow you to hear the intricacies of the British accent that you didn't know were there. Open your ears to an empire of sound you didn't know was possible. The sun will never set on the party that these speakers are pumping at.

    Aug 02, 2021 10:28
  • 9.6score
    MartinLogan - Motion FX 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    This bookshelf speaker features dual Folded Motion tweeters and a 5-1/4" paper cone woofer for enhanced dynamic range. The Precision Vojtko crossover ensures customized sound.

    10 Features
  • From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores:
  • Handles up to 160 watts peak power: For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • 5-1/4" paper cone woofers: Doped for stability and damping with a rigid dust cap for powerful sound.
  • Dual Folded Motion tweeters: Each featuring a 1" x 1-1/2" transducer and a lightweight diaphragm for stunning dynamic range and clarity.
  • Precision Vojtko crossover: With air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film and low DF electrolytic capacitors.
  • Push-style binding posts: For a simple connection.
  • Bookshelf or wall-mountable: For optimal placement.
  • 74Hz - 25kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 4 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speakers. Compatible with 4-, 6- and 8-ohm amplifiers.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
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  • Review by MDcinemax, 10 out of 10
    Martin Logan FX2 - Excellent Surround Speaker

    Excellent surround speaker. Can’t wait to buy another pair for my left and right surrounds. BTW, I am a big fan of B&W, but I have to admit that, after I replaced my B&W left and right back surrounds with ML FX2 ones, the difference was phenomenal in terms of details, and richness of the sound. I would definitely recommend ML FX 2 to anyone building a dedicated home theater.

    Jan 08, 2021 17:13
  • Review by Speakeraddict, 10 out of 10
    Martin Logan

    Bought on an open box deal. Did not have mounting brackets but I placed them on speaker stands. They fit well on the stands. I have them connected to a marantz sr7013 and using for surrounds. Works and sounds awesome for surround. They can go low enough on hz that they provide bass for surrounds. Crystal clear sound hear every detail. Wish I could find two more so I can add a rear surround channel also.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:04
  • Review by bobthehack, 10 out of 10
    Martin Logan Motion FX Surround Speakers

    Bought these to replace a pair of Definitive Tech BP2X surrounds. I recently purchased a pair of Martin Logan 60xti front channel speakers, and these surrounds complement the 60xti perfectly. The Best Buy web site has an incorrect description for these, so be sure to talk to a Best Buy salesperson.

    Nov 02, 2021 11:45
  • Review by gregz6806, 10 out of 10
    Martin Logan - Home Theater System

    The Best Buy home theater consulting service was worth the personnel visit to my apartment/ Man Cave to choose matched components for a Martin Logan home theater system with a Yamaha 7.2 receiver.

    I would recommend this service to anyone serious about their home theater system.

    Greg Zambeck

    Sep 30, 2016 19:00
  • Review by SSRR, 8 out of 10
    Great speaker

    Great speakers. Wish the cones were made out of aluminum instead of paper.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:48
  • Review by Miguel, 10 out of 10
    Martin Logan magic!

    It's a truly amazing speaker. A mix of power and true sound reproduction. I'm truly sorry I waited this long to get them.

    EM-ESL Fronts

    EM-C2 Center

    Motion FX Surround

    Powered by Emotiva XPA-5

    Onkyo TX-NR808

    Def Tech SC 6000 Sub

    Nov 11, 2016 17:47
  • Review by Edward, 10 out of 10
    Work well and love the appearence.

    These rear speakers work well, and are attractive on my wall.

    Aug 29, 2019 11:52
  • Review by AudioAdvocate, 8 out of 10
    Martin Logan Quality- Just as Expected

    I am already a Martin Logan fan since I already had several of their speakers in my house in various roles. So when it was time to replace the surround speakers in my family room, I naturally thought of ML. I already had ML Motion 30 as a center channel speaker, so these matched the sound quite well. These speakers were at a sweet point price-wise for me and would fit in the location. Being surround speakers, they do not carry the primary portion of the audio, but they do a very good job at this, noticeably much better than the previous speakers. I notice a significant difference in the overall movie and music experience with them. They literally fill the room with sound that was missing before. I think you will be very pleased with these speakers. The shape and dispersion work very well in the surround speaker role. So Yes, I would strongly recommend them. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star is that I think that is what I would have given the more expensive FX2. However, these are terrific speakers and would make a good addition to a system.

    I ordered them through the Best Buy online service and picked them up at my local store hassle-free. They were ready and I was in and out (I opted to go inside instead of curbside pickup) in no time.

    Jan 30, 2021 06:59
  • 9.6score
    Definitive Technology - ProMonitor 800 4-1/2" Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation Experience rich, deep audio in a small package with this bookshelf speaker that features a 4-1/2" midrange, 4-1/2" planar low-frequency woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter cone for immersive cinema sound.

    8 Features
  • Handles up to 150 watts input power: For strong, controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • Driver and tweeter: One 4-1/2" cast basket bass/midrange driver coupled with one 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator and one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter to clearly produce a complete range of frequencies.
  • Outstanding performance capability: Ultra-smooth high-definition clarity, musical linearity and superb transient response combine with tremendous dynamic range, rich warmth and 3D, room-filling imaging.
  • 2-way compact speakers: Provide sonic depth, width and height reproduction for sound that rivals larger speakers.
  • Versatile mounting: Easily placed speaker can stand alone on a bookshelf, be paired with a stand or wall-mounted. Magnetically shielded speaker is safe for use around other electronics.
  • 57Hz - 30kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 89dB sensitivity: The speaker uses a small amount of power to produce powerful sound.
  • 8 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speaker.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by mooret05, 10 out of 10
    Nice!

    Great speakers for the money with the right receiver and sub. I upgraded my front speakers to the 800's and put the two front 600's in my bedroom and running a Zone2 set up. Nice quality and sound with a 5 year warranty! I'm pushing my surround sound with a Pioneer Elite VSX-90 receiver thru a 4k tv and it all looks and sounds great. Whoever gives the Definitive Technology bookshelf speakers a bad review has no idea what they're doing. (See pics)

    Jun 11, 2016 16:49
  • Review by HedgehogGaming, 10 out of 10
    Sounds great

    I currently have a Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 setup using a Denon AVR X4300 receiver. Previous to these I was using the procinema 600 speakers in the front and I thought they sounded good. I moved the 600s to be front height speakers and now these 800s are the main front. What a difference these speakers make. They difference was almost night and day. The mids and highs sounded more vibrant. I'm thinking the smaller 600s were not matching the frequency cut over of the sub as I wasnt using the sub the came with the 600s. I would definitely recommend these for those of you who need smaller speakers.

    Sep 06, 2019 15:51
  • Review by Katie, 10 out of 10
    Home theatre

    In home theatre is not always easy to decide with all the options! These were definitely a great asset to our set up!!

    Sep 17, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Fher, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker for a small room

    I’m using it with my new TV LG CX, it makes a big difference when watching sports, movies and videos games! I’m using them with a Denon AVR. When you put on a movie you seen multiple times, guarantee you will hear things you could not hear with theses speakers.

    Apr 23, 2021 00:22
  • Review by RJSinMO, 10 out of 10
    Greast little speaker at a good price

    Bought these based on review and I wanted some small ones to sit along side my TV. It was between these and the Martin Logan Motion speakers. I listened to them side by side in the store, they sounded different, but I couldn't say I liked one more than the other, so I went with the Def Tech's for the lower price. I've been pleased.

    Dec 27, 2019 20:37
  • Review by Scott, 10 out of 10
    Great

    I bought four of these during the Christmas sale. I replaced some older Boston acoustics with these. I must say, for the price, I dont think you could do much better. I have tried these without my sub hooked up and they provide plenty of bass by themselves. You cant go wrong with these and I would highly recommend them to anyone in the market for new speakers.

    Jan 18, 2019 16:39
  • Review by MrLink, 10 out of 10
    PM 800

    I purchased a pair of the PM800's to complement the def tech pro monitor 1000 center channel and the def tech BP 8040s. I couldn't be happier. As soon as I got them installed I threw in the dark knight rises and started to giggle bc the sound was so sick. I then put in Mr Brooks and the speakers reproduced sounds like rain with perfect clairty. If you're looking for a great set of rears give these a serious listen, you won't be let down.

    Feb 08, 2013 20:16
  • Review by SalVader, 10 out of 10
    Definitive plus Turntable = Love

    Wow! I didn’t have a lot of room in my newly set up record room but I knew I had to have audiophile quality speakers for the warm, inviting reproduction of the sound of my vinyl collection. The guys inside Magnolia took the time to show me multiple speakers and brands and these were the clearest, cleanest, most sonically pleasing to my ear. And they are just the right size for a small room. They aren’t going to hit those really deep lows but that’s what you get a subwoofer for. These made the mids and highs ring out perfectly! Once I graduate from these it will be to a set of floor standing Def-Tech speakers, no doubt!

    Feb 27, 2018 22:10
  • 9.6score
    Klipsch - Reference Premiere 4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Ebony Black
    Description

    Upgrade your audio system with this Klipsch Reference Premier speakers. The 4-inch woofer features a cerametallic cone that minimizes distortion and a rear-firing Tractrix port for cleaner, more powerful bass. These Klipsch Reference Premier speakers feature a 1-inch titanium LTS tweeter with a vented design and hybrid Tractrix horn that improves clarity for more natural sound.

    10 Features
  • 200W peak power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • One 1" titanium LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) vented tweeter and one 4" cerametallic cone woofer: Provide clear-sounding highs and lows.
  • 90° x 90° Tractrix horn technology: Delivers the power, detail and emotion of a live music experience with clean and natural sound.
  • Two-way speaker system: Sounds like one source rather than several separate sources.
  • MDF cabinet with textured wood grain vinyl: Combines stylish aesthetic with absolute durability that results in a seamless integration into any decor.
  • Robust input terminals: Single five-way input terminals accept banana plugs or bare wire up to 12 gauge for flexible, lasting connections, while the vibrant color coding provides easy setup.
  • Dramatic details: Copper anodized trim rings, cast aluminum feet, satin painted baffles and a laser-etched logo treatment give the Reference Premiere series a modern, premium look.
  • 52Hz - 25kHz frequency response: Delivers faithful sound reproduction.
  • 93dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • 8 ohms impedance: Conducts power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Sean198233, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    Great speakers that will rumble your house. Highly recommend.

    Apr 06, 2019 16:12
  • Review by Wiliis, 6 out of 10
    Can’t hang with me

    It says it has key holes to hang on wall but does not

    Apr 10, 2020 20:55
  • Review by TeamTate, 10 out of 10
    Quality speaker with clear highs

    Very precise with clear and distinct highs. I use them for front and rear surround speakers in my bedroom and they don’t disappoint. Because of their sensitivity, it doesn’t take much input to achieve great sound.

    Jan 31, 2021 14:06
  • Review by Scott, 10 out of 10
    These Speakers are Awesome !

    I did a lot of research before buying these speakers to add as front speakers to my home theater system but could not find any reviews on the RP400M to help me decide. ( the BestBuy site had only one review, which was helpful ) I had a Klipsch Quintet III system running on a ten year old Yamaha receiver (RX-V463). I kept the two side /rear surrounds from the Quintet III and I upgraded the receiver to the Yamaha RX-A880 then added the R41M speakers as fronts, but they were not enough for my space, so I tried the R51Ms and they were to much. So I talked to the people at my local BestBuy Magnolia Center and called the sales advisors/sound engineers at Klipsch and they recommended the RP400Ms. I wanted to upgrade my center channel as well so I went with Klipsch's recommendation to match Reference Premier fronts with a Reference Premier center so I added the RP400C. The Reference Premier 400 series have plenty of power, sound crystal clear and I honestly could not be happier !!!

    The sound coming from my home theater system is absolutely amazing !

    May 08, 2019 00:11
  • Review by 2DemandingKitties, 10 out of 10
    Beyond Our Expectations

    We purchased these speakers to replace a pair Boston speakers. The highs are crisp, mids are clear without distortion and the lows add nicely to the subwoofer. I would definitely recommend!

    Aug 28, 2019 21:14
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Klipsch Premiere Series

    I am building a 5.1 system , small row house , I already have the RP 4000 tower speakers, the RP 400 center channel and now this pair. Just need the sub woofer but it sounds great. The klipsch reference premiere speakers are phenomenal for the price. They have a great deep end, miss and highs. I am extremely satisfied .

    Aug 07, 2020 18:43
  • Review by zakster, 10 out of 10
    super balanced sound.

    All 4 speakers compliment each other with clarity and balance.

    Jun 26, 2020 16:10
  • Review by BigJohn, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    These speakers are great with the rest of my klipsch surround sound speaker system .

    May 31, 2019 19:07
  • 9.6score
    ELAC - Uni-Fi 2.0 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Space constraints should never compromise great sound. The Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 is the perfect solution when space is at a premium yet demand for audiophile sound is not negotiable. Using the same outstanding drivers and technology as the other models in the series ensures this compact, 3-way, bass-reflex monitor delivers a matched sonic signature.

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  • Review by PETE, 10 out of 10
    Great musical value

    Real deal folks. Having a midrange makes all the difference. Most tweeters cross over at or above 2K, so expecting one driver to cover everything below that is a stretch. Great compact 3 way speaker. I like what I hear so far. BTW, my main system has Magnapan 3.6 speakers, so I know what to listen for. Only fault is crappie source will still sound bad, or even be more annoying!

    Dec 04, 2020 17:23
  • Review by Echobravo101, 10 out of 10
    Recent Upgrade

    I recently bought these to replace my Elac Ub5's. The high end on the 2.0 is a huge leap above the previous version. The imaging on the 2.0 is far better as well. Having them front ported has also cleaned up the bass. I have had many Elac speakers. These are by far the best I have owned.

    Oct 09, 2020 15:12
  • Review by SheerListeningBliss, 10 out of 10
    Elac Unifi B52 - what my ears were waiting 4!

    These speakers sound amazing. I originally had them connected to an Onkyo TX8220 receiver....upgraded to a separate pre-amp and amp and the speakers grew with the system. Balanced, clean and clear with an amazing soundstage. Close your eyes and point to where you hear the vocals or instruments coming from.....open your eyes and you see you are pointing somewhere between the two speakers. The separation of the various instruments and vocals are unreal. Andrew Jones did a fabulous job designing these.....highly recommend!

    Feb 12, 2021 17:47
  • Review by Cwakeman, 10 out of 10
    Give these a try,you will love them.

    The imaging with these is wonderful! Clean clear sound even with out a sub. Can play plenty loud even though they are just bookshelf sized speakers.

    Mar 20, 2021 20:38
  • Review by AuditioningElac, 8 out of 10
    System update and upgrade

    Bought these along with the Elac Un-Fi 2.0 center channel speaker as part of a surround system update and upgrade. Better range and soundstage than the old Infinity’s they replaced. They fit nicely in my available space and should work well with the Dolby Atmos that are next on my list.

    Feb 16, 2021 15:07
  • 9.6score
    Sony - Core Series 5" 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in room-filling sound with these Sony Core Series SSCS5 bookshelf speakers, which feature 5" woofers and 3/4" and 1" tweeters for precise instrument and vocal reproduction and dynamic acoustic depth.

    9 Features
  • 100W maximum power handling: Ensures robust, controlled audio.
  • 5" dual-layer, foam, mica-reinforced woofer: Uses the upper surface to provide faithful, supple sound and the bottom layer to deliver powerful, tight bass response.
  • 3/4" wide-dispersion super tweeter: Along with a 1" tweeter offers ultraresponsive high-frequency audio, so you can enjoy crisp, natural-sounding vocals and other tones.
  • High-quality crossover networks: Minimize signal loss to ensure energetic vocal response, reproducing even the most delicate emotional nuances. The networks are mounted directly to the cabinet for efficient vibration isolation.
  • 3-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Wood, bass-reflex enclosure: Along with a cloth grille provides a durable, sturdy design.
  • 53Hz - 50kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity (2.83V, 1m): For rich, crisp audio.
  • 6 ohms impedance: Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Greatmovie, 8 out of 10
    Sony the one and only

    I purchased 2 pairs and i only put up two of them because the sound is so good i did not need to connect the other pair as of today the sound is smooth no issues great investment sony speakers for my money best you could purchsr.

    Dec 05, 2020 10:46
  • Review by Berry, 10 out of 10
    Little Powerhouses

    I had some old AR speakers that died. These give out amazing sound, especially for their size. I was a little concerned about the bass but it came through loud and clear. Great separation too.

    Nov 04, 2021 14:26
  • Review by Alan, 10 out of 10
    Excellent performance at a very affordable price.

    Let's be clear. I didn't buy these speakers expecting jaw-dropping performance. Instead I was pleasantly surprised, since they are an upgrade to the 4" woofer, 2" paper cone tweeter speakers that came with a Sharp component stereo system that I also purchased from BB.

    These speakers are pretty decent. The highs are crisp but not harsh and the highs meld in almost seamlessly with the midrange. Acoustic guitar is very nice. Vocals are also smooth but slightly pronounced, since these speakers are reported to have a slight "bump" near the 1KHz. spectrum according to an expert review.

    Bass, is not boomy or muddy, thanks to the larger cabinet size which (I suppose) results in a lower resonant frequency, thus reducing that muddiness sometimes found on small speakers. It would be nice to have a little more bass, but in the end, the bass is very clean.

    Overall the sound is pleasant and the speakers offer a great balance between size and performance for the price. The only other con is that I wish they had 5-way binding posts for their speaker terminals so that you could use banana plugs with them. (EDIT: I just realized that those buttons on the speaker terminals are removable so that banana plugs CAN be used with these speakers!)

    I would consider these speakers "entry-level" for any audio enthusiast looking for a bang-for-your buck speaker with decent sound quality.

    Mar 27, 2021 20:43
  • Review by Cheerwhiner, 10 out of 10
    Amazing speakers

    If you want a great set of speakers that work for a variety of genres, these are hard to beat for the money. I've used the same 2-channel stereo receiver in various applications over the past 20 years, with a wide range of speakers connected. These might be my favorite.

    These are amazing, and provide a wide sound stage for the size! If you need a quality pair of bookshelf speakers that can take quite a bit of power, I highly recommend these.

    Sources we use with these include vinyl, Pandora, CDs, FLAC files via a computer w/ an outboard USB DAC.

    Some considerations-

    * Give them a few days of break-in to really open up.

    * If you find that the bass isn't quite doing it for you, pull them away from the wall. The port on the back needs room to breathe.

    *Isolating them as I've done does help! This is true of any speaker.

    Aug 18, 2019 13:46
  • Review by Disappointed, 2 out of 10
    Open Box Speakers - One broken

    Basically a good product, but my purchase was an 'open box' and a component was broken even though it boasted "Excellent Condition, No Damage". There are 2 speakers and one is fine while the other is not; one of the two wire screw-down terminals (male-female set) on the back, was broken. The pieces were sheered in such a way that they no longer fit together so you can't attach the wire. I won't buy an open box again!!

    Dec 19, 2020 12:37
  • Review by Cbusteach, 10 out of 10
    Excellent front speakers for home theater

    I have had a home-theater/HIFI set ups since my dad would hand-me-down his old Marantz Quadriles in the early 80’s. So naturally a sound bar is never an option for me. These speakers finally allowed me to replace a pair of crumbling Optimus (RadioShack) bookshelf speakers. I’m very impressed by how affordable and full these sound. I have a 150W sub also connected so their bass is unnoticeable, but the treble and mids match very nicely with my Optimus Center channel. Good looking, wood boxes which hang on my wall with my trusty RadioShack wall mounts, albeit they point upwards a bit since the speaker terminals are so large on their back faces. Good Stuff, affordable set of highly rated (CNET) speakers.

    Mar 30, 2020 19:02
  • Review by Shellygurl66, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Balance in Sound

    Purchased these speakers to complete our home theater. They have added great balance and quality sound. A great set of speakers for a reasonable price.

    Sep 17, 2020 18:45
  • Review by Adrian, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound!

    I paired these speakers with the Sony 5.2 ch receiver which is connect to my Sony cd/dvd player, and audio technica turntable and it works flawlessly. This is my first stereo ever and I am amazed at how much better music can sound. I originally purchased an Apple HomePod but returned it and got this instead and I’m so glad I did. Volume is loud and the bass is perfect. Buy these you won’t regret it!

    Aug 20, 2020 00:46
  • 9.4score
    Crosley - 4" Powered Wireless 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Listen to your vinyl records with these Crosley S 100 stereo powered speakers. The 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response ensures efficient sound delivery, and the Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from your mobile device. These two-way powered Crosley S 100 stereo speakers have a built-in 30W amplifier for powerful high-quality audio.

    6 Features
  • 15W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 4" woofer: Along with 1" tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Offers easy connectivity to your compatible device.
  • 50Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • Volume control: Lets you easily adjust the listening level to suit your preferences.
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  • Review by Shell, 10 out of 10
    Mrs

    The sound is perfect,easy to install and I definitely recommend it to buy it.

    Jan 22, 2021 18:43
  • Review by Jmosser55, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    good sound and sharp.blue tooth can connect any device

    Aug 28, 2020 17:02
  • Review by CROSSLEY, 10 out of 10
    CROSSLEY

    Purchased these speakers to compliment my Crossley Stereo System

    Mar 01, 2021 07:08
  • Review by Timmy, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the new Turntable we bought!

    We have a lot of old Albums that we wanted to listen to again so we purchased a Turntable and these speakers. They work just fine. Small but great sound.

    Jul 19, 2020 09:18
  • Review by Arnold, 10 out of 10
    Excellent small speakers

    Excellent speakers, very versatile since they can be used with Bluetooth or wired. I like the base and treble adjustment that allows customization of sound. Speaker size is convenient - have them on the floor near my turntable. Connecting to bluetooth speakers is easy. Though it would be nice if the speaker wire connected to the speakers with RCA plug rather than standard wires - less likely to make a bad connection and have one speaker not receive a signal. Other than that small detail, the speakers have an excellent response. Good investment

    Jan 29, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Mcnite, 8 out of 10
    Nice speakers

    Easy to hook up .nice price good sound

    .best price

    Sep 05, 2020 07:07
  • Review by Frogmother1, 8 out of 10
    Good speakers for the price.

    These speakers were easy to set up. Gives full stereo sound. Good for the average listener.

    Aug 07, 2020 19:59
  • Review by KatBurfield, 10 out of 10
    Nice Sounding Speakers

    Good strong sound. Works well with Crosley turntable.

    Sep 17, 2021 16:59
  • 9.4score
    Sony - 4" Dolby Atmos Enabled Elevation Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Bring the sounds of the movies to your home with these Sony Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. The compact size fits neatly on top of your existing tower speakers for an easy way to upgrade your sound system. Mica-reinforced cellular cones reduce distortion, while the MDF cabinets absorb vibrations for better playback. These Sony Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers offer surround sound capabilities for an immersive listening experience.

    12 Features
  • Handles up to 100W of input power: Offers robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • One 4"(10cm) Mica Reinforced Cellular (MRC) cone full-range driver: The MRC driver is rigid and holds shape even under high pressure. So you can turn up the volume on TV, movies and music without compromising your audio quality.
  • Dolby Atmos: Delivers breathtaking realism with 360° surround sound by accurately positioning sound within your environment. The result is rich audio that completely envelops you - and with this speaker, the sound even comes from above you.
  • Two-way speaker system: Sounds like one source rather than several separate sources.
  • Push type speaker terminal: Offers simple, secure connectivity.
  • Rich acoustics with a strong MDF cabinet: Optimized by Sony sound designers, an all-wood cabinet delivers resonant acoustics. Unwanted vibrations are dampened and absorbed, thanks to strengthened Medium Density Fiberboard interior joints.
  • Designed to match: Made with sophisticated woodworking techniques, they are perfectly designed to match the existing CS series speakers in both sound and design.
  • Set on top of your existing speakers: This speaker sits on top of your existing speakers, no mounting is required. Unlike conventional speakers, they are designed to reflect sound off your ceiling for sound that is truly all-encompassing.
  • Wall-mountable for use as surround sound speakers: Perfectly angled, the SS-CSE's can easily be mounted on the wall and used as surround sound speakers.
  • 70Hz - 32kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 86dB sensitivity: For powerful sound.
  • 6 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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  • Review by Daddio, 10 out of 10
    Improving your Home Theater Sound: Incrementally

    Sometimes upgrading your equipment can have dramatic effects. Do you remember being dazzled when you went from stereo sound to surround sound or from standard definition to high definition 1080p? However, sometimes the upgrade although positive, is more subtle, like going from 1080p high definition to 4K HDR definition video. It’s an improvement and it has benefits, but you have to be a bit of an “Enthusiast” to feel satisfied with the incremental improvement the feature offers. The Dolby Atmos feature that these Sony speakers can add to your home theater is one of those incremental improvements. When I sat my wife down to hear our new 5.2 surround system a few years ago she was dazzled. When I sat her down last week to hear our new 5.2.2 surround system with functioning Atmos, I had to point out to her that the sound of monsoon rain hitting the forest canopy shown on the TV’s screen, really did seem to be coming from the ceiling above. However, because of the way our ears and brains perceive vertical sound direction (compared to horizontal sound direction), she had to tilt her head slightly upwards to really get an impression of where the rain’s sound was coming from. If I hadn’t pointed it out she might have a vague feeling that something was making the experience more realistic, but she might have attributed it to the realistic picture rather than the realistic sound. I’m only giving you this overly detailed description of the Atmos sound experience, so you won’t have expectations that are too high. On top of that, only source video or movies encoded with Dolby Atmos (or the competing DTS:X) running though an Audio Video Receiver that can decode Atmos, into a theater that has properly placed Atmos speakers (like these Sonys), can produce the overhead sound effect.

    These 4” Sony speakers are what are called “Up-firing” speakers. They allow the easiest installation method for Atmos. Rather than cutting holes or mounting bolts in the ceiling and running wires behind the drywall to feed the signal, Up-firing speakers can be placed right on top of your left and right speakers, as I did in the attached picture. It’s relatively easy to just run the speaker wires from there to the Atmos capable A/V receiver. When the A/V receiver gets the code for sound above the listener, the sound from these speakers is focused and aimed at the ceiling. From there it bounces down to your ears. The downside to that easy installation is that the sound energy from these speakers has to pass though the sound waves emanating from the left and right speakers. Some of sound wave energy from the Up-firing speakers is absorbed or deflected. I tested a preferable Up-firing speaker location by crudely mounting the speakers on 2x4s set against the back wall about 6’ above the floor. This got them out of the sound waves from the left and right speakers and the overhead Atmos sound effect seemed clearer. When I have the time I will run the wires behind the wall and mount the Sony Atmos speakers more permanently 6’ above the floor. Since I have a two story house, I just don’t have the ambition or skill to run wiring across the ceiling and mount speakers into the ceiling cavity between the floors. Up-firing speakers are a good compromise to get the Atmos effect without mounting speakers in the ceiling.

    PROS:

    - Comes with hardware brackets, adhesive foot pads and screws for most installation needs.

    - These speakers are attractive with speaker grills that can be easily removed for that “Naked” look that some prefer.

    - They allow the two simplest Atmos installation methods, directly on top of front speakers, or mounted higher on the back wall.

    - The 4” cones and their drivers are well sized for the clear high to mid-frequency sounds that reflect off the ceiling well.

    CONS:

    - They can’t deliver the “Ultimate” Atmos experience which requires multiple ceiling embedded speakers.

    - If you are a stickler for visually matched speakers, the matte finish might not match the shiny piano-key, wood-grain or different fabric grill look of your existing speakers.

    CONCLUSION:

    - These Sony - 4" Dolby Atmos Enabled Elevation Speakers will allow you to upgrade your home theater sound with the vertical audio image that Dolby Atmos or the competing DTS:X audio encoding both offer. If you are the type of enthusiast that enjoys experiencing noticeable but subtle incremental improvements, then these speakers are worth the investment of time and money.

    Jul 13, 2018 11:12
  • Review by BenisJ, 8 out of 10
    Cool tech for enhanced sound

    25+ years ago I bought my first "5.1" surround sound receiver. The technology was awesome but wiring up rear speakers was such an ugly pain. No matter how neatly I tucked wires around the room (open floor plan, basement and ceiling runs were not an option) I despised my setup--eventually bailing on surround enhancements completely.

    Flash forward 25 yrs to give "Atmos-enabled" speakers a try with my new Atmos capable receiver (Sony STR-DN1080) and I am thrilled have "surround sound" effects back in my life.

    To be clear, these are wired speakers. They sit nicely atop my ~42" tall JBL front speakers so no more need to run wires to the back of the room for surround effects. Obviously you still could but as mentioned previously, I like all my audio devices "up front."

    Once I had the speakers properly configured in the receiver (I did have a surprisingly difficult time getting the Sony receiver to identify my setup properly using the calibration tool and ended up configuring everything manually) I essentially ran two different speaker tests based on my tv/movie listening preferences: 2-channel and "all channels" (for me, I prefer 3.0.2: left/right front towers, center, and the left/right Sony Atmos upward pointing speakers). First I noticed increased vocal clarity from 2-channel to all channels. The Sony SSCSE speakers (coupled with the magic of Dolby) clarified vocals in movies significantly. Second, I immediately noticed what I would call 365° effects. Was it as perfect as having rears in the mix for a 5.x.2 setup? No, but it was still good enough (and loud enough) to capture effects I would hear in a theater. If you run a 5.x.2 or 7.x.2 you are definitely going to fill your room with sound--especially from above and the sides. I did plug my rears back in for one final test but again, I don't have a good way to deal with the wires. Including the rears makes a difference but I could be content to live without them and just rely on the SSCSE speakers for effects.

    Additionally, I ran some music through these speakers. Again, I am primarily a fan of "loud and from the front" for my music experience. I was concerned that leaving the Sony SSCSE speakers on for musical enjoyment would wreck the acoustical balance and/or blow the SSCSE speakers. I was pleasantly surprised that neither happened. Again, these little guys can handle the power and given the amount of bass my JBL speakers put out, the SSCSE added some nice mid-range enhancements.

    Lastly, I was impressed by the weight of these speakers. Honestly, I expected them to be lighter...which in the world of audio is usually a bad thing. Traditionally more weight means better sound. These have nice sound and power.

    Would I recommend? Yes, but not necessarily to just a movie audiophile. I think they are great for someone who wants to "get into Dolby effects" without breaking the bank and without having to commit to a 9-speaker setup right off the bat. Whether a 3.x.2, 5.x.2 or 7.x.2 setup, these speakers are a great, cost effective way to add fullness and effects to your movie/tv experience.

    Jul 12, 2018 10:20
  • Review by Sickfox469, 10 out of 10
    Great Atmos Speakers for Beginners

    Bought this Dolby Atmos speakers together with Sony - 1155W 7.2-Ch. with Dolby Atmos 4K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver. These two are just perfect for each other. First time experiencing Atmos so it was lots of fun. Nice to hear sounds above me, bouncing from this small speakers. It's priced right and the set up is very easy. Plug and play. I paired them with Bose speakers for my front L & R. 4K movies with Dolby Atmos is just wonderful. You will not leave your house. You might as well buy popcorn in BB.

    Jul 23, 2021 14:52
  • Review by InsaneDiego, 10 out of 10
    Game Changer

    If you love surround sound in your movies and you have good ears, then pick yourself up a pair of Atmos speakers. I really like the added dimension these speakers provide. By design they are intended to sit on top of a pair of floor speakers. For my room and taste that didn't seem to work real well. I do have a popcorn ceiling so that might have something to do with it but from what I've read that should be OK. After listening to a variety of Atmos movies I was disappointed that I didn't seem to hear the sound coming over my head. I confirmed that I definitely had good sound coming out of the speakers but all it did was to make the sound more full/rich. My plan all along was to hang the speakers on the wall so the sound comes directly at you instead of bouncing off the ceiling. Technically they would be considered high speakers not Atmos. Once I put them in that position though it was a game changer. The sound being generated definitely gave more of an elevated feel. I was able to find the Atmos demo trailers. Two 1 minute clips from Dolby that exercise the speakers. Seek them out! After playing those videos you'll know whether you have them positioned correctly or not. I've watched about 6 movies now. Some use the Atmos soundtrack better than others. For example, Blade Runner The Final Cut had multiple rain scenes and you can hear it falling all around you. Other scenes had thunder going off while they were indoors and it sounded high and distant. These are some of the places Atmos shines. It may take some time and effort to get them in the right position for your room and taste but the payoff will be worth it when the editors do their job correctly.

    Jul 05, 2018 10:16
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Blueray steroid

    These little speakers did so much for my Atmos stereo. My may never goto the movies again.

    Sep 07, 2018 22:07
  • Review by DarthNeyehilus, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Addition to Any HT w/out Ceiling Speakers

    Let me start out by saying that, yes, it Dolby Atmos is best experienced with normal, in-ceiling speakers. When that isn't possible, though, the next best thing are elevated, upward-firing speakers. The Sony SSCSE, or Core Series Elevated speakers, match the excellent quality of the whole Core line, and look good doing it.

    To set these up, they're made ideally to sit on top of floor-standing speakers, but if you don't have those in your setup the can be wall-mounted and include the hardware to do so. They're heavier than they look, at about 17 pounds each.

    After plugging in and letting your receiver do the rest, you're setup to a great cinema experience. The two movies I watched this past weekend, Saving Private Ryan and Blade Runner 2049, both in 4K, highlight what Atmos brings to the sound. After the opening beach scene from SPR, you'll never want to go back to old audio formats again. The bullets were whizzing around the room in areas I never thought I'd hear, and the immersive experience is nothing short of spectacular.

    Quality seems high overall, and they go perfectly with my Sony CS floor-standing (CS3) speakers. The also look better with the grills off, in my opinion.

    My only gripes are that, like the other Core series speakers, there isn't anyway of using banana plugs, or any plugs, on the speaker wire to attach on the back. Also, while they do their job, anyone with less than a 12-foot long room may not see the best out of these, as they really work wonders on bigger rooms due to the inflection points.

    All in all, these are a great introductory pair of Atmos for anyone on a budget, looking to up their audio game. Recommended.

    Jul 12, 2018 11:04
  • Review by TechMatcher, 10 out of 10
    Truly an Ear-Opening Experience!

    My teenage kids often complained to me that our movie sound system just didn't sound as good as some of their friends. My existing 5.1 system sounded decent to me, but I could hear an obvious difference when visiting friends and listening to some music or watching TV.

    Enter in these Sony - 4" Dolby Atmos Enabled Elevation Speakers. WOW! I didn't think they would make as much of a difference as they did, but movies and music are much more immersive and the depth of the sound is much better.

    I have them temporarily hooked up as shown in the pictures, but plan to elevate them a bit and have them sit on top of my bookshelf speakers when I can get the wiring run. The 7.1 setup truly delivers great sound - I'm guessing you won't believe how much of a difference they make to your system. I have a hard flat ceiling and plan to bounce the sound from these "up-firing" speakers right to my ears. Use your receiver's speaker calibration microphone to get the best (and easiest) configuration for your setup - I ran it after I hooked up these Atmos speakers and it was simply awesome. I had 3 teenage boys in the movie room when I was doing that and to say they were quite impressed is an understatement.

    What's nice is that you can slowly add components like these to you system (as long as you have the right receiver) to get to an Atmos solution - versus going out and purchasing a whole new setup. Once setup - seek out the Atmos Demo and give them a whirl - maybe start here: https://www.demo-world.eu/2d-demo-trailers-hd/

    Overall - what an awesome improvement! You will not be disappointed!

    Jul 18, 2018 12:35
  • Review by Brian, 10 out of 10
    Great sound Great Price

    I wanted to add a greater sound field to my home theater. I purchased most of the Sony Core Series last Christmas. I liked my setup a lot but only had a 5.2 receiver. I decided to add the Sony elevation speakers and a Denon receiver. Now my set-up is complete and sounds amazing. I now have 2 Towers with elevation speakers on top, two subs, center channel, and two shelf speakers for the rear channels.

    Jul 10, 2021 09:51
  • 9.2score
    Definitive Technology Demand D9 High Performance Bookshelf Speakers, New and Unique Tweeter Design, Pair, Piano Black - Piano Black
    Description

    The Demand D9 high-performance bookshelf speakers bring to you an unmatchable sound quality with deeper bass and crystal-clear audio for a premium home theater experience. Featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 5.25” Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer, each speaker delivers an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for the most technically advanced audio experience. Integrated passive bass radiator in each speaker produces superior low-end extension for deep, tight, clean bass response. Comes in a Clean, modern industrial design with a bead blasted finish provides a timeless look and feel that fits any décor. Can be used as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or in a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers

    5 Features
  • High-Performance Bookshelf Speakers: Feature a proprietary 5.25" BDSS woofer, a 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens & Laterally Offset Tweeter Assembly for a smoother high-frequency reproduction, articulate midrange and punchy bass
  • Futuristic Design for an Outstanding Performance: The 5 x 9-inch Oval Passive Bass Radiator drives a deep and clean bass response with crystal clear audio, while the elegant & timeless look blends perfectly with your home décor. These speakers truly deliver a premium listening experience
  • Multiple Speaker Setup Options: Use as standalone speakers in a 2.0 channel system, a 2.1 channel system with a sub, or setup a sophisticated and complex home theater system with your choice of amplifier, receiver or Definitive Speakers
  • A Class Apart: One of the most trusted names in audio speakers and premium home entertainment, Definitive brings to you the best audio quality crafted with 25 years of constant innovation, relentless engineering, latest audio technology and iconic intelligent designs
  • Optional Demand ST1 Speaker Stands: Elevate your sound with the Demand ST1 speaker stands (sold separately) to raise the height of these speakers by 32" and to keep them in place on a carpet or a solid floor surface. The stands also come with threaded inserts
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  • Review by 2ChannnelSam, 10 out of 10
    Book shelf with Big High End Sound

    At first I’ll admit I wasn’t blown away. I had been using Polk TSI200 for my Fronts. Only because they were half off $150. Since it was good enough I’ve had no reason to upgrade. Decent sound. Handled lots of power. But I’ve always wanted a Speaker that was up to par with the rest of my gear. Outlaw 975 pre amp. Massive Yamaha PC2200 (240 RMS + 240RMS) So high hopes thinking first listen will be amazing. It sounded good but “small”. I know there’s a break in process. But still I was disappointed. But I didn’t give up. The more the played all types of music I could hear the High End sound I was looking for. And being new speakers and me having lots of power I was afraid to damage it as soon as I got them. But I got the courage to crank it up, and they handled the power with not so much ease (dial the xover to 100 hz and add a sub and you’ll be set) they still are only book shelfs but the sound stage and clarity was incredible. Almost went with the D11’s but that would be over kill for my place. Loving every string pluck for from a guitar. Plus it handles movies just as good. I’m a stereo guy as opposed to HT.

    Aug 07, 2019 15:16
  • Review by Abelsurroundtowerspeakers, 10 out of 10
    Abel

    Performed the way I expected them to perform, just like the Definitive Technology tower speakers.

    Jan 22, 2021 21:33
  • Review by FredD9sSpeakers, 10 out of 10
    D 9's

    Great speakers!! Great Value!

    Would buy again Wow what a Deal

    Mar 12, 2021 13:00
  • Review by Jannabana, 4 out of 10
    Why All the Great Reviews???

    I am not sure what the great reviews are all about. I had these playing for less then a minute before I knew they were going back. I audition all my speakers at the same setting. On my NAD amp that setting is zero on the volume. I played Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire and tweeters had a mental break down. The results were very similar on all material. I had to turn down to -6 before anything was tolerable. Maybe I received a bum pair? I cannot recommend these units at all.

    Mar 30, 2021 19:06
  • Review by Mark123, 10 out of 10
    Very good speakers

    Bought to replace older def tech towers and they did the job for quarter the size

    May 11, 2018 18:56
  • Review by harryfun77, 8 out of 10
    Great replacement for D7 speakers.

    This is a Great replacement for D7 speakers. Fits on the stands perfectly.

    Jan 25, 2020 06:08
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers.

    These are very high quality speakers and it shows,

    Jan 31, 2020 16:50
  • Review by Marc, 10 out of 10
    Grets sound

    These compliment my Def Tech center channel. Now I have a beautiful sound for my home theatre setup

    Nov 10, 2018 08:42
  • 9.2score
    Edifier - S2000MKIII Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf, Computer - 130W Line-in Optical Input - Tri-Amped Studio Monitor 2.0 Speakers - Wood/Black
    Description

    Listen to your favorite tunes with this Edifier Bluetooth bookshelf speaker. A pair of DSP digital processing chips manage medium-bass and high-pitched audio channels to ensure precise frequency control and clear sound quality, while the multi-input design allows for versatile connectivity. This Edifier Bluetooth bookshelf speaker features four equalizer presets to enhance your favorite genres, and the wood veneer casing provides classic flair.

    9 Features
  • Dual DSP digital audio processing: Helps independently control the electronic frequency division and dynamic management of the high-pitched and medium-bass channel, precisely control the frequency distribution, and fully release the characteristic advantages of the high and low-pitched units.
  • Continuous undistorted power: 15W RMS tweeter and 50W RMS mid-range bass in each speaker can effortlessly express vocal scenes of large spaces. High-efficiency class D digital power amplification delivers clear sound.
  • Bluetooth V5.0 with Qualcomm aptX HD decoding: Wirelessly transmit lossless and high-definition music signals so that Bluetooth playback can obtain the same music quality as wired digital transmission.
  • Simultaneously connected multi-input: In addition to Bluetooth connection, these speakers feature digital and analog inputs to permit interfacing to multiple devices, such as TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, computers, and other devices.
  • Switch between four EQ preset modes: Swap between four EQ preset modes (Monitor, Dynamic, Classical, and Vocal) with a press of the button. These four sound modes will highlight distinctive tones in varying genres of music and audio.
  • Individually adjustable treble, bass, and volume: 50-level high-precision adjustment of the master volume, and smart startup volume protects both your hearing and the speaker from harm.
  • Premium construction: The speaker casing is made out of a wood veneer, and the knobs are made from metal and have a professional-grade feel.
  • Intuitive and clear digital display: Display selected input status of the speaker (source, sound effect modes, volume) with a clear OLED LCD screen, all you need to do is take a look at the LCD screen, and you'll know exactly which input you are on.
  • Wireless remote control: Equipped with remote control for your convenience. Now you can adjust volume, switch sound source, select mode, and power on/off the speaker wirelessly, free you from the hassle of the constant press on the speaker's buttons.
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  • Review by Ross, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly great sounding monitors!

    Surprisingly great sounding monitors! especially for under $500.00

    Clean sounding, no weird peaks or valleys, nice flat response. there are Bass and Treble controls if you feel the need to add or cut.

    Remote control is handy, only complaint is the writing on the remote is a similar color as the button so It can be hard to read in low light.

    I'd recommend buying the matching Edifier speaker stands as they have matching colors and are sturdy and clean looking.

    Great speakers for the money.

    Nov 01, 2021 16:25
  • Review by CoolDaddyO, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic speakers for any room and all music!

    I needed a pair of bookshelf speakers that didn't sound like bookshelf speakers, and the Edifier S2000MKIII's really fit the bill. I am very picky when it comes to sound quality, so my standards are pretty high. These speakers handled everything I threw at them with ease. From Bach to Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen to Soundgarden, Tony Bennett to Slayer, every low was satisfying and rumbling, every high was crystal clear. In fact, the bass is so fantastic, I don't see a need to add a sub to this set-up at all. While I prefer a physical connection with either of the provided RCA or optical cables, there wasn't any detectable drop in sound quality when using the Bluetooth connection.

    These speakers are heavy - weighing in at over 20 pounds a piece, so make sure you're placing them somewhere that can handle the weight. Set up is super-simple, the remote has great range and is easy to use, and the speakers themselves are pretty attractive. At just under $400, these speakers aren't cheap, but they sound like cost $1000 or more. You are definitely getting your money's worth here, and I expect to have these speakers for years to come. I highly recommend these speakers to anyone looking for small speakers with HUGE sound!

    Oct 28, 2020 15:16
  • Review by SydneyG, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers!

    Such great speakers! So glad I found these to play music and use them for my TV as well! Great functions to be able to change the settings for different uses. Look great and are pretty easy to use.

    Oct 29, 2020 11:20
  • Review by Birdlars, 10 out of 10
    Great office/bookshelf speakers

    I have used these now for a few days and have to say they are incredible. I have hooked them up to multiple sources to see how they work.

    A. Turntable via the supplied RCA cable: after adjusting the variable volume setting and finding the right sound field, they sounded great! Broke out some of my old vinyl and really enjoyed it.

    B. Bluetooth: hooked it up easily to my phone and played some online radio and multiple playlists from my music library. Again, once I set the correct variable sound level, it was easy and sounded really great.

    C. Portable AM/FM Radio via the supplied audio cable: listened to some over the air radio and sports talk shows. easily changed the sound field to “vocal” and found the right setting.

    The supplied remote control is easy to learn and allows for quick changing between sources and sound fields. There are 4 different fields: Monitor, Dynamic, Classical, and Vocal. There are also settings on the back for Bass and Treble. Very easy to find the sound that fits your taste.

    I am using these in my office (10 feet by 12 feet) on a small table. The sound is plenty loud and rich - really perfect for it. I also tried them in the family room and they are good, but not really intended for a party and such. I would get the bigger Edifier speakers if you’re throwing a party with loud music.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with these and can’t wait to use them every day!

    Oct 22, 2020 15:42
  • Review by ChristianAZ, 8 out of 10
    Nice, and SOLID, bookshelf speakers — w Bluetooth!

    From first picking these up, I was impressed — initially by the weight (they are solid!) next by the quality of the wood finish (it’s beautiful!!) and finally by the quality of sound. I had another pair of Edifier speakers that didn’t have Bluetooth. I am very happy these have Bluetooth, and they are easy to setup and use. I do wish they didn’t need the umbilical cord between the speakers, but that aside, these are great speakers for the money!

    Oct 31, 2020 11:13
  • Review by RECKER, 10 out of 10
    Sleek + Sound

    These speakers are seriously impressive. Not only do they look good/quality/high end, they sound and FEEL just the same. The set up is SO simple (even I could do it!) and I just love that they look like they’re “meant to be” there. No need to compromise style for sound here!

    It comes with a remote and all the cords you need but still looks clean. Definitely recommend!

    Oct 24, 2020 10:40
  • Review by Stephatto, 10 out of 10
    Easy Set-Up, Attractive & Quality

    A substantial set of bookshelf speakers with a really lovely sound. While a bit on the heavy side, they're easy to set up and operate. Great addition to my home office for use with my laptop or mobile device.

    Oct 21, 2020 18:20
  • Review by Pepster, 10 out of 10
    Pleasantly Surprised

    I can’t believe the sound that comes out of these beautifully designed speakers. Set up is easy now the next thing is to get a Bluetooth phonograph and see what it does with Princes album! :)

    Oct 28, 2020 14:54
  • 9.2score
    ELAC - Debut 2.0 4" 2-Way Dolby Atmos Speaker (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Create a sonic environment to support Dolby Atmos 3D sound with these ELAC speakers. Positioned on top of existing shelf or floor-standing speakers, they work with compatible AV systems to add a height dimension to sound in areas without ceiling-mounted units. These ELAC speakers have concentric drivers for improved directional results.

    7 Features
  • Handles up to 80W of RMS input power: Offers robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • One 4" woven aramid-fiber woofer and 1/2" polymer tweeter: Deliver clear-sounding highs and lows.
  • Concentric Dolby Atmos driver: Ensures sound is projected in robust, full-bodied detail.
  • Two-way speaker system: Sounds like one source rather than several separate sources.
  • Five-way metal binding posts: Offer simple, secure connectivity.
  • 180Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 6 ohms nominal impedance: Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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  • Review by bojomac, 10 out of 10
    Perfect match for Elac UniFi's

    I have these matched with a pair of Elac UniFi's and although they are slightly different in size they match the look and feel. The sound is subtle due to their usage as height channels in my 5.4.1 Atmos system but a good match. I have them powered by a Denon x4400h.

    Dec 21, 2018 16:46
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    These are a good option if you can't put speakers in your ceiling. Seem to be good quality.

    Jan 07, 2020 10:20
  • Review by Jayyy, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker for Amos

    This speaker is very good you get full Amos from it

    Apr 03, 2020 21:24
  • Review by Ulysses84, 10 out of 10
    Really enjoying

    Really like the whole elac setup. Great performance and affordable.

    Apr 18, 2019 03:03
  • Review by spndctr, 10 out of 10
    needed the height

    Bought this as part of my home theater system. ELAC just sounded the best for home theater - vocals were clear and weren't drowned out by special fx sounds. This atmos speaker adds the necessary height sound that really seemed to round out the movie going theater experience. I would highly recommend this, and the ELAC setup overall, for home theaters.

    Apr 18, 2019 10:44
  • Review by Lalo, 10 out of 10
    Great atmos sound

    Great sound coming from this speakers. At first I really couldn't tell the difference in sound but what I found out was that I hadn't downloaded the atmos app onto my xbox s which is what I use for playing 4k blurays and so I was not actually getting atmos but once activated it really made a difference.

    Jan 27, 2019 12:51
  • Review by Chad, 8 out of 10
    Easy setup and good quality sound

    Easy to wire and configure with your Atmos receiver. Cheaper alternative to most systems

    Dec 19, 2018 16:52
  • Review by Alan, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Dolby Atmos add-on speakers

    These are great add-on speakers for providing Dolby Atmos sound. I previously had a pair of inexpensive Onkyo speakers for this purpose, and they basically worked fine, but these Elac speakers are a huge improvement and really enhance my sound system.

    Jul 09, 2019 10:13
  • 9.2score
    ELAC - Uni-Fi 2.0 Center Speaker (Each) - Black
    Description

    The center channel is the most critical speaker in a surround sound system. The UC52’s concentric driver provides the perfect solution for a compelling home theater experience. Using the same outstanding drivers and technology as the series other models ensures this compact, 3-way, bass-reflex center speaker delivers a matched sonic signature.

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  • Review by AuditioningElac, 8 out of 10
    Upgrade to an older surround system.

    I wanted to replace an older surround system starting in the front and after replacing the electronics a friend suggested auditioning the Elac’s. I found a center channel at one store and liked the sound. I then found similar Elac bookshelf speakers at another. These Elac Un-Fi 2.0’s that I purchased sound much better than my older Infinity’s. Wider range. Broader soundstage. With enough high end for my aging ears. I believe I did very well for the space available and I still have enough money left for the Dolby Atmos that will be next.

    Feb 15, 2021 06:41
  • Review by Cwakeman, 10 out of 10
    Great center!

    Clean detailed dialogue. This center speaker is great if you sit off axis, the tonality doesn’t change as you move around the room. Most mtm speakers will loose intelligibility off axis due to colmb filtering.

    Mar 20, 2021 20:34
  • 9.0score