Best Bookshelf Speakers 2018

best Bookshelf speakers

Well it is only when you have bookshelf speakers that you can appreciate the quality sound that your Skype calls can be or listen to your favorite music as you work.

The workplace desktop actually becomes more interesting and fun.

Choosing the right speakers is very important since they kind of tend to stay with you for a long period of time. They are the perfect companion.

That is why we decided to compile a list of the best bookshelf speakers.

There is a list of things to consider before buying bookshelf speakers that will be very helpful, make sure you get to read it before you make your final decision.

Top 5 Best Bookshelf speakers

1.KEF Q 150 bookshelf speakers review

If you are a music lover and you don’t currently have thousands of dollars to spend on speakers, then you have to try the KEF Q150 bookshelf speakers.

With the world-famous Uni-Q technology that is set to deliver the best bass quality.

This is a revamp of the KEF Q100 speakers with a Front face- distinctive unit Q array that is common with this series with the concentrically mounted tweeters.

The internal architecture has been redesigned to reduce internal resonance to improve the audio clarity.

When it comes to performance, the KEF Q 150 delivers deep distinctive rich bass, highs and lows with amazing clarity; you can hear the quality in the music and perform very well for their small size.

With a stylish design now that the front port has now been moved to the back and a sturdy bass reference cabinet.

This design is set to deliver the best quality sound from both drivers at the same time.

The KEF Q150 is a definite buy for the music lovers because it delivers rich and engaging Hi-fi sound that any music lover can afford.

 

Things we like

  • Stylish and has a sleek finish which is available in sleek Matte and white vinyl finishes.
  • Enhanced Unit-Q driver array design to deliver more accurate bass
  • Great sound quality with smooth out tremble frequencies.

    2.Audio Engine A5+ premium review

Are you hooked up to listening to music with Sweet bass?

The Audio Engine A5+ is a solidly built speaker that gives quality sound clarity for a stand-alone without the subwoofer.

With quality built cabinets, great packaging and the finish is amazing they come in satin black,

glossy white or bamboo finish.

They are not small like most bookshelf speakers. They take more space on the desktop but that is not a problem when you consider the clear sound output that you stand to get with these speakers.

You can hear your song more clearly you will not believe the amazing clarity.

The A5 are 10.75 by 7 by 7.75- inches and they come with a remote control, speaker wire and a mini jack and a set of audio.

With a silk dome tweeter and a 5 inch Kevlar woofer, this is to ensure that you the sound comes out with clarity.

There is a power LED indicator that glows when the speakers are on and fades out during sleep mode, and goes off when the speakers are off and flickers when adjusting the volume.

They have a USB power output that you can use to charge and a rear RCA input that you can use to connect to another audio source.

Overall, The Audio Engine A5 is a powered speaker that offers great bass output at an affordable price. This is clearly a solid bargain.

What we like

  • Great sound quality, with built-in power amplifiers
  • Built has Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters
  • It is compatible with any computer

    3.Bowers and Wilkins MM review

When a British manufacturing company decides to venture out from their normal legendary high-end speakers and provide consumers with something of a mid-range price.

This is one of those series, the Bowers and Wilkins bookshelf speakers.

It comes in a slick stylish design, black cloth grilles and a metallic trim.

You get quality Hi-fi sound, that is crystal clear and enough for a small room.

The bowers and Wilkins come with a 3-inch woofer and 1- inch tweeter and has two drivers, one for the bass and midrange frequencies and the other one for trebles.

This ensures that you get that well- balanced detailed sound output from these bookshelf speakers.

The best thing about these speakers compared to other bookshelf speakers is the digital-analogue converter that allows you to hear the original data from the audio content rather than the already converted audio to analogue that comes from the computer.

It comes with a remote control and is 6.7 inches high by 3.9 inches wide by 3.9 inches deep.

Connections via USB to the computer this makes it easy to connect and once connected the drivers are easily downloaded to the computer or devices that you want to pair with the bowers and Wilkins.

The overall if you are looking for bookshelf speakers that offer smooth, balanced and clean detailed sound and make your desktop area more interesting and fun. Then the Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 are worth a try.

What we like

  • It is compact
  • Well balanced sound output
  • They are stylish
  • It converts the sound from digital to analogue

What we don’t like

  • The audio is not all that good when you move from the sweet spot.

    4.Audio Engine P4n Passive- audiophile speaker

If you someone who likes listening to music or watching movies with great sound output, then you need to try the Audio Engine P4N passive speakers.

This is a passive speaker meaning that you have to pair it with an amplifier or receiver, unlike the active speakers that can power alone.

This gives you amazing clean clearer sound that is sweet and vibrant.

It has a ¾ inch silk dome tweeter and 4inch Kevlar woofer and Audio engine drivers.

The best thing about these speakers is that they are a beauty to the eyes and will blend perfectly to any setup as they come in satin finish, glossy white or a bamboo

At 9 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep this speaker can be mounted on the wall next to your TV or computer, or placed on a desktop.

The only small disappointment we encountered with these speakers is that the bass is wanting as it becomes a bit muddy sometimes.

The Audio engine P4N passive speakers are definitely for you if you are looking for cheap audiophile speakers that give clearer vocals, deep bass and enough treble to take your movie game to the next level.

What we like

  • They are well built and solid.
  • The Bamboo finish is gorgeous
  • Good quality sound
  • These are compact speakers

    5. Wharfedale Diamond 220 review

If you are a music lover and love listening to music for a long period of time, you can appreciate the beauty of speakers that make the music sound flawless.

The Wharfedale diamond 220 speaker is the larger and is better looking than its successors.

It can produce enough sound bass without the need of an extra woofer.

You will have a new dynamic to the sound vocals with these speakers and a tight bass with a level of detail that is impressive.

They are best for small spaces and placed close to the wall to enhanced surround sound output that fills the room.

The diamond 220 speakers have a 1-inch soft-dome Tweeter and a 5.1” Kevlar woven technology woofer.

If you looking for really exceptional sound quality that is clear an crisp the its good to try the Diamond 220 speakers

What we like

  • High-quality finish in variety of designs in black, walnut and white
  • Clean and comfortable sound
  • It is quite affordable

When Buying the Best Bookshelf Speakers; Things to Consider

What will you use the speakers for?

What are your listening habits?

Do you love listening to music or you love watching movies with good sound?

How loud do you enjoy your sound?

Do you use your computer or TV for listening to music?

These are the questions that you can ask yourself and make the better choice for you.

1.The Room Space

The living area or the size of the room matters when buying speakers.

Small speakers can be great for a small living area and can give good surround sound and fill up the room, but that can be very different when the room is very large.

So when choosing speakers think about the space that you want the sound to occupy. If it is big then consider big bookshelf speakers or tower speakers.

Sound also bounces better with rooms with open windows and clear floors compared to rooms that are filled up and closed up.

Speakers stay with you for a while and since quality speakers are quite expensive its best to find the perfect pair.

If you are a passive music listener then bookshelf speakers for your computer can be more appropriate compared to larger speakers.

2.Home décor and Furniture

When you have worked hard to make your living space look great, then you need speakers that can blend in with your living area.

You think of how to incorporate the speakers to the furniture whether it is hanging then on a wall or to place them on the floor.

The placement of the speakers will also affect the sound quality.

3.Specs

Some speakers are active and can give good quality sound without the need of an amplifier and receiver.

Passive speakers need a good receiver or amplifiers.

You also need to ensure that the amplifier is able to drive your speaker effectively.

The connectivity also matters since for some speakers there is digital to analogue transfer for some speakers and others it is just digital. This is especially important for audiophiles.

4.Quality over Quantity

Depending on what you want the speakers for it good to have a whole expensive home theatre but will it do what you want.

If you love listening to great music then stereo speaker that is expensive is worth more than a full home theatre system.

If you want to use it for movies only then a subwoofer that is cheaper than a very expensive full home theatre is better.

So clearly even if speakers are expensive it does not mean that equates to good quality sound.

Wrapping up

I hope that you enjoyed reading this article and that you were able to choose the best bookshelf speakers for your needs.

If you have any questions or you feel that we left something out, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

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