The Lenovo A10's offerings are simple, but its smooth performance and solid speakers make it a compelling budget option.
While they'll cost you $50 more, Audioengine A2+ multimedia speakers improve on an already great product (the A2) with slightly better sound when hooked up to your computer via a new USB connection.
The Monoprice MBS-650 are best-sounding ultrabudget bookshelf speakers, if you can live with the generic styling.
The Audiophiliac auditions the Sony SS-CS5 speaker, the least-expensive three-way bookshelf speaker you can buy from a major manufacturer.
The Audiophiliac checks out another high-performance, yet affordable desktop monitor speaker from M-Audio.
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stand-mount speakers promise better treble response and a more understated design than found in the previous model.
While they may not be a bargain at $250, the Audyssey Wireless Speakers deliver a combination of excellent sound quality and stylish looks.
Pioneer's SP-BS21-LR is a discontinued model, and it was a terrific bargain at the full retail price of $130 per pair, but Amazon is now selling a pair for $52.
The Monoprice 9774 speaker system is the best home audio value we've ever seen: gorgeous, incredible-sounding home theater speakers for just under $250.
Due out soon, JBL's $60 Pebbles offer a unique take on media speakers with a circular, snail-like design.