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.
Due out soon, JBL's $60 Pebbles offer a unique take on media speakers with a circular, snail-like design.
The Monoprice MBS-650 are best-sounding ultrabudget bookshelf speakers, if you can live with the generic styling.
While they may not be a bargain at $250, the Audyssey Wireless Speakers deliver a combination of excellent sound quality and stylish looks.
The Micca MB42's classy, compact design makes it a top budget speaker when style counts, although Monoprice's MBS-650 sound better for even less.
The Audiophiliac checks out another high-performance, yet affordable desktop monitor speaker from M-Audio.
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.
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stand-mount speakers promise better treble response and a more understated design than found in the previous model.
While we didn't like their sound as much as the Audioengine 2s', the Audyssey Media Speakers are an attractively designed set of powered multimedia speakers that offer good sound and the added bonus of a digital optical input.