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The best speakers on the planet

The Audiophiliac's roundup of the world's best speakers.

Audio has always been a big part of my life, first as a music lover, then an audiophile, then audio salesman, which led to working as a producer for Chesky Records. All of that turned out to be great preparation for writing reviews.

The KEF Blade TWO speakers


I've heard literally countless speakers, including most of the greatest ones, boatloads of middle-of-the-road ones, and a few dreadful ones. I review all of them on this blog, from dirt-cheap models up through state of the art.

I occasionally cover exotic high-end speakers mostly because they're far less visible in mainstream media than $1,000,000 supercars that just a tiny handful of people will ever drive. Why should those playthings of the rich get constant exposure, while the best audio gear is known only to audiophiles? That's why I try to expose my readers to the best audio. Sure, it's expensive, but the best stuff always is. That said, some of the tech from these speakers eventually trickles down to more affordable ones -- it's just a matter of time.

So without further ado, here they are: the best speakers on the planet.