The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
Paired with high-quality components, the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 sounds much better than you have any right to expect from a speaker of this size and price.
The Bowers and Wilkins 606 bookshelves offer bucketfuls of resolution and bass power, but they're more expensive and not as versatile as their predecessors.
The Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 are the supercharged sportscars of the high-end speaker world, combining whiplash-inducing looks, cutting edge technology and exquisite performance.
The Creative Stage sound bar and subwoofer combo sets the standard for a desktop gaming system on a budget and can even work with small TVs.
The affordable Bose SoundTouch 10 is an impressive sounding compact Wi-Fi wireless speaker that also offers Bluetooth connectivity.
The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.
Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar.
The SVS Prime Tower's highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for big-speaker sound at a price they can afford.
The KEF Q350 bookshelf speaker looks exquisite, and sounds bigger and more expensive than it really is.
The Polk T50 is a remarkably decent-sounding tower speaker for not a lot of money, but it faces stiff competition.
The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR is, hands down, the very best-sounding bookshelf/surround speaker we've heard in its price class.
The Bose SoundTouch 30 keeps a good pace for both price and feature count with mostly excellent sound quality, particularly at moderate volumes.
The Emotiva Airmotiv T1's dynamic sound will appeal to audiophiles on a budget who are hankering for a big-speaker sound for music and home-theater systems.
The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199/AU$299.
Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.
The Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 speaker is the best Atmos floorstander we've seen anywhere for the money, and its capability with music is pleasantly surprising.