Price: AU$3499 per pair
Scott said: They play loud, deep and clean, but more (much more) importantly they connect you to the music and are liberally laced with a large helping of "it."
The gist: Packs quite a punch for such a small package.
Price: $329 each
Al said: In a world awash with compact Wi-Fi speakers, the PW 300 is a standout.
The gist: Terrific sound direct from your phone to these little guys to your ears.
Price: $449 per pair
Sathyan said: Their handling of imaging and various instrumental tonalities are strengths for $449/pair, and make them a welcome entry point for those getting into serious listening.
The gist: Wharfedale continues to improve its Diamond line of speakers.
Price: $1499.96 USD per pair
Hans said: This Goldilocksean recipe of “just right” means that the Uni-Fi Slim FS U5, with its narrow cabinet and unassuming satin paint job, is a speaker that anyone can appreciate looking at and listening to for the long term -- and that usually comes at a price far dearer than $1500/pair.
The gist: Andrew Jones-designed affordable floorstander delivers.
Price: $3495 per pair
Philip said: They perform well in a number of areas, and reveal their limitations only alongside other highly accomplished speakers.
The gist: Good, but not as good as the Revels they were compared to.
Price: $2199.99 per pair
Hans said: Its build quality, finish, and technical prowess are beyond reproach, and its sound quality remains faithful to both KEF’s design principles and to the original LS50.
The gist: Add power and connectivity to an already impressive LS50 package.
Price: AU$3450 per pair
Peter said: Sweet yet detailed, endlessly listenable, it is the new standard bearer of the BBC flame. Get it on.
The gist: More than just an updated LS3/5a.
Price: $3498 per pair
Roger said: With high-fidelity sound and the ability to play at incredibly high volume levels, it’s one of the best speakers available at or near $3498/pair.
The gist: The integral elevation module makes this perfect for home-theater use.