201010_bwPrice: $1500 per pair

Website: www.bowers-wilkins.com

Jeff said: The best audio products make bad recordings sound tolerable, good recordings sound better, and great recordings sound sublime. Irrespective of source or perceived quality of amplification, the B&W CM5 did this. It made a case for spending what it takes to get the speakers you want and, if need be, scrimping on everything else.

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Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

The gist: You just can't go wrong with a CM-series B&W.