TEAC SR-100iPrice: $299.99

Website: www.teac.com

Colin said: Living with the TEAC SR-100i was eye-opening in a number of ways, but mostly because it proved popular with the members of my household, and with pretty much everyone else who heard it playing here. It has a stylish, modern design, offers pretty much all the functionality anyone could want in a small sound system, and has an iPod dock that sounds really quite good. It will fill most rooms with enough powerful sound and enough bottom end to satisfy all but the most bass hungry. In short, the TEAC SR-100i rocks.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: A B&W Zeppelin for the common man. Sort of.