10 Best Bookshelf Speakers in 2018

People usually look for the finest devices when they want to listen to their favorite music. In one’s own house, only the best bookshelf speakers will do, because music was meant to be listened to just as it was composed. This is a review of ten of the best bookshelf speakers in 2018. The list is based on user preference, so you can rest assured that every product on this list is here because it was highly rated by other users just like you.

10. ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers

These 10.23 x 8.89 x 6.69-inch, 10.14 lbs beauties start off this list of best bookshelf speakers for a very good reason – their 3D sound quality. With a drive unit of 5 inches, an extended bass response, and a realistic and open sound, these bookshelf speakers can help you enjoy your favorite songs in style. Another attractive thing about them is the material they’re made of, American walnut, which looks very elegant.

9. Wharfedale Denton Bookshelf SpeakersWharfedale - Denton Bookshelf Speakers

These Wharfedale speakers are here for two reasons – to look great, and to sound even better. These 12.6 x 7.8 x 10.8-inch bookshelf speakers have a very classy, good-looking mahogany red veneer finish, and their grille is covered in grey Tungsten cloth. Aside from the fact that they go well with any home that also has a wood finish, these 80th anniversary speakers cannot be bought anywhere else, and they cannot be falsified or duplicated. Needless to say, their sound is off the charts, being some of the best bookshelf speakers on the market.

8. Edifier P12 Passive Bookshelf SpeakersEdifier P12 Passive Bookshelf Speakers

These beautiful, light walnut, lacquered speakers have more than earned their place on this list of best bookshelf speakers. Their 17.1 x 14.1 x 11.8-inch frame, and their 8.82 pounds weight make them very easy to place around the house. According to the product’s description, the ZENSOR 1 is all about making sense. They are best used in small or medium-sized rooms, and they work great as front speakers in a 2.1 surround system, and as back speakers in a 5.1 system. As expected, their sound replication is flawless.

7. Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor SpeakersKlipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speakers with Bluetooth

These small, minimalistic, and futuristic-looking speakers come in at $500, and only measure 8.1 x 7 x 12.5 inches. Their integrated phono pre-amp, and ultra-low noise amplifiers guarantee immersive sound, maximize the system’s performance, and eliminate all external amplification. The R-15PM are some of the best bookshelf speakers out there, allowing users to play music from any device that supports Bluetooth, without losing any quality whatsoever. They only weigh 26.5 pounds, further adding to their minimalistic design.

6. Polk Signature Series S15 Bookshelf SpeakersPolk Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers

Compatible with 4G iPhones, iTouch, Airport Express, and other MP3 players, the Earthquake made its way on this list of best bookshelf speakers for a good reason. It has three different audio inputs – iPod, RCA, and Auxiliary (the speakers come with a 1/8-inch stereo mini cable), and four outputs – USB Port-Sync, TRS, Aux AC, and S-Video. Weighing 22 pounds, and measuring 8.5 x 7.2 x 10.8 inches, they are perfect for almost any type of use. Their huge versatility makes these red, shiny devices ideal for multi-purpose use.

5. Klipsch R-14M Reference Bookshelf SpeakersKlipsch R-14M Reference Series Bookshelf Speakers

Slightly less futuristic, but just as minimalistic as their next model, the Klipsch R-14M speakers are a fan favorite. Of course, the sound quality coming out of these beauties is nothing short of amazing. Weighing 14.1 pounds, and measuring 7.5 x 5.9 x 9.8 inches, the R-14M are actually far better than their descendants. Well, the quality is basically the same. It’s the quality to price ratio that puts these minimalistic, foreign masterpieces on the list of the best bookshelf speakers out there.

4. Fluance XL7SBK High Performance Two-Way Bookshelf Surround Sound SpeakersFluance XL7SBK High Performance Two-Way Bookshelf Surround Sound Speakers

Coming in Black Ash and Mahogany, these bad boys are more than worth their price. They can reproduce the dynamic sound experienced in a movie theater, or a live music performance, right in your home in its purest form. Their audio-grade MDF wood cabinetry was meticulously crafted to reduce resonance, and they are objectively some of the best speakers you can find out there. They only weigh 8.6 pounds each, and measure 9 x 8.2 x 11.5 inches, making them very easy to place anywhere inside a home ready to experience a new dimension of sound.

3. JBL Studio 230 6.5-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker

JBL Studio 230 6.5-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker

The most expensive entry on this list of best bookshelf speakers, these speakers aren’t here for no reason. They weigh 16 pounds, and are far bigger than any other previous entry, measuring 22.5 x 22 x 12 inches. These speakers are preferred by most music producers, and they are totally worth their particularly high pricing. Their exclusive design, 3/4-inch, ultra-ridged MDF enclosure, 1-inch high-frequency compression driver, glass-filled ABS bi-radial high-frequency horn, and 5.25-inch low-frequency transducers make them a must-have for any particularly wealthy music enthusiast.

2. Elac B5 Debut Series Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew JonesELAC B5 Debut Series 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers

These are more than worth their place on this list of best bookshelf speakers. The sound that these little beauties can produce far outclasses many other similar products that cost even twice as much. Some even say they have the best price-to-quality ratio on the market, in terms of affordable speakers. Measuring 8.8 x 7.9 x 12.8 inches, and weighing 26.2 pounds, these very simple-looking Chinese speakers are the ones that all other affordable speakers should be measured against. They are light, small, of very high quality, and fairly affordable.

1. Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf SpeakersPolk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers

The TSi100 speakers are the most highly regarded speakers on this list. Not only are they the smallest products featured here, but they also have the best quality-to-price ratio. They only weigh 10 pounds, and measure 10.2 x 7 x 11 inches, and their wide-dispersion woofers and tweeters offer a very thrilling sound that keeps you enjoying your music for hours on end. What else can we say about the TSi100? Customers love them, and for very, very good reasons.


We hope that we managed to help you choose the best bookshelf speakers out there. Since music is art, it is meant to awake emotions in people. The only way to do that is to listen to it on some high quality speakers. So, do yourself a favor and only use the best devices to listen to your favorite music. Please tell us if you enjoyed our article, and if it actually helped you find what you were looking for. Do you have any other bookshelf speaker suggestions? Leave them down below!

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