Best bookshelf speakers 2021: budget to premium

Best bookshelf speakers Buying Guide: The best bookshelf speakers you can buy in 2021.

Big speakers might give you the meatiest sound, but not everyone has the space, budget or inclination for a set of floorstanders. Thankfully, a small set of speakers can give you a pretty amazing listening experience.

They’re known as bookshelf (or sometimes standmount) speakers. And as the name suggests, they’re small enough to fit on a bookshelf, on stands, on a desk or a table.

But a bookshelf isn’t necessarily where you should put them. Some speakers demand a bit more space in order to perform at their best, so make sure you check the manufacturer’s recommendations before buying – all of these speakers will benefit from a dedicated pair of speaker stands. 

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KEF LS50 META Review – Meta Made

KEF LS50 Meta Speakers (Pair) Highly Recommended

KEF’s popular LS50 gets a facelift to Meta form. John Pickford pricks up his ears. Read our KEF LS50 META Review. …
£979.00 £999.00 Buy It Now
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BOWERS & WILKINS 606 S2 ANNIVERSARY EDITION Review – Sixth sense

Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition and ASW608 Speaker Package Black Recommended

It might not be supernatural, but David Vivian can’t help but wonder just how B&W has managed to finesse …
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DALI Spektor 2 Review

Dali Spektor 2 Speakers White (Pair) Recommended

The Danish speaker maker really does have a model for every occasion, along with a knack for nailing the brief. Read …
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B&W 607 S2 Anniversary Edition Review – Baby boomer

Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition and ASW608 Speaker Package Black Recommended

David Price auditions B&W’s latest budget baby box, the 607 S2 Anniversary Edition standmounter and is mightily …
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TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 Review – Lightly Grilled

Triangle Borea BR03 Speakers (Pair)

Dynamite dynamics that speak the truth from Triangle. John Pickford is impressed. Read our TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 Review. …
£329.00 £349.00 Buy It Now
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KEF R3 Speakers (Pair)

KEF says 1000+ changes have gone into its new R Series, so how does this translate to the only standmount loudspeaker …
£1,279.00 £1,299.00 Buy It Now
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Q ACOUSTICS 3030i Review – High Q

Q Acoustics 3030i Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) (Graphite)

High quality from a small loudspeaker that costs little. Noel Keywood enjoys Q Acoustics 3030i. Read our Q ACOUSTICS …
£249.00 £266.00 Buy It Now
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ELAC Debut B6.2 Review – Back in the game

ELAC B6.2 Debut 2.0 Bookshelf Speakers Recommended

As Andrew Jones returns to sprinkle magic dust on ELAC’s Debut range, Adam Smith checks out the 2.0 standmount …
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WHARFEDALE LINTON Review – Back to the future

Wharfedale Linton Stand BK EA speaker stand for Linton BLK (Each) Recommended

David Price spends some time with a re-imagined iconic standmount that’s anything but a seventies throwback. Read our …

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