Top 5 bookshelf speakers under $200 (per pair)

Forget Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. These five pairs of bookshelf speakers, all come in under $200 and pack a serious punch.

Wireless smart speakers are a great option for those that want a simplistic way to stream music around their house. If you want to take it old school, bookshelf speakers are the perfect addition to a computer desk with plenty of space, record player or CD player.

On a tighter budget? Check out the best bookshelf speakers under $100.

If space is an issue, find the best compact computer speakers at every price point here.

1. JBL Stage A130 – $179.95
  • HDI Waveguide: The HDI waveguide directs sound in a focused direction instead of in all directions and causing distortion and unkind reflections. The HDI waveguide acts like a flashlight that beams the sound into a specific direction to create a loudspeaker that sounds good in almost any environment.
  • Pure Aluminum Tweeters: The aluminum tweeters utilized in the Stage series reveal all of the nuances of today’s music and film recordings by virtually eliminating unwanted resonances.
  • 2-1/2-way Crossover Networks: JBL Stage loudspeakers use a high-order 2-1/2-way crossover network for optimal integration between the woofer and tweeter yielding a smooth and linear performance. With all JBL loudspeakers, a Straight-Line Signal Path approach is taken to minimize noise and signal loss.
  • JBL Polycellullose woofers deliver unrivaled purity, power, and realism: Decades of JBL® acoustic research and development have made their pronounced impact. Stiffer cones deliver more uniform pistonic motion, for deeper, tight bass. And their lighter weight delivers amazing attack and accuracy.
  • Specially Braced Enclosure: The goal when engineering a loudspeaker enclosure is to make it rigid and resonance-free as possible. Our combination of bracing pattern, materials and construction have been part of our DNA dating back to when we engineered the loudspeaker for the very first talking movie.

2. Sony SS-CS5 – $148
  • 100W maximum power handling: Ensures robust, controlled audio.
  • 5″ dual-layer, foam, mica-reinforced woofer: Uses the upper surface to provide faithful, supple sound and the bottom layer to deliver powerful, tight bass response.
  • 3/4″ wide-dispersion super tweeter: Along with a 1″ tweeter offers ultraresponsive high-frequency audio, so you can enjoy crisp, natural-sounding vocals and other tones.
  • High-quality crossover networks: Minimize signal loss to ensure energetic vocal response, reproducing even the most delicate emotional nuances. The networks are mounted directly to the cabinet for efficient vibration isolation.
  • 3-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Wood, bass-reflex enclosure: Along with a cloth grille provides a durable, sturdy design.
  • 53Hz – 50kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 87dB sensitivity (2.83V, 1m): For rich, crisp audio.
  • 6 ohms impedance: Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.

3. Edifier R1850DB – $199.99
  • 70W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 3/4″ silk tweeter: Offers crisp high frequencies.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Offers easy connectivity to your compatible device.
  • Remote: Lets you make adjustments from across the room.
  • 60Hz – 20kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • Volume control: Lets you easily adjust the listening level to suit your preferences.

4. Crosley S100 – $139.95
  • 15W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • 4″ woofer: Along with 1″ tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Offers easy connectivity to your compatible device.
  • 50Hz – 20kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • Volume control: Lets you easily adjust the listening level to suit your preferences.

5. Yamaha NS-6490 – $150
  • These 3 way speakers can be added anywhere in your home component sound system front or rear speakers, even as auxiliary speakers for another room
  • Each speaker enclosure has 3 drivers: An 8 woofer/ a 4 midrange/ a 0.75 dome tweeter that work together to provide an 45Hz to 23Khz frequency response range
  • Magnetically shielded to suit home theater applications

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