We are no strangers to speaker reviews, in fact, we have done so many, that links may be tough to navigate if you’re shopping with a budget in mind, so today’s reviews have been restricted to the Top-rated Bookshelf Speakers you can get below $200 for Home. We are going to examine a selection of passive and active speakers to cater to your different needs.
It probably goes without saying but the market for speakers is very competitive with no shortage of options on offer, so you might be pleasantly surprised at just what your money can get you in this day and age. It is important to remember that when you shop within a specific price bracket you typically won’t see any mind-blowing differences between products. So we are going to take you through what to expect for your cash, in our complimentary buyers guide after our reviews.
Another option for the best bookshelf speakers under 200 dollars and this is another option that is significantly under this price tag. However, the Fluance SX6 bookshelf speakers have some exceptionally good reviews and deserve their spot on our list.
Fluance is not the best-known brand out there and certainly is nowhere near as popular as brands like JBL and Pioneer. Maybe this contributes to the lower price. The components of these speakers are pretty great, nonetheless, and this makes for a good sound at a reasonable price.
We’re going to kick off our list with the PB42X speakers created by Micca from the Sonic Circuits music festival. The carbon fiber woofer is going to enhance the bass in your music and the silk dome tweeter will smooth out the treble. All in all a well-balanced pair of speakers that are well worth the very low asking price. A ported enclosure will minimize the distortion typically caused by bass and the frequency response is perfect for your average-sized room.
What makes the MS40’s some of the best bookshelf speakers under 200 dollars is that they are studio quality. If you’re looking for a pair of starter monitors, these are the ones for you! If you want to take it to the next level, add a subwoofer to deepen the low end in these speakers to increase the quality of your listening experience. You can adjust the bass and treble from the rear end of the speaker to further refine your sound.
JBL Arena B15
The JBL brand is very well known in the world of audio, with good reason. They have an unbelievable history of creating some of the best speakers, studio monitors and PA systems imaginable. With the Arena B15, JBL has created some of the best ‘surround’ speakers around.
When we say these are some of the best surround speakers, we’re not talking about surround sound just coming from two speakers as this is not possible. What we mean is that they are compatible with other speakers so that if you wish to expand your system to a surround system, you can. All JBL Arena loudspeakers can connect to one another and create a fully functioning system.
A good way to use these speakers, as well as on a bookshelf, is to wall mount them. An integrated wall-mount solution allows you to do this with ease.