Looking to get splendid stereo sound from your system on a budget? We've rounded up the best pairs of hi-fi speakers currently on the market for under £500, starting at under £100.

A good pair of speakers is one of the most important parts of any hi-fi system. Luckily, there's a whole heap of choice, using different designs, materials and technologies, all of which can have a big effect on the sound quality.

The best stereo speakers on the market can cost thousands of pounds, but there is plenty of value and quality to be found at the budget end too. A capable pair of hi-fi speakers doesn't have to break the bank.

In this round-up we've got 10 of the best speakers for under £400, giving you plenty of choice to match your room, system and personal preferences.

From Cambridge Audio to Dali, Monitor Audio to Q Acoustics, there's something here for everyone. See a product you like? Click through to get the review, more pictures and full specs.

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Given their diminuitive size, these tiny bookshelf speakers pack a considerable punch.

Details and dynamics are impressive, as is the scale of their sound. Factor in a £100 price tag and you can't really go wrong.

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If you're after small, articulate, affordable, desktop speakers with Buetooth streaming, you can't go wrong with the DS-1s.

They look smart, sound terrific and cost just £130.

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These lovingly construced boxes deliver an exceptional coimbination of refinement, excitement and dynamics. We can't fault them.

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For their size, these Award-winning Monitor Audio Bronze 2s dig deep in the bass. They're tonally balanced and impressively detailed too.

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If they're made by Dali, there's a good chance they're going to be fun to listen to.

And these classy-looking speakers don't disappoint - they have plenty of punch and winning dynamics.

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If you want a top-quality, sub £500 standmounter, you ignore this one at your peril. Clarity and refinement shine through in abundance.

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Our Best Desktop Speakers Over £200 have a distinctive design and flexible connectivity. And they follow through with a stunning, consistent performance.

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The Aero 6s benefit from Cambridge Audio's BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver, which covers a wide frequency range. The result? A cleaner sound with better integration.  

If it's budget floorstanders you're after, you'd be foolish not to take a pair of these for a spin.

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Put simply, the 685 S2s are superb, not to mention a 2015 Award-winner and Product of the Year. Thye're hugely entertaining, with power, punch and excellent detail retrieval. 

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Another 2015 Award-winner, and no wonder. The powerful 3050s are so talented, they give speakers closer to £1000 a run for their money.

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