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 Dali to Tannoy, 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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Tested at £100

Best price £79compare latest prices

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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Tested at £190

Best price £189compare latest prices

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

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Tested at £280

Best price £279compare latest prices

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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Tested at £300

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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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Tested at £300

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We don't come across talented budget floorstanders that often but when we do, they tend to come from Tannoy.

The Eclipse 3s are the best we've heard in years and for £300 they're an absolute steal.

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Tested at £350

Best price £309compare latest prices

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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Tested at £350

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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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Tested at £500

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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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Tested at £500

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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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