The Focal Aria 905s are talented, confident-sounding standmounters, but can they be considered class leaders?
A great set of speakers with a big, mature sound and plenty of skill to drive it
There’s no arguing with the features and convenience here, but there are sonic compromises
Accept that the SM9 was never intended as a domestic speaker and simply enjoy the brilliant performance
Amazing design puts these stereo speakers at the top of the pile
Focal brings hi-fi sound to the desktop
Bold and assertive, the Focal Chorus 706V are thoroughly enjoyable speakers
In terms of show-room and living-room appeal, the Focals are up there with the best.
The Focals are good for the money, but if you can spend more, do so