Best Stereo speakers 2016

Product of the year

Best standmount speaker £400-£800

Dynaudio Emit M20

“These energetic M20s are as meticulous as they are merry”

Best buys

Best floorstander £1000-£2000

Tannoy Revolution XT 6F

“These Tannoys are something special - they fire out an infectious, entertaining sound”

Best standmount speaker under £200

Mission LX-2

“Mission possible! These entertaining speakers are one of the best budget options out there”

Best floorstander under £500

Tannoy Eclipse 3

“These Tannoys are the most talented budget floorstanders we’ve heard in years”

Best desktop speaker


“KEF cracks it with these unique egg-shaped speakers”

Best standmount speaker £200-£400

Monitor Audio Bronze 2

“This latest generation of Bronze 2 is arguably the best yet. This is a truly complete speaker for the money”

Best standmount speaker £800-£1200

Revel Concerta2 M16

“The entertaining M16s are among the best speakers we’ve heard for less than a grand”

Best floorstander £500-£1000

Q Acoustics 3050

“The 3050s are so talented, they can give speakers closer to £1000 a real run for their money - a brilliant pair of budget floorstanders”

Best standmount speaker £1200-£1500


“Top-class all-rounders whose subtlety and transparency remain untouched”

Best floorstander £2000+

PMC Twenty5.23

“These are terrific speakers. Match them with a suitably talented system and the Twenty5.23s will sing”

Best standmount speaker £1500+


“If you value insight and honesty above all else, these speakers are a terrific buy”

Best active speaker

Dynaudio Xeo 2

“A near-complete system in speakers’ clothing – and a great one too”

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