It might mean rejigging the furniture (or moving to a bigger house), but a 5.1 home cinema speaker set-up is the best way to experience movie sound in the home. These are the best around.

Whether you're watching all-out action fests or beard-stroking foreign art films, a 5.1 speaker system will enhance your experience. You can spend anywhere from a few hundred pounds to thousands - so how do you know which system is right for you? By checking our list below, that's how. All of these get the What Hi-Fi? seal of approval, so you're guaranteed a great sonic experience.

If you're really tight on space, though, a soundbar or soundbase is the next best thing.

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PMC Twenty 23 5.1

Reviewed on 13th June 2016 at

The Twenty 23s impressed us enough to keep them as our reference speaker system. It's pricey, but listen to it once and you'll be sold.

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