Best style speaker packages


...but that doesn't mean the best of them aren't worth hearing. Yes, we know not everyone can accomodate them – that's why soundbars are so popular – but these compact speaker systems are easier to accommodate than most. And best of all, they sound and look great.

Here we've chosen six of the best, from very affordable to somewhat pricey. Whichever package you chose, you won't be disappointed - those Blu-ray movies are going to sound great.

Under £750

Tannoy HTS-101 XP

The current incarnation of this multiple winner has a sonic character that retains its fast, spacious quality, but with extra detail and solidity. If you're looking for a simple, versatile surround solution, look no further.


Paper cone drivers | Titanium tweeters | 20cm subwoofer

Reasons to Buy
Well-integrated and wide spread of sound
Tonally balanced
Dynamics exceed physical size
Compact, versatile design
Smart finish
Reasons to Avoid

Under £1000

Q Acoustics Q7000i

The Q7000i is a few years old now but it's still able to hold its own in a sea of speaker packages. It looks great and sounds it too, thanks to seamless integration and just the right amount of bass.

Reasons to Buy
Cohesive and expansive soundfield
Strong bass response
Stacks of detail
Well integrated across the frequency range
Reasons to Avoid
Very little at this price

Under £1250

B&W MT-50

The B&W MT-50 package comprises crisp, clear, insightful satellite speakers and a subwoofer that integrates perfectly. For a compact package it delivers a large, open sound some more expensive packages struggle to match. 

Reasons to Buy
Flexible, compact design
crisp, clear, insightful sound
great sub/sat integration
Reasons to Avoid
Struggles to fill huge rooms
other subs go deeper
pick partnering kit carefully

Under £1500

Monitor Audio Radius R90HT1

This Radius package remains a talented performer. It makes full use of the company's C-CAM driver technology to create a gapless surround field with crystal clear dialogue and satisfying low-end grunt.

Reasons to Buy
Classy-looking design
Beautifully balanced sound
Excellent integration
Weighty, controlled bass
Clear dialogue
Reasons to Avoid
It’s best suited to small and medium-sized rooms

Under £2000

B&W MT-60D

The B&W MT-60D package uses the same satellite speakers as the MT-50 but swaps out the subwoofer for the outstanding PV1D. Yes, it's expensive - but it's well worth it.

Reasons to Buy
Subtly improved design and styling
dynamic, powerful and beautifully integrated sound
strong in stereo and surround sound
Reasons to Avoid
Some care needed when partnering to avoid brightness in treble

Under £3000

Monitor Audio Apex

The Monitor Audio Apex package delivers a truly large-scale sound that registers a sky-high entertainment factor with films. It's quite a dab hand with music too, making it a great all-rounder. 

Reasons to Buy
Large-scale sound
No-nonsense looks
Good integration
Plenty of punch
Reasons to Avoid
Subwoofer lacks the last word in agility