Sony wants to shake up the future of home hi-fi with the aid of near-field speakers and high-tech hybrid amplification.
Totem’s compact Tribe Towers are easy to accommodate, while also delivering a musical and informative sound.
KEF’s elegant R5 floorstanders are classy and refined performers, but they’re up against some tough competition.
A poor sense of rhythm and harsh upper midrange makes it impossible for us to recommend these Ophidians.
You won’t get another Sonos multi-room speaker at this price – nor one you can use as a floating bookshelf.
The bass from these standmounters will shake you, but the F500s don’t quite live up to their floorstanding siblings.
Subtle treble and full-bodied bass all tied up in a budget-friendly package – but lacking a little dynamic detail.
Wilson Benesch’s entry-level speakers set enviable standards for build, sound quality and engineering content.