Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $500

From time to time we like to shake things up a bit and categorize our product reviews by their retail price, and so today we’re going to take a closer look at the best bookshelf speakers under $500. With the electronic audio market drowning in competing products, it should be easy for the moderately flexible budget to find something great if you know what to look for in a bookshelf speaker. In an effort to identify the key benefits and help you make an informed decision, we’ve included a guide for bookshelf speaker buyers to answer some of your questions.

If the upper reaches of our budget limit are a little too rich for your taste, you might want to check out our best bookshelf speakers under $200 for a slightly lower price.

Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $500

This list will help you find out what’s best for you and your sound. We will list the best for quality, the best all-rounder, and the best value for money to give you all the options. If you have a larger budget for your new bookshelf speaker set, consider these bookshelf speakers under $1000.

1. Edifier R2000DB

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At the top of our list is a shining example of an affordable pair of studio-quality, studio-quality, near-field powered studio monitor speakers from the professional Edifiers line. The bass is driven by a 5-inch metal alloy woofer that responds well and is adequately surrounded to prevent distortion. They are equipped with Edifiers’ newly developed Eagle Eye tweeters, which are 25 mm in size and silk-curved, making even the slightest whisper clear and distinct. The entire circuit has received a modern overhaul of the integrated DSP, is of the highest quality and, hand in hand with the built-in dynamic range control, effectively eliminates distortion. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under 500 dollars.

2. Klipsch R-41PM

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Klipsch R-41PM Powered Bookshelf Speaker,Black

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$319.99 $399.00

If you don’t want an A/V receiver, Klipsch R-41PM powered speakers may be the right choice for you. The built-in digital amplifier provides impressive audio output in clarity and volume. The bass-reflex design with rear ignition port expands the low-frequency response and produces a richer sound that perfectly complements Klipsch’s signature horn-loaded tweeter. These powered speakers come with custom adjustments to meet the musical preferences of each individual. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500.

3. Swan Speakers T200C

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The Swan Speakers T200C uses powered studio monitors designed to the hi-fi concept with elongated 5.25″ woofers for deeper, softer bass. The bookshelf speakers also use a 0.8-inch metal dome tweeter for superior highs and mids. In addition, a stylish metal front panel with black piano lining makes the bookshelf speakers look beautiful and sync well with any placement design. The asymmetrical structure of the speakers reduces standing sound waves and sound coloration, which means you can hear better-sounding tones. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under 500 dollars.

4. JBL Studio 530

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JBL Studio 530 2-Way 5.25-Inch Bookshelf

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The JBL Studio 530 6.5-inch 2-way bookshelf speaker features a 6.5-inch PolyPlas driver that delivers unparalleled midrange accuracy and powerful bass and is one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500. With a comprehensive frequency response of 52 Hz – 22 kHz, the speakers utilize a wide range of playable tones for an incredible experience. In addition, the sensitivity of the speaker is 88 dB, which means your music can be played ultra-loud without any loss of quality. Not only the dB is excellent, but also the impedance at 8 ohms reaches the sweet spot.

5. Audioengine A5+

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The Audioengine A5+’s wireless bookshelf speakers are 150 Watts of power and offer a room-filling sound that can be enjoyed from any source device. Affordable and designed for audiophiles, the A5+ speakers can do little wrong if you’re looking for great sound. The really cool thing about these speakers is that they don’t depend on your PC sound card. Bluetooth’s 24-bit DAC and aptX HD codec can give you the sound quality you’ve always craved, bypassing any upstream processing. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under 500 dollars.

6. ELAC Uni-fi UB5

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ELAC Uni-fi UB5 Bookshelf Speaker (Black, Pair)

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The advanced crossover design combined with a rugged, reinforced cabinet helps the ELAC Uni-fi UB5 bookshelf speaker deliver a sound that exceeds its price, making it one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500. The true 3-way design delivers more precise sound than traditional 2-way speakers, and with the professionally tuned drivers, the sound is superb. The woofer used is made of 5.25-inch aluminum and delivers powerful bass without any loss of quality when playing with louder volume settings. The tweeters also bring life to the sound with extremely precise tuning, so the bass doesn’t touch the beat too much.

7. Polk Audio S20

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$249.00 $299.99

Polk Audio is another well-known American company specializing in high-quality loudspeakers. Polk Audio’s S20s are among their mid-range bookshelf speakers. They are designed to fit into your media room or small home theater. The S20s feature polypropylene woofers, terylene tweeters, and Polk Power Ports. The combination of these features gives them unique sound characteristics. The high frequencies are very clear, the bass is powerful, and the sound is precise with a wide dynamic range. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under 500 dollars.

8. Bose 301-V

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Bose 301V speakers are available in a convenient horizontal design that fits easily on any shelf. They are available in black with modern styling and wood grain. The speakers feature a conventional two-way configuration with an 8-inch long-throw woofer and 1-inch tweeter. These speakers can be used alone or as part of a larger home entertainment system. If you plan to use them with your home theater system, they are suitable for use as left, center, and right speakers (you can purchase a single 301-V for the center). The 301-V can also be connected to one of Bose’s lifestyle systems. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500.

9. Q Acoustics 3020i

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Q Acoustics 3020i Bookshelf Speaker Pair (Carbon Black)

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The Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers are available in four different finishes: Arctic White, Carbon Black, English Walnut, and Graphite Grey. All available finishes look very stylish, so the choice is really up to you. The cabinets are fitted with P2PTM struts to reduce cabinet noise – the ankle test on the cabinet gives a soothing impact. These are 2-way bookshelf speakers with a 0.9″ tweeter and a 5″ woofer in each channel. The sound image is both wide and deep, providing an impressive sound stage. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under 500 dollars.

10. Klipsch RP-150M

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Klipsch is one of the oldest speaker manufacturers. Founded in 1946, the company prides itself on its practical approach to speaker manufacturing. The attention to detail and meticulous engineering is reflected in the Klipsch RP-150M. These speakers are a great combination of traditional style and modern design. They are available in walnut and 3 other finishes: cherry, ebony, and piano black. Each speaker is a 2-way design with a linear titanium tweeter and a ceramic cone woofer. As is the company’s trademark, the tweeter is equipped with a horn to give the RP-150M its unique Klipsch sound. Overall, this is one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500.

Originally posted 2020-10-13 08:13:27.

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