The Best Home Speakers For Every Budget

The Best Home Speakers For Every Budget
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There are many ways to make more of your music, and if your home speakers haven’t had an upgrade since the White Album, it may be time to invest. With superior audio and smart functionality, this selection of home speaker choices is sure to impress everyone, from the casual Spotify listener to the vinyl purist.

It’s never been easier to access music on demand with the wide variety of music streaming services quite literally on tap. Of course, there’s also the argument that you should buy your music instead of subscribing to it.

Either way, music deserves to be heard properly, not through the cheapest set of speakers your local variety store had on sale back in 2003.

That’s where an upgrade to your home’s music speaker setup comes into play, whether you want something with lots of volume for your next party or a more discrete system if your tastes run to a more subtle sound.

Amazon Echo Dot $59

Echo Dot
What if you’ve got some classic, great sounding home speakers but no way to get your music to them? That’s where the Amazon Echo Dot comes into its own, providing a simple way to add Amazon’s Echo assistant to just about any other speaker. It’s also a speaker in its own right, but not one that’s going to do your music listening aspirations any favours. But for this price, making any other speaker smart is well worth it regardless.

You can buy the Amazon Echo Dot ($59) from Amazon here.

Sonos Roam $305.50

Sonos Roam

Sonos has a reputation for quality audio, and the Sonos Roam won’t break the bank while giving you plenty of audio oomph for your money. It’s not only about the music, though, because it’s one of only a handful of smart speakers that can be configured to work with either Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa, so your next binge listen is only a spoken command away.

You can buy the Sonos Roam ($305.50) from Amazon here.

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers $518.90

ELAC Debut
ELAC’s Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers are highly regarded by online reviewers for their build quality, clean stereo sound at an affordable price point given their premium quality. If you’re in the market for a bookshelf style speaker to improve your home music playback, these are the pair to buy.

You can buy the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers ($518.90) from Amazon here.

KEF Q750 Floorstanding Speaker $1,397.50

KEF Floorstanding Speaker
If you’re after a setup based around floor standing home speakers, consider the KEF Q750, a well built and highly regarded speaker array that uses a low-distortion inductor and damped tweeter loading tube to deliver audiophile-quality sound.

KEF Q750 Floorstanding Speaker $1,397.50

Bose Smart Soundbar 700

bose sounds bar

Soundbars are more traditionally associated with TV and movie viewing. Still, the Bose soundbar is also a prime choice to be the centre of your music playback, with Bluetooth connectivity and your pick of more music sources than you could listen to in a lifetime. Editors note: The black is currently sold out on Amazon.

You can buy the Bose Soundbar System ($1075 in white) from Amazon here.

Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.


  • The first speaker listed is the Sonos Move. In the first line it’s changed to the Sonos One SL, shortly after the Google Assistant/Alexa integration is mentioned, which isn’t available on the One SL

    Which speaker are you actually talking about?

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