Dali is a Danish manufacturer that offers speakers for all budgets and settings. In recent years (including 2021), Dali has won multiple What Hi-Fi Best Buy awards for both individual products and bundles. In the lower price ranges, Dali offers a real touch of class without spending a fortune.
With around 90 years of experience, Wharfedale is one of the most trusted manufacturers in the UK. Wharfedale has been able to stick around so long because they consistently adapt to industry standards to satisfy customers. The Diamond series offers some of the best value for money products on the market.
Mission is an expert in targeting a specific customer type and price range. Mission is a brand that won't consistently deliver the best product overall but will often provide the best in class. What we mean by that is that whatever you spend on Mission speakers, you'll very likely get more than your money's worth.
French manufacturer Focal produces some of the best high-fidelity loudspeakers for most purposes. Besides extremely high sound quality, the thing that sets Focal apart is the super-sleek design. Whatever end of the price spectrum you choose, focal speakers look sleek, modern, and ultra-cool.
JBL is a brand that is fanatic about sound. It doesn't matter if you are working out, watching movies, or making music; JBL wants you to get the best sound possible. They are always a solid choice, from headphones to soundbars to studio monitors.
Bose is one of the most popular names in consumer and professional audio. They are one of the leading manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers and high-quality bookshelf speakers. What makes smaller Bose speakers great is that they deliver power and clarity, usually reserved for larger speakers.
Sony speakers consistently receive high scores from trusted review platforms across a wide range of tests. In particular, Sony shine when it comes to wireless speakers. Sony Hi-Fi speakers typically perform very well in the bass-frequencies, so try Sony if you like bass-heavy music.
Yamaha has been around forever, it seems, and it's a brand that functions in many areas. If you are looking for true specialist speakers, Yamaha might not be the right place to start. But, if you want a wide selection from a trusted brand, few are better.
As the name suggests, Pioneer DJ produces speakers for performers and music lovers, and they are very good at it. If you are a music lover or producer looking to make the most of a small space, Pioneer DJ's home studio monitors are amongst the best value for money around.
Sennheiser is a brand that is very well-known in the pro-audio world. While many consumers know them best for great headphones, they make some excellent speakers. If you want to enhance your home cinema setup, What Hi-Fi says Sennheiser makes some of the best soundbars they ever tested.
Coming out of Berlin in the late 1970s, it's no surprise that Burmester speakers have a strong relationship with Mercedes Benz, but they quickly became famous for more than car stereo systems. Burmester is an example of German engineering at its best (if you have the budget).
Klipsch speakers are commonly considered mid-range in terms of sound quality and price. There are exceptions, of course, but if you have a bit more than entry-level money to spend and want a comprehensive feature set, Klipsch could be for you.
Sonos is the name most people think of when it comes to spreading music throughout your household. They have produced some of the best surround sound and smart speaker systems for two decades. Although not always cheap, Sonos often delivers quality far above the average consumer-level product.
Bowers & Wilkins are typically considered to be a brand for audiophiles with a great ear. But they offer budget-friendly options, too, many of which get no complaints from What Hi-Fi. In fact, across the board, What Hi-Fi says B&W speakers are some of the best ever to grace their testing room.
Polk Audio has been around for five decades, and they are one of the most popular consumer speaker brands in America. If you want affordable entry-level speakers that will do a solid job, Polk Audio is for you.
SV Sound is a high-end manufacturer that produces some of the best speakers on the market. When spending a lot of money, we always advise that you are extra careful making your choice. However, if you do your research correctly, SV Sound is a winner more often than not.
Dynaudio is a brand that sometimes divides opinion with its signature sound. But, you will find many 5-star reviews on What Hi-Fi, and that's no small achievement. If you want classic looks with a modern sound and feature set, look no further.
Harman Kardon is the parent company of JBL and offers something a little different to most. While the sound is always the priority, Harman Kardon emphasizes good looks like no other. If you need to look good and sound good, check them out.
Kef is a shining example of British innovation and has been for over 50 years. Most of their speakers feature the proprietary Uni-Q Driver, and it's something that sets them apart. Kef is always at the forefront of innovation and should never be overlooked.
Bang & Olufsen is a brand name that is synonymous with luxury. They are known for detailed, articulate sound and artistic styling. Although you could spend tens of thousands on a single product, they have stepped far more into affordable ranges in recent years.