NY Time's Wirecutter's "Upgrade Pick" for best sounding bookshelf speakers in March 2019. urlhasbeenblocked wants $449 Used, and Best Buy, Crutchfield, and Amazon are all selling these @ $600.
We've found a pair of bookshelf speakers that sound great and can serve for years as the centerpiece of a stereo music system or a multichannel home theater setup. The Q Acoustics 3020i speakers stood out from more than two dozen pairs we tested because their audio and build quality is better than anything else in their price range.
A step up in sound quality
The KEF Q150 is our favorite-sounding bookshelf speaker
, but it has a higher price tag than most of the competition.
If you want to go for an upgrade, the KEF Q150 bookshelf speakers were the overwhelming favorite in our tests because they delivered more detail and clearer sound than the other speakers we reviewed, but they cost a good bit more than the Q Acoustics 3020i. The Q150 comes in two different finishes, and the KEF Q Series includes a matching center channel and add-on Atmos speaker for home theater use.