What are the best bookshelf speakers under $500?

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    #1Boston Acoustics Classic II CS26 Bookshelf Speakers

    Boston Acoustics Classic II CS26 Bookshelf Speakers

    The Boston Acoustics Classic Series II is an audiophile's speaker at a reasonable price. It comes with the outstanding performance signed by Boston Acoustics and the Deep Channel Design for better bass with less amplifier power. 


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    Carol Henry
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "These are good speakers overall. Bass is deep considering the small size of the box and treble is great. I like that it has a good warranty also. Would recommend. "
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    #2MartinLogan LX16 Bookshelf Speaker

    MartinLogan LX16 Bookshelf Speaker

    The MartinLogan LX16 is a premium speaker that features the signature by MartinLogan: the perforated steel grille that seems to float in the front. This speaker features the recessed 5-way binding posts for connection versatility. 


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    Tammy Montgomery
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "There are other options. These are over-hyped for their price. Many who seem to like them haven't had the time to check out better audio equipment."
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    #3Polk Audio T50

    Polk Audio T50

    The Polk Audio T50 standing tower speakers featuring (1) 1" tweeter, (1) 6.5" Drivers and (2) 6.5" Bass Radiators. The 2 bass radiators augment the main woofer and produce a well-balanced, natural warm sound reaching the far corners of the room


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    Paul Scott
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "My old speakers finally broke down on my after 3 years. I was looking for the best bookshelf speakers under 500. I was told to try Polk Audio T50 Home Theater and Music Floor Standing Tower Speaker (Single, Black). These are way better than my old ones!"
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    #4Audioengine P4N

    Audioengine P4N

    The Audioengine P4N are a pair of 2-way passive bookshelf speakerphones that comes with gold-plated 5-way binding posts and silk dome tweeters with Kevlar woofers. 


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    Howard Hanson
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I have used other home speakers and these are definitely worth the price. If your into music you should definitely invest in quality speakers. I am so happy with them they sound great!"
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    #5Fluance SX6W High Definition Bookshelf Loudspeakers

    Fluance SX6W High Definition Bookshelf Loudspeakers

    The Fluance SX6W HD bookshelf loudspeaker comes with premium components to ensure serious performance and crystal clear natural sound. They are built for home theatre or front main speakers. 


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    Kimberly Romero
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Perfect for someone looking to fit their speakers in a bookshelf type area. The price is feasible, and the sound quality is superb. "
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    #6Edifier S1000DB

    Edifier S1000DB
    Edifier S1000DB are a pair of speakerphones that is suitable for PCs and game consoles. It comes with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 connection, optical and coaxial inputs and 5.5-inch subwoofer for better bass response. 

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    John Allen
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Awesome speakerphone which looks and sound good "
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    #7Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers

    Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers

    Polk Audio RTI A1 is a pair of wood bookshelf speakers with a construction that delivers free resonance. It comes equipped with one 5.25-inch dynamic balance composite cone diver. 


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    Jack Long
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "They sound amazing. I got the RTI's for 129ish dollars I believe. Well worth the money. They sound incredible, especially for their price. They look great to me too. Best bang for the buck, speaker-wise. "
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    #8Edifier R1280T

    Edifier R1280T
    The Edifier R1280T is a pair of bookshelf speakers that are compatible with RCA and AUX inputs. It has a built-in control panel that lets users directly manipulate the bass and treble, and is remote control-enabled for convenience.

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    Lisa Green
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "If you are looking for an affordable set of speakers that you can leave in smaller areas of your home, this is it. The remote control is a handy feature so you can control the sound system remotely. "
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    #9Edifier R19U

    Edifier R19U

    Edifier R19U is a USB bookshelf speaker for Windows 10 and Mac OS X. It has a 2.75-inch full-range speaker unit for a better audio system and 3.5 mm AUX cable. 


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    Andrea Freeman
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "These are at a great price point, however not compatible if you have an older system, basically anything older then windows 10 or mac os x 10. "
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    #10Edifier Exclaim E10BT

    Edifier Exclaim E10BT

    Edifier Exclaim E10BT is a 36-watt speaker that uses Bluetooth technology for easier connectivity. It contains a 3-inch woofer and 3-inch passive bass radiator for better sound. 


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    Julia King
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I like these speakers because they are separate and bluetooth so you can virtually place them wherever you want. It has a 3 inch woofer so you get a really deep bass sound. They are quite stylish too!"
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    #11Edifier FBA_R1700BT

    Edifier FBA_R1700BT
    Edifier FBA_R1700BT is a speaker suitable for PC, gaming console, and TV. It is equipped with 19 mm dome tweeter and a 4 inch bass for more sound power. 

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    Gloria Hicks
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "These speakers are too big for a small room. I'd rather have something smaller."
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    #12Edifier R12U

    Edifier R12U

    The Edifier R12U-WHT is a 2.0 USB-powered speaker for PC. It requires 3.5 mm auxiliary input for a connection for mp3 players and bass reflex port for superior sound. 


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    Eduardo Rosas
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "First of all the price is very good. So no matter what you are getting decent value. I like the look of these speakers and overall they sound decent. Not great but I would say they get the job done. I think you should buy them if you don't have a high budget."
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    #13Audioengine P4B

    Audioengine P4B

    Audioengine P4B is a two-way passive bookshelf speaker with Kevlar woofers and silk dome tweeters. It has a frequency response of 58Hz-22kHz that is perfect for living room, bedroom, and office. 


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    Humberto Madrigal
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Best under $250. Gold plated binding posts. Over 100 4 star reviews on Amazon."


Best What are the best bookshelf speakers under $500
1Boston Acoustics Classic II CS26 Bookshelf SpeakersElectronics 11 Paid
2MartinLogan LX16 Bookshelf SpeakerElectronics 9 Paid
3Polk Audio T50Electronics 7 Paid
4Audioengine P4N Electronics 7 Paid
5Fluance SX6W High Definition Bookshelf LoudspeakersElectronics 6 Paid
6Edifier S1000DB Electronics 3 Paid
7Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf SpeakersElectronics 2 Paid
8Edifier R1280TElectronics 1 Paid
9Edifier R19U Electronics 0 Paid
10Edifier Exclaim E10BTElectronics 0 Paid

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