If you’re after affordable speakers, look no further
If you’re after affordable stand-mounted speakers, several candidates are putting themselves forward for selection. We help you cast your vote
Whether you’re looking for a movie on Netflix, starting your own business or building your first hi-fi system, knowing where to start is often the hardest part. In terms of the last example, once you’ve settled on a traditional hi-fi set-up, a pair of passive speakers is the staple requirement. And if your first pair is to be fairly modest in scope, and of the standmounter as opposed to floorstander variety, you might well be searching around the budget end of the market.
Here, we have our current Award winners, the Dali Spektor 2s, up against new budget standmounters from Q Acoustics and Monitor Audio, and the current babies in Acoustic Energy’s catalogue. Four stellar speaker brands, four stellar standmounter speakers, with 18 stars between them – all available for around £200. But which one triumphs as the ultimate budget buy?