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All the home speaker articles, reviews, comparisons, and buying guides at Higher Hz.

Active vs passive speakers: Which is better for your use case?

While the distinction in itself is rather obvious, choosing between active and passive speakers can easily become an insurmountable task, especially if this is your first pair of speakers or you don’t know exactly which option will work best for you. In this article, I won’t just highlight the differences between active and passive speakers, but also clarify which option I think is the right one for every situation, giving you a few examples of scenarios when one works better than...

The 5 best bookshelf speakers in 2024: Passive and powered

The journey of an audiophile is defined by relentless evolution. As your taste for high-fidelity audio evolves, you might find yourself craving richer sonic palettes, more immersive soundscapes, or simply a more powerful sound to galvanize your listening sessions.

If that sounds familiar, here are the best bookshelf speakers you can buy this year across all price tags.

KEF KC62 review: Compact, powerful, immersive

Long gone are the days when subwoofers had to be big, bulky and heavy to provide a deep sound. Yet even nowadays, manufacturers look for a balance between aesthetics and performance, and when it comes to subs, results are uncertain at best. Introducing the KEF KC62. Released in 2021, the tiny 10-inch cube took the audiophile community by storm, delivering a sound no one thought possible with such a small sub: a combination of power, depth, and versatility you’ll hardly find in any other...

The 6 best budget bookshelf speakers for $100, $200, and $300

Today, you can find a pair of bookshelf speakers without blowing your budget easier than ever before. There are plenty of options provided by both established brands and newcomers, each offering a great formula of quality and affordability.

While it’s great to have so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To make things a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe are the best budget bookshelf speakers to buy in 2024.

The 5 best subwoofers for home theater and music listening in 2024

Inevitably, every music and movie enthusiast gets to the point when a subwoofer is necessary to create the perfect audio experience.

Whether you want to create an immersive sound while watching movies or feel the need for absolute sonic accuracy in your listening room, a subwoofer is a must-have if you want to take your audio system to the next level.

Sonus Faber Lumina III review: Impeccable sound and timeless craftsmanship

Last month, I had the chance to test out a listening room of a Sonus Faber aficionado for the first time. Being born and raised not far from Arcugnano, Italy, where the company started in the 80s, I’ve always been proud of this little gem of design and audio fidelity that’s a household name in the audiophile world.