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Top 5 Cheap & Best Bookshelf Speakers Under 200

Updated on February 19, 2015

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The list of 5 best bookshelf speakers from cheapest as $68 to $199. Pictures and reviews with 5 rivals in the same range. Compare, choose the best and buy online up to whooping 60% discount.


Who should buy a bookshelf speaker?

Bookshelf speakers are compact speakers that fits into any place in your home literally. Buying the right bookshelf speakers depends on the buyer’s needs and budget. They are usually placed on a raised platform like bookshelves or tables etc. For those audiophiles who look for some serious space saving and those who are on a budget can make use of this list.

#5 Sony SS-B 1000

The cheapest in the list but completely worth the money. This 120 watts powered bookshelf speaker with its advanced woofer and tweeter design delivers high resolution audio with good bass. The sound is crisp and clear with the newly developed 5.25” H.O.P cone woofer and 1” nano-fine balance dome tweeter. The speakers have 80Hz to 50 kHz wide frequency range and 8 ohms impedance. It also comes with 1 year limited warranty. The sound is not so boomy which is a good thing that increases clarity. Overall they sound GREAT and you get undistorted and unstrained music.

Overall Rating: 8.9/10

Some reviews:

"Good quality for money."


Dirt Cheap
Very Small
Nice Looking Grills
Good bass response within their usable range


Cheap terminals
Very basic crossover design resulting in noticeable driver overlap."

Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

#4 Polk Audio Monitor 35B

The Polk Audio Monitor 35B is an affordable high performance loudspeaker for home theater and music. The main features are its build quality and stylish look with wood grain finish. These highly efficient speakers will go along with almost all receivers. It has a total frequency response from 55Hz to 25 kHz and 8 ohms impedance. Sound efficiency is 89dB and the recommended amplifier power per channel is 20 to 100 watts. The speaker comes with a 5 way binding posts inputs.

Overall Rating: 9/10

Some reviews:

"hooked them up to my 1990 philips cd player and was amazed buy the highs and lows. crisp treble and soft bass. love the cherry finish and the price is great for the sound they put out."

"Polk makes a great product. I always like Polk quality. I will buy more Polk speakers.Looking forward to getting a powered sub woofer soon."

Polk Audio Monitor 35B
Polk Audio Monitor 35B

#3 Polk Audio TSi100

Polk Audio TSi100 introduces wide dispersion woofers and tweeters for thrilling sound and better audio quality. The built-in crossovers with Mylar Bypass capacitors deliver expressive highs and quality mid range. These high performance speakers can be driven easily by any receivers. It features a 1’’ silk/polymer composite balance dome tweeters. It has a wide frequency response of 53Hz to 25 kHz and the recommended amplification per channel is 20 to 100 watts. This speaker also features a 5.25’’ dynamic balanced bilaminate composite woofer.

Overall Rating: 9.2/10

Some reviews:

"They sound great both when watching movies and listening to music."

"Excellent sounding speakers for the money...leaps ahead of the Sony SS B-3000 speakers I first bought and tried...took them back after listening to the models side by side...Polks have significantly better overall sound, presence, stereo imaging, and bass."

Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers
Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

#2 Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

Andrew Jones’s SP-BS22-LR is a stunning achievement for the price. I am truly amazed to see him design such a good speaker at low price instead of designing some luxury pieces. The sound is balanced and neutral without any defects. Its very involving too if you listen carefully. “High quality home audio doesn’t have to break the bank” says Andrew Jones by introducing Pioneer SP-BS22-LR. It can handle 80watts channel home theater system. The covered stiffer cabinet design reduces standby sound waves inside the cabinet which in turn reduces distortion and lack in clarity. The beautiful and elegant grills are one hell of perfection. The speaker utilizes a 6 component high quality crossover to break audio signal to low, high and mid range frequencies. The tweeter and woofer work like charm. It delivers wide frequency range and excellent sound quality. Every audiophile should listen to this at least once.

Overall Rating: 9.2/10

Some reviews:

1. Great Build Quality, love the wood grain and removable grills
2. Surprising Bass
3. Smooth highs
4. Nice, high quality binding posts in the back.
5. How often do you see a "real" crossover network in speakers this price?

1. Make sure you measure, these speakers are almost 9 inches deep. This depth really helps with the sound, but make sure you have room for them.
2. Imagine the sound these would put out with a 5 or 6.5 inch woofer!
3. The woofers look laughably small with the grills off. Do yourself a favor and keep the grills on!"

"these are incredible speakers - especially considering the price. They are great for an entry level audiophile. If you are smart and wait for a deal, you can easily find a pair of these speakers for under $100 that will blow speakers costing 4 times these out of the water."


This wireless bookshelf speaker is our No:1. It produces deep crystal clear HiFi sound. The compact, sleek and versatile design makes it unique and fits everywhere. The speaker is humidity resistant and can be place in the bathroom when running a shower. You can play music in any room with the new SONOS PLAY:1. The set up is very easy with just one button. You can add as many SONOS speakers as you like wirelessly. Start with one and listen to same or different tracks anywhere in your house. For details on how to connect the speakers wirelessly visit the below link (detailed guide including pictures). The SONOS controller app provided can be used to browse and play music from any devices like smart phone, tablet or PC to stream different songs. Synchronize your iTunes library or any cloud services to the speakers to stream online which is very easy to setup.

Overall Rating: 9.4/10

Some reviews:

"Great speakers, very good sound quality even though there is no true bass speaker on it."

"The connection is easy and the Sonos controller app on both our android phones, iPhones, laptop, tablets, and everything works easily."

"Only advice I have is Buy all the 3/5 Play speakers you can afford, you will want Sonos in all of your rooms."


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