Price: $1295 per pair


Howard said: If any audiophile product other than headphones will appeal to a younger audience, it will be one like System Audio’s SA Saxo 5. Its reasonable price and small size make it perfect for a dorm room or small starter apartment, and its expansive soundfield can’t be matched by any soundbar or pair of headphones that I know of.

Read the SoundStage! Access review.

The gist: Hear these along with the Dynaudio Xeo 2s and KEF X300As.