PSB CS1000Price: $499 per pair


Doug said: For $499/pair, there is absolutely nothing I can quibble about in terms of how the CS1000 is built, what features it contains, and how it performs. The CS1000’s biggest selling feature is that it sounds like a good traditional indoor speaker -- the kind you’re used to listening to as part of a decent stereo system -- and it sounds that way outdoors, too.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Inside sound for the outside audiophile.