Aperion Audio Intimus 5TPrice: $790 per pair

Website: www.aperionaudio.com

Hans said: It’s an attractive and thoughtfully designed package that purports to be nothing other than what it is. It forgoes deep bass to focus on producing an expansive, evenhanded sound with admirable imaging. And with its ten-year warranty on drivers and 30-day guarantee, with free shipping both ways, the interested listener can sample a pair without risk. Bearing in mind Aperion’s return rate of less than 5%, the odds heavily favor the 5T making only a one-way trip.

Read the SoundStage! Access review.

The gist: Very nice little floorstander for the money.