Review Scores: Compare Reviewed Speakers

Scores are on a 10 point scale, with 0 being the worst thing possible and 10 being god like in virtue. A 5 is passible, and 6 would be a pretty good score. Pay attention to the subcategories to note the weaknesses as well as strengths of any speaker you plan to purchase.

Some categories are based on objective data, most are my subjective interpretations of the performance. Putting numbers to subjective data does not make it objective. Keep in mind that these numbers represent my opinion. Here is a breakdown of the scoring methodology if you are looking for more information.

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Many speakers are listed twice, once with DSP(marked with a Y), and once in stock form(marked with a N).

Name Review Buy Build Sound DSP
Tweeter
Woofer
Cabinet
Features
Crossover
Amp
Subwoofer
Neutrality
Bass
Extension
Treble
Midrange
Headroom
Dispersion
Detail
Imaging
Selah Audio Mejor Supreme Read Buy 9.3 9.4 Y 10 9 9 10 10 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 7 10
CSS Criton 1TD v2 Read Buy 7.0 7.0 Y 7 9 7 4 8 - - 9 8 6 7 8 7 4 8 6
Selah Audio Compatto Read Buy 7.2 6.7 - 9 5 9 6 7 - - 8 6 0 9 9 3 8 8 9
CSS Criton 1TD v2 Read Buy 7.0 6.7 N 7 9 7 4 8 - - 9 7 4 6 8 8 4 8 6
Vanatoo Transparent One Read Buy 6.8 6.6 - 6 7 7 7 6 8 - 7 7 5 7 7 5 6 7 8
Micca Voltron Read - 4.6 6.6 Y 3 5 3 5 7 - - 7 6 5 4 7 8 8 5 9
Vanatoo Transparent Zero Read Buy 7.0 6.4 N 7 6 6 9 6 8 - 7 7 4 8 7 4 6 7 8
JBL LSR305 Read Buy 4.3 6.3 Y 5 5 3 4 5 4 - 7 6 5 7 6 7 7 7 5
JBL LSR308 Read Buy 3.8 6.3 N 5 5 1 3 5 4 - 7 6 6 6 5 7 8 7 5
JBL LSR305 Read Buy 4.3 6.2 N 5 5 3 4 5 4 - 7 6 5 7 5 7 7 7 5
Behringer Truth B2031A Read Buy 5.7 6.1 Y 5 6 7 3 5 8 - 7 7 8 5 6 6 5 6 5
KEF Q300 Read Buy 5.2 5.8 Y 6 7 7 4 2 - - 7 5 4 6 6 7 5 7 5
SVS Prime Bookshelf Read Buy 4.4 5.8 Y 4 4 5 4 5 - - 7 5 4 6 6 7 5 7 5
ELAC UB5 Read Buy 5.6 5.7 Y 6 6 5 4 7 - - 8 6 3 5 5 5 7 6 6
Wave Crest Audio HVL-1 Read Buy 5.6 5.7 Y 6 6 5 5 6 - - 7 6 2 6 6 8 4 6 6
Bose 901 Read Buy 6.0 5.6 N - 6 7 6 5 - - 6 4 7 2 7 9 7 3 5
Fluance SX6 Read Buy 4.0 5.6 Y 5 5 4 3 3 - - 7 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5
SVS Prime Bookshelf Read Buy 4.4 5.6 N 4 4 5 4 5 - - 7 5 4 4 5 8 5 7 5
KEF Q300 Read Buy 5.2 5.4 N 6 7 7 4 2 - - 7 5 4 4 5 7 5 7 5
Behringer Truth B2031A Read Buy 5.7 5.3 N 5 6 7 3 5 8 - 4 5 5 4 5 9 5 6 5
Dayton MK402 Read Buy 4.4 5.3 Y 4 5 4 6 3 - - 7 5 5 4 5 6 6 4 6
Wave Crest Audio HVL-1 Read Buy 5.6 5.2 N 6 6 5 5 6 - - 7 5 2 4 5 8 4 6 6
Swan D1010-IV Read Buy 4.5 5.1 Y 5 5 4 4 5 4 - 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 6
Infinity Primus P163 Read Buy 5.0 5.0 Y 4 5 7 4 5 - - 7 5 3 5 5 7 4 5 4
Audioengine P4 Read Buy 5.4 4.9 Y 5 5 6 6 5 - - 7 4 3 5 5 6 4 5 5
ELAC UB5 Read Buy 5.6 4.9 N 6 6 5 4 7 - - 5 6 3 5 3 3 7 6 6
Audioengine A2+ Read Buy 5.7 4.7 Y 6 6 6 6 5 5 - 7 4 3 5 5 2 5 5 6
ELAC B5 Read Buy 4.6 4.7 - 5 5 4 4 5 - - 5 6 5 4 5 4 3 6 4
Pioneer BS22 Read Buy 4.6 4.7 Y 4 5 5 4 5 - - 7 5 3 5 4 6 4 4 4
Infinity Primus P163 Read Buy 5.0 4.6 N 4 5 7 4 5 - - 5 5 0 5 5 8 4 5 4
IK Multimedia iLoud MM Read Buy 4.2 4.6 N 3 5 3 6 5 3 - 7 5 5 3 3 3 5 5 5
Pioneer BS22 Read Buy 4.6 4.4 N 4 5 5 4 5 - - 6 5 3 4 4 6 4 4 4
Micca MB42x Read Buy 3.8 4.2 N 4 3 3 6 5 - - 5 3 1 2 3 5 4 2 6
Micca MB42x Read Buy 4.2 4.3 Y 4 3 3 6 5 - - 6 4 5 3 4 5 4 2 6
Micca PB42x Read Buy 3.2 3.1 N 4 3 3 3 3 3 - 5 3 0 2 3 3 4 2 6
Fluance SX6 Read Buy 4.0 4.0 N 5 5 4 3 3 - - 2 2 1 4 5 7 5 5 5
Micca PB42x Read Buy 3.2 4.0 Y 4 3 3 3 3 3 - 6 4 5 3 4 2 4 2 6
B&W 686 S2 Read Buy 5.2 4.1 - 5 7 7 5 2 - - 5 6 2 2 3 6 2 7 4
Definitive Technology Incline Read Buy 4.0 4.3 - 3 4 3 6 5 3 - 7 3 5 5 4 2 5 3 5
Audioengine P4 Read Buy 5.4 3.6 N 5 5 6 6 5 - - 3 2 2 3 3 6 4 5 4
Audioengine A2+ Read Buy 5.7 3.0 N 6 6 6 6 5 5 - 2 1 1 3 3 3 5 3 6
Polk OWM3 Read Buy 3.2 2.9 N 3 3 2 5 3 - - 2 1 0 3 4 6 3 4 3
Polk OWM3 Read Buy 3.2 3.1 Y 3 3 2 5 3 - - 2 1 0 4 4 6 3 4 4
OSD AP490 Read Buy 3.0 3.0 N 3 3 1 5 3 - - 2 2 0 2 2 6 5 4 4
OSD AP490 Read Buy 3.0 3.6 Y 3 3 1 5 3 - - 2 2 1 4 4 6 5 4 4
Pioneer BS21 Read - 4.4 2.7 N 4 4 5 4 5 - - 2 1 3 3 0 5 4 3 3
Pioneer BS21 Read - 4.4 3.2 Y 4 4 5 4 5 - - 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
Dayton B652-AIR Read Buy 2.4 2.7 N 4 2 2 3 1 - - 3 3 0 4 1 8 1 2 2
Dayton B652-AIR Read Buy 2.4 3.6 Y 4 2 2 3 1 - - 7 3 0 4 3 7 4 2 2
Dayton B652 Read Buy 1.6 2.2 N 0 2 2 3 1 - - 3 3 0 0 0 8 3 1 2
Dayton B652 Read Buy 1.6 2.8 Y 0 2 2 3 1 - - 7 3 0 0 2 7 3 1 2
Sound Appeal 6.5" Premium Read Buy 3.8 2.1 N 4 3 3 6 3 - - 3 2 1 0 1 7 0 3 2
Micca Club 3 Read Buy 3.4 2.0 N 3 5 2 6 1 - - 1 1 2 1 1 8 1 2 1
Micca Club 3 Read Buy 3.4 3.8 Y 3 5 2 6 1 - - 5 4 5 4 4 8 1 2 1
Micca COVO-S Read Buy 4.2 1.9 N 2 5 5 7 2 - - 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 2 6
Micca COVO-S Read Buy 4.2 3.1 Y 2 5 5 7 2 - - 5 0 0 4 1 2 6 4 6
Micca MB42 Read Buy 3.4 1.6 N 4 3 3 6 1 - - 2 2 1 0 0 5 1 1 2
Micca MB42 Read Buy 3.4 2.4 Y 4 3 3 6 1 - - 5 3 2 1 2 5 1 1 2
Monoprice 6.5" Read Buy 1.6 1.7 - 1 1 2 3 1 - - 3 1 0 1 1 6 1 1 1
Cyber Acoustics CA-3602a Read Buy 1.2 1.7 N 1 4 0 1 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 4
Cyber Acoustics CA-3602a Read Buy 1.2 3.6 Y 1 4 0 1 0 - - 5 2 5 1 3 3 7 2 4
Logitech z623 Read Buy 3.0 3.2 N - 3 2 5 3 4 2 3 1 7 0 3 7 4 1 3
Logitech z623 Read Buy 3.0 3.8 Y - 3 2 5 3 4 2 6 3 7 1 3 5 4 2 3
Logitech z313 Read Buy 1.5 1.6 N - 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 4 0 3
Logitech z313 Read Buy 1.5 2.4 Y - 2 1 5 1 0 0 4 2 5 1 2 1 4 1 2
M-Audio AV32 Read Buy 2.8 2.1 N 3 4 3 4 1 2 - 2 1 1 2 3 2 4 1 3
M-Audio AV32 Read Buy 2.8 3.4 Y 3 4 3 4 1 2 - 7 3 3 4 4 1 4 2 3
Mackie CR3 Read Buy 3.0 1.8 N 4 3 3 4 1 3 - 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 2
Mackie CR3 Read Buy 3.0 2.8 Y 4 3 3 4 1 3 - 6 2 2 3 3 1 3 2 3
Swan D1010-IV Read Buy 4.5 3.8 N 5 5 4 4 5 4 - 3 4 1 4 3 5 4 4 6
Dayton MK402 Read Buy 4.4 4.0 N 4 5 4 6 3 - - 3 3 1 2 4 4 6 4 6
Zu Audio Essence Read Buy 3.4 2.4 N 6 6 2 2 1 - - 0 3 4 0 0 6 0 5 4


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