Bookshelf speakers are probably the best way to get into high-quality audio. You don’t have to spend too much money in order to get good performance. A bookshelf speaker is a compact loudspeaker, generally sold for home audio applications as part of a shelf stereo pair or home theater package, that is compact in size and intended to be placed on a raised surface. In the 1950s and 60s, high quality home loudspeakers were exclusively large and floorstanding speakers, whereas small speaker cabinets had a reputation of a low price and low audio quality. Big speakers might give you a powerful sound, but not everyone has the space, budget or inclination for a set of floorstanding speakers. Today, bookshelf speakers have come a long way and can give you an amazing listening experience. As the name suggests, these speakers are small and compact, and they make the perfect addition to a new hi-fi system. In many cases, bookshelf speakers are a practical solution for sound systems in any space.