Active bookshelf speakers are such a versatile speaker system and fits perfectly into our lifestyle audio range.
You can use them for HiFi listening in the lounge, seriously enhance the sound from your computer, upgrade your gaming and you can even use them in the kitchen with speaker wall brackets for the ultimate kitchen speaker system.
A lot of our customers will pair their speakers with a turntable as you can simply plug in the turntable and start playing.
All of these systems are plug and play, you don’t need a HiFi specialist to set it up or study any manuals to use them. Just place them, plug them in and start enjoying your music!
TYPES OF ACTIVE BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS
There are two main types of active bookshelf speaker systems.
2.0: These systems consist of two speakers, usually one master speaker with built in amplifier and one passive speaker. This is the most common for computers, HiFi audio etc. You’ll get a great stereo sound quality. One of the most popular 2.0 speakers is the Edifier R1280DB - amazing sound quality, great price and feature packed!
2.1: These systems consist of the same two speakers as above but also feature a subwoofer for extra bass. These systems are great for use with computers, especially if you like gaming. Don’t forget that you can add a separate subwoofer to quite a few of our bookshelf speakers as some of the 2.0 models will have much greater sound quality, such as the Airpulse A100
ACTIVE BOOKSHELF SPEAKER FEATURES
The most popular feature which you’ll find on the vast majority of our active bookshelf speakers is Bluetooth! With Bluetooth you can easily stream music from your smart phone or tablet and enjoy in HiFi quality.
You’ll also find a range of other connections such as RCA, 3.5mm jack and USB input which is ideal if you are using your speakers with your computer.
Some of these systems are also Hi-Res certified so you know you’re getting the best possible sound quality.
TOP ACTIVE BOOKSHELF SPEAKER BRANDS
We’ve narrowed our range down to the top active speaker brands, rather than flooding you with lots of different makes and models we’ve tested and found that the top brands in this lifestyle audio category are Edifier, Airpulse (made by Edifier), Tangent and Cabasse.