A bookshelf speaker is simply a compact loudspeaker which normally comes in separate pairs. There are literally thousands of contenders from budget, mid-range to high-end contenders. From this sea of products, it can be difficult to locate the best speaker to suit your audio needs.

When you listen to music a set of bookshelf speakers, it really makes a difference compared to single speaker portable sound systems, as having two physical speakers really makes a difference in the audio fidelity delivery. Here are our top picks for bookshelf speakers in Malaysia.

1. Edifier S350DB Bookshelf Speakers with Subwoofer
Best bookshelf speaker with subwoofer and AUX input
Buy from RM1,089.00
Buy from Lazada MY

Many 2.1 systems use tiny satellite speakers coupled with a large subwoofer to compensate for their satellite size. With Edifier’s S350DB you get a fully featured bookshelf speaker with a humongous subwoofer as well as a slew of connectivity options such as Bluetooth, AUX input, optical and coaxial.

Side panel controls are available to easily control bass, treble and volume of the S350DB.The 8-inch subwoofer is the highlight of this set and provides extra audio satisfaction from the rumbling lows only a subwoofer system can provide.

2. JBL RM101 Professional Bookshelf Speaker
Best high-sensitivity home bookshelf speakers with bass
Buy from RM1,600.00
Buy from Lazada MY

If you want to karaoke in the comfort of your own home but with a professional sounding and space-saving set of speakers, the JBL RM101 is just the perfect bookshelf speaker set for your home. The RM101 is a 3-speaker system equipped with JBL clear bass system and a karaoke monitor. The gold-plated terminals and high sensitivity of 92dB guarantee high fidelity audio output.

3. Cambridge Audio SX50 BookShelf Speaker
Best passive and compact bookshelf speakers
Buy from RM1,049.00
Buy from Lazada MY

Unlike active speakers, passive speakers require an external power amplifier to operate. If you already have a good amplifier set between 10-100 watts but need a good set of low profile bookshelf speakers, then the Cambridge Audio SX50 may be the right set of speakers to fit your needs.

These speakers with 90dB sensitivity are a simple compact design that’s ideal for small spaces and performs incredibly. The focus of these speakers is pure audio performance resulting in a minimalistic design that delivers powerful and precise audio performance.

4. Klipsch R-15M Reference Bookshelf Speakers
Best for TV
Buy from RM1,399.00
Buy from Lazada MY

The Klipsch R-15M is a small sized bookshelf speaker system designed to fill medium-sized rooms with full lifelike audio performances. It features a 1-inch aluminium linear travel suspension horn loaded tweeter and a 5.25-inch copper spun IMG woofer for exceptional sound. This system is ideal for pairing with your TV system to engulf yourself in movies and music for hours on end.

5. Yamaha NX-N500 Wireless Bluetooth Bookshelf Speaker 
Best wireless Bluetooth bookshelf active speakers
Buy from RM2,800.00

Yamaha’s all-in-one HIFI wireless Bluetooth bookshelf speaker system allows you the versatility to stream music from your smartphone, computer, TV or any electronic device equipped to play music. The built-in MUSICAST software expands the possibilities of your music allowing unlimited control via a single app. Additionally, the speaker also comes with USB DAC for even further flexibility.

6. Edifier R1850DB Bookshelf Speakers 
Best budget bookshelf speakers
Buy from RM588.00
Buy from Lazada MY

Are you on a tight budget but want great sound? The Edifier R1850DB won’t disappoint. Priced at less than RM600, you get a fully functional compact speaker system. It includes features normally found in high-end systems such as adjustable bass, treble and volume, inputs on the rear speaker panel, wireless remote and Bluetooth connectivity. The sound quality is also great from a speaker system in this price range. This is definitely a real bang for your buck!

7. Pioneer S-CN301 Bookshelf Speaker
High-end bookshelf speakers
Buy from RM1,199.00
Buy from Lazada MY

The SCN301 was designed by Andrew Jones, the chief speaker engineer of Pioneer Corporation who has designed some of the world’s finest speaker system. This high-end expertise can be clearly seen in the sound quality of these bookshelf speakers. The highlight of the system is a 10cm fibreglass cone with long stroke design for quick responses and powerful bass.

The high engineering continues with the horn-shaped dome tweeter, polypropylene film capacitor, and air core coils for optimizing audio and reducing distortion. Gold plated bindings ensure clarity of the produced sound field.

8. JBL Arena 130 2-way 7-inch Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Best bookshelf speakers for home theatre
Buy from RM1,983.00
Buy from 11street

This is another entry by JBL on our list. The Arena 130 delivers signature JBL loudspeaker performance from a small package. This affordably priced bookshelf speaker set has a contemporary design and fits in easily with any home theatre. Bring your movies to life with the built-in soft dome tweeter and poly-cellulose woofer.

9. Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Bookshelf Speaker
Single unit bookshelf speaker
Buy from RM1,272.00
Buy from Lazada MY

The Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000 is one half of an excellent bookshelf speaker system. It is equipped with1-inch pure aluminium dome tweeter and 5.25-inch pressure driven planar low frequency radiator for a great output. Sadly, you have to save your pennies to get another unit if you want to enjoy your music in stereo; in the meantime, you have to make do with mono.

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