Excerpt: Your expectations automatically drop when you see a pair of bookshelf speakers under $100. It’s hard not to suppose that the sound quality will be substandard and the speaker build flimsy. Surprisingly, the Dayton Audio B652 bookshelf speakers offer sturdy construction and solid sound quality for a pair of speakers that are so inexpensive.
Pros: These speakers are affordable and sound solid. Will serve you well as surround sound speakers or speakers for your laptop.
Cons: The B652 speakers are underpowered and can’t produce enough volume to serve as your mains. They also lack low-bass response.