The August Issue of Consumer Reports has ratings for bookshelf speakers priced from $100 to $650 per pair. They do a good job of emphasizing personal taste and the importance of auditioning many speakers to find a personal favorite. The ratings are based primarily on accuracy and the abillity to play bass at loud volumes with little distortion. The speakers were tested in an anechoic chamber and fed with test signals at all audible frequencies. Unfortunately, the graph for each speaker's accuracy is available online only and I am not a member. Without further ado, here are the results: 1) Pioneer S-DF3-K 2) Bose 301 Series IV 3) Cambridge Soundworks Model Six 4) BIC america Venturi DV26si 5) Infinity Entra One 6) B&W DM 602 S2 7) NHT Model 1.5 8) JBL Northridge Series N28 9) Polk Audio RT15i 10) Polk Audio RT35i 11) PSB Image 2B 12) Yamaha NS-A638 13) Mission 780 14) Bose 141 15) HTD Level Three 16) Acoustic Research Stature S-20 17) Polk Audio RT55i 18) JBL Studio Series S26 19) Cerwin Vega RL-16M 20) Infinity Interlude IL10 21) Klipsch Synergy SB-3 Monitor 22) DCM DCM6 23) KLH 911B They also tested 3-piece systems: 1) Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble III 2) Bose Acoustimass 3 Series IV 3) Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III 4) Bose Acoustimass 3 Series III 5) Cambridge Soundworks New Ensemble II They said that home theater systems will be rated in an upcoming issue.