Housing a speaker on either end, the MS0801 is a single vibrational speaker that has the capability to fill a room in stereo. (You can get a pair if you want surround sound.) Made from wood, the cylindrical shape also enhances acoustics. No matter how loud I turned up the volume, the bass never distorted and always sounded clean without dominating the spectrum. In addition to great sound, the unusual design can adapt to tricky apartment layoutsâ€”either suspended with hooks or resting on a stand.
Made by boutique Japanese audio company M's System and worth every penny, the MS0801 can be purchased for $750 here. (They require an amplifier too.)