M’s System MS0801 Speaker


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 layouts—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.)