Top 2023: the best home theater and hi-fi equipment


Once again this year, hi-fi and home theater manufacturers have released a lot of innovative equipment. For the year 2023, we have compiled a list of the best audiovisual devices. The latter was created using the reviews and the average rating left by users on Son-Vidé

Hi-fi amplifiers, AV receivers, floorstanding speakers, bookshelf speakers, wireless speakers, headphones and earbuds, televisions, projectors, sources and DAPs, turntables, subwoofers and soundbars… Discover the 2023 winners list!

TOP 2023 Son-Vidé the best home theater and hi-fi equipment based on your reviews

Top hi-fi amplifiers 2023

Widely awarded by the specialized press, the Rotel A11 Tribute Edition hi-fi amplifier has also seduced Son-Vidé users. Its 50 watts per channel, comprehensive connectivity and support for Bluetooth aptX provide music lovers with all the acoustic performance and versatility they’re looking for.

The Rotel A11 Tribute Edition hi-fi amplifier
The Rotel A11 Tribute Edition hi-fi amp has a sturdy aluminum chassis to keep external interference and vibration to a minimum.

This amp is great. It brought my Klipsch speakers and my subwoofer back to life. You won’t be disappointed. Very good value for money.

Jeff72 – Rotel A11 Tribute Edition

Top floorstanding speakers 2023

The Sonus Faber Lumina III floorstanding speakers are impressive in their build quality and musicality, and have been awarded top marks on Son-Vidé The entry ticket to the world of the Italian brand’s high-end speakers, this 3-way bass-reflex model will enhance each of your favorite songs.

Assembling the Sonus Faber Lumina III speaker
The Sonus Faber Lumina III speakers feature a superior build quality.

[…] It’s simply perfect (I listen mostly to jazz), the Sonus Faber sound and build quality are present, coupled with a tube amp, I enjoy a nice clear sound, precise with just the right amount of bass. And they are beautiful! What more could you ask for?

Sébastien C. – Sonus Faber Lumina III

Top bookshelf speakers 2023

With an average score of 5 out of 5, the Elipson Prestige Facet 8B 80th Anniversary compact speakers remain a real favorite this year. In addition to their unique design, these speakers are characterized by their accuracy, energy and attention to detail.

Top 2023: Elipson Prestige Facet 8B Bookshelf Speakers
Available in a limited edition to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the French brand, the Elipson Prestige Facet 8B bookshelf speakers have a nice matte black and gold finish.

Reasonably sized speakers with amazing sound quality. […] The gold finish of the 80th anniversary edition also sets them apart. It’s a question of taste: I like it a lot!

mgallopin – Elipson Prestige Facet 8B 80th Anniversary

Top wireless speakers 2023

The list continues with the Sonos One connected speaker, which can be used alone or in a Sonos multi-room sound system. In addition to being easy to control through the app or using voice assistants, the Sonos One wireless speaker offers great musicality with the presence of two Class D digital amps responsible for powering the midbass driver and tweeter.

Top 2023: Sonos One Wireless Speaker
Whether you’re listening to music or immersed in the action of a movie, the Sonos One wireless speaker can be integrated into a Sonos multi-room music system.

I am completely satisfied with this latest “small” multi-room speaker from Sonos. The sound is pure, the quality is there and its power allows the sound to easily fill a small room, a bedroom or even a bathroom because it is resistant to humidity.

BenjaminG15 – Sonos One

Top headphones & earbuds 2023

The Meze Empyrean headphones take the lead in their category. As noted in our review of the Meze Empyrean, this model shines with patented transducers that deliver deep, dynamic bass and silky, chiseled highs. The icing on the cake, their vintage design will make you want to show them off.

Top 2023: Meze Empyrean headphones
Vintage design and exemplary musicality, the Meze Empyrean headphones tick all the boxes to be part of this list.

The Meze Empyrean does not lack class, without imposing a pronounced sound signature, all musical genres are reproduced with a rare brilliance.

Soundtaker – Meze Empyrean

Regarding earphones, the FiiO FH9 wired in-ear monitors take to the podium with many glowing reviews. And for good reason. Certified Hi-Res, these earphones benefit from a hybrid design using seven transducers per earpiece that will impress any demanding audiophile.

FiiO FH9 in-ear monitors
The FiiO FH9 in-ear monitors offer a frequency response of 10Hz to 40kHz.

[…] I am very impressed by the result of this new product, which made me say “wow” the first time I listened to it! […]

JC2511 – FiiO FH9

Top AV receivers 2023

With nearly 30 positive reviews, the Denon AVC-X4700H AV receiver comes out on top. This model, one of the first 8K-compatible Denon receivers, supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG HDR formats as well as IMAX Enhanced for uncompromised picture quality. Capable of powering a 5.2.4 channel or 7.2.2 channel speaker package, it is Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible. It is also a good partner for video game enthusiasts thanks to its VRR, QFT, QMS and ALLM functions.

Top 2023: the Denon AVC-X4700H AV receiver
With 8K-capable HDMI 2.1 ports and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, the Denon AVC-X4700HAV receiver is a must-have!

The Denon 4700H is one of the best receivers in this price range. Decoding different sounds and 4K, it is perfect for home theater. Immersive once it is configured, one can fully enjoy movies and their soundtracks. An easy 5 stars.

yamboy – Denon AVC-X4700H

Top TVs 2023

Among the models most praised by customers is the LG OLED55G2 OLED TV, which gets the highest score with almost 50 reviews. This 55″ (140cm) Evo 4K UHD OLED TV is one of the most popular 2022 releases. HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision IQ… The image quality is excellent. The audio section is also good, with up to 7.1.2 channel virtual surround sound. Easy to use, it is ideal for watching a movie, a series, and even for playing video games.

Moviegoers and gamers will be impressed by the LG OLED55G2 TV as it is compatible with HDMI 2.1 (4K 120 Hz), VRR (G-sync and Freesync) and ALLM.

[…] The quality is great, it’s just amazing! The sharpness of the screen, the depth of colors, the OLED display is extraordinary! […]

Luem67 – LG OLED55G2

Top projectors 2023

Praised by users, the Epson EH-TW7100 projector delivers a sharp and precise image, even in a bright room (3000 lumens). We also find deep blacks and vibrant colors to fully enjoy movies and series.

Top 2023: Epson EH-TW7100 projector
The Epson EH-TW7100 projector’s lens shift, optical zoom and keystone correction functions allow you to adjust the image as needed.

[…] Regardless of the source, DVD, Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray, this projector delivers a clear, detailed and high-contrast image from a 2.80 meter base. […]

Edson – Epson EH-TW7100
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Top soundbars 2023

In addition to the awards received from the specialized press, the Sennheiser Ambeo SoundBar Max has received many rave reviews. This 5.1.4 channel model delivers 250 watts RMS and peaks of up to 500 watts. It supports all audio formats and has multiple 4K HDR UHD HDMI inputs to connect to any source.

Top 2023: Sennheiser Ambeo SoundBar Max
The Sennheiser Ambeo SoundBar Max features 13 drivers and supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X tracks.

This Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar is a pure joy: the quality, the sound balance, the dynamics… It’s amazing!

Salva studio – Sennheiser Ambeo SoundBar Max

Top subwoofers 2023

At the heart of a hi-fi or home theater system, a subwoofer can really make a difference. On one of the highest steps of the podium is the Klipsch R-115 SW subwoofer, which stands out from the crowd with about 100 reviews and an average score close to the maximum. It is equipped with a 15″ driver with a Cerametallic cone and an amplifier capable of delivering up to 800 watts at peak.

Top 2023: Klipsch Reference R-115 SW subwoofer
The Klipsch Reference R-115 SW subwoofer delivers a powerful and energetic bass from 18Hz to 125Hz.

This sub is really surprising in terms of results. When watching a film in 5.1, you can physically feel the vibrations.

Krys76 – Klipsch R-115 SW

Top source players & DAPs 2023

The FiiO M17 DAP impresses with its high-end design and two ES9038Pro DACs. It can play 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD256 streams (DSD512 in DAC mode). In addition, its Android operating system and WiFi module ensure music playback via streaming services.

FiiO M17
The dual ESS DAC of the FiiO M17 DAP allows the playback of 32-bit/768kHz PCM streams, as well as DSD and MQA files.

Fiio has truly created an exceptional all-in-one device that rivals the best hi-fi systems.

Marc R – FiiO M17

The Panasonic DP-UB9000 EG1 4K UHD Blu-ray player also stood out in the Source & DAP category with its audiophile design, support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats, as well as its wide range of connectors (dual HDMI outputs, stereo XLR, optical and coaxial outputs).

Top 2023: Panasonic DP-UB9000 EG1
The Panasonic DP-UB9000 EG1 is a high-end, audiophile 4K UHD Blu-ray player.

Excellent product that really enhances the film.


Top turntables 2023

The Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable completes this list. This automatic model is equipped with RIAA MM/MC phono preamplification which makes it easy to use. It has all the qualities to allow you to listen your vinyl collection without any further delay!

Top 2023: Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable
The automatic Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable is very simple to use.

[…] I lived through the golden age of vinyl, and I can say that it does the job very well, even better than some of its prestigious elders […].

wake – Audio-Technica AT-LP3

This list based on users’ opinions and ratings is an opportunity for us to thank you for sharing your thoughts with us every day.

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