What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?

Hi everyone,

I’m in the midst of my speaker search and curious about something.......as noted above. There are some brands I would be interested in based on reputation, reviews, looks etc but may never be able to hear first.

I’m curious what the collective group thinks would be a safe choice having never heard them first. I know there are variables as in size of room, current gear etc. Just want to see what people would suggest. The one I would note based on what I have read is Joseph Audio. I’d also be curious if people would say the same about Borresen.

So it may be a frivolous exercise but I’ll ask the question anyway. Let me know your thoughts.


There are dozens of great sounding speakers when paired with the right

amp/dac etc. Some speakers almost everyone likes:

Joseph is at the head of the line.

Falcon LS3

Kef Ref 5



Fritz Carrera 7 BE

ATC 50s




Coming soon-


I bought my Focal Kanta 3s online without hearing them & couldn't be happier.