When you’ve finally got the money to spend on a giant flat-screen TV, don’t forget to look for a good surround sound setup, too. Bad sound can easily ruin an otherwise perfect picture, resulting in an overall lame viewing experience. But if the holiday season is otherwise putting a drain on your wallet there are a few choices for budget surround sound systems.

So you're decorating your living, apartment or home studio, and are looking for the perfect pair of bookshelf speakers to complete it? Maybe you like mixing your own music and producing your own songs, and need a high-quality, faithful pair of speakers for accuracy. Or maybe you just like kicking back with a drink, a good book and some relaxing music on the weekends or after a long day. Whatever your intended use, and your budget, there are a plethora of high-quality bookshelf speakers out there, producing clear highs and crisp lows at an affordable price, all while looking perfectly in place in that meticulously manicured decor of yours. Here's our take on the top 10 best bookshelf speaker sets, for music, gaming and movies.

Is the market flooded with mini speakers? Probably, but the is always room for a Bose product. Through the years, Bose speakers have gotten smaller and smaller. However, the sound hasn't gotten "smaller." Quite the contrary with the new Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker. As you would expect from Bose, you get performance and quality construction.

We love listening to music on the go as much as the next guy, but sometimes, it’s nice to just relax to some tunes at home with a glass of whiskey in hand. And for those times, you need a good pair of bookshelf speakers – like the Audioengine A2 Black 2-way Speakers. Perfectly sized to fit on any bookshelf or desk, the Audioengine A2’s are versatile and compact powered speakers meant for use with computers, phones and even turntables. have an RCA input, as well as an output for subwoofer in case you desire some extra bass. There is also a built-in Digital Analog Converter (DAC), which converts digital audio signals straight from your PC to crisp sound audio.

OK, we all know music makes all activities better, AND we are always connected to our devices. If you’re looking for a portable lightweight and durable Bluetooth speaker to take with you on all your adventures -- check out the Nyne Aqua. It’s a tank of a speaker, with an IPX7 rating for Water and Shock resistance. It is submersible up to 3 feet of water, and even floats. Bring it onto your boat or raft, put it poolside, or take it into the shower with the included hanging strap; water will not damage it. In addition to having Bluetooth 3.0 capability for wireless streaming, it also has a 3.5mm aux input, and built in EQ preset settings. It also includes a waterproof microphone, for hands free calling and control of the settings.