Best Mini Stereo Systems of 2019

By Glen / May 19, 2019

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Many people love mini stereos because of the convenience they provide. Its compact nature means you can fit it almost anywhere in your home. The stereo won’t be taking up much of your space which is something many music lovers with small apartments, or those looking for speakers for the kitchen, will appreciate.

Are you looking to buy one? Selecting the right one won’t be easy judging by the number of models flooding the market. To make your selection process easier, we’ve outlined our best mini stereo systems. Hopefully, you’ll find one you like!


Best Mini Stereo Systems Reviews

1. Pioneer X-CM56B Mini Stereo Systems

Pioneer X-CM56B Mini Stereo System with Built-in Bluetooth (Black)
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology (Ver. 4. 1, profile: a2dp/AVRCP)
  • One-touch Bluetooth pairing and disconnection with NFC (near field communication) technology for compatible devices

This is the brand to pick if you’re looking for a stylish but practical stereo system. It’s ideally suited for persons looking for high performance but affordable units.

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One of this stereo speaker’s major selling points is its built-in Bluetooth functionality. You can pair it with any compatible Bluetooth device like your smartphone and enjoy your personal playlist.

Do you have limited space in your home? You can place this speaker either horizontally or vertically depending on your preference—and available space.

The system features a clock and a programmed timer that can act as an alarm. This speaker system comprises of a 94mm cone woofer and a 50mm cone tweeter designed to give you only the best sound.

We’re only disappointed with the remote design because the buttons aren’t only small, but also crowded. This in turn makes operation slightly difficult. Also, though the sound quality is decent, it’s not as loud as you may want it to be.

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Reasonable price
  • Attractive unit
  • Sturdy design

Cons

  • Remote not user-friendly
  • Low power

2. Yamaha MCR- B020BL Micro Component System

Yamaha MCR-B020BL Micro Component System
  • CD player and AM/ FM radio
  • Bluetooth wireless streaming

Here we have a product that won’t disappoint where quality, price and functionality are concerned. And it also comes at a reasonable price.

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This Yamaha stereo has a CD player and also allows you to tune in to your favorite radio station via FM.

Like the Pioneer mini system, this brand also has Bluetooth functionality. You can connect it to any of your compatible Bluetooth devices.

The auxiliary input slot allows you to connect either a music player or computer in case you want to listen to your unique playlist. It features a USB charging port allowing you to charge your mobile device which you’ll find convenient since you can do it in the car, from your computer or a wall unit along with an adapter.

The manufacturer also included a remote control for easy operation of the system. If you have minimal space, you’ll appreciate the compact design which allows you to fit it almost anywhere. You can even place it on a shelf if there’s not enough room on the floor.

Do you like your music with extra bass? You’ll appreciate the large diameter speaker designed to provide you with full bass sound. And the speakers are detachable so you can place them anywhere to complement your interior decor.

Though it produces impressive sound for such a small unit, we aren’t impressed with the CD player. It’s likely to jam after a few uses. It would have been ideal if they improved its design and functionality. Also, you can’t tune the radio on the actual unit only via the remote. This becomes a problem if you lose the remote.

Pros

  • Detachable speakers
  • Compact design
  • Impressive sound
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Durability of CD player questionable
  • Speakers not wireless

3. Sony Micro Music Stereo System

Sony All in One Stylish Micro Music Stereo System with Wireless Streaming NFC (Near Field Communications), Bluetooth, USB, CD Player & AM/FM Tuner + Remote + Auxiliary Cable + HeroFiber Cloth
  • This Bundle includes: Sony Micro Music Stereo System, Remote Control, AA Alkaline Batteries, AM/FM Antenna, Auxiliary Cable, Speaker Cable, Speaker Pads, HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth & Operating Instructions
  • Exceptional quality, Powerful, dynamic sound, in an easy-to-use, compact contemporary design that fits beautifully just about anywhere in your home

This is a high-quality unit for those looking for a stereo system that features a contemporary design. Picking this unit means it’s likely to blend in with most classic interior designs.

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By opting for this product, you’ll not only get stereo system, but it also comes with the following:

  • Remote control
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Antenna
  • Auxiliary cables
  • Speaker cable
  • Speaker pads
  • User manual

This powerful stereo is designed to produce exceptional sound. And you’ll also be impressed by how easy it is to use.

The system allows you to stream as well as control your music devices via Bluetooth. You can connect most compatible devices including your smartphone or digital music player for your added listening pleasure.

The system has a clock which features a separate sleep and play timer. You’ll enjoy crisp sound quality during streaming thanks to the integrated AAC which is designed to prevent loss of quality signal.

The radio has 30 stations for you to pick from. And if you want to listen to your own playlist, you can make use of the CD player or play audio files via USB devices.

Cleaning the stereo system is a breeze thanks to the HeroFiber ultra gentle cleaning cloth.

One of our major issues with this speaker is that the volume isn’t very high. Also, the signal strength isn’t as strong especially if you live in mountainous areas.

Pros

  • Sturdy construction
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Low volume
  • Poor signal strength

4. Sharp Mini Shelf Speaker System

Sharp CD-BH950 Sharp 240W 5-Disc Mini Shelf Speaker System with Cassette and Bluetooth
  • Classic 5-cd trays and Cassette Tape tray
  • Works with CD-RW, CD-R, WMA and mp3s

Here we have a mini speaker system packed with impressive functionalities to give you a fulfilling musical experience. And it’s best suited for persons looking for a system that features a traditional stereo design.

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You’ll be impressed by the silent classic 5 CD-trays and cassette tape tray commonly found in older stereo systems.

It does have some modern features including the CD player and MP3 player slot to enjoy your favorite playlist. This Sharp mini stereo also allows for Bluetooth streaming. And you’ll appreciate how it’s compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

The system also comes with a digital AM/FM tuner which features 40 preset stations to select from at the touch of a button.

Upon purchasing this product you’ll get a woofer, tweeter, USB port and remote control. The two speakers will allow you to enjoy a rich and dynamic sound. And the remote control empowers you to operate the unit from a distance. It also features a headphone output for the times you want to use the system with your headphones.

With this speaker you can enjoy full sound thanks to the 350W output.

The speaker is slightly larger than expected. And it doesn’t help that the speakers aren’t detachable so keep that in mind if you have very limited space. The antenna isn’t as strong which can be a little frustrating but nonetheless the speaker is still worth considering.

Pros

  • Silent CD changer
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to program
  • Impressive sound quality

Cons

  • Speakers non-detachable
  • Weak antenna

5. Innovative Technology Stereo System

Innovative Technology 50 Watt Classic CD Bluetooth Stereo System, Mahogany Wood
  • Bluetooth to wireless play music from your Bluetooth enabled device. No cords needed.
  • CD Player and full function remote control. Adjustable Bass, Treble, and Balance control with brushed aluminum knobs

Last but not least, we have this budget-friendly stereo for those looking for an affordable but high-performance unit. Though it’s the cheapest on our list, the price in no way reflects its quality.

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What initially caught our attention with this speaker is the unique mahogany wood exterior. It’ll definitely spruce up any living space thanks to the eye-catching design.

With regards to functionality, this speaker also has wireless capabilities that allow you to play music via Bluetooth using a compatible device.

The system also has a CD player and remote control for easy operation. To get your desired sound you can adjust the bass or treble. And you’ll appreciate how easy it is to do so thanks to the brushed aluminum knobs.

With a 50W stereo sound, you can tell that the unit produces impressive sound. You have the option to remove the speaker grills if you want to enjoy a true classic feel. The system has 20 radio stations to pick from so you’re bound to find one that suits your preference and taste. And thanks to the clear and colorful display screen, selecting a station will be a breeze.

The system comes with 3.5mm Aux output in case you want to play music from a non-Bluetooth device. Plus you can insert headphones via the headphone jack provided if you prefer.

You might find the audio cord too short which is inconvenient. The manufacturers should have made it slightly longer. Also the volume isn’t very loud.

Pros

  • Visually appealing
  • Cheap
  • Impressive sound
  • Easy to program

Cons

  • Low volume
  • Short audio cord

Final Thoughts

If we were to pick one, we’d go with the Sony mini stereo system. Not only is it easy to set up, but also easy to use, but mostly we’re impressed with its sturdy construction because a durable speaker is always a smart investment. The last thing you want is a speaker you’ll have to replace after a few uses because it stopped working

If you want a cheaper option then you can consider our budget pick—the Innovative Technology mini stereo. The sound is also impressive for such a lowly priced unit. And it helps that it features a unique and striking design you’ll find attractive.

With that said; which mini stereo speaker will you invest in?

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen Parry. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. This includes guitar, keyboard, ukulele, speakers, headphones and everything else that comes with it. I spend all my free time on music production and jamming with friends. I hope to use this site to share my experience and help anyone looking for solutions to audio related problems.