Dali Zensor 1 Bookshelf Speakers Review – Compact & Versatile

  • Stylish design.
  • Excellent sound quality at different frequencies.
  • Superb build quality.
  • Might not be powerful enough for larger rooms.
  • Pricier than many competitors’ models.
  • You might need to add a subwoofer.

DALI - ZENSOR 1 - Bookshelf Speakers

Dali Zensor 1 Review


The Dali Zensor  1 bookshelf speakers can become a wonderful addition to your stereo system or work on their own, delivering a smooth and clear sound. They feature integrated wall brackets for a convenient mount. Also, they can be used as bookshelf loudspeakers thanks to their compact size. Each speaker measures a little bit more than 10 inches in height.

This model features wood fiber cones and dome tweeters, which balance each other out and serve to deliver a detailed and dynamic sound across various frequencies. The gloss finish, even though might not be everyone’s cup of tea, will easily fit into any modern interior.

Who It’s For

The Dali bookshelf speakers are a good choice for almost any user, who appreciates the compact size of their audio equipment but expects a powerful performance from it.

The Zensors will work better in small or medium rooms, as guys at Dali have made them quite small. The speakers sound full, but in large living areas, they might not be powerful enough to fill the room with the sound completely. This model is also an ideal option for people who already have a stereo system but want to add more depth and a more layered sounding to it.

And finally, we recommend these Zensor loudspeakers by Dali for people who are ready to invest in a high-end (or close to high-end) category but don’t want a large, bulky equipment in their home. These speakers are very well made and a bit pricey, so they probably won’t do for people on a tight budget.


The benefit we want to mention in our review is the Zensor’s stylish design and appearance. These loudspeakers look more expensive than they really are thanks to that wood-styled finish and glossy black front.

Also, the Dali Zensor  1 is incredible in their quality. The build of these monitors keeps surprising countless users, and online customer reviews are an excellent proof for that. There are no wobbly parts, no cracks, and no low-quality components. We also really like the woofers in this model, which are light enough to produce a balanced, smooth bass that is stiff enough to serve you for a long time.

Performance-wise, the Zensor  1 are going to pleasantly surprise you. They really live up to their reputation, offering you rich and natural-sounding highs with no harshness, full and warm mids, and deep and crisp lows.


What you should also know about the Zensor  1 is that these monitors were not designed to be used in large rooms on their own. Yes, they will be able to deliver a nice sound, but it might be not enough for you. So, unless you plan to pair them up with some other audio equipment, these loudspeakers won’t be suitable for more spacious living areas.

Also, depending on the type of music you like and your personal preferences concerning the sound quality, you might find the bass not powerful or boomy enough. So, if you enjoy explosive and resonant sounding, you’ll probably need a subwoofer.

Our Verdict

DALI-ZENSOR-1-Bookshelf-SpeakersThe Zensor 1 speakers are able to do a lot of things. While delivering an excellent sound quality, they will save you some space and blend into your interior nicely. Add them to your audio system or use them independently – you will enjoy the experience either way.