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Audio System Reviews

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 02:36
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#1
alaScore 100

Sonos PLAY:1

The baby of the Sonos family wedges its way into a highly competitive price point, while still serving up the full Sonos wireless experience.

37 expert reviews | 960 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media

The Marantz is a great little CD receiver. It's by no means reference quality and there are distinctive differences between what I heard from this system and my reference gear—mostly in upper-mid detail and the way bass frequencies were articulated to...

3 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Denon CEOL Piccolo

I hope I am not the only one who sees the potential for thisunit. I think the ability to control it with the Denon app and stream Airplayreally open up the possibilities. Are there other alternative options on themarket that get you some or all of the...

8 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Panasonic SC-NE5DB

The Panasonic SC-NE5’s massive feature set, excellent sonic signature, and unique design make it one of the most versatile wireless speaker systems we’ve encountered.

7 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Sonos Play: 3

Two Play:3s combined in a stereo pair easily bested the Play:5 while still costing a buck less than the $599 Zeppelin Air

52 expert reviews | 1190 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Marantz CD6005

Marantz is one of the legendary names in audio and has remained a brand noted for high quality audio devices from power amplifiers to CD/SACD players, integrated amplifiers, home theater receivers and processors. The PM6005 integrated amp and CD6005 CD...

4 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Marantz Consolette

The Marantz Consolette comes in white and black finishes and will be available later this year.

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#8
alaScore 96

Panasonic SC-PMX9

Proving that the ultimate in wireless connectivity need not mean unnecessary complexity, Panasonic's SC-PMX9 manages to offer full compatibility with your DLNA home network while supporting music media streamed via Bluetooth or AirPlay. Panasonic's...

4 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

Panasonic SC-BTT590

All-in-one systems are usually designed for maximum convenience and minimum cost, often with scant regard for sound quality. But Panasonic's new-for-2012 SC-BTT590 is a different kettle of fish – a one-box Blu-ray system that puts the emphasis on...

17 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

Denon RCD-N8

The RCD N-8 comes built with DLNA, Wi-fi, Airplay, Ethernet, USB, a CD player and an Ipod Dock. With all these features integrated in this mini component system one can have so many advantages of listening to music from anywhere in your house or in the...

4 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

#11
alaScore 95

Sony RDH-GTK17IP

Speedy Delivery. Came in the biggest box as I didn't really take much notice of the size of the product, but hey ho that's what recycling is for. The system itself is BRILLIANT, you can only dock an iPhone 5 but that didn't matter to me as I connected...

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 95

LG BH7530T

We've got a surround sound showdown this week, but which is the right one for you? LG's BH7530TW is capable of outputting a whopping 1200W of sound and comes with 3D Blu-Ray powers, but can it hold its own against the others? Hit play to find out! LG...

2 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#13
alaScore 94

42" VIZIO 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar w/ Wireless Subwoofer & Surrounds

Vizio’s S4251W-B4 delivers the sort of features and control that users have been longed after for years now, and does it with style, finesse and surprisingly good audio quality.

3 expert reviews | 238 user reviews

#14
alaScore 94

Astell & Kern AK100

Today we're reviewing the Astell&Kern AK100 32GB HD Music Player from iriver. If you think your iOS device or Android phone is a high quality music player, think again.

4 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#15
alaScore 93

Onkyo CR-N 755 (excl Speakers)

Sounds terrific, and that matters more than anything else. The display is a frustration when you're dealing with internet-sourced material and we're baffled by the lack of CD Text or Gracenote lookup for track names. Other than that, it's the amazing...

7 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#16
alaScore 93

Sony BDV-N590

Sony BDV-N590 review – introSony has thought of pretty much everything with the BDV-N590. Style and substance combine with some clever usability features to make a staggeringly compelling product for

7 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

#17
alaScore 93

Yamaha MCR-042

The Yamaha Audio System MCR-042 is actually in three pieces –although most illustrations make it look like one – the central item with all the controls and two separate speakers that can be placed anywhere within the length of the provided 1.5 metre...

2 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#18
alaScore 93

Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI

Bose’s new Soundtouch 20 provides an excellent form factor, solid sound quality, and an intuitive wireless ecosystem that worked remarkably well for a first take.

1 expert reviews | 196 user reviews

#19
alaScore 92

Denon DM-39DAB

So despite its lack of wireless connectivity and the fact that it’s surrounded by newer, better-featured kit, Denon’s D-M39DAB system remains a formidable component at this price.

1 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#20
alaScore 92

Sonos Play:5

The Sonos Play:5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

15 expert reviews | 1696 user reviews

#21
alaScore 92

LG BH8220B

LG's BH8220B enters the all-in-one system battle arena wearing a silver, boxy design that recalls the DVD-based systems of yesteryear. It's as if someone at the Korean firm's design lab handed in the wrong piece of paper. That said, at least it's a...

10 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#22
alaScore 91

Yamaha Restio ISX-800

All in all this is a near-perfect lifestyle combination of design and music. With its good looks and enjoyable sound, we’d be very happy to have the ISX-800 in our house.

13 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

#23
alaScore 91

Panasonic SC-PMX5

Externally they look very classy indeed. They use a dark wood finish and a removable black cloth grille on the front, held on by plugs. Pull these off and you’ll uncover some dashing silver cone surrounds that add an extra touch of glamour. Overall the...

8 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#24
alaScore 91

Pure 200I AIR

Pure's Contour 200i Air is a well-designed, well-constructed wireless speaker. AirPlay is seamless and docking works just as well. We wish it had digital (or analog) radio to give it a little more versatility, but as wireless speakers go this is a good...

9 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#25
alaScore 90

Audio Pro Avanto 5.0 HTS

This high build quality and chic styling continues on the S-20 surround speakers, which look remarkably attractive in their combination of leather and gloss black side panels. Likewise the C-20, which as protocol dictates is horizontally orientated in...

2 expert reviews

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