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Updated: Sep 30, 2014 01:17
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#101
alaScore 93

LUXA2 Groovy

The Luxa2 Groovy W has poor sound quality. The combination of lo-fi Class D amplifier and low-grade Bluetooth hamper any decent audio quality from this unremarkable speaker. In our tests it had a tiresome sound when tasked with playing music but it may...

2 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#102
alaScore 93

Braven BZ570BBP

It's tough to stand out from other Bluetooth speakers in the $100 price range, where the quality often seems modest and comparable speaker to speaker. The Braven 570, which is $99.99 (direct), doesn't emerge as a clear winner, but it also does nothing...

3 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#103
alaScore 92

Jamo D 600 SUR

This control panel sounds funky, but feels oddly old-fashioned with its green lights and cumbersome operation. In fact the subs as a whole are a little underwhelming - they're big, ugly and at 32kg a piece, very heavy. Lucky they're meant to be hidden...

7 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#104
alaScore 92

Dali Fazon

While Danish brand DALI offers a varied speaker range across the worlds of home cinema and hi-fi, its products share design characteristics at all price points. The most obvious is the use of wood fibre drivers – which differ from more conventional...

24 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#105
alaScore 92

B&W MT-60D

B&W MT-60D: the verdict This is a true all-rounder: it's adept at everything you’d want a 5.1-channel surround speaker package to do, confident in stereo, beautifully built, and versatile when it comes to installation.

4 expert reviews

#106
alaScore 92

Monitor Audio GX50

Monitor Audio wins the gold with its luxurious £1000 GX50 standmount speakers.

4 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#107
alaScore 92

Wharfedale Diamond 10

After doing an extensive coverage on latest 32 inch LCDs, it's only befitting that we shift the spotlight to pure audio, and just kick back and give our eyes a rest, with some melodies diffusing a

25 expert reviews | 249 user reviews

#108
alaScore 92

Sonos ZonePlayer S5

Several hours of critical listening left our ears feeling a bit fatigued—an issue we didn’t encounter with B&W’s Zeppelin (not entirely an apples-to-oranges comparison, since the Zeppelin is a non-networked iPod dock), but the S5 was a huge hit when we...

68 expert reviews | 161 user reviews

#109
alaScore 92

Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

We’d like to tell you that the MM-1 is comparably priced to speaker systems made by the likes of Logitech, Altec Lansing, or even Klipsch, but 500 clams puts it at the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re as passionate about audio quality as you are...

30 expert reviews | 227 user reviews

#110
alaScore 92

Maxell MXSB252

Elsewhere the MXSB-252 offers a couple sound features – Bass Boost (two levels) and SRS HD WOW, which spreads the sound wider than the usual stereo output. Inside the MXSB-252 are four 10W speakers and a 30W woofer.

2 expert reviews | 260 user reviews

#111
alaScore 92

Yamaha HS 50M

I also briefly worked with the HS80M, big brother to the HS50M reviewed here. The HS80M produced significantly more bass and low mids compared to the HS50M, but both models had essentially the same bright top end. The HS50M produced better imaging,...

4 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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#112
alaScore 92

Bowers&Wilkins A7

The incredibly pricey Bowers & Wilkins A7 is a powerful, well-designed AirPlay speaker with clean, nuanced audio performance.

5 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#113
alaScore 92

X-Mini X-MINI V1.1 Capsule Silver

I like the compatibility with various devices bit and little features like a lid over the port and a small groove for the audio cable is all nice. Also, the V 1.1 is just a single unit speaker, so it does add to the portability. However, there's not...

18 expert reviews | 8796 user reviews

#114
alaScore 92

Sony HT-CT260

The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps.

5 expert reviews | 1259 user reviews

#115
alaScore 92

Boston Acoustics SoundWare

TECHNOLOGY The speakers, as mentioned earlier, are very small, but that is the only place Boston has skimped. Attention to details, build quality, cabinet design, mounting versatility—you name it and Boston has treated it very seriously. Speaker set...

26 expert reviews | 470 user reviews

#116
alaScore 92

Dali Zensor 3

The Dali Zensor 3s are a great success. More than that, they’re a treat. They don’t put a foot wrong, and they’ll occupy you for hours.

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#117
alaScore 92

Toshiba SBM1W

Dinkier than a corgi dog and looking less refined than a crate of raw sugar beet, in soundbar country the SBM1W is more Margate than Monte Carlo – and with just 40W of power, plus the 20W wired subwoofer, in home cinema terms the SB1MW is almost an...

6 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

#118
alaScore 92

Yamaha YSP-4300BL

The Yamaha YSP-4300 seems to be designed with two goals in mind. Thefirst is to give you everything that you would get from a standalonereceiver in a more simple, compact unit. This includes the obviouslike HDMI video switching, decoding of advanced...

5 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#119
alaScore 92

Yamaha YAS-101

Yamaha's YAS-101 soundbar ($299.95 list) delivers plenty of punch for a single-piece home theater audio system. It saves space by including the subwoofer—really, a bass module, as you're not going to get subterranean frequencies out of a thin...

11 expert reviews | 1871 user reviews

#120
alaScore 92

Samsung DA-F60

Simply the best combination of audio quality and features we've seen in a portable speaker

9 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#121
alaScore 92

Edifier iF335BT

Most portable Bluetooth speakers in the $100 price range are small, with a focus on internal, rechargeable batteries and tote-bag-friendly dimensions. The Edifier Bric Connect iF335BT ($99.95) laughs in the face of these guys. It's comparatively large...

2 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#122
alaScore 92

LOGITECH UE AIR Speaker

Logitech just released their first AirPlay-enabled speaker, the Logitech UE Air Speaker. The UE is Logitech's abbreviation of a company they purchased back in '08, called Ultimate Ears.

24 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

#123
alaScore 92

Edifier Spinnaker E30

The Edifier Spinnaker is a solid-sounding Bluetooth wireless speaker system, but its striking design isn't for everyone.

12 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

#124
alaScore 92

Onkyo LS-B50

The "soundbar" business must be booming, or at least manufacturers are banking on it doing so, as just about everyone has come out with one if not several offerings. The gambit seems logical: jam a bunch of audio transducers into an enclosure which...

3 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#125
alaScore 92

Sony SRS-BTV5/B

The Sony SRS-BTV5 wireless Bluetooth speaker boasts speakerphone and (iffy) NFC capabilities, but it doesn't beat the competition for the price.

5 expert reviews | 226 user reviews

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