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Updated: Aug 29, 2014 08:58
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#151
alaScore 91

Loewe Airspeaker

It’s hard to find a true weak spot in the Loewe Air Speaker, which tackles music with aplomb and – as long as you’re happy to use iOS devices and iTunes – works with a simplicity that’s totally addictive.

15 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#152
alaScore 91

Pioneer SBX-N700

For those without an ARC-compatible TV, there are two optical digital inputs. The SBX-N700 boasts built-in Wi-Fi, which lets you connect to your network wirelessly, but there’s an Ethernet port too. Finally, there’s an input for the supplied infrared...

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#153
alaScore 91

Sharp HT-SB60

Soundbars are a simple way to replace your HDTV's paltry speakers with a powerful sound system, but most are designed for screens smaller than 55 inches. If you have a really big HDTV, it would easily dwarf the average soundbar. Sharp offered an...

3 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

#154
alaScore 91

Denon Cocoon Home

The price is, of course, the sticking point with many of these new AirPlay devices. The larger Denon Cocoon Home will retail for $599 while the smaller Cocoon Portable will run $499. While not overpriced compared to other AirPlay speakers, the Denon...

9 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

#155
alaScore 91

Wren V5PF Play-Fi

Despite their immense popularity, Android smartphones still get short shift when it comes to wireless speakers. Sure, you can connect any Android phone over Bluetooth or with a 3.5mm cable, but the new Wren VP5F Play-Fi ($399.99 direct) does something...

2 expert reviews

#156
alaScore 90

Martin Logan Electromotion ESL

These speakers sounds amazing! They sound ALIVE!

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#157
alaScore 90

QSC K10

These are expensive but worth every penny. This speaker rivals the sound quality from much bigger PA speakers and is unmatched in volume over other brands of PA speakers. You can expect this to sound better than any 15" competing PA speaker while being...

1 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#158
alaScore 90

KEF R400b

Thank you for searching out the equipment review of the KEF R400B Subwoofer that was originally published in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, Sep/Oct 2012 (Volume 43 Number 5).

3 expert reviews

#159
alaScore 90

Bowers & Wilkins 684

The 600 Series has been a constant stream of musical pleasure for entry-level and cash-strapped audio enthusiasts for the longest time. The latest iteration builds on this, but with a twist to two. Like the Krell S300i on pages 48-50 in this issue, the...

3 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#160
alaScore 90

Yamaha YSP-3300BL

Yamaha YSP-3300 reviewYamaha has been making soundbars since before Sonos existed, and the pricey YSP-3300 is a typically premium bit of kit. It's the only one here to bounce sound off the walls for

1 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#161
alaScore 90

KEF R100

We’re struggling to find any fault with this system: the fact that you’ll need to spend extra money on quality speaker stands is the only thing that comes to mind, and that just goes to show how impressive this KEF speaker package really is.

9 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#162
alaScore 90

Wharfedale Moviestar DX1

For a Home Theater in a Box, $800 for the Wharfedale DX-1 is somewhere near the upper-mid of the price range. This is targeted for the consumer that isn't afraid to pay a bit of money for decent speakers but is afraid of introducing large speakers into...

9 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#163
alaScore 90

Braven 850

Those who crave big sound, high performance, and total autonomy need look no further than the Braven 850.

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#164
alaScore 90

JBL ES25C

This is the best centre speaker made by JBL. The size is twice as big as the one i had and it has good looks. Unfortunately i have not tested it to hear the sound but by the looks speaks for itself.

2 expert reviews | 163 user reviews

#165
alaScore 90

Tannoy Mercury V4

I'm no expert, but of all the proper speakers I've ever owned these are in a different world of quality. I've turned my Onkyo amp up to two thirds of its full power with these and the walls, floor, and contents of my room were vibrating wildly but the...

6 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#166
alaScore 90

Monitor Audio WS 100

If you have a home office and need decent sound for the price of a pair of decent headphones, these speakers are enough to worry rivals at twice the price. Build is amazing and that's not something we say lightly about laptop speakers.

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#167
alaScore 90

KEF Q300

For all-purpose real-life applications, the KEF Q300’s are the bee’s knees. When you compare them to much more expensive speakers, you may find that the soundstage is not quite as 3d, the imaging is not as pinpoint; they don’t have quite the same...

15 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

#168
alaScore 90

Dali Zensor 1

These might be cheaper than their closest rivals, but don?t discount them ? you really need to hear the Zensor 1s

8 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

#169
alaScore 90

Dali Zensor 5

Best traditional package £700-£1500, Awards 2012. This is a brilliantly realised set-up – and cracking value, too.

10 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#170
alaScore 90

Nokia PLAY 360 MD-50W Black

The aluminium casing with its perforated grid is sturdy and lends the speaker a durable and robust appearance. The clearly arranged function keys also contributed to the jury's positive vote.

10 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#171
alaScore 90

Burmester B10

These Burmesters deliver a really pleasant sound hitched to, say, Roksan's Caspian M2 electronics, but they also have the transparency to make the most of something like Audio Research's LS27/Ref 27 combination. That's an ample sonic stretch for a...

7 expert reviews

#172
alaScore 90

Boston Acoustics A 26

The A26 is a smooth, entertaining performer that works well in a range of systems

8 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

#173
alaScore 90

Grace Digital GDI-BTSP201 BTSP200

We can say without hesitation that these little speakers offer a seriously impressive level of sonic value for their $200 asking price.

1 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#174
alaScore 90

MARSHALL Hanwell Anniversary Edition

Marshall’s Hanwell speaker “goes to 11” in terms of its sound quality, but it’s lofty price and lack of features will be a deal-breaker, even for the enthusiasts it was designed for.

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#175
alaScore 90

Dali Epicon 2

With a price tag like this you might expect nothing less, but even so there’s no denying that the Dali Epicon 2 deliver heavenly sound quality. Music playback is blessed with lucid detail, which brings an openness and insight missing from cheaper...

8 expert reviews

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