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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 22:58
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Q Acoustics Media 4

Its powerful, cohesive sound makes Q Acoustics’ Media 4 soundbar a must-buy at this price – just don’t expect HDMI ports or surround processing.

3 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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SKULLCANDY Air Raid Portable Speaker 038354896, Black (038354896)

Skullcandy is known for its headphones and earphones that are as much cool-kid fashion statements as they are audio gear. Thus far, speakers have been more or less off the radar, but with the Bluetooth audio streaming Skullcandy Air Raid ($149.99...

2 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Dayton Audio B452 4-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

While Dayton Audio's entry-level B452 bookshelf speaker's sound won't seduce too many audiophiles, it's remarkably satisfying for a speaker in its ultrabargain price class.

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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JBL Authentics L16

A fun one-box audio system with a classic style of its own

9 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Yamaha YAS-103

Honestly, we like the YAS-103 as a sound bar solution rather than a surround sound bar. With wide placement of the full range front drivers and downfiring woofers for additional bass, the YAS-103 should present a fairly wide soundstage and large (as...

8 expert reviews | 396 user reviews

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Polk Audio MagniFi AM8111-A

Polk's sound bar is unique in that it has discrete left, right, and center channels, but it doesn't support HDMI and it's audio performance wasn't as good as several of its similarly priced competitors.

2 expert reviews | 174 user reviews

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Dayton Audio B652

If you are on a tight budget, you won’t find bookshelf speakers under $100 that sound as good as the B652. They provide great value and can serve well as your surround sound speakers.

1 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Orbitsound M10

Soundbar manufacturers try all sorts of trickery to create a convincing surround effect in the absence of rear speakers and Orbitsound has hit upon a more effective solution than most with the M10 soundbar.

4 expert reviews

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Sol Republic Deck

While its sound quality may not best our favorite Bluetooth speakers, the Deck offers a user experience and feature-set unmatched by its competition, and that’s worth a lot.

3 expert reviews | 387 user reviews

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Panasonic SC-HTE80

With a footprint of 46 x 28cm the Panasonic SC-HTE80 looks (colour differences aside) like a slightly shrunken version of the Canton DM 50, with largely unadorned surfaces and a dot matrix display hidden behind the cheese-grater grille across the...

10 expert reviews | 483 user reviews

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Philips HTL5120

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.

9 expert reviews | 179 user reviews

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Divoom Bluetune-BEAN

At $29.99 (direct), it would be ridiculous to have great expectations for the Divoom Bluetune Bean portable Bluetooth speaker. Basically, as long as it turns on, pairs, and emits some form of listenable audio, it's doing its job. On tracks that don't...

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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PURE Contour i1 Air

The half moon design speaks about what to expect overall from the Pure Contour i1 Air Dock: it is a speaker that looks to blend into surroundings while being an everyday tool in your home or office environment. Compatible with a large range of App

3 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

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Sony HT-ST3

Sound modes include Standard, Movie, Music and Virtual Football, a new setting designed to replicate the acoustics of a stadium – perfect for watching England flunk out of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround aims to fill...

7 expert reviews | 133 user reviews

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Sony HT-ST5

The Sony ST5 offers fine performance plus a decent mix of features, but it isn't the first sound bar we'd recommend for the price.

1 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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Tivoli Audio Albergo

Albergo is Italian for hotel. It's a fitting name for the $249.99 Tivoli Audio Albergo Clock Radio with Bluetooth, as the last time I saw a Tivoli radio, it was at a hip new hotel in the Catskills. And just like the rest of Tivoli's products, the...

4 expert reviews

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Outdoor Tech. Buckshot

It may not sound great, but the Buckshot Pro is a versatile little wireless speaker.

1 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Monitor Audio BX 2

The BX2s combine a great sound with fine build. They're an impressive achievement for the money

1 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

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Teufel Consono 35

A small but welcome improvement over the cheaper Consono 25 – for larger rooms, this is definitely worth the investment

6 expert reviews | 205 user reviews

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Jamo D 600 SUR

Jamo's THX-certified speakers are pure audio dynamite.

8 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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B&W ASW608

One of the home theater industry's greatest sins is modesty. If excessively modest people hide their lights under a bushel, speaker and receiver manufacturers go them one better, hiding their achievements in boxes. Boxes with drivers on the front,...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AERO 5

Cambridge Audio is probably best known at the moment for its popular Minx compact speaker range, which uses Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers to generate a large soundstage that belies their diddy dimensions, and the success of BMRs inside the Minx...

2 expert reviews

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Pioneer SW-8

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 subwoofer offers remarkable performance, not just for its very inexpensive price but because it competes with much more expensive units. With the $160 stock model, the SW-8MK2 already has excellent bass extension and tonality. If...

1 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

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KEF E-305

One glorious Easter some years back, I got a knock at the door and a parcel was delivered. It was a cool bit of packaging, with the shattered remains of what had once been a chocolate Easter egg, in the shape of KEF's latest ‘egg' speaker, inside. As a...

9 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Dynaudio XEO 3

It’s also nice to see that you get cables for all inputs in the box – optical, 3.5mm, RCA and USB.

18 expert reviews | 6 user reviews


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