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Updated: Oct 6, 2015 09:20
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Bowers & Wilkins Z2

This speaker’s elegant design, flawless wireless performance, and stellar upper register make it a serious contender in the mid to high-end wireless speaker market.

8 expert reviews

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Fluance XLHTB XL Series

The Fluance XLHTB is a head-turning set of speakers at a reasonable price, and while it sounds perfectly fine in a home theater context, it lacks the performance subtleties peers can offer.

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Klipsch Synergy Quintet

The Quintets combination of class-leading build quality, pleasingly rich sound, and compact size keeps them firmly in the top-tier of mid-priced miniature speaker systems.

4 expert reviews | 440 user reviews

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Vizio S3851W-D4

For a quick-and-dirty, intro-level audio upgrade, this sound bar offers no-frills 5.1 sound at a very attractive price.

1 expert reviews | 361 user reviews

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Wavemaster 66141 MOBI 2

KitGuru says: Fantastic looking speaker that delivers clear, high output sound via a Bluetooth connection.

3 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

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Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere

The Pure-Fi Mobile is a solid choice for a home office or other small room where you would like a moderately loud speaker for a computer or music player/phone, and a Bluetooth speakerphone. It’s also a good buy for business travelers. If you’re more...

39 expert reviews | 1282 user reviews

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Samsung SB330

For the same amount of money (or even less if on sale) you should get a Sony SRS-X3. This speaker's sound quality doesn't compare to X3. There is NO BASS AT ALL. Longer battery life is only due to weaker speaker power output. This thing looks good but...

1 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

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Orbitsound SB60 Airsound BASE

The Orbitsound SB60 stands out from the crowd somewhat as a soundbase speaker with a glossy finish. This runs the risk of incurring scuff marks or scratches and adds to the cost. Handled with care though, it does look the part. For added interior...

9 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Bose SoundLink wireless music system

The portable Bluetooth-powered Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker features more powerful audio than you?d expect from its small, well-designed frame, and it integrates a cool cover that doubles as a stand.

45 expert reviews | 752 user reviews

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Boston Acoustics SoundWare

While we aren’t prepared to dub the SoundWare XS Cinema system a “sound bar killer”, we do think it makes an superior sounding sound bar alternative with an ultra-small footprint.

29 expert reviews | 455 user reviews

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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.

3 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

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SuperTooth Disco 2

The SuperTooth Disco 2 is a good-looking, good-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker, but it lacks a speakerphone feature against all expectations.

11 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

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Philips SBT30

Philips’ SoundShooter SBT30 is one of the few ultra-portable speakers we feel confident recommending. Its lasting battery, ample sound and near-weightlessness make it a top pick in tiny wireless speakers.

6 expert reviews | 1386 user reviews

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Antec SP-1

At the price of $89, the Antec SP1 is cheaper than other portable Bluetooth speaker like the Jawbone. The cheaper price does sacrifice some features such as Bluetooth 4.0 and an NFC chip. However, we do not think that many people will care much about...

10 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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M-Audio BX5 D2

There's precious little to fault with the BX5 D2. They hold up well against the veterans in the category, from Alesis, Mackie (with their lower cost MR5 line), KRK, Fostex, and Event (which has since retreated back upmarket, and no longer sells a...

7 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

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Braven 855s

The Braven 855s is a bit overpriced, but it's built like a brick, delivers decent sound and has strong battery life.

6 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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For a reasonable price, the Lightning connection-friendly JBL OnBeat Micro speaker dock delivers more audio power than you might expect from its diminutive frame.

12 expert reviews | 384 user reviews

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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...

12 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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Samsung DA-F60

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

13 expert reviews | 62 user reviews

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Vizio S5430W-C2 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar

Not all speakers have to get your attention with fancy styling. Sometimes they're just big black boxes with grilles, that make sound—and that's okay. The Vizio S5430W-C2 falls into that category, as a soundbar that isn't exactly eye-catching, but...

2 expert reviews

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Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

Pioneer's XW-SMA4 is its premium Wi-Fi hi-fi speaker, with the $100 premium over the cheaper XW-SMA1 translating to a built-in subwoofer. If you listen to a lot of music, or listen to it loud, buying the SMA4 is a no-brainer, but it's an expensive...

11 expert reviews | 125 user reviews

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Pioneer XW-SMA3

It’s obvious by the traces of Andrew Jones’s signature all over the SMA3 packaging that Pioneer is proud of their acclaimed speaker engineer, and they should be. The sound the SMA3 reproduces on most styles of music is nothing short of phenomenal....

11 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

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I.Us I700

Despite everything, I like this device. While its a good device, it could be so much more with just a few tweaks from either Samsung or Verizon Wireless. With the rumored and pending release of WM2004 (yes, 2004)...

2 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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You can't easily get big sound out of a small object, and when a speaker is designed first and foremost to be tiny, you can be confident it won't rock the house. Sony's Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker SRS-BTV5 is proof of that. This $69.99 (direct)...

8 expert reviews | 602 user reviews


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