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Updated: Oct 13, 2015 10:56
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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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Samsung DA-F60

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

13 expert reviews | 64 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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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 | 26 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 SB3950M1 Soundbar

A good sound at a decent price: that's the Toshiba's promise, and it's one we like

1 expert reviews | 6 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 | 603 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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B&W 683 S2

Punchy, musical sounding

3 expert reviews

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Pioneer SP-SB23W

The system’s rich and clear sound signature, ample stereo spread, and musical low end provided just the right boost of sound quality…

4 expert reviews | 464 user reviews

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Bose SoundTouch 20 II Wi-Fi music system (white)

Bose is a relative newcomer to the multiroom lark, but as ever it likes to do things a little differently. Its SoundTouch range uses bog-standard 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi to operate but it manages to be simultaneously more versatile and less convenient than...

2 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

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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

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Edifier Spinnaker E30

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

13 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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JBL Cinema SB200

Say goodbye to bad TV sonics with JBL's Bluetooth-equipped soundbar.

8 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

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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...

3 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

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Harman-Kardon Sabre SB 35 / 230

Harman Kardon’s Sabre SB35 offers an extremely low-profile design and a gorgeous form factor, but unfortunately, its beauty is mostly skin deep.

6 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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Vizio S2121W-D0

The Vizio S2121w-D0 Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition -- including Vizio's own sound bars.

2 expert reviews | 253 user reviews

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Pure Jongo T2

British audio company Pure makes wireless, multi-room speaker systems for the home you can control with a mobile app. The Pure Connect app does far more than simply play and pause music; once connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can stream your entire...

5 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Philips BT2500B

The Philips BT2500's slim design and budget price make it an appealing, travel-friendly mini Bluetooth speaker.

2 expert reviews | 479 user reviews

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Bowers & Wilkins - 600 Series HTM62 S2 Dual 5" 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker...

I couldn't be happier with my Bowers & Wilkins Center Speaker. It paired great with the rest of my Bowers & Wilkins speaker and Yamaha Receiver.

32 user reviews

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It's Tannoy. You won't get better, trust me. Had Tannoy Little Reds in the recording studio and impressed everyone, so no worries buying these little beauties.

23 user reviews


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