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Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:55
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#26
alaScore 96

Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

The Play:5 is the best speaker Sonos has ever made. Its reliance on a single app for controlling all your audio services means the software experience isn't quite as slick as it could be, but it's easy to set up and sounds as good as its $499 price tag...

51 expert reviews | 857 user reviews

#27
alaScore 96

Logitech UE Boom 2

Performance and Conclusions Like the name implies, the Boom 2 is a powerful little speaker. It's capable of putting out an impressive amount of sound, and while it's not exactly wall-shaking, it'll certainly command attention at your next gathering or...

40 expert reviews | 4471 user reviews

#28
alaScore 96

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1

Conclusions Yes, the B&O Play Beoplay A1 is expensive, but your money is going toward a powerful, bi-amplified system that outperforms most small Bluetooth speakers we've seen. If the A1 is out of your price range, there are less expensive...

26 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

#29
alaScore 96

JBL Link 500

The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#30
alaScore 96

Bluesound PULSE MINI

A superb high-end wireless speaker offering muscular-yet-musical sound and premium design, let down only by clunky network sharing.

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#31
alaScore 96

Logitech UE Roll 2

The Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2 is a good-sounding Bluetooth speaker as long as you don't push its volume to maximum, and its clever, rugged design makes it easy to take and hang up almost anywhere. $100 is a bit pricey for the amount of power you get,...

28 expert reviews | 333 user reviews

#32
alaScore 96

Sony SRS-XB40

While it should costs a little less, the Sony SRS-XB10 is an attractively designed mini wireless speaker that outputs more bass than your typical tiny speaker.

10 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#33
alaScore 96

JBL Playlist

If you're looking to build a multiroom audio system based on Chromecast, you really should consider putting at least one JBL Playlist in there.

15 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#34
alaScore 96

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2

If you can overlook that high price tag, the Beoplay P2 is a very nice little Bluetooth speaker that delivers top-notch sound for its size class.

10 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#35
alaScore 96

LG SJ8

The LG SJ8 is a great sound bar if you have a small entertainment room and enjoy watching action movies in surround sound.

5 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#36
alaScore 96

Bose SoundTouch 300

We have little to complain about with the Bose SoundTouch 300. For every limitation, like the lack of onboard EQ controls, there are useful features that might entice you, like the AdaptIQ settings that adjust to your room's contour and reflections. We...

17 expert reviews | 988 user reviews

#37
alaScore 96

Panasonic SC-GA10

Step aside, Google Home. The Panasonic does it all – much better.

2 expert reviews

#38
alaScore 96

Anker SoundCore 2

While Anker's SoundCore 2 doesn't sound as good as some people think, it's a likable, relatively inexpensive mini Bluetooth speaker with strong battery life.

9 expert reviews

#39
alaScore 95

LG SJ7

For $499, the LG SJ7 is a versatile soundbar with a solid audio experience that is equally at home playing music and film audio. If what you're after is a legitimate surround sound setup, or one that can mimic one—this isn't it. Despite the bells and...

3 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#40
alaScore 95

Q Acoustics 3020

The Q Acoustics 3020 are a lively and engrossing set of compact speakers that offer true audiophile quality without the high price.

6 expert reviews | 216 user reviews

#41
alaScore 95

LG SH5

I'd also say the SH5 is a worthy upgrade over some of our other top budget soundbars, such as the Steljes Audio Calliope. The SH5’s dedicated subwoofer makes a big difference to the overall depth and warmth of the music, and the LG’s superior build...

2 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#42
alaScore 95

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

If you don't mind its shape, you'll absolutely love the way the Zeppelin Wireless sounds.

31 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#43
alaScore 95

Naim Mu-so

Performance and Conclusions While it's very large for a wireless speaker, the Mu-so is relatively small for a one-piece home theater sound system, and it lacks a separate subwoofer. Despite that, it can put out some impressive power and solid, clear...

26 expert reviews | 886 user reviews

#44
alaScore 95

Marshall Kilburn

Performance and Conclusions The Kilburn can get quite loud — if you top out the volume on your device and the speaker itself, the speaker doesn't distort. Even pumping up the bass EQ all the way and playing a track with intense sub-bass, like The Knife...

11 expert reviews | 510 user reviews

#45
alaScore 95

KEF LS50

The KEF LS50 wireless is an all-in-one active speaker system featuring dual 24/192 DACs, dual-mono amps, and dedicated DSP crossover per speaker. A killer audiophile system in a small footprint?

40 expert reviews | 185 user reviews

#46
alaScore 95

Bose SoundLink Mini II

It's pretty clear that the SoundLink Mini boosts bass, but mostly in the low-mids and lows rather than the sub-bass realm. In fact, sub-bass can get limited by the speaker's DSP, depending on the volume level. All this considered, this is probably the...

26 expert reviews | 5994 user reviews

#47
alaScore 95

Sonos PLAY:1

Sonos is a manufacturer of high-fidelity, wireless audio speakers that bring your digital music into every room of your home, all controlled from the Sonos app...

89 expert reviews | 12516 user reviews

#48
alaScore 95

Sonos Playbar

Sonos' Playbar is an expertly constructed, excellent-sounding soundbar, but at $700 it poses a significant challenge; it's hardly an impulse buy. Pair it with a Sub for a truly great home theater audio experience, and that tally rises to $1,300 or...

97 expert reviews | 4710 user reviews

#49
alaScore 95

Sony SRS-XB3

No matter the mode, the Sony SRS-XB3 provides a bass punch that we rarely hear in speakers this size and price. If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker in the sub-$200 price range, this is the one to get—you can consider the water-resistant...

15 expert reviews | 303 user reviews

#50
alaScore 95

Monitor Audio Silver 50

The Silver 50s are capable, composed and unfussy. For some, these could be the ideal speakers

1 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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