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Updated: Apr 22, 2018 22:52
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#26
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...

25 expert reviews | 104 user reviews

#27
alaScore 96

JBL Boombox

If the bass boosting sounds like it might be too full for you, there are Bluetooth speakers that still deliver solid low frequency presence in this price range (and lower), but don't necessarily sound like they're packing a subwoofer. The B&O Play...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#28
alaScore 96

Libratone TOO

This portable speaker delivers uncommonly good near-field sound for its size.

16 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

#29
alaScore 96

Bluesound PULSE MINI

Able to stream from anything anywhere, this powerful standalone or multi-room speaker is best thought of as a hi-res upgrade on a Sonos speaker.

4 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#30
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,...

29 expert reviews | 332 user reviews

#31
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

#32
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

#33
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 | 42 user reviews

#34
alaScore 96

Bluesound PULSE FLEX

The Bluesound Pulse Flex is a slice of streaming hi-fi in an affordable package with an optional battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price.

4 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#35
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 | 961 user reviews

#36
alaScore 96

Anker SoundCore 2

As I said up front, you're not going to hear audiophile sound, or anything close to it from a small, long-running speaker designed for light travel and rough weather. But I find it hard to imagine one designed to those criteria that sounds better than...

9 expert reviews

#37
alaScore 95

Creative MUVO 2C

A wireless speaker small enough to fit in your pocket that still packs a serious punch. The Creative Muvo 2C is one of the smallest speakers that sounds good. Its hard-working passive radiator gets you the classic effect of the best portable speakers:...

2 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#38
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 | 206 user reviews

#39
alaScore 95

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

THE B&W ZEPPELIN WIRELESS is a high-quality versatile wireless single-speaker system capable of delivering dynamic and clear sound.

31 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#40
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 | 881 user reviews

#41
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?

37 expert reviews | 185 user reviews

#42
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...

12 expert reviews | 496 user reviews

#43
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 | 5872 user reviews

#44
alaScore 95

Sonos PLAY:1

The Play:1 is the most affordable Sonos speaker yet, and a strong performer despite its weak bass. At $200 it's one of the simplest and most affordable ways to start a comprehensive multi-room audio system, especially since the update that lets you set...

85 expert reviews | 12463 user reviews

#45
alaScore 95

Sonos Playbar

SONOS BRINGS A BLEND OF QUALITY, DESIGN AND CONVENIENCE THAT IS VERY HIGH, UNIQUE

97 expert reviews | 4696 user reviews

#46
alaScore 95

Urbanears Stammen loudspeaker

Lately, the wireless multi-room speaker realm has seen some new entries—the Jam Symphony and JLab Block Party are both affordable newcomers. For $350, some users will find the Stammen a solid purchase, though others may wish to spend a little more and...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#47
alaScore 95

Logitech UE Megaboom

There’s only one thing we don’t like about the UE Megaboom: the price tag. $300 is a serious tax to pay for the kind of weatherproofing that’s really only necessary for the perpetual outdoor adventurer — or the terribly careless. If you’re not so sure...

50 expert reviews | 2373 user reviews

#48
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

#49
alaScore 95

JBL Flip3

For added convenience, the JBL Flip 3 also features a noise and echo canceling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience....

26 expert reviews | 4703 user reviews

#50
alaScore 95

JBL Xtreme

The JBL Xtreme is currently available in Europe and will become available in-stores and at the JBL site for just $299.95. Retail prices vary from country to country. As the leader in revolutionary sound, JBL continues to push audio boundaries through...

24 expert reviews | 2100 user reviews

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