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Updated: Sep 2, 2015 00:52
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#26
alaScore 95

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

29 expert reviews | 254 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

Jabra Solemate

The Jabra Solemate is a great-sounding Bluetooth speaker, but it isn't great for taking calls.

39 expert reviews | 1487 user reviews

#28
alaScore 95

Denon HEOS 5

I really have a love/hate relationship with the HEOS system. We started by buying a HEOS speaker and a SONOS speaker and trying them next to each other. The HEOS sound was WAY better IMHO, and the HEOS offers the ability to use the 5ghz wifi band...

2 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#29
alaScore 95

Logitech X100

The Logitech X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker delivers surprisingly big sound for its nearly pocket-friendly size, although we don’t recommend relying on it for important hands-free speakerphone calls.

10 expert reviews | 154 user reviews

#30
alaScore 95

JBL Authentics L8

The L8’s brilliant blend of vintage aesthetics, modern design, and well-crafted sound is a winning combination.

8 expert reviews

#31
alaScore 95

Sony HT-XT1

The XT1 sets the standard for this new sound base speaker category.

7 expert reviews | 226 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

Wharfedale Diamond 220

The Diamond 220 HCP is a sensational-sounding speaker system at a great price, made all the better by its improved build quality.

1 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

Yamaha SRT-1000

The Yamaha SRT-1000 offers discreet looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features, upping the ante for the sound base speaker category.

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

Samsung Shape M3 (WAM350/351)

Samsung’s multi-talented multiroom speaker makes a mockery of its price tag with a packed feature list, a slick smartphone app and fabulous sound quality. Wireless audio has never been so simple.

2 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#35
alaScore 94

Libratone ZIPP

The wireless Libratone Zipp is portable, ultra-stylish, and a solid audio performer at moderate volumes, but its signal processing will be a turn-off for some.

38 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#36
alaScore 94

Canton DM 75

Canton's DM 50, reviewed last year, is perhaps best used with TVs around the 48in mark; the step-up DM 75 on test here supports screens up to 60in (or up to 40kg in weight). Bigger screens need a bigger sound and the DM 75's roomier cabinet should...

4 expert reviews

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#37
alaScore 94

KEF Audio X300A

If you're an audiophile with the means, you'll do well to look at the KEF X300A ($799.99 direct). It's an ideal pair of speakers for an apartment, office, or study, and it includes a digital USB connection for improved, all-digital sound when connected...

26 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#38
alaScore 94

Definitive Technology W Studio

Definitive Technology makes some very impressive speakers. They also tend to be relatively expensive. Both qualifiers certainly apply to the company's W Studio, a soundbar and wireless subwoofer combination that sounds excellent and offers high-end...

2 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#39
alaScore 94

Samsung HW-H750

It is hard to find realfaults with the new HW-H600 and HW-H750 offerings from Samsung. The HW-H600is for those that want an unobtrusive pedestal soundbar with integrated subwoofers,easy install, and simulated surround. The HW-H750 is for those that...

6 expert reviews | 241 user reviews

#40
alaScore 94

Yamaha YAS-203

Absence of HDMI support hobbles what is otherwise a great-sounding sound bar.

3 expert reviews | 113 user reviews

#41
alaScore 94

Loewe Speaker 2GO 2.1

Overall then, this is definitely one of the best-designed Bluetooth speakers out there, oozing quality from every orifice. Practical touches abound as well, very much not all mouth no trousers. However, priced at a salty £269 you'd be expecting a...

17 expert reviews | 187 user reviews

#42
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon AURA

The Harman Kardon Aura looks more like a work of art than a speaker, but it can do the job of both. While the $399.95 device looks striking, with a clear, curved dome and subtle lighting, it's also a functional and powerful wireless speaker that...

12 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

#43
alaScore 94

Jabra Solemate Max

The $300-and-above price realm is tricky territory for Bluetooth speakers—you expect a certain level of audio performance for that price, often delivered in dedicated plug-in speakers like the Editors' Choice Marshall Stanmore. If the speaker is...

22 expert reviews | 55 user reviews

#44
alaScore 94

Denon HEOS 3

With app inconsistencies, a lack of Mac compatibility, and audio performance that fails to rise above the crowd, Denon’s Heos multi-room speaker system was at best underwhelming, and at worst, downright annoying. Even if big bass is your pleasure, the...

3 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#45
alaScore 94

Cambridge Audio Go v2

Unless you're a real sucker for a basic, but suave design, the Cambridge Audio Go V2 doesn't do much to shake up the Bluetooth speaker market. You're likely to find better-sounding speakers out there that cost less.

4 expert reviews

#46
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is a great-looking micro Bluetooth speaker that works quite well as a speakerphone, but is bass-challenged, so it isn't much of a music speaker.

7 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#47
alaScore 94

JBL Cinema SB350

JBL's Cinema SB350 is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer, and even features built-in Bluetooth for playing music. The $349.95 system doesn't offer particularly impressive performance, lacking much crispness or subtlety in its sound...

2 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#48
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-X7

The X7 provided plenty of pleasant moments, showcasing a smooth and clear sound signature, and more power than its size would suggest.

7 expert reviews | 363 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

SVS PB-2000

As I said above, it's easy to look at a subwoofer like the PB-2000 and make a lot of assumptions about it, but yet again, SVS has proven to be a company that defies expectations based on aesthetics and price. I found it to be an incredibly impactful...

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Ruark Audio MR1

We’re seriously impressed with the Ruark MR1s. Not only do they give the larger Epoz Aktimate Micros a run for their money in terms of pure sound quality, they do so from a much smaller, more stylish shell.

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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