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Updated: Feb 7, 2016 01:17
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#26
alaScore 96

Sonos Playbar

At $699, the Sonos PLAYBAR is a very good, somewhat expensive, sound bar. If the price was lower, it would certainly be a very easy recommendation (“no brainer” would comer to mind). But since it’s not, I would urge you to look at your actual needs.

76 expert reviews | 3148 user reviews

#27
alaScore 96

Sony SRS-X55

Given its price point the quality of sound and level of bass that kick out from the Sony SRS-X55 is seriously impressive.

6 expert reviews | 304 user reviews

#28
alaScore 96

Tannoy Revolution XT 8F

Given a suitably talented system and a large enough room, few rivals can match the XT8F’s combination of muscle and subtlety. Most of all they make listening to music fun and that, more than anything else, is the reason why we’re happy to recommend...

4 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 96

Logitech UE Boom

The UE Boom earns our highest marks. It's super-portable, the battery lasts seemingly forever, and It sounds downright fantastic — especially for a small speaker priced...

50 expert reviews | 6269 user reviews

#30
alaScore 96

Creative Sound Blaster ROAR 2

The original Creative Sound Blaster Roar was an impressive little Bluetooth speaker. Its performance didn't wow us, but it had many unique features that set it apart from the competition, including a voice recorder, a built-in MP3 player, a full-size...

8 expert reviews | 118 user reviews

#31
alaScore 96

Sony SRS-X33

The Sony SRS-X33 makes a strong case for being a less expensive alternative to the Bose SoundLink Mini II.

6 expert reviews | 345 user reviews

#32
alaScore 96

Bose SoundLink Colour / Color

The Bose SoundLink Color delivers solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive, portable package.

17 expert reviews | 10211 user reviews

#33
alaScore 96

Yamaha YSP-1600

The Yamaha YSP-1600 is well equipped, stylish and produces a wide soundstage, but overall sound quality isn't impressive enough for the price.

6 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#34
alaScore 96

Denon HEOS 7

The Heos 7 by Denon stands out as the largest and most expensive speaker in the Heos line, dwarfing the Heos 3 and Heos 5 and carrying a hefty $599.99 price tag. It certainly has the power to back up its price, but it doesn't offer enough crisp high...

15 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#35
alaScore 96

Denon HEOS 5

Just as easy to set up as Denon claims. Plug it in, install the app, 10 minutes or so of updating, and your up and running. The sounds quality of this unit is very good. It is good sized, not huge, so i would have expected a nice, rich sound, and I do...

8 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

#36
alaScore 96

Harman Kardon Esquire 2

The Harman Kardon Esquire 2 speaker delivers surprisingly strong Bluetooth audio from it's slender, desktop-friendly frame.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#37
alaScore 96

Samsung R6 (WAM6500 / WAM6501)

I bought a couple of these at the weekend and had them set-up from the box literally within seconds of having installed the multiroom app on my Samsung S5.The set-up of the speaker was a piece of cake. Add the speaker, sign into your network and away...

5 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#38
alaScore 95

Focal ARIA 906

The Focal Aria 906s are very enjoyable, respectable speakers. If you value standmounters with scale, power and refinement, you won’t find better for the money.

4 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#39
alaScore 95

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...

6 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#40
alaScore 95

Sony HT-NT3

Had bought Sony 380 last week took it back yesterday. Purchased this unit and it is awesome. Sub has volume control on remote so you can adjust on the fly.

3 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#41
alaScore 95

Dali Kubik ONE

Dali is well known for its quality loudspeakers and the Kubik One soundbar fits perfectly in among such prestige. It's an extremely well built, eye-catching soundbar with perfectly balanced audio - whether you're using it for TV audio enhancement or...

12 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#42
alaScore 95

Libratone ZIPP

You've probably seen Libratone's speakers on display in Apple's retail stores. They're the visually striking, fabric-covered things that look like little sculptures. A new addition...

54 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#43
alaScore 95

JBL Charge 2

The JBL Charge 2 is an attractive, sturdy portable Bluetooth speaker with strong battery life and the power to juice up your gadgets, but its decent sound is held back by uneven performance.

11 expert reviews | 3085 user reviews

#44
alaScore 95

Klipsch Reference R-10B

Klipsch R-10B soundbar and wireless subwoofer promises Reference line level of performance, which has set the company's standard for home theater speaker systems since 1999. Does it deliver?

7 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

#45
alaScore 95

BenQ treVolo

With the treVolo, BenQ has produced an impressive package of portability, technology, and fun. While the small treVolo could fill a larger room with a healthy amount of sound, it also avoided the beaming electrostatic sound I have heard in older designs.

19 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#46
alaScore 95

KEF EGG

We are very impressed with the KEF Eggs. Their distinctive design and flexible connectivity make for a great start, and they follow through with a stunning performance that is consistently competent across a variety of placements. So, it’s a clear five...

2 expert reviews

#47
alaScore 95

Sony HT-ST9

The HT-ST9 will be available in the US in July, with pricing and availability for Australia and the UK as yet unannounced. The US price converts to around £1,000 or AU$1,930, but expect final prices to vary considerably.

4 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

#48
alaScore 95

Samsung R1 (WAM1500)

The R1 is the smallest and most affordable of Samsung's new multiroom speakers, sitting below the R3, R5 and R7 in the range. It may be the cheapest of the new models, but Samsung hasn't skimped on features – it does all the same tricks as the more...

5 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#49
alaScore 95

Razer Leviathan

If you were to tell us three years ago that Razer was going to make a Bluetooth speaker, we would have been interested, but now that we're inundated with Bluetooth speakers everywhere, it's pretty hard to get excited. But while Razer's Leviathan sound...

10 expert reviews | 229 user reviews

#50
alaScore 95

Ruark Audio MR1

The Ruark MR1s are a fantastic pair of speakers. There have been newer models that take the fight to these compact speakers with bigger sound and greater connectivity, but we’ve yet to come across any rival that delivers a more engaging, detailed and...

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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