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Updated: Apr 24, 2014 02:34
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#26
alaScore 96

Jawbone MINI Jambox

The Jawbone Jambox was one of the first really successful portable Bluetooth speakers. Jawbone made it larger with the Big Jambox, and now there's the smaller Mini Jambox ($179.99 direct). This sleeker version of the Jambox is thinner, lighter, and...

48 expert reviews | 4669 user reviews

#27
alaScore 96

Panasonic SC-HTE80

There are two integrated subwoofers with 60W of amplification, plus 2 x 30W for the full-range front speakers (120W in total). It also features built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, Pro Logic II and Virtual Speaker processing and even handles up to...

7 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

#28
alaScore 96

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.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#29
alaScore 96

Libratone LOOP

The Loop’s design makes it a pleasant aesthetic addition to the modern home, but its sharp upper register and flat midrange put it far from the kind of eloquent and balanced sound we expect in a hi-fi device.

7 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#30
alaScore 95

JBL SB 400

A good-looking, extremely capable soundbar solution, the JBL is a fine alternative to TV speakers

4 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#31
alaScore 95

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.

21 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#32
alaScore 95

Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue

Boston Acoustics released the MC200 Air AirPlay speaker last year to mixed reviews, including ours. At $299, it simply didn't sound like a speaker that should cost that much. The MC100 Blue ($149 direct) is half the price—credit the lack of Wi-Fi...

3 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#33
alaScore 95

Bowers & Wilkins Z2

This speaker’s elegant design, flawless wireless performance, and stellar upper register make it a serious contender in the mid to high-end wireless speaker market.

7 expert reviews

#34
alaScore 95

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...

17 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#35
alaScore 95

Maxell MXSP-SB3000

Soundbars are one thing, but TV speaker bases are the latest trend in affordable home cinema sound. The Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar is a giant under-the-telly base with integrated subwoofers and speakers to boost that TV sound.

3 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#36
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.

22 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 95

Braven 855s

When you market your product to "adventurers", you are either selling whips to college professors or your marketing plan has jumped the shark. Forgive me for having a little fun with the BRAVEN 855s. At $300, the BRAVEN 855s is expensive but well...

5 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#38
alaScore 95

Ultimate Ears Boom

At £170, the UE Boom isn't cheap, but it does have an extensive list of features. NFC is quickly becoming a must-have for easy pairing, and the speaker's incredibly tough construction makes it ideal for taking outside the house. The Boom's sound...

5 expert reviews

#39
alaScore 95

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 | 197 user reviews

#40
alaScore 95

Braven BRV-1

There are a lot of Bluetooth speaker choices if you have a $150 budget. Some speakers in that range are stationary systems are fairly large and can deliver a solid amount of power. Some are smaller, portable systems built for the great outdoors that...

9 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#41
alaScore 95

Bose SOLO

Its 3" height affords a slim, low-profile silhouette that blends in with most TV sets. However, a width and depth of 20.75" x 12.25" means the TV has to be placed on top of the soundbar. This restricts the maximum size of the TV set to 42", and you're...

16 expert reviews | 1742 user reviews

#42
alaScore 95

Sony HT-ST3

Sound modes include Standard, Movie, Music and Virtual Football, a new setting designed to replicate the acoustics of a stadium – perfect for watching England flunk out of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround aims to fill...

5 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#43
alaScore 95

Yamaha YAS-152

The YAS-152 is big on bombastic bass, but came up short on clarity and detail.

5 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#44
alaScore 95

PURE Contour i1 Air

Dock supporting 30-pin, Lightning dock provides maximum compatibility

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#45
alaScore 95

Braven BZ570BBP

It's tough to stand out from other Bluetooth speakers in the $100 price range, where the quality often seems modest and comparable speaker to speaker. The Braven 570, which is $99.99 (direct), doesn't emerge as a clear winner, but it also does nothing...

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#46
alaScore 95

Klipsch Gig

Klipsch's latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the Gig, is a well-designed $199.99 (direct) option that features a swiveling kick stand so you can angle the drivers to face various directions. The Gig can get quite loud for its size, and delivers a more...

4 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#47
alaScore 94

Scosche boomBOTTLE

Let me start off by saying the Scosche boomBOTTLE is a really nice speaker for cycling, or for wherever you want to carry your music. This speaker has high quality construction, great sound, durable rugged exterior, splash proof design, and it fits in...

2 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#48
alaScore 94

KEF E-305

One glorious Easter some years back, I got a knock at the door and a parcel was delivered. It was a cool bit of packaging, with the shattered remains of what had once been a chocolate Easter egg, in the shape of KEF's latest ‘egg' speaker, inside. As a...

7 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#49
alaScore 94

Samsung HW-F450

Looks cool, but the sound is very mediocre. Most importantly, once it was all set up, whenever something with expectedly HD sound was playing, the sound would cut out every minute or so for a second, as if it was syncing the wireless subwoofer. Pretty...

1 expert reviews | 1597 user reviews

#50
alaScore 94

Sonos SUB

This sub woofer changes the entire Sonos sound system. If you splurged for the sound bar, you can afford this too.

4 expert reviews | 314 user reviews

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