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Updated: Oct 23, 2014 22:05
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#51
alaScore 94

Audio Pro Allroom AIR ONE

When you add up all the pluses and minuses, for me, the Audio Pro Allroom Air One doesn't quite earn the white gloves that it didn't really need in the first place, mostly due to its uneven frequency response. Again, though, the boosts in upper-mid and...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#52
alaScore 94

Genelec G FOUR

While many audiophiles love to choose their speakers with the idea of matching and tinkering with amplifiers and cables, there are many people who want electronic crossovers and bi-amplification perfectly matched for the drivers, in a neat compact...

3 expert reviews

#53
alaScore 94

Martin Logan ElectroMotion

MartinLogan introduced their all new ElectroMotion Loudspeaker Series at CEDIA featuring their thin film transducer technologies—electrostatic and compact Folded Motion. Systems start at $1995/pair.

4 expert reviews

#54
alaScore 94

Klipsch KMC 1

Klipsch's KMC 1, a $299.99 portable Bluetooth speaker, finds itself in an awkward place in the market. For less money, there are more portable options like the Bose SoundLink Mini and the JBL Pulse; for as much or more money, models with more handsome,...

4 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#55
alaScore 94

Cambridge Audio Minx

Do you need a compact speaker set for your desk? Does $229 sound like a lot of money to you? Would having the manufacturers of high end AV components design the external DAC for your speakers interest you? The new Cambridge Audio Minx M5 is all of...

8 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#56
alaScore 94

Sony HT-CT370

Sony’s design and features lay a good foundation for a promising mid-price soundbar, but its performance lets the HT-CT370 down.

2 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#57
alaScore 94

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 | 53 user reviews

#58
alaScore 94

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.

4 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#59
alaScore 94

Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

Pioneer's XW-SMA4 is its premium Wi-Fi hi-fi speaker, with the $100 premium over the cheaper XW-SMA1 translating to a built-in subwoofer. If you listen to a lot of music, or listen to it loud, buying the SMA4 is a no-brainer, but it's an expensive...

9 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#60
alaScore 94

Braven 855s

The Braven 855s is a bit overpriced, but it's built like a brick, delivers decent sound and has strong battery life.

6 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#61
alaScore 94

Sony HT-ST7

For all the things we associate Sony with for home theater, speakers are lower down on that list. Many people scoffed when they decided to introduce a $27,000 pair of speakers, the SS-AR1, but response to them has been phenomenal. They've followed that...

8 expert reviews | 104 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 94

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

#63
alaScore 94

Vizio S5430W-C2 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar

Not all speakers have to get your attention with fancy styling. Sometimes they're just big black boxes with grilles, that make sound—and that's okay. The Vizio S5430W-C2 falls into that category, as a soundbar that isn't exactly eye-catching, but...

2 expert reviews

#64
alaScore 94

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 | 212 user reviews

#65
alaScore 94

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...

17 expert reviews | 1851 user reviews

#66
alaScore 94

Panasonic SC-HTE80

With a footprint of 46 x 28cm the Panasonic SC-HTE80 looks (colour differences aside) like a slightly shrunken version of the Canton DM 50, with largely unadorned surfaces and a dot matrix display hidden behind the cheese-grater grille across the...

9 expert reviews | 93 user reviews

#67
alaScore 94

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

#68
alaScore 94

Sharp HT-SB60

Soundbars are a simple way to replace your HDTV's paltry speakers with a powerful sound system, but most are designed for screens smaller than 55 inches. If you have a really big HDTV, it would easily dwarf the average soundbar. Sharp offered an...

4 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

#69
alaScore 94

LG SoundPlate LAP340

Slab-shaped speaker systems are beginning to pick up steam as an alternative to soundbars. Instead of a bar of speakers to place in front of your HDTV, you place a whole, thin block of speakers under your HDTV. This makes the sound system even less...

8 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

#70
alaScore 94

Samsung Shape M7

Samsung tries to do everything in the world of consumer electronics, and the Shape series of speakers is its first foray into wireless, multi-room, non-Airplay audio. The Shape M7 is a large, striking, full-featured sound system with Wi-Fi-based audio,...

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#71
alaScore 94

Kicker Amphitheater BT2

If you want a speaker that can get quite loud, the $249.95 Kicker Amphitheater Bluetooth 2 (also known as the Amphitheater BT2, or the 40iK5BT2, or simply the K5 BT2) won't disappoint. Aside from some issues with deep bass reproduction, the BT2 is a...

2 expert reviews

#72
alaScore 94

Vizio S2121W-D0

The Vizio S2121w-D0 Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition -- including Vizio's own sound bars.

2 expert reviews

#73
alaScore 93

Dynaudio XEO 3

It’s also nice to see that you get cables for all inputs in the box – optical, 3.5mm, RCA and USB.

14 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#74
alaScore 93

Teufel Consono 35

A small but welcome improvement over the cheaper Consono 25 – for larger rooms, this is definitely worth the investment

5 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

#75
alaScore 93

Q Acoustics Concept 20

Looking for a pair of top class sub-£500 standmounters? Q Acoustics' Concept 20s could well be the answer

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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