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Updated: Aug 22, 2014 23:39
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#51
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-BTX500

A worthy peer to speakers by Bose and Jawbone, the Sony SRS-BTX500 is one of the best premium portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy.

6 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

#52
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 | 66 user reviews

#53
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

#54
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

#55
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

#56
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

#57
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

#58
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...

16 expert reviews | 1851 user reviews

#59
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

#60
alaScore 94

Boston Acoustics TVee One

The Boston Acoustics TVee One natural-sounding upgrade to your current TV's sound that costs considerably less than its competitors.

3 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

#61
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

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#62
alaScore 94

PURE Contour i1 Air

The half moon design speaks about what to expect overall from the Pure Contour i1 Air Dock: it is a speaker that looks to blend into surroundings while being an everyday tool in your home or office environment. Compatible with a large range of App

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#63
alaScore 95

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

#64
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

#65
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

#66
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

#67
alaScore 93

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 | 1856 user reviews

#68
alaScore 93

KEF LS50

Mini-monitors are designed for near-field listening so the KEF LS50s are probably not going to speakers that you'll place in your home theater. KEF spec's the LS50s down to 79Hz at -3dB and 47Hz at -6dB. This is a pretty amazing response for a...

16 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#69
alaScore 93

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 | 375 user reviews

#70
alaScore 93

Dynaudio Excite X14

Where they're good, though, the Dynaudios are very, very good. Stick to music that doesn't fluster them – well recorded material that deson't demand much in the way of dynamic headroom – and they're among the criispest, cleanest and glossiest...

3 expert reviews

#71
alaScore 93

Sonos SUB

Have a peek at the column/review Small Sonos: Is multi-room music overkill in a tiny apartment? by Chris Davies for additional insight with the Sonos PLAY:3 and the overall Sonos experience.

26 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#72
alaScore 93

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

#73
alaScore 93

Quad L-ITE

Quad is one of those great speaker companies whose pedigree encapsulates some of the fascinating and significant parts of audio history. The name is an acronym for Quality Unit Amplifier Domestic. Born in London in 1936, the company first produced...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#74
alaScore 93

LG NB4530A

Elsewhere there’s an auto power off mode, a sleep timer, Dynamic range control and AV sync to solve audio delay issues.

5 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

#75
alaScore 93

Sony SRS-BTX300

You have to hand it to Sony—the company really has no clue how to concisely name a product, even after all these years. Thus, kind reader, we will refer to the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker SRS-BTX300 henceforth as simply the BTX300 for the sake of...

3 expert reviews | 409 user reviews

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