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Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:55
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#51
alaScore 95

KEF Reference 1

KEF’s Reference 1s are brilliant all-rounders that work superbly across a wide range of music, systems and rooms. Clever engineering and excellent build complete the package

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#52
alaScore 95

Logitech UE Megaboom

There’s only one thing we don’t like about the UE Megaboom: the price tag. $300 is a serious tax to pay for the kind of weatherproofing that’s really only necessary for the perpetual outdoor adventurer — or the terribly careless. If you’re not so sure...

50 expert reviews | 2448 user reviews

#53
alaScore 95

JBL Flip3

Enhanced with better battery life and splashproof design, the Flip 3 is one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.

25 expert reviews | 4780 user reviews

#54
alaScore 95

JBL Xtreme

Performance and Conclusions On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the Xtreme delivers, well, extreme bass response. This is probably the most intense bass we've heard from a portable Bluetooth speaker, other than...

24 expert reviews | 2214 user reviews

#55
alaScore 95

Sony SRS-XB30

The SRS-XB30 hails from Sony's 'Extra Bass' line-up, a group of wireless speakers promising bigger bass and more powerful sound. Portable models like this often struggle to hit the low notes. So does this answer the problem? Find out in our expert Sony...

4 expert reviews | 387 user reviews

#56
alaScore 95

Libratone ONE Click

The One Click feels like a bit of a conundrum—it sounds great for a speaker of this size, but not necessarily for a speaker of this price. So it exceeds our expectation for a small portable wireless speaker, but at $200 or less, there is plenty of...

18 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#57
alaScore 95

Libratone Zipp

The Zipp (US$399.95) is the first in Scandinavian-based Libratone's range of high-end, wireless speakers, followed by the Loop, Live and Lounge. Steve Sande t...

69 expert reviews | 369 user reviews

#58
alaScore 95

Bose SoundLink Color II

For its size, the Bose SoundLink Color II delivers a very solid audio experience, with rich lows matched with crisp highs. Anyone seeking a massive subwoofer-like sound, or a super-accurate sound signature, will need to spend more money on a larger,...

8 expert reviews | 365 user reviews

#59
alaScore 95

Libratone TOO

While deep bass fiends and purists will need to spend more money on a larger speaker, many listeners will enjoy the Libratone Too's sculpted audio performance—you get a full-sounding bass response and strong clarity throughout the frequency range. The...

15 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

#60
alaScore 95

JBL Clip 2

If it's a tiny wireless speaker you're after, the JBL Clip 2 is an appealing choice with some small but significant improvements over its predecessors.

11 expert reviews | 712 user reviews

#61
alaScore 95

JBL Link 10

For just $20 more than the Google Home, the JBL Link 10 offers a much more compelling Google Assistant-equipped package. It's portable, waterproof, and more powerful than the Google Home, all while keeping every Google Assistant function intact. It...

4 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#62
alaScore 95

Libratone Zipp Mini

Another $50 gets you the Zipp, which delivers better sound and a lot more of it.

16 expert reviews | 220 user reviews

#63
alaScore 95

Cambridge Audio TV5

The Cambridge Audio TV 5 is a powerful one-piece sound system and a solid candidate for anyone looking for a sound slab. It produces some slight chassis buzz with deep bass at high volumes, but it doesn't distort, and offers a full, room-filling sound....

14 expert reviews | 183 user reviews

#64
alaScore 95

Yamaha YSP 2700

Yamaha released their YSP-2700 MusicCast Sound Bar and wireless subwoofer at the 2016 CEDIA Expo. At $1199.95 it falls in line with other higher end soundbars with subs, but is it worth it? Read on.

8 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

#65
alaScore 95

Yamaha MusicCast NX-N500

A multi-talented speaker system offering fabulous sound quality and a wealth of features. Well worth an audition.

8 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#66
alaScore 95

Sony SRS-XB41

Far from being just another Bluetooth speaker, Sony’s SRS-XB41 packs in enough interesting features that it has enough to stand out from the crowd, especially when it sounds as respectable as it does.

3 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#67
alaScore 95

Bose SoundTouch 10

The affordable Bose SoundTouch 10 is an impressive sounding compact Wi-Fi wireless speaker that also offers Bluetooth connectivity.

22 expert reviews | 2481 user reviews

#68
alaScore 95

Denon HEOS 1

From an audio standpoint, we really like the Denon Heos 1, but from an operational standpoint, it's not our favorite. As far as multi-room Wi-Fi speakers go, the Sonos Play:1 is our Editors' Choice in this price range, thanks to its excellent sound...

23 expert reviews | 291 user reviews

#69
alaScore 95

Bluesound PULSE FLEX

The Bluesound Pulse Flex is a slice of streaming hi-fi in an affordable package with an optional battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price.

4 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#70
alaScore 95

Yamaha WX-010

If you have a Yamaha receiver, the Yamaha MusicCast WX-010 is a perfect complement, offering delightful sound quality in a compact package.

6 expert reviews | 171 user reviews

#71
alaScore 95

Sony HT-NT5

Conclusions The Sony HT-NT5 is a full-featured soundbar with plenty of power for both movies and music. It's loaded with connectivity options including Google Cast and three HDMI inputs, and it can get satisfyingly loud with its wireless subwoofer...

13 expert reviews | 135 user reviews

#72
alaScore 94

Audiovector KI 1

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6 expert reviews

#73
alaScore 94

Dynaudio EMIT M10

A confident and impressive return to form for Dynaudio

3 expert reviews

#74
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-XB20

The is a loud, powerful speaker that costs only $100. If loud and powerful satisfies your checklist, you'll like this speaker.

2 expert reviews | 617 user reviews

#75
alaScore 94

Audio Pro Addon T3

Audio Pro has designed a classy wireless speaker that ignores gimmicks and focuses on delivering the best sound possible for the money.

7 expert reviews | 153 user reviews

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