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Updated: Feb 27, 2017 23:11
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#76
alaScore 94

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Boom 2 is an excellent follow-up that adds a waterproof housing, gesture control, and playback from two source devices at the same time—not to mention you can pair it with your original model to double up the sound.

3 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

#77
alaScore 94

Marshall Kilburn

The Marshall lineup of headphones and speakers, all modeled to varying degrees after the guitar amps made famous in the 60s and 70s, have a definitively retro look that won't appeal to everyone. But if you like that motif, the good news is that beauty...

8 expert reviews | 209 user reviews

#78
alaScore 94

Monitor Audio Silver 6

Monitor Audio is a revered name in audio circles but if you're yet to sample its wares then this newly-buffed Silver series is a superb starting place. Sandwiched between the Gold and Bronze ranges, it marks the point where you start getting a proper...

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#79
alaScore 94

Elac Debut F5

The ELAC Debut F5 tower speaker delivers astonishing performance for the price.

4 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#80
alaScore 94

ELAC Uni-Fi UB5

Paired with high-quality components, the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 sounds much better than you have any right to expect from a speaker of this size and price.

2 expert reviews

#81
alaScore 94

Bose SoundLink Mini

The SoundLink Mini's lack of speakerphone capabilities may deter some, and others will gripe about the lack of onboard controls or the device's ability to charge via USB. However, nothing approaches the SoundLink Mini's sonic versatility and full, rich...

44 expert reviews | 12994 user reviews

#82
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-X77

Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the integrated battery make the SRS-X77 a jack of all trades, rivalling the more expensive Bowers & Wilkins T7 - which lacks any real multiroom functionality. Used as a conventional Bluetooth speaker, you'll get about 10...

5 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

#83
alaScore 94

Creative Sound Blaster ROAR PRO

Creative was rated highly for its original Sound Blaster Roar portable speaker, but how does the more expensive Roar Pro perform? Let's take a look.

5 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#84
alaScore 94

Samsung Level BOX

The Samsung Level Box delivers luxurious styling and satisfyingly full sound for its size, but the midrange and treble are on the softer side.

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#85
alaScore 94

Edifier R2730DB

For all but the most picky of audiophiles, the Edifier Studio R2730DB speakers will do a great job at a reasonable price.

3 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#86
alaScore 94

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15

There are affordable portable Bluetooth speakers, and then there are luxury portable Bluetooth speakers. The $599 Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15, clearly, falls into the latter category. If the price doesn't cause you to bolt, the speaker will not...

12 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

#87
alaScore 94

Creative Woof 3

Tiny, attractive, full-featured Bluetooth speaker is ideal for small spaces.

4 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#88
alaScore 94

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.

14 expert reviews | 3110 user reviews

#89
alaScore 94

Denon Envaya DSB-200

Denon is an audio company renowned for producing high-quality, high-end hi-fi equipment. The Envaya (US$199) represents Denon's current offering into the portab...

16 expert reviews | 230 user reviews

#90
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-X33

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

8 expert reviews | 585 user reviews

#91
alaScore 94

Hercules WAE

The Hercules WAE Outdoor Rush is a pretty decent speaker with crisp, clean sound, FM Radio functionality, good battery life, and its IP67 water and dust resistant ratings.

3 expert reviews

#92
alaScore 94

Denon DHT-S514

Denon is one of the best names in audio, but this sound bar is not one of its better speakers.

19 expert reviews | 317 user reviews

#93
alaScore 94

Bose Acoustimass 300

These now sell for $1,500 new through Amazon , and if I needed another, I'd pay it. The Acoustimass 16 is so much more than any of the smaller systems offered today for even more money.

3 expert reviews | 165 user reviews

#94
alaScore 94

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...

17 expert reviews | 251 user reviews

#95
alaScore 94

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus

Conclusions If there's a real gripe here, it's that the Pill+ sounds markedly different depending on its angle to your ears—an issue that could have been fixed by angling the drivers upward or building in a kickstand that allows you to tilt the speaker...

12 expert reviews | 208 user reviews

#96
alaScore 94

Samsung HW-K650

Not the most accomplished performer in its class, but Samsung’s stylish soundbar offers a big, exciting sound, generous features and easy multiroom streaming – plus it’s terrific for TV viewing.

3 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#97
alaScore 94

KEF EGG

Part of the excitement the Egg imparts is the unexpected scale of its soundstage and the brilliant effect of its stereo separation. It is excels in almost every aspect at which even the most advanced one-box speakers fail. And underscoring it all is...

9 expert reviews

#98
alaScore 94

Vifa Oslo

It may not be cheap, but the Danish-designed Vifa Oslo is a large portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds as good as it looks.

4 expert reviews

#99
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-X11

Portable Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes now, but few are quite as travel-friendly as Sony's SRS-X11. The SRS-X11 is a tiny 2-inch cube that can be tossed in a bag or carried by the included strap. For $69.99, however, the speaker is...

11 expert reviews | 823 user reviews

#100
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon AURA

The Harman Kardon Aura looks more like a work of art than a speaker, but it can do the job of both. While the $399.95 device looks striking, with a clear, curved dome and subtle lighting, it's also a functional and powerful wireless speaker that...

20 expert reviews | 126 user reviews

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