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Updated: Sep 16, 2014 03:27
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#76
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

#77
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

#78
alaScore 93

Teufel Concept E

At £350 plus £20 for delivery, the Concept E is a powerful 5.1 system that seems to fill a rather tight niche. If you watch most of your films and TV shows through on-demand or catch-up services on a laptop, the built-in sound card can add true...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#79
alaScore 93

Definitive Technology Incline

Definitive Technology's Incline is a stereo desktop PC speaker system with plenty of power and lovely balance. The angled contour delivers sound upward to the listener's ears, which is a design decision often overlooked by competitors. At $399, the...

2 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#80
alaScore 93

Logitech 984-000044

For everyday use, we prefer a dock-connected speaker system for keeping our gear charged while playing, but the Logitech Wireless Boombox is an excellent choice for cutting the cord. A great addition to any mobile user’s arsenal, it produces rich sound...

74 expert reviews | 4294 user reviews

#81
alaScore 93

TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

With a huge 80 metres range and a solid six hour battery life, the TDK A33 sounds like the ideal Bluetooth speaker for outdoors. On paper at least - but in practice? Watch thje clip above to see how it fared in Jason and Rachel's assault course group...

2 expert reviews | 783 user reviews

#82
alaScore 93

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

#83
alaScore 93

X-Mini X-MINI V1.1 Capsule Silver

I like the compatibility with various devices bit and little features like a lid over the port and a small groove for the audio cable is all nice. Also, the V 1.1 is just a single unit speaker, so it does add to the portability. However, there's not...

19 expert reviews | 8796 user reviews

#84
alaScore 93

LG Electronics NB3530A

The soundbar kicks out an impressive sounding 300W of power, while LG’s 3D Surround Processor aims to make stereo sound feel more immersive. With a lack of HDMI inputs comes a lack of HD audio decoding, but the LG will decode Dolby Digital and DTS.

4 expert reviews | 1203 user reviews

#85
alaScore 93

Sony SRS-BTS50(B)

At £125, this speaker has a great range of features for the price. It's not as loud as the Cambridge Audio Minx Go, but it's also much more portable and supports both NFC and aptX. It's that convenience you'll be paying for here, rather than outright...

2 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

#86
alaScore 93

Elipson Planet M

At £1200, the Elipson Planet LW wireless speaker system is by no stretch cheap. You can pick up an Apple AirPlay-certified B&W Zeppelin Air for half the price and stream music to your heart's content. In fact, some will even prefer the artistic design...

2 expert reviews

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#87
alaScore 93

Klipsch Audio 1016050

Klipsch has brought the boombox back with the perfect blend of style and sonic punch.

5 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

#88
alaScore 93

Philips SBT30

Philips’ SoundShooter SBT30 is one of the few ultra-portable speakers we feel confident recommending. Its lasting battery, ample sound and near-weightlessness make it a top pick in tiny wireless speakers.

5 expert reviews | 680 user reviews

#89
alaScore 93

Harman Kardon GO+PLAY Wireless

Faced with uncertainty over Apple's Lightning connectors and the viability of AirPlay, many speaker developers have opted to update old products with Bluetooth streaming capabilities rather than create entirely new Apple-specific designs. The latest...

9 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#90
alaScore 93

Logitech 980-000168

Audiophiles are quick to name the umpteen flavors of Dolby, but at the risk of oversimplifying things a tad, there are just three types of surround

58 expert reviews | 3666 user reviews

#91
alaScore 93

Pioneer XW-SMA3

The Pioneer A3 is a good sounding speaker, with AirPlay and other wireless compatibility. The water-proofing and battery are both a nice touch, and it’s great for taking into the garden. This makes up for the sound quality, which is okay, but not...

8 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#92
alaScore 93

Sol Republic Deck

While its sound quality may not best our favorite Bluetooth speakers, the Deck offers a user experience and feature-set unmatched by its competition, and that’s worth a lot.

3 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

#93
alaScore 93

Panasonic SC-NT10

The $100 price range of portable Bluetooth speakers is a tricky space to navigate—there's no shortage of options, but how many of them actually sound good? You might forgive the $99.99 (list) Panasonic SC-NT10 if it didn't sound superb—it's loaded with...

3 expert reviews

#94
alaScore 93

Divoom Bluetune-BEAN

At $29.99 (direct), it would be ridiculous to have great expectations for the Divoom Bluetune Bean portable Bluetooth speaker. Basically, as long as it turns on, pairs, and emits some form of listenable audio, it's doing its job. On tracks that don't...

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#95
alaScore 93

LG SoundBar NB3730A

There are lots of ways to access online video services like Netflix and Hulu Plus. You can get a set-top box like a Roku or Apple TV. You can get a connected HDTV. You can get a game console. Or, if you want to put some punch in the audio of anything...

4 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

#96
alaScore 93

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...

6 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#97
alaScore 93

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

#98
alaScore 93

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound BASE

Get used to the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base and you’ll quickly forget just how bad standard TV audio so often is. For the price the SB60 delivers plenty of audio thump and the adjustable EQ and built-in down-firing sub see that quality remains high.

8 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#99
alaScore 93

LUXA2 Groovy

The Luxa2 Groovy W has poor sound quality. The combination of lo-fi Class D amplifier and low-grade Bluetooth hamper any decent audio quality from this unremarkable speaker. In our tests it had a tiresome sound when tasked with playing music but it may...

2 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#100
alaScore 93

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 | 52 user reviews

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