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Updated: Oct 30, 2014 22:55
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#76
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

#77
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

#78
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.

18 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#79
alaScore 93

B&W ASW608

One of the home theater industry's greatest sins is modesty. If excessively modest people hide their lights under a bushel, speaker and receiver manufacturers go them one better, hiding their achievements in boxes. Boxes with drivers on the front,...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#80
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 | 1857 user reviews

#81
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

#82
alaScore 93

Klipsch RF-7 II

At $3200 a pair, the Klipsch RF-7 II floorstanding speakers might not be that expensive in the grand scheme of things but they are pricey. In this price range, you expect considerable performance. Technology-wise, the RF-7 II speakers look fairly...

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#83
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

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#84
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

#85
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

#86
alaScore 93

Sony HT-CT60BT

Although the product itself is top quality as expected from Sony, be aware if you have a TV which is not of Sony brand. I have an LG TV which has no headphone socket or audio digital. As I personally only want the sound bar for ps3 games and movies...

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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#87
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

#88
alaScore 93

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

#89
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

#90
alaScore 93

Braven 850

Those who crave big sound, high performance, and total autonomy need look no further than the Braven 850.

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#91
alaScore 93

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.

8 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

#92
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.

6 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

#93
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

#94
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...

73 expert reviews | 4288 user reviews

#95
alaScore 93

TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

While the TDK Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker has a few small shortcomings, it delivers very good sound for its size and price and is well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.

5 expert reviews | 784 user reviews

#96
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

#97
alaScore 93

Nokia MD-7W

If you have the phone and the cash, the Nokia Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W make an ideal accessory to maximize your music handset.

7 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#98
alaScore 93

Sony HT-CT260

The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps.

7 expert reviews | 1260 user reviews

#99
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

#100
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 | 34 user reviews

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