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Updated: Oct 24, 2014 22:31
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#76
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

#77
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

#78
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

#79
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

#80
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

#81
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

#82
alaScore 93

JBL Cinema SB400

A good-looking, extremely capable soundbar solution, the JBL is a fine alternative to TV speakers

5 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#83
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

#84
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

#85
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

#86
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.

6 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

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#87
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

#88
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

#89
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

#90
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

#91
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...

3 expert reviews

#92
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

#93
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.

5 expert reviews | 1260 user reviews

#94
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

#95
alaScore 93

Pioneer XW-SMA3

'It\x92s obvious by the traces of Andrew Jones\x92s signature all over the SMA3 packaging that Pioneer is proud of their acclaimed speaker engineer, and they should be. The sound the SMA3 reproduces on most styles of music is nothing short of...

8 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#96
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

#97
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

#98
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

#99
alaScore 93

Edifier Spinnaker E30

The Edifier Spinnaker is a solid-sounding Bluetooth wireless speaker system, but its striking design isn't for everyone.

12 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

#100
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

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