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Updated: Jun 4, 2020 16:41
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Sonos One SL

If you're looking for good sound that won't break the bank, and have an AirPlay compatible device or aren't fussed by the lack of a Bluetooth connection the will serve you well.

5 expert reviews

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Sony SRS-XB12

If you really want some bass power, you can't get it from a speaker this size, but I'll admit at times, I forgot I was listening to a tiny speaker—bass drums in particular can pack a surprising punch through the Sony SRS-XB12's modest frame. For $60,...

2 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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The LG SL8YG is a powerful 2.1 system that will appeal to bass lovers and anyone seeking rumble in their home theater audio. The built-in Google Assistant support is also a plus. As mentioned, for more money, the powerful LG SL10YG is a truly excellent...

8 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Anker Soundcore Wakey

Use your Apple or Samsung smartphone to configure this Bluetooth speaker, then drop it on top to charge it.

7 expert reviews

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Anker SoundCore

An off-the-hook price-to-performance ratio renders this small speaker a good value.

9 expert reviews | 1548 user reviews

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Sonos Beam

Although some cheaper options sound better, Sonos Beam is a feature-packed, voice-operated sound bar with unmatched flexibility.

21 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Marshall Stanmore II

The Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth sounds very strong across every genre. Unfortunately, on some tracks with serious sub-bass in the mix, the drivers distort at top volumes, though this isn't an issue unless you like to listen at volumes that are...

7 expert reviews

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Polk Command Bar

The Polk Command Bar offers hands-free Alexa and very powerful bass for an attractive price. It's more powerful than our budget pick, the Polk Signa S1, but it's also $100 more expensive. If you want Alexa built into a soundbar, the Sonos Beam is our...

4 expert reviews

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Sony HT-X8500

Strong home cinema specs and big scale sound are undermined by foggy audio quality

6 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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Libratone Zipp 2

So, the Zipp Mini 2 is the more balanced speaker of the two Zipps, but if that matters less to you than a big bass sound, the Zipp 2 is the better option. While it has a powerful output, it lacks truly deep, subwoofer-style bass. This leads us another...

10 expert reviews

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Samsung HW-Q60R

Decent for mixed usage. The Samsung HW-Q60R soundbar will perform quite well with different types of content. Its sound profile is fairly neutral and accurate, although it does lack a bit of sub-bass, which will be noticeable on movies and bass-heavy...

3 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

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Marshall Acton II

We love the look of the Marshall Acton II Bluetooth—except for that back panel. We love the sound of the speaker—except for that nasty distortion issue on deep bass tracks. If, say, you plan on parking the speaker near a wall and you don't listen to...

6 expert reviews

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Roku Wireless Subwoofer

Bottom Line: The Roku Wireless Subwoofer is a simple, easy way to add plenty of bass power to your Roku TV Wireless Speakers or Roku Smart Soundbar.

2 expert reviews

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The LG SL9YG combines great Atmos sound, svelte looks and a compelling mix of voice control and multiroom features.

4 expert reviews

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Roku Smart Soundbar

The soundbar-slash-streamer is a simple one-stop upgrade and now offers optional surround speakers.

6 expert reviews

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Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 delivers a Dolby Atmos and DTS:X experience with maximum performance and minimum fuss. The package includes a soundbar, subwoofer and separate rear channels, all combined with two width drivers and four upward-firing speakers. The...

5 expert reviews

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Q Acoustics 3020i

The Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers combine cutting-edge design with excellent sonics and are suited to systems with tight space requirements.

5 expert reviews

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

The Wonderboom’s features and design seem tooled for outdoor use, and with summer approaching, this is important. It’s durable, sounds good, and it floats. At $100, there’s a strong case to be made for Wonderboom as one of the best mini Bluetooth...

37 expert reviews | 423 user reviews

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Sonos PLAY:1

Sonos is a manufacturer of high-fidelity, wireless audio speakers that bring your digital music into every room of your home, all controlled from the Sonos app...

88 expert reviews | 9523 user reviews

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Marshall Kilburn II

You'll have to speak up, because we've been testing the Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth speaker -- and it's shockingly loud. Designed not just for indoors use, this speaker has a battery inside that makes it ideal for outdoor use too. Aside from the...

25 expert reviews | 346 user reviews

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Bose Companion 50

I bought this system in 2012 December from Bucharest - Romania and i'm very pleased . Worth it ! The sound is incredible ! For this money you can't find much better !

1 expert reviews | 675 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AIR 100 V2

Purchased to replace a Bose system which suddenly decided to die, just when I had it working well with an Amazon Dot through bluetooth... This has proven a much better replacement, with the added bonus of DAB radio over wifi. Though the remote needs...

1 expert reviews | 85 user reviews

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Samsung HW-N850

The Samsung HW-N850 is a big soundbar that produces big sound and comes packed with the latest features, including Dolby Atmos.

6 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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JBL Charge 3

Conclusions For $150, the JBL Charge 3 is an excellent Bluetooth speaker. If you're looking for a more compact speaker that can still deliver solid bass response, we really like the Sony SRS-XB3 (which is only slightly smaller, but less cumbersome in...

28 expert reviews | 1941 user reviews


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