Speakers:

Best speakers of 2016

Updated

Great speakers come in all shapes and sizes. We've rounded up our favorite picks from sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and even full surround sound systems in this master list of speaker types, so your audio system get get a big or small as you want.

ELAC Debut B6

The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.

5 stars Spectacular ELAC B6 debuts at number one

Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR - speakers - for home theater

The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR is, hands down, the very best-sounding bookshelf/surround speaker we've heard in its price class.

4.5 stars Outstanding Atmos all-stars take stand-mount speaker crown

Yamaha YAS-203

The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.

Price: $499.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Spacious-sounding bar hits sweet spot

SVS Prime Tower

The SVS Prime Tower's highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for big-speaker sound at a price they can afford.

4 stars Excellent

Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System - speaker system - for home theatre

The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.

5 stars Spectacular Energy Take Classic 5.1

Pioneer SP-SB23W

The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.

4.5 stars Outstanding Affordable sound bar that's serious about sound

Pioneer SP-PK52FS

If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.

4.5 stars Outstanding

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

Price: $357.05 Check prices

4 stars Excellent