While you can get even cheaper Bluetooth models, the SRS-X11 is one of the better-sounding micro wireless speakers and offers 12 hours of battery life.
We've selected standout products that represent some of the best values in the home audio arena.
The Sony SRS-X33 makes a strong case for being a less expensive alternative to the Bose SoundLink Mini II.
The Paradigm Monitor 7 v7 is a slimmer floorstanding speaker that provides an especially wide soundstage and audio characteristics best suited for home theater.
While it's a bit pricey, the VinylPlay by Flexson is a well-built turntable that fits the needs of the modern audiophile.
The Monster SoundStage S1 offers a huge, party-ready sound in a small box coupled with exhaustive connectivity, but subtle it is not.
The Devialet Phantom is a high-end wireless speaker with a distinctive, pressurized design.
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The Philips Flex works OK for casual listening at midlevel volumes, but your dollar can go further with other models that sound much better.
The Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers and subwoofer deliver maximum home theater dynamics and power with ease, and sound great with music, too.
Denon now has a bouncing baby speaker in its lineup, the HEOS 1, which offers a bathroom-friendly design and the ability to upgrade to Bluetooth and battery-power.
The Cambridge Audio TV5 sound base produces detailed, natural sound, but comes up short on features and lacks the bass impact of competitors.