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Sony SRS-X5

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Jun. 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 17, 2014
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Klipsch SB 120

If you favor performance over convenience and good looks, the natural and musical Klipsch SB 120 speaker stand is a decent buy.

Jul. 8, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jul. 8, 2014
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Braven BRV-1

If you're looking for a compact rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the Braven BRV-1 is worth considering now that its street price has dropped to closer to $100.

Apr. 10, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Apr. 10, 2014
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Brainwavz HM5

The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.

Jan. 31, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jan. 31, 2014
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Sony SRS-X5 wireless speaker: The Bose Bluetooth competitor

The $200 SRS-X5 delivers excellent sound in a relatively small package and competes directly with the top-selling Bose SoundLink Mini.

By Jun. 17, 2014

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Vizio S5451w-C2

The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.

Jun. 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 17, 2014
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Bose SoundTouch 20

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

Mar. 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Mar. 25, 2014
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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.

Feb. 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Feb. 18, 2014
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SoundWare XS 5.1

The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.

Jun. 28, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 28, 2011
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Vizio goes big with 54-inch 5.1 sound bar, adds HDMI connectivity

Vizio announced a larger version of its 5.1 sound bar at CES 2014, promising better stereo separation and the deepest bass of any of the company's sound bars.

By Jan. 6, 2014