CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
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.
If you favor performance over convenience and good looks, the natural and musical Klipsch SB 120 speaker stand is a decent buy.
The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.
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.
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.
The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.
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.
With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.
The Bose SoundTouch Controller is a $99 wall-mountable remote for Bose's wireless audio systems -- but it can control only one unit at a time.
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The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.