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5.1 speaker systems

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SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System

The sleek, compact SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System sounds tremendous with movies, thanks in large part to its potent subwoofer, but lacks warmth with music.

By February 4, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 4, 2015
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Best speakers of 2015

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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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.

By June 28, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating June 28, 2011
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Sony SRS-X3 Bluetooth Speaker

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.

By August 1, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating August 1, 2014
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Fluance Fi30 Bluetooth speaker

The Fluance's design isn't for everyone, but for those in search of the best sound for their Bluetooth buck, the $149.99 Fi30 is hard to beat.

By March 14, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating March 14, 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.

By February 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 18, 2014
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Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo speaker

At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.

By July 8, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 8, 2014
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TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

The TDK Life on Record Trek Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker delivers very good sound for its size and affordable price, and it's well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.

By July 11, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 11, 2014
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JBL Pulse portable Bluetooth speaker

It may not sound quite good as some $200 competitors, but the JBL Pulse's integrated light show adds a flashy new dimension to the listening experience that makes it a worthy contender in a crowded market.

By November 21, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating November 21, 2013
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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.

By July 15, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating July 15, 2013
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What to buy: Sound bar or home-theater-in-a-box system?

Sound bars take up less space and have fewer wires, but don't sound as good as home-theater-in-a-box systems, says the Audiophiliac.

By December 30, 2014