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Best speakers of 2014

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

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What's the optimum number of speakers for your home theater, 1 to 34, and counting

No doubt about it, adding speakers produces superior sound envelopment, but maybe one speaker is all you need.

By August 16, 2014

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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.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.

July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 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.

July 8, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 8, 2014
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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.

By June 17, 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 June 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.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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Sony HT-XT1

Sony's HT-XT1 sound stand is packed with features, looks sleek, and sounds great, making it a no-brainer upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers.

April 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 25, 2014
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Monoprice 10565

The Monoprice 10565 speaker system tops our longtime favorite Energy Take Classic speakers in sound quality, but they lack their stylish look.

October 18, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 18, 2013
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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.

April 10, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 10, 2014