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B&W 685 S2

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

By October 14, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 14, 2014
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Bose SoundLink Color

The Bose SoundLink Color delivers solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive, portable package.

By October 8, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating October 8, 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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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.

By 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.

By April 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 25, 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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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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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014

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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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Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround

The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still affordable enough.

By November 21, 2014