CNET editors' favorite speakers.
The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.
The Energy Power Bar sounds better than most sound bars when playing music, but there are better overall sound bars available for less money.
The Mobee Magic Bar is a great way to add easy, (mostly) cordless recharging to your Apple Wireless Keyboard or Magic Trackpad.
The sleek new LG LAP340 SoundPlate can double as a pedestal for a 32- to 55-inch TV and features Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming from mobile devices.
The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
LG's smart fridge offers robust software you might actually use.
The SpeakerCraft CS3 is a handsome, excellent-sounding sound bar that's well worth its lofty price.
Energy Bar for Android gives you a new way to check your battery status by adding a thin bar at the top of the screen.
The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.