They certainly are, because in an actual store you can touch, see and compare the sound of products you might buy!
Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.
If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).
At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.
In a store you can compare a bunch of headphones before you buy one, and that's exactly what's happening in Bozeman, Mont.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
The Braven 855s is a bit overpriced, but it's built like a brick, delivers decent sound and has strong battery life.
While it's a bit pricey at around $200, the Transit by Soen is one of the more sleekly designed and decent-sounding travel Bluetooth speakers.
Despite some small flaws, the sturdily built Divoom Voombox Travel is a good budget choice for a wireless travel speaker.
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.