Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.
The Monoprice MBS-650 are best-sounding ultrabudget bookshelf speakers, if you can live with the generic styling.
The Micca MB42's classy, compact design makes it a top budget speaker when style counts, although Monoprice's MBS-650 sound better for even less.
Bryston's A3 tower speakers are true three-way designs, and they come with a 20-year warranty!
The Lenovo A10's offerings are simple, but its smooth performance and solid speakers make it a compelling budget option.
Despite some small flaws, the sturdily built Divoom Voombox Travel is a good budget choice for a wireless travel speaker.
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.
Most people aren't audiophiles and couldn't care less about sound quality. Are you one of them?
No doubt about it, adding speakers produces superior sound envelopment, but maybe one speaker is all you need.
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.