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.
Bryston's A3 tower speakers are true three-way designs, and they come with a 20-year warranty!
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.
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.
Samsung's HW-H7500 is the "first sound bar built with a curved form factor" and is designed to complement the company's range of 55- and 65-inch curved TVs.
For a limited time you can get some of Pioneer's astonishingly good home theater speakers and sound bars at significantly discounted prices.
If you really love music or movies, stretch your budget to the max and buy the best speakers you can, and they'll last a long, long time.