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 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.
The Lenovo A10's offerings are simple, but its smooth performance and solid speakers make it a compelling budget option.
This tiny, top-rated portable speaker sells for as much as $50 elsewhere.
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stand-mount speakers promise better treble response and a more understated design than found in the previous model.
No doubt about it, adding speakers produces superior sound envelopment, but maybe one speaker is all you need.
The travel-friendly X100 is one of the better micro wireless speakers, featuring decent sound for its size, an attractive design, and speakerphone capabilities.
How much is enough? 25, 50, 100 or more watts, or maybe a lot less; the Audiophiliac ponders the wattage question.
Focal isn't just a high-end speaker company, they also design studio monitors, the Audiophiliac checks out their affordable Alpha 50 pro speakers.
Ready to ditch some wires? This retro-styled bookshelf speaker (worth $150!) can pair with your phone or tablet for streaming goodness. And I'm giving away five of 'em!