Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
The Panasonic AS530 series LCD ain't no plasma, but it offers attractive design and decent image quality for a budget price.
The Bose SoundTouch Controller is a $99 wall-mountable remote for Bose's wireless audio systems -- but it can control only one unit at a time.
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The Samsung HU9000 has straight-up great picture quality, design and features, but the gratuitous curved screen adds very little to the viewing experience and way too much to the price.
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).
The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.
Excellent picture quality, well thought-out features and distinctive design make the Vizio M-Series seem like a much more expensive TV than it really is.
With picture quality that outdoes that of numerous more-expensive TVs, Vizio's E series likely represents the best value of 2014.
While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.
Vizio's new Vizio Co-Star LT smart-TV box has an HDMI input for integrating cable and onboard apps.