The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.
While not without some weaknesses, the Creative Sound Blaster Jam is a strong budget Bluetooth headphone that delivers good sound for its modest price point.
The Vizio S2121w-D0 Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition -- including Vizio's own sound bars.
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With real wireless stereo, the Qmadix Iharmonix Q-i-sound lets you cut the cord, but for a high price and with a less-than-desirable design.
The Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder is a versatile and compact portable Bluetooth speaker that also converts into a stand for just about any tablet -- but it's priced a little high for its sound quality.
Bose SoundLink Mini II remains one the few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.
The Soundfreaq Sound Kick portable Bluetooth speaker is a good value, with an attractive design and good performance for its size.
The Soundfreaq Sound Step offers everything you'd want in an all-in-one speaker dock, except great sound.