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Best speakers of 2014

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.

July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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Vizio S5451w-C2

The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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Yamaha YSP-1400

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

February 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 20, 2014
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HTC Surround (AT&T)

The HTC Surround features the high-quality design that we've come to expect from HTC, but the only thing its built-in speakers really add to the phone is weight. Unless you're set on the speakers, the Samsung Focus is a sleeker Windows Phone 7 device for AT&T with slightly better performance and options.

October 20, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 20, 2010

MSRP: $199.99

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Teac A-H01

The Teac A-H01 integrated amplifier delivers big sound in a compact body, but a few design missteps limit its appeal.

September 16, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 16, 2013
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

May 14, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating May 14, 2013
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Panasonic SC-NP10

Panasonic's newly announced SC-NP10 Bluetooth speaker is designed to prop up and amplify tablets.

January 7, 2013

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Sony PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset

Attractively priced and full of great features, the PS3 Wireless Headset provides above-average sound quality and hassle-free performance.

October 17, 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2011
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HMDX Jam Plus

With an appealing design, affordable price, and the ability to combine a second Jam Plus to create a left/right stereo pair, the Jam Plus is a worthy budget Bluetooth speaker.

June 11, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 11, 2013
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Yamaha Air Surround YAS-70

The Yamaha YAS-70's included subwoofer and affordable price tag make it a tempting choice for virtual surround fans, but it lacks the impressive sonics of its pricier Digital Sound Projector siblings.

December 19, 2007

3 stars Editors' rating December 19, 2007

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