Audio Streamers

Sony SRS-X11
REVIEW

Sony SRS-X11 ( Red)

While you can get even cheaper Bluetooth models, the SRS-X11 is one of the better-sounding micro wireless speakers and offers 12 hours of battery life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2015
Sony SRS-X33
REVIEW

Sony SRS-X33 ( Blue)

The Sony SRS-X33 makes a strong case for being a less expensive alternative to the Bose SoundLink Mini II.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2015
Monster SoundStage S1
REVIEW

Monster SoundStage S1

The Monster SoundStage S1 offers a huge, party-ready sound in a small box coupled with exhaustive connectivity, but subtle it is not.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
Philips Flex
REVIEW

Philips Flex ( Blue and Green)

The Philips Flex works OK for casual listening at midlevel volumes, but your dollar can go further with other models that sound much better.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 1, 2015
Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR
REVIEW

Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR

The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR is, hands down, the very best-sounding bookshelf/surround speaker we've heard in its price class.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2015
PSB Imagine X2T
REVIEW

PSB Imagine X2T

The PSB Imagine X2T delivers big speaker sound, ideal for full-throttle home-theater thrills, without sacrificing refinement when reproducing music.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 10, 2015
Beats Pill XL
REVIEW

Beats Pill XL ( pink)

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2015
Dayton Audio B452
REVIEW

Dayton Audio B452

While Dayton Audio's entry-level B452 bookshelf speaker's sound won't seduce too many audiophiles, it's remarkably satisfying for a speaker in its ultrabargain price class.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2015
JBL Charge 2
REVIEW

JBL Charge 2

The JBL Charge 2 is an attractive, sturdy portable Bluetooth speaker with strong battery life and the power to juice up your gadgets, but its decent sound is held back by uneven performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Klipsch Reference RF-62 II
REVIEW

Klipsch Reference RF-62 II ( black)

The Klipsch RF-62 II floor-standers are the speaker equivalent of a 1970s American muscle car -- big, fun and brash.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 4, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2
REVIEW

Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Monoprice 8250
REVIEW

Monoprice 8250

The Monoprice MBS-650 are best-sounding ultrabudget bookshelf speakers, if you can live with the generic styling.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 7, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Micca MB42
REVIEW

Micca MB42

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 30, 2014
Logitech Multimedia Speaker Z50
REVIEW

Logitech Multimedia Speaker Z50 ( Blue)

The Logitech Z50 is about as no-frills as you get for a multimedia speaker, but at $20 it's not a bad deal for the sound it delivers.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 19, 2014
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III
REVIEW

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 18, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Oontz Curve by Cambridge SoundWorks
REVIEW

Oontz Curve by Cambridge SoundWorks ( Titanium Black)

Cambridge SoundWorks' Oontz Curve has some shortcomings and isn't head and shoulders above the rest of the tiny budget wireless Bluetooth speaker world, but you're not going to do too much better for $30.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 15, 2014
3.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Aperion Aris
REVIEW

Aperion Aris

The Aperion Aris is a high-performance streaming speaker with an intimate sound, but its reliance on Windows streaming is a low note.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 31, 2013
Bose Solo TV sound system
REVIEW

Bose Solo TV sound system

Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 28, 2012
3.7 stars User rating out of 8 votes
Libratone Zipp
REVIEW

Libratone Zipp ( gray)

The Libratone Zipp is one of the best-sounding and best-looking portable wireless speakers out there, but its high price and Wi-Fi limitations give us pause.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2012
Panasonic SC-MC07
REVIEW

Panasonic SC-MC07

The Panasonic SC-MC07 is cool-looking portable Bluetooth speaker, but there are competing products at this price point that sound slightly better and offer better features, including a built-in rechargeable battery.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2012
JBL Micro Wireless
REVIEW

JBL Micro Wireless

An attractive form factor and a good feature set give the JBL Micro Wireless a leg up in the tiny wireless speaker competition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2012
3 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Dayton Audio B652
REVIEW

Dayton Audio B652

The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 21, 2012
4.3 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04
REVIEW

Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04

The Soundfreaq Sound Kick portable Bluetooth speaker is a good value, with an attractive design and good performance for its size.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 17, 2012
4.4 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Logitech Tablet Speaker
REVIEW

Logitech Tablet Speaker

If you don't mind the clip-on design, the superaffordable Logitech Tablet Speaker actually sounds decent enough and offers compatibility with multiple devices thanks to its simple and flexible design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 22, 2012
Audioengine 5+
REVIEW

Audioengine 5+ ( black)

The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 17, 2012
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Zvox Z-Base 580
REVIEW

Zvox Z-Base 580

The Zvox Z-Base 580 has a nearly perfect sound-bar design and a solid feature set, but it won't please critical listeners and the smaller Z-Base 555 is a better value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 31, 2011
4.2 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Zvox Z-Base 555
REVIEW

Zvox Z-Base 555

The Zvox Z-Base 555 has a nearly perfect sound-bar design and a solid feature set, but it won't please critical listeners.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 31, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Olasonic TW-S7
REVIEW

Olasonic TW-S7 ( white)

While the Olasonic TW-S7 speakers have some sound limitations, they have an eye-catching design, sound decent enough at close range, and offer the convenience of USB power from your notebook or desktop computer.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2011
iLuv iSP110
REVIEW

iLuv iSP110 ( black)

Because it's so cheap and provides a better-than-expected sound, the $15 iLuv iSP110 is great for ultraportable music scenarios where anything powered or heavy just isn't practical.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 12, 2011
Zvox Z-Base 430 HSD
REVIEW

Zvox Z-Base 430 HSD

The Zvox 430 HSD is bigger and more expensive than most sound bars, but delivers impressively large sound for movies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 13, 2011