Best-sounding affordable sound bar
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
Best pedestal sound bar
Pioneer SP-SB03 Speaker Base
The hulking Pioneer Sound Base delivers some of the best sound we've heard from an affordable pedestal-style sound stand.
Best budget speakers for the money
Energy Take Classic 5.1
The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.
Best full-size budget 5.1 system
Pioneer's budget 5.1 speaker package performs nearly as good as systems that cost twice as much, making it one of the best values in home audio.