Speakers

Fon Gramofon
REVIEW

Fon Gramofon

Spotify Premium users who value sound quality and the convenience of controlling Spotify through their phone's native app will love the Gramofon.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2015
Sharp HT-SB602 - sound bar system - for home theater - wireless
REVIEW

Sharp HT-SB602

The Sharp HT-SB602 offers plenty of features, a wide soundstage and high-energy movie playback, but its overall sound quality can't stand up to similarly priced rivals.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2015
JBL Cinema SB 350 wireless sound bar
REVIEW

JBL Cinema SB 350 wireless sound bar

The JBL Cinema SB350 produces a wide soundstage and packs a mighty wallop for maximum home theater fun, but can sound harsh with music.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2015
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System (piano gloss)
REVIEW

SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System ( piano gloss)

The sleek, compact SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System sounds tremendous with movies, thanks in large part to its potent subwoofer, but lacks warmth with music.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2015
Beats Pill XL (titanium)
REVIEW

Beats Pill XL ( titanium)

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
Beats Pill XL (blue)
REVIEW

Beats Pill XL ( blue)

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
Fluance XLHTB (cherry wood)
REVIEW

Fluance XLHTB ( cherry wood)

The Fluance XLHTB is a head-turning set of speakers at a reasonable price, and while it sounds perfectly fine in a home theater context, it lacks the performance subtleties peers can offer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 26, 2015
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini (brown)
REVIEW

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini ( brown)

The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is a great-looking micro Bluetooth speaker that works quite well as a speakerphone, but is bass-challenged, so it isn't much of a music speaker.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 21, 2015
PSB Imagine X1T
REVIEW

PSB Imagine X1T

The PSB Imagine X1T is a sweet-sounding speaker and very easy to listen to, but it lacks the gravitas of other similarly sized and priced towers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2014
Yamaha SRT-1000
REVIEW

Yamaha SRT-1000

The Yamaha SRT-1000 offers discreet looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features, upping the ante for the sound base speaker category.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 21, 2014