Speakers

Sony HT-XT1
REVIEW

Sony HT-XT1

Sony's HT-XT1 sound stand is packed with features, looks sleek, and sounds great, making it a no-brainer upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Philips HTL5120
REVIEW

Philips HTL5120

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2014
Yamaha YSP-1400
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 20, 2014
Vizio S4221w-C4
REVIEW

Vizio S4221w-C4

The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 11, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bowers & Wilkins Z2 (black)
REVIEW

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 ( black)

The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2013
Monoprice 10565
REVIEW

Monoprice 10565

The Monoprice 10565 speaker system tops our longtime favorite Energy Take Classic speakers in sound quality, but they lack their stylish look.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 18, 2013
Pioneer SP-SB23W
REVIEW

Pioneer SP-SB23W

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 23, 2013
4.1 stars User rating out of 8 votes
Sony HT-ST7
REVIEW

Sony HT-ST7

The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 3, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sharp HT-SB60
REVIEW

Sharp HT-SB60

The Sharp HT-SB60 is one of the best-performing sound bars we've tested, although its extra-long size and lack of Bluetooth will give some buyers pause.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Vizio S4251w-B4
REVIEW

Vizio S4251w-B4

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

4 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 11 votes