Best speakers of 2015


Great speakers come in all shapes and sizes. We've rounded up our favorite picks from sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and even full surround sound systems in this master list of speaker types, so your audio system get get a big or small as you want.

Yamaha YAS-203

The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.

Price: $299.95 - $349.95 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Spacious-sounding bar hits sweet spot

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.

Price: $699.98 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Superb sound worth the extra scratch

SVS Prime Tower

The SVS Prime Tower's highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for big-speaker sound at a price they can afford.

Price: $499.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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.

Price: $329.99 Check prices

5 stars Spectacular Energy Take Classic 5.1

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.

Price: $349.99 - $399.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Affordable sound bar that's serious about sound

Pioneer SP-PK52FS

If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.

Price: $549.95 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

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.

Price: $269.00 - $333.90 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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