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Best speakers of 2016

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From inexpensive stereo speakers to premium surround sound systems

ELAC Debut B6

The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.

Price: $279.99 - $318.11 Check prices

5 stars Spectacular ELAC B6 debuts at number one

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.

Price: $749.00 - $749.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Atmos all-stars take stand-mount speaker crown

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: $349.95 - $399.95 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Spacious-sounding bar hits sweet spot

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: $425.98 - $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: $379.99 - $468.89 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: $399.00 - $576.02 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 - $625.79 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 - $299.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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