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Best speakers of 2014

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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.

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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: $398.00 - $399.00 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: $396.99 - $399.99 Check prices

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

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: $295.00 - $299.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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 - $549.95 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Sonos Play:1

The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199.

Price: $192.50 - $199.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent Gorgeous Sonos Play:1 hits the sweet spot
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