Speakers

Zvox SoundBase 350
REVIEW

Zvox SoundBase 350

The Zvox Soundbase 350 boasts better sound quality than you'd expect from a budget-priced, compact sound base.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2015
Amazonbasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker BTV4
REVIEW

Amazonbasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker BTV4 ( Grey)

Amazon offers an attractive deal with the budget-friendly BTV4 Bluetooth speaker, as long as you're comfortable sacrificing a bit of fidelity for price and portability.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2015
Polk Omni SB1
REVIEW

Polk Omni SB1

If you're looking for a higher-end sound bar with excellent movie sound, advanced streaming features and full control of dialogue intelligibility, then the Polk Omni SB1 fits the bill well.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2015
AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker BTV2
REVIEW

AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker BTV2 ( Gray)

The no-frills AmazonBasics BTV2 Bluetooth speaker offers an inexpensive accessory to boost your audio on the go.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2015
Vizio SB4051-C0
REVIEW

Vizio SB4051-C0

The Vizio SB4051 packs a wealth of features into a compact sound bar/wireless sub system, and its satellite speakers produce true, room-filling surround sound.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 21, 2015
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
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
Sony HT-ST5
REVIEW

Sony HT-ST5

The Sony ST5 offers fine performance plus a decent mix of features, but it isn't the first sound bar we'd recommend for the price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 18, 2015
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
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
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
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
Yamaha YAS-203
REVIEW

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on December 16, 2014
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
JBL Cinema Base
REVIEW

JBL Cinema Base

The JBL Cinema Base is a likable smaller sound base that offers easy hookup and packs a home-theater punch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Definitive Technology W Studio
REVIEW

Definitive Technology W Studio

The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring a touch of luxury to those willing to splash out on a high-end sound bar.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2014
Klipsch R-10B
REVIEW

Klipsch R-10B

Although it's not as good a value as our favorite sound bars, the higher-end Klipsch R-10B offers excellent performance for both movies and music.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2014
Vizio S2121w-D0
REVIEW

Vizio S2121w-D0

The Vizio S2121w-D0 Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition -- including Vizio's own sound bars.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 10, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2
REVIEW

Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2 ( rosenut)

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 27, 2014
Nyne Bass
REVIEW

Nyne Bass ( black)

While it's not terribly compact, the Nyne Bass lives up to its name and outperforms many portable Bluetooth speakers that cost more.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 29, 2014