The Polk T50 is a remarkably decent-sounding tower speaker for not a lot of money, but it faces stiff competition.
UE Boom 2 ( Phantom)
UE has improved upon one our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers with some small but key design upgrades, including full waterproofing and enhanced sound.
JBL Flip 3 ( Black)
Enhanced with better battery life and splashproof design, the Flip 3 is one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.
Monster SuperStar BackFloat
The Monster SuperStar BackFloat's sound quality won't blow you away, but its travel-friendly design and unique ability to float on water makes it a fun accessory for your next pool party.
Riva Audio Turbo X ( Black)
While it isn't a bargain at $350, the Riva Audio Turbo X is one of the loudest and best sounding compact Bluetooth speakers available.
Fluance Fi50 ( Black)
While it may not be a truly portable wireless speaker, the beefy Flaunce Fi50 delivers excellent sound quality for $200.
Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro ( Red)
It may not sound great, but the Buckshot Pro is a versatile little wireless speaker.
Sony SRS-X11 (Black)
While you can get even cheaper Bluetooth models, the SRS-X11 is one of the better-sounding micro wireless speakers and offers 12 hours of battery life.
Plenty of non-curved sound bars sound better, and for less money, so you'll be paying a pretty penny for the privilege of the Samsung HW-JS7500's curved design.
JBL Charge 2+ ( Black)
The JBL Charge 2+ is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds flat-out great -- and can double as a backup battery for your phone, too.
Sony SRS-X33 ( Black)
The Sony SRS-X33 makes a strong case for being a less expensive alternative to the Bose SoundLink Mini II.
Monster SoundStage S1
The Monster SoundStage S1 offers a huge, party-ready sound in a small box coupled with exhaustive connectivity, but subtle it is not.
Bose SoundLink Mini II ( Pearl)
Bose SoundLink Mini II remains one the few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.
UE Roll ( Volcano)
You can get cheaper Bluetooth speakers that do the job, but the small yet versatile UE Roll has more to distinguish itself for the price -- both in terms of design and performance.
JBL Clip+ ( Black)
JBL's Clip+ takes an already well-designed, travel-friendly and affordable Bluetooth speaker and adds water resistance.
Philips Flex ( Blue and Green)
The Philips Flex works OK for casual listening at midlevel volumes, but your dollar can go further with other models that sound much better.
Zvox SoundBase 350
The Zvox Soundbase 350 boasts better sound quality than you'd expect from a budget-priced, compact sound base.
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.
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.
AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker BTV2 ( Black)
The no-frills AmazonBasics BTV2 Bluetooth speaker offers an inexpensive accessory to boost your audio on the go.
Philips Shoqbox Mini
The Philips Shoqbox Mini Bluetooth speaker earns high marks for its rugged design, dual-firing driver, and an impressive ability to reach loud volumes without distortion.
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.
Cambridge Audio TV5
The Cambridge Audio TV5 sound base produces detailed, natural sound, but comes up short on features and lacks the bass impact of competitors.
Verbatim Portable USB Speakers
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Spotify Premium users who value sound quality and the convenience of controlling Spotify through their phone's native app will love the Gramofon.
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.
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.
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.
PSB Imagine X2T
The PSB Imagine X2T delivers big speaker sound, ideal for full-throttle home-theater thrills, without sacrificing refinement when reproducing music.
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.