Home theater speaker system Speakers

Philips HTL5120
REVIEW

Philips HTL5120

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2014
Toshiba SBX4250
REVIEW

Toshiba SBX4250

Toshiba's SBX4250 is a sound bar with a good set of features at a decent price, but its sound quality and design are merely adequate.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2013
Monoprice 9774
REVIEW

Monoprice 9774

The Monoprice 9774 speaker system is the best home audio value we've ever seen: gorgeous, incredible-sounding home theater speakers for just under $250.

5 stars Editors' rating on February 15, 2013
Vizio SB4021M-A1
REVIEW

Vizio SB4021M-A1

The Vizio SB4021M-A1 hits a nice blend of features, design, and performance for its price, but better sound bars are coming in a few months.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2013
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
Vizio VHT215
REVIEW

Vizio VHT215

The Vizio VHT215 looks sleek, sounds good, and is packed with inputs, making it one of the top budget sound bar choices.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2012

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Energy Power Bar
REVIEW

Energy Power Bar

The Energy Power Bar sounds better than most sound bars when playing music, but there are better overall sound bars available for less money.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2012
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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JBL SB 300
REVIEW

JBL SB 300

The JBL SB 300 is a plus-size sound bar with excellent sound quality, but its unconventional style won't please everyone.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 29, 2012
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25
REVIEW

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25

The Boston Acoustic TVee Model 25 is a competent, but unexceptional, sound bar with some design flaws that make it not quite worth its premium price tag.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 22, 2012
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $349.99

Monoprice 8247
REVIEW

Monoprice 8247

The Monoprice 8247 does the impossible by offering a competent 5.1 speaker system for less than $100, setting a new standard for ultrabudget speakers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 20, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III
REVIEW

Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III ( black)

The Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III speaker system delivers a big sound from exceptionally small speakers, but its high price keeps it from being a good value pick.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 28, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote