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
Bose Solo TV sound system
REVIEW

Bose Solo TV sound system

Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 28, 2012
3.7 stars User rating out of 8 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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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
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
Olasonic TW-S7
REVIEW

Olasonic TW-S7 ( white)

While the Olasonic TW-S7 speakers have some sound limitations, they have an eye-catching design, sound decent enough at close range, and offer the convenience of USB power from your notebook or desktop computer.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2011