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Wireless speakers

Looking to stream your music wirelessly from your portable device to a speaker? Check out our top picks for the holiday season.

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David Carnoy

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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose's SoundLink Mini is one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers for a reason: it has excellent build quality and delivers very impressive sound for its tiny size.
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Sony SRS-BTX500 Premium Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

The Sony SRS-BTX500 stands out for having a slick design and delivering excellent sound for a portable Bluetooth speaker.
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II has lost some of its wow factor since the arrival of its little brother, the SoundLink Mini, but it's still a very solid portable wireless speaker.
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Jawbone Mini Jambox

While the Mini Jambox has its limitations soundwise, we gave it a perfect score for its design.
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JBL Flip

The JBL Flip isn't the newest Bluetooth speaker on the block, but it remains a good value at $99.
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UE Boom

The Bose SoundLink Mini may have the edge as an indoor speaker, but the UE Boom performs great outside.
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Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL

Cambridge Soundworks offers some of the better values in Bluetooth speakers with its Oontz, and while we liked the Oontz a lot at $99, it's still a pretty decent deal at its current price of $119.
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Sonos Play:1

At $199, Sonos' slickly designed and nice-sounding Play:1 speaker makes it affordable to start a multiroom audio system -- and expand on it without breaking the bank.
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Sonos Play:5

The $399 Play:5 was the first speaker Sonos introduced, and though it may not be twice as good as the $199 Play:1, it does deliver richer sound with more bass.

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