The Amazon Echo Show 5 isn't quite as good as the Google Nest Hub, but it's a solid smart display that's particularly compelling as a smart alarm clock.
The cameraless, petite Google Nest Hub will blend into any room in your home. It's affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen), a photo frame and a smart-home control panel.
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best sound bar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
The excellent Vizio SB36512-F6 brings Dolby Atmos effects to a compact sound bar with rear speakers and a sub -- all for a very affordable price.
Although some cheaper options sound better, Sonos Beam is a feature-packed, voice-operated sound bar with unmatched flexibility.
Bose's expensive SoundLink Plus is arguably the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker for its size.
The Yamaha YAS-207 is an excellent sound bar package which offers sound quality which soars above others' at the price.
Modestly redesigned, the next-generation SoundLink Color is an excellent compact Bluetooth speaker that's water-resistant and has speakerphone capabilities, as well as improved sound.
This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.
With excellent sound and the choice of Alexa or Google Assistant, the Sonos One reaffirms its place as the best smart speaker for the money.
The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
A nice upgrade over its predecessor, the Flip 4 is one of the best speakers in its size and price class.
If you like the idea of a smart display for cooking, calling or watching videos, the newest Echo Show is a great option. But don't expect any extras.
If you want the most realistic surround sound from a single speaker, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is the best there is.
The Vizio SB362An-F6 offers astoundingly good value, with excellent sound quality and a high degree of flexibility for a budget sound bar.
Apple's HomePod doesn't match the features offered on Alexa and Google Assistant speakers. But if you’re an iPhone user who prizes sound quality above all, you should seriously consider this speaker.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
For its size, the affordable and durable UE Wonderboom is one of the fullest sounding mini Bluetooth speakers you can buy.