While it won't rock the house, the JBL Go 2 is an appealing little Bluetooth speaker.
With cinemas still closed, the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass offers an excellent way to experience the thump of movies in your home.
If you want the most realistic surround sound from a single speaker, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is the best there is.
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.
Bose's expensive SoundLink Plus is arguably the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker for its size.
The Google Home Mini stands tall as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there, along with the Amazon Echo Dot, but it doesn't do enough to supplant the Dot at the top of the list.
The Echo Studio is the biggest and best-sounding speaker Amazon has produced to date.
The well-designed Tribit MaxSound Plus is an excellent value and a strong contender in its mini Bluetooth speaker price class.
The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is the portable Bluetooth speaker for someone who's tired of sacrificing sound quality for size.
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.
The Tribit StormBox Micro sounds excellent for its size and measures up well to the Bose SoundLink Micro, but costs significantly less.
The Sony HT-G700 may not do actual Dolby Atmos but it can fill the room with a vivid home theater and musical experience.
The Q Acoustics 3030i offers a robust, open-hearted performance in an affordably priced bookshelf speaker.
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 Polk T50 is a remarkably decent-sounding tower speaker for not a lot of money, but it faces stiff competition.
If you can live with its price and size, the Sonos Move is an excellent portable wireless speaker that expands the play area of your Sonos system.
The Vizio SB362An-F6 offers astoundingly good value, with excellent sound quality and a high degree of flexibility for a budget sound bar.
The KEF Q350 bookshelf speaker looks exquisite, and sounds bigger and more expensive than it really is.