Paired with high-quality components, the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 sounds much better than you have any right to expect from a speaker of this size and price.
The UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker one-ups its little brother with a range of improvements, including a larger size, bigger sound (particularly on bass), better waterproofing and extended battery life.
Enhanced with better battery life and splashproof design, the Flip 3 is one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar.
While it won't rock the house, the JBL Go 2 is an appealing little Bluetooth speaker.
Ignore the goofy name: The Oontz 3 Plus delivers about as good sound as you'll get from a $35 Bluetooth speaker.
The Samsung HW-MS650 boasts advanced technology and a pleasing sound, but can't match the bass of competitors with separate subwoofers.
While it should costs a little less, the Sony SRS-XB10 is an attractively designed mini wireless speaker that outputs more bass than your typical tiny speaker.
More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.
The JBL Clip 3 is a better-sounding version of one of our favorite micro Bluetooth speakers.
The LG SK10Y offers an enveloping Atmos sound from a single bar and subwoofer, but competitors from Sony and Samsung sound better.
While they'll cost you $50 more, Audioengine A2+ multimedia speakers improve on an already great product (the A2) with slightly better sound when hooked up to your computer via a new USB connection.
The Polk MagniFi Mini's mix of features, performance and compact size makes it one of the best sound bars for the money.
The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.
The Emotiva Airmotiv B1 is an unusually versatile speaker that offers excellent clarity and imaging for a budget price.
The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.
Although too expensive for mass appeal, the Google Home Max is the best-sounding smart speaker yet.