The Ikea Symfonisk is an excellent-sounding Sonos-compatible Wi-Fi speaker dressed up as a beautiful lamp.
At a street price of $69 for the pair, the Dayton Audio MK402s bookshelf speakers are supremely hard to beat
The Logitech UE Boombox's eight powerful internal drivers and timeless architecture score top marks for the first product bearing the company's collaborative moniker.
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.
The Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 surround speakers pack a mighty wallop for their small size, but the system needs some extra care during setup to sound its best.
The sleek, compact SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System sounds tremendous with movies, thanks in large part to its potent subwoofer, but lacks warmth with music.
The Fluance Signature Series Hi-Fi Three-Way Floorstanding Speakers offer gorgeous looks, impressive size and exciting sound quality.
The Elac UF5 are our favorite speakers under $1,000 combining unheard-of transparency with enough kick to tempt rock and dance fans.
The Klipsch R-4B sound bar delivers decent features and sound quality, but better alternatives are available for the same price.
The Jambox is the most stylish portable speaker we've seen, with features and sound quality you won't find in comparable compact designs.
The REL T-5 is an adorable little subwoofer that offers a musical performance for a budget price, and will play movies acceptably despite its compact size.
Fast and exciting-sounding, Yamaha's 210 Series speakers are a bit of a mixed bag, thanks to a lightweight subwoofer.
Polk's revamped Monitor Series speakers still sound swell after all these years.
The Samsung HW-N550 sound bar offers sophisticated design and high-quality sound in an affordable, easy-to-set-up package
We have few compliments to give the Altec Lansing Octane 7 speaker set. The awkwardly placed midrange driver and side-firing sub come off muddy and overbearing, and the constant adjustments aren't worth the cost, especially when Altec Lansing offers a better-sounding system for the same price.
The Klipsch RF-62 II floor-standers are the speaker equivalent of a 1970s American muscle car -- big, fun and brash.
The JBL Flip's decent performance and attractive design make it a worthy Bluetooth speaker contender at $100.
The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.