The Vizio SB2020n-G6 is an enjoyable and easy-to-use sound bar but it's worth spending more to get a model with a wireless sub.
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.
The Creative Stage sound bar and subwoofer combo sets the standard for a desktop gaming system on a budget and can even work with small TVs.
The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini 2 is a sweet little Bluetooth speaker than delivers better sound than you'd think.
The well-designed Tribit MaxSound Plus is an excellent value and a strong contender in its mini Bluetooth speaker price class.
I wouldn't blame you if you covet this gorgeous smart speaker, but it's hard to justify spending $250 on it.
The Roku TV Wireless Speakers are a painless, instant upgrade to Roku TVs -- and only Roku TVs -- but a sound bar delivers better bass for movie bombast.
The Sony SRS-XB01 is a likable little speaker that's well designed and sounds decent enough for its budget price.
Facebook's Portal Plus and Portal displays make video calling much more immersive, but high prices, a slightly awkward design (for the Plus version specifically) and some lingering privacy questions make them a tough sell for most.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
The full-featured Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 offers a palpable sonic upgrade for your television over cheap sound bars.
The Amazon Echo Sub offers an instant bass upgrade to the Echo line of smart speakers, but stereo pairing two Echos makes for a better music experience.
If you're looking for an Alexa-enabled speaker with a Zigbee hub, the Amazon Echo Plus is your best bet. If you're looking for the best sound quality, the Sonos One is still the top contender.
The cut-down version of Devialet's high-end wireless speaker goes deep for about $1,000.
This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.
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.
The Bowers and Wilkins 606 bookshelves offer bucketfuls of resolution and bass power, but they're more expensive and not as versatile as their predecessors.
The Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers combine cutting-edge design with excellent sonics and are suited to systems with tight space requirements.