The Emotiva Airmotiv T1's dynamic sound will appeal to audiophiles on a budget who are hankering for a big-speaker sound for music and home-theater systems.
The Yamaha YAS-106 raises the bar for sound quality at ultrabudget prices.
JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.
The LG Music Flow LAS751M is a dynamite package as it not only includes cutting-edge features for a great price, but its sophisticated performance also elevates it above run-of-the-mill competitors.
The Monoprice 10565 speaker system tops our longtime favorite Energy Take Classic speakers in sound quality, but they lack their stylish look.
The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199/AU$299.
The Cambridge Audio Minx S215 is a set of 5.1-surround sound speakers, which combines small size with high-quality, room-filling sound.
The Pioneer Series 8s are a superbly cohesive set of loudspeakers with excellent sound and a wonderful build, but could be too analytical for some.
Kogan's second-generation DAB+ digital radio and iPod dock combination hits all the right notes.
The Tribit StormBox Micro sounds excellent for its size and measures up well to the Bose SoundLink Micro, but costs significantly less.
The Echo Studio is the biggest and best-sounding speaker Amazon has produced to date.
The Yamaha YAS-209 smart soundbar delivers excellent sound quality, whether it's playing music or movies, along with the convenience of Alexa.
The Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers combine cutting-edge design with excellent sonics and are suited to systems with tight space requirements.
For the money, the JBL Link 300 matches up well against the Sonos One and Apple's HomePod.
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 Vizio SB4551 sound bar offers an enveloping experience with movies that competitors can't touch, while also including some tasty streaming features.
Now fully hands free, the Amazon Tap does everything the original Echo can do for less and adds portability to the package.
UE has improved upon one our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers with some small but key design upgrades, including full waterproofing and enhanced sound.