KEF's KHT-5005.2 is one of the few surround speaker packages to coax audiophile sound from lifestyle-friendly speakers and a subwoofer.
The Belkin TuneSync is fantastic value for money and an incredibly useful, space-saving device. It looks gorgeous and works perfectly
While their surround effects fall a bit short of the best we've heard, KEF's beautifully crafted FiveTwo Series Model 11 speakers produce five channels of sound with exceptional audiophile-grade clarity.
Yamaha's YSP-1100, its best-ever Digital Sound Projector single-speaker surround system, is a breeze to set up and it sounds great on DVD.
If you're short on space, or you don't want a stereo system dominating your living room, the iPod Hi-Fi makes a compelling alternative to a full-blown separates system. It's loud, and it's clean-sounding. Fixed stereo speakers like these are always a compromise, but auditioning the Hi-Fi with acoustic tracks proves its mettle
Speakers are so often a relatively boring proposition, but the 307s consistently surprised us. The elegant styling and solid build aren't the only thing these units have going for them -- they sound like small gods. High praise for a pair of speakers barely bigger than a tennis ball? Audition them and hear for yourself. We were blown away
Just when we thought all iPod speaker systems were doomed to sound shrill and ugly, the iM7 comes along to knock us out of our gloomy fugue. Where others have failed, the iM7 beats a fierce and bassy cry across a battlefield littered with fallen, tinny, inferior speakers
Altec's Apple-esque desktop iPod speaker system sounds sweet.
The FireBall E-40 is one of the better DARs we've tested, but its $2,000 list price leaves us cold.
If you're willing to spend some cash, this THX-certified 5.1-channel multimedia speaker system is an excellent choice.
The Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition offer a real taste of high-end performance for under a thousand dollars.
If you're looking for a relatively compact Bluetooth speaker that delivers big sound and lighting effects, the Rave Neo is an excellent value at $99.
The Sonos Arc is the Dolby Atmos-toting soundbar to beat if your must-have features list includes voice assistants and multiroom music.
The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is the portable Bluetooth speaker for someone who's tired of sacrificing sound quality for size.
For an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker, the Tribit XSound Go is hard to beat.
Among the handful of voice-enabled portable Wi-Fi speakers out there, the JBL Link 20 is arguably the best for the money.
If you're looking to build a multiroom audio system based on Chromecast, you really should consider putting at least one JBL Playlist in there.
The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.