The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.
The PURE Digital Evoke Flow makes listening to online radio easy, and it looks good, too. By integrating a search engine and supplementing the Evoke Flow with an online portal, PURE has delivered the iPod of Web-connected radios. It's a device that makes online radio not only usable, but accessible and fun. We highly recommended it
With superb sound quality, ridiculously simple setup and a wealth of features to make almost every other streamer bow its head, the Sonos BU150 system excels. It comprises of a ZonePlayer 120 (ZP120), a ZonePlayer 90 (ZP90) and a Sonos Controller, and puts your PC's entire music catalogue -- plus the entire Napster library of 6 million songs -- in any room of your house. Not bad, eh?
Every once in a while a product comes along that makes us drool like a newborn puppy. The Sonos is to home hi-fi what the iPod was to portable music players. We guarantee that anyone who installs a pair of Zoneplayers in their house is unlikely to leave it again
The Monoprice 9774 speaker system is the best home audio value we've ever seen: gorgeous, incredible-sounding home theater speakers for just under $250.
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best soundbar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.
The Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 are the supercharged sportscars of the high-end speaker world, combining whiplash-inducing looks, cutting edge technology and exquisite performance.
The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR is, hands down, the very best-sounding bookshelf/surround speaker we've heard in its price class.
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.
If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.
The Q Acoustics 2000 Cinema Package is a 5.1 speaker pack that boasts an excellent build, great sound and a reasonable price tag.
Cost-conscious consumers who prefer good sound to myriad controls and user perks need look no further than the Altec Lansing AVS300.
An almost ideal balance of characteristics for a surround speaker.
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.
Amazingly stylish, the Cabasse Riga/Santorin 30 stereo system delivers awesome sound, but at a pretty high price.
Amazon has created another smart speaker that brings practical smarts to the kitchen counter or the bedside table. It's not as adventurous a device as other Echo products, but it's one of the most wallet-friendly and practical.
The Elac UF5 are our favorite speakers under $1,000 combining unheard-of transparency with enough kick to tempt rock and dance fans.