The Vizio V21 offers superb sound and adds a couple of interesting features.
If you're a fan of the Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini offers a very similar experience with a handful of improvements and new features at the same affordable price.
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 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is a worthy smart sound bar that offers excellent sound quality, whether it's playing music or movies.
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.
While it won't rock the house, the JBL Go 2 is an appealing little Bluetooth speaker.
The Ikea Symfonisk Bookshelf offers an excellent, affordable introduction to multiroom music and is at its best when used as rears for a Sonos sound bar.
The Sonos Arc is the Dolby Atmos-toting soundbar to beat if your must-have features list includes voice assistants and multiroom music.
Apple's HomePod doesn't match the features offered on Alexa and Google Assistant speakers. But if you’re an iPhone user who prizes sound quality above all, you should seriously consider this speaker.
Iteration is the name of the game for Amazon, and this tech giant is winning.
Although some cheaper options sound better, Sonos Beam is a feature-packed, voice-operated sound bar with unmatched flexibility.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
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.
The well-built and travel-friendly Bose SoundLink Micro is arguably the best sounding speaker in its tiny size class.
With excellent sound and the choice of Alexa or Google Assistant, the Sonos One reaffirms its place as the best smart speaker for the money.
The well-designed Tribit MaxSound Plus is an excellent value and a strong contender in its mini Bluetooth speaker price class.
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.