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 Google Home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities, but you have so many smart speaker options at this point that I'm less inclined to recommend this well balanced middle child.
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.
Alexa is still the most compelling voice control platform, and the new and improved Echo should only boost her momentum. It's well worth $100.
The Yamaha YAS-207 is an excellent sound bar package which offers sound quality which soars above others' at the price.
The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good with music -- and even more new features will be coming to it in the months ahead.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
The Echo Dot takes Amazon's popular smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package -- but the Google Home Mini is a very worthy competitor.
A nice upgrade over its predecessor, the Flip 4 is one of the best speakers in its size and price class.
Bose's expensive SoundLink Plus is arguably the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker for its size.
The Polk Command Bar's mix of features and elevated sound quality makes it the best Alexa-compatible sound bar yet.
The well-built and travel-friendly Bose SoundLink Micro is arguably the best sounding speaker in its tiny size class.
Due out this fall, the fully waterproof JBL Charge 4 offers improved sound, battery life and USB-C connectivity.
The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
The next generation of Ultimate Ears' larger Megaboom portable Bluetooth speaker is here. Find out what makes it better than its predecessor.
The full-featured Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 offers a palpable sonic upgrade for your television over cheap sound bars.
For its size, the affordable and durable UE Wonderboom is one of the fullest sounding mini Bluetooth speakers you can buy.