The LG SL9YG combines great Atmos sound, svelte looks and a compelling mix of voice control and multiroom features.
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best sound bar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
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 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.
The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
Although some cheaper options sound better, Sonos Beam is a feature-packed, voice-operated sound bar with unmatched flexibility.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is a worthy smart sound bar that offers excellent sound quality, whether it's playing music or movies.
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.
Bose's expensive SoundLink Plus is arguably the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker for its size.
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 Yamaha YAS-207 is an excellent sound bar package which offers sound quality which soars above others' at the price.
If you want the most realistic surround sound from a single speaker, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is the best there is.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
The Vizio SB362An-F6 offers astoundingly good value, with excellent sound quality and a high degree of flexibility for a budget sound bar.
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.
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.
This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.