Best Speakers for 2019

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  • $124 at Walmart
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    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 10 Value
    Vizio SB3621

    The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best budget sound bar we've ever heard, period.

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  • $268 at Amazon
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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Q Acoustics 3020i

    The Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speakers combine cutting-edge design with excellent sonics.

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  • $210 at Amazon
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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2

    The Elac Debut B6.2 changes things up with a greater emphasis on build quality and sonic clarity

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  • $169 at B&H Photo-Video
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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Sound qual.
    Sonos One

    With great sound, a compact size and the option of either Google Assistant or Alexa, the Sonos One reaffirms its place as the best smart speaker for the money.

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  • $348 at Amazon
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    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 10 Value
    ELAC Uni-Fi UB5

    The ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 shattered our expectations for the sound quality we could expect from a speaker of its size and price.

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  • $320 at Amazon
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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Pioneer SPEBS73-LR

    The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR is, hands down, the very best-sounding bookshelf/surround speaker we've heard in its price class.

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  • $2,500 at Abt Electronics
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    AppaEconomicDevelopment's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 7 Value
    Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

    If you want the most realistic surround sound from a single speaker, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is the best there is.

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  • $498 at Emotiva
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    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Emotiva Airmotiv T1

    The Emotiva Airmotiv T1's dynamic sound will appeal to budget audiophiles hankering for a big-speaker sound for music and home theater.

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  • $499 at Amazon
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    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
    SVS Prime Tower

    The SVS Prime Tower's highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for big-speaker sound at a price they can afford.

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  • $400 at Amazon
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    AppaEconomicDevelopment's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 10 Value
    Pioneer SP-SB23W

    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.

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  • $6,000 MSRP
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    AppaEconomicDevelopment's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3

    The Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 are the supercharged sports cars of the high-end speaker world, combining whiplash-inducing looks, cutting-edge technology and exquisite performance.

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  • $490 at Amazon
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    • 7 Design
    • 10 Performance
    • 10 Value
    Pioneer SP-PK52FS

    Pioneer's budget 5.1 speaker package performs nearly as good as systems that cost twice as much, making it one of the best values in home audio.

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  • $13 at Walmart.com
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    AppaEconomicDevelopment's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Flip 3

    The third iteration of the JBL Flip is the best yet, and one of the best portable speakers you can get in its price range.

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    JBL Clip 2
    Top tiny waterproof Bluetooth speaker

    The JBL Clip 2 improves with full waterproofing, boosted battery life

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