Don't-Miss Speaker Stories

Sonos Play:1 review: A powerful gateway drug to the Sonos universe

The Play:1 lets you get your Sonos on for less than $200.

Jawbone Mini Jambox review: Great sound, even smaller size

First Jawbone made the original Jambox. Then the company made the device bigger. So it was only logical for Jawbone to then make it smaller. But is the Mini Jambox half the speaker or twice the performer?

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 and Minx Air 200 review: Standout AirPlay/Bluetooth speakers

Cambridge Audio's Minx Air 100 and Minx Air 200 speaker systems both include AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. One's more portable and a little more affordable, but the other's a sonic beast.

Review: SoundFly BT and SoundFly Air speakers are wall warts for audio

JBL's SoundFly line includes both AirPlay and Bluetooth models, each designed to let you stream your music, wirelessly, to the nearest AC wall outlet. We tested both to see how they stack up...or plug in.

Review: 9 Rugged Bluetooth speakers for travel and outdoor use

With summer on its way, the temptation to take your music on the go is getting hard to resist. Here are seven Bluetooth speakers designed to take the kind of abuse your handset can't.

Review: B&W's Z2 is an impressive AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock

Bowers & Wilkins's Z2 is both an AirPlay speaker and a Lightning-connector speaker dock. And it's very, very good.

Review: Three amps for building your own desktop audio system

If you've got a set of traditional bookshelf speakers gathering dust, it's time to pull them out of the closet. We take a look at three compact amplifiers for creating your own desktop audio system.

Review: Beacon Audio Phoenix is an unimpressive portable Bluetooth speaker

For just $100, you can own the highly portable Bluetooth Phoenix speaker, but its audio quality and controls leave a lot to be desired.

Review: Big Blue Media Tower mostly disappoints

The Big Blue Media Tower lives up to the tower part of its name. But it wouldn't make much sense in your entertainment center.

Review: Zooka wireless speaker bar mostly disappoints

The Zooka Bluetoth speaker sports a clever design. But it's tough to recommend regardless.

Review: Marley's Chant speaker sounds portable and inexpensive

The Marley Chant is inexpensive, compact, and light, and it includes a clever, custom-fit canvas bag. But you shouldn't expect audiophile-quality sound.

Review: Cerwin-Vega XD3 speakers offer big, but unbalanced, sound

Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.

Review: Four Bluetooth speakers that fit in your bag

A compact Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy your music anywhere your legs will carry you, without the hassle of wires. We tested four comparably priced and sized models: the Beats Pill, Braven 650, CubEdge Edge.Sound, and Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder.

Review: Paradigm Shift A2 speakers offer flexible inputs, perky sound

The Shift A2, from venerable speaker maker Paradigm, offers good sound (and just as good looks) in a desktop speaker than can be run solo or in pairs.

Review: Sonos's Playbar is a great soundbar for its price

The Playbar is one of the best soundbars in its price range, but it can’t compete with a midrange AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.