THE BEST Speakers

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Amp up your living room audio with this affordable system that sits underneath TVs weighing up to 55 lb, and provides room-filling sound that blows away built-in TV speakers. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for music. Full review on Technabob.

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.

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Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

The Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is an upcoming wall-mountable soundbar. Its slim, narrow and monochrome style makes it a perfect match for today’s slim HDTVs. It also has a built-in woofer and has active distortion-cancelling.

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker

The perfect accessory for camping, nights on the beach, or a power outage, Hompie’s 3-in-1 gadget combines a bluetooth speaker, a multi-mode lantern, and a 10400 mAh charging pack for your mobile devices. Wrapped in a silicone coat to keep the elements out.

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

The Circa alarm clock has an optional sleep sensor that will tell it to wake you up only when you’re in light sleep. It also comes with several soothing ambient noise tracks and a gentle pulsing light mode. You can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and Internet radio.

Como Musica Audio System

Como Musica Audio System

An elegant sound system which can fill a room with music streamed from Spotify, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer, as well as FM and Internet radio, Bluetooth or optical sources, and even plays CDs. It also works in a whole-home audio system with Como’s other audio gear.

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR’s flat desktop speakers use 1.3mm thick panels of real carbon fiber to produce an open and airy soundstage. Combined with the bundled compact subwoofer with dual 48-watt amps, they push out great volume too. Read our review of the prototypes over on Technabob.

How to Make a Portable Speaker

How to Make a Portable Speaker

VanTourist shows us an easy way of making a portable Bluetooth speaker – no soldering or woodworking required. It even has two USB charging ports and an LED flashlight. All in all it cost him about $100. Photo guide here.

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers

JLA’s made-to-order end table is also a 100W 2-way speaker. The M.1’s 8″ woofer and 1 1/8″ tweeter fire downwards at an angle. It can stream music via iTunes, Airplay, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio and Tuneln. Available in black or natural finish.

Surface Bluetooth Speaker

Surface Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind Bluetooth speakers, check out Room One’s Surface. It’s a wall-mounted Bluetooth speaker that transmits sound through its minimalist oval disk, which is crafted from layers of oak veneer. Available in natural, indigo or red.

Meters Cubed Bluetooth Speakers

Meters Cubed Bluetooth Speakers

If you’re looking for stylish and compact desktop speakers, check out Ashtown Engineering’s Meters Cubed. The 20W system consists of three 3.5″ cubes: two speakers with 2.5″ drivers and an amplifier with a round analog VU meter. Available in black or white.

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.

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How to Make a Bluetooth Speaker

How to Make a Bluetooth Speaker

DIY Perks shares his favorite project yet: a handmade Bluetooth speaker. He says its shell is made of concrete, but the only aggregate he used is sand. Nevertheless, his video, templates and list of materials will save makers a lot of time and headaches.

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.

BeoLab 50 Speaker

BeoLab 50 Speaker

Do you fart $100 bills and dig slow jams? Grab the BeoLab 50 Speakers ASAP, then. The deluxe speaker delivers 2100w via seven drivers and seven 300w amps, and Active Room Compensation measures room acoustics and creates custom filters for it. (Thanks Todd!)

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Like all Bose SoundLink speakers, the Micro is exceptionally loud and clear for its size. It also has a flexible strap and a durable silicone rubber case. It’s water-resistant up to 3.3ft and lasts up to 6h per charge. The biggest downside? No 3.5mm input.

Pioneer Z Series Car Speakers

Pioneer Z Series Car Speakers

We had a chance to listen to Pioneer’s new Z series car speakers during our visit to their factory, and they sounded truly stellar, with zero distortion, huge dynamic range, and brilliant reproduction that’s on par with some of the best home audio systems we’ve heard.

LEXON Terrace Speaker/Lantern

LEXON Terrace Speaker/Lantern

LEXON’s cordless lantern serves multiple purposes: a Bluetooth speaker with dual 3-watt drivers, a warm LED ambient light, and a 4000 mAh battery pack which can be used to charge up to two devices. Comes in aluminum, brown, or gold finishes.

Marshall Multi-room Speakers

Marshall Multi-room Speakers

Marshall’s amplifier-style speakers now come in wireless multi-room variants. The Acton, Stanmore and Woburn Multi-room can be used separately or as one wireless unit. They all have Chromecast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth, 3.5mm and RCA inputs.

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Ruark Audio R7 Mk. III Radiogram

Ruark Audio R7 Mk. III Radiogram

Remember when home entertainment systems were gigantic showpieces? Ruark remembers. That’s why it keeps cranking out its R7 Radiogram. The latest version not only plays CDs and radio. It also has Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB, RCA and optical inputs.

Pioneer: The Art of the Speaker

Pioneer: The Art of the Speaker

We recently were given the unique opportunity to fly to Japan to visit Tohoku Pioneer Corporation’s factory. We learned how they design, engineer, and build some of the world’s best sounding speakers, from affordable car speakers to high-end audiophile equipment.

Deal: Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speakers

Deal: Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speakers

Get true stereo sound separation with this duo of compact Bluetooth speakers, which can be wirelessly set to output left and right channels, or used individually. They work up to 30 feet away, and come with a special microUSB “Y” cable so you can charge them both at once.

Anker Eufy Genie Smart Speaker

Anker Eufy Genie Smart Speaker

From Anker’s Eufy line of smart appliances comes the Genie. It’s an affordable way to access Amazon’s Alexa, the voice-controlled virtual assistant. The Genie doesn’t have Bluetooth and it only has a 2W speaker, but it’s as responsive as Amazon’s gadgets.

Klipsch x Capitol Records Speakers

Klipsch x Capitol Records Speakers

Klipsch wishes Capitol Records a happy 75th birthday by releasing special editions of The One Bluetooth speaker, The Three desktop speaker, and the Heresy III loudspeakers. They have real wood veneer cases, spun copper switches and knobs and a unique insignia.

Edifier S2000Pro Active Speakers

Edifier S2000Pro Active Speakers

Edifier’s S2000Pro powered monitors are as good as bookshelf speakers get. They not only look substantial, but they offer up smooth, clean, accurate, and room-filling sound via analog, optical and coax digital, balanced XLR, or Bluetooth sources. Full review on Technabob.

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