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Speaker Reviews

We can all do with more music and, thankfully, tech manufacturers couldn’t be more eager to sell you a speaker, whether it’s a multi-room setup from Sonos, a wireless Bluetooth option from Bose or JBL, or a smart speaker, like the HomePod, Google Home, or Alexa-powered Amazon Echo. Not all of them are good or reasonably priced, but we’ve cut through the overcrowded speaker market and offered a critique to the most popular speakers.

Sonos Beam (second-gen) review: Atmos(t) a minor upgrade

Sony HT-A7000 review: a next-gen Atmos soundbar that’s (almost) perfect for gaming

Ikea and Sonos picture frame speaker review: wall of sound

The latest Symfonisk collaboration is another attempt to camouflage tech in the home

Sonos Roam review: portable potential

The tiny, lightweight speaker has a ton of functionality, but don’t expect sound quality miracles

Sony RA5000 speaker review: extravagant sound at an unreasonable price

It’s a very Sony product

Apple HomePod mini review: playing small ball

Apple’s newest smart speaker is way more affordable but still chasing Amazon and Google

Google Nest Audio review: the sweet spot

Google’s latest smart speaker has good sound and an attractive price

Marshall’s Emberton is a basic but brilliant Bluetooth speaker

Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom is my desert island Bluetooth speaker

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Amazon Echo Studio review: finally, an Echo that sounds great

Amazon Echo (2019) review: middle child syndrome

Amazon’s latest Echo speaker splits the difference between a high-end smart speaker and an entry-level model

Amazon Echo Dot with clock review: time is on its side

A $59 clock that also comes with a pretty good speaker

JBL Link Bar review: three devices rolled into one average soundbar