Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in speakers.

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini review

Those looking for the smallest soundbar with the biggest punch need look no further than Polk Audio’s new Magnifi Mini. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Review

  • Powerful punch in a small package
  • Expansive soundstage for the size
  • Brilliant blend between bar and sub
  • Warm and detailed midrange
  • Intuitive and concise design
  • Treble occasionally sounds strident and distorted
  • Only one HDMI input
  • 5.1 surround is more like 3.1
Our Score 8

IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors Review

  • Beautifully detailed soundstage.
  • Excellent, punchy bass response in all genres.
  • Easy wired or wireless connectivity
  • Extremely compact
  • Tiny amount of amp noise
Our Score 9

Paradigm PW600 Review

  • Great sound, including rich and powerful bass
  • Works with any Play-Fi speaker
  • Sleek design
  • ARC fine tunes sound to any room
  • Finicky setup
  • ARC not Mac-compatible
Our Score 7

Vizio SB4551-D5 Review

  • Powerful, engaging 5.1 surround sound
  • Full and punchy bass
  • Detailed upper register
  • Packed with features
  • Highly affordable
  • Icy touch to the treble
  • Midrange lacks presence
  • Interface less than intuitive
Our Score 7

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Review

  • Thrilling Dolby Atmos experience
  • Excellent matching of all components
  • Wireless, hassle-free surround sound
  • Rich and powerful bass
  • Thin enough to rest beneath your TV
  • Midrange can be flat and boxy
  • No DTS surround sound decoding
  • Wireless satellite speakers emit white noise
Our Score 7

Oppo Sonica Review

  • Powerful and musical bass response
  • Clear and detailed upper register
  • High resolution audio support
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ethernet ready
  • Premium look and feel
  • Treble and upper midrange occasionally too sharp
  • Short on streaming services - no Spotify Connect
  • No graphic EQ
Our Score 7

Sengled Pulse Link Starter Kit Review

  • Great build quality and design
  • Portable system is ideal for renters
  • Clear sound quality from small package
  • Doesn’t integrate with other smart-home devices…
  • Lack of bass from speakers
Our Score 6

Grovemade Wood Speakers and Amp Review

  • Gorgeous aesthetic
  • Simple Setup
  • Full sound, surprising bass
  • Excellent imaging/nearfield listening
  • Muted highs
  • Expensive
Our Score 8