Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in wireless speaker and docks.

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Our Score 9

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Denon Heos 5 Review

  • Big, powerful sound
  • Attractive form factor
  • Intuitive new speaker grouping feature
  • Responsive and easy to use EQ
  • App wrought with playback issues
  • No obvious Mac playback method
  • Midrange and upper register lack presence and…
  • UI not as intuitive as Sonos
Our Score 6.5

Denon Heos 3 Review

  • Big, powerful sound
  • Attractive form factor
  • Intuitive new speaker grouping feature
  • Responsive and easy to use EQ
  • App wrought with playback issues
  • No obvious Mac playback method
  • Midrange and upper register lack presence and…
  • UI not as intuitive as Sonos
Our Score 6.5

Denon Heos 7 Review

  • Big, powerful sound
  • Attractive form factor
  • Intuitive new speaker grouping feature
  • Responsive and easy to use EQ
  • App wrought with playback issues
  • No obvious Mac playback method
  • Midrange and upper register lack presence and…
  • UI not as intuitive as Sonos
Our Score 6.5

Fugoo Tough Review

  • Multi-directional output
  • Impressive sound quality with good balance
  • Solid Bluetooth integration, including Siri and…
  • Excellent battery life
  • “Loud” setting not suitable for indoor use
  • Not all connected devices show battery life
  • Changing “jackets” is a hassle
Our Score 8

TDK TREK Max Review

  • Solid, balanced sound
  • Powerful max volume
  • Robust, weatherized design
  • Good feature set
  • Pedestrian battery life
  • Sound not as detailed as we’d like
Our Score 8

Sony SRS-X9 Review

  • Brilliant clarity and definition
  • Smooth, musical bass
  • Elegant and intuitive design
  • Loaded with features
  • Very pricey
  • Sound signature occasionally too bright
Our Score 8.5

JBL Authentic L8 Review

  • Powerful performance top to bottom
  • Brilliant detail in the highs
  • Warm and smooth midrange
  • Multiple ways to play
  • Attractive vintage aesthetic
  • A tad pricey
  • No remote control
  • Midrange occasionally too dark
Our Score 9

Sony SRS-X7 Review

  • Clear, balanced treble
  • Potential for huge bass
  • Feature packed/multiple ways to play
  • Attractive design
  • Portable and versatile
  • Operation can be sluggish
  • Glosses over inner detail
  • Occasional AirPlay drop-out
  • Loses potency when unplugged
Our Score 7