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Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 review

With better waterproofing, increased durability, and flashy new colorways, The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 bests its predecessors, offering excellent sound and worry-free performance on the go. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Echo Sub Review

  • Compact and attractive
  • Gets loud
  • Goes deeper than expected
  • Fills a room with decent bass
  • Won’t connect to anything but Echo speakers
  • Can’t play sound from videos
Our Score 7

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Review

  • Loud, dynamic sound
  • Easy to use
  • Waterproof
  • Great battery life
  • Some functionality only supports Apple…
Our Score 9

Samsung HW-N950 Review

  • Clear and detailed performance
  • Thrilling 3D surround sound
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Simple, intuitive operation
  • DTS surround decoding
Our Score 9

Anker Soundcore Infini Soundbar Review

  • Slick, intuitive design
  • Super-simple setup
  • Muffled midrange
  • Metallic treble
  • Poor balance
Our Score 5

Apple HomePod Review

  • Excellent, nuanced sound
  • Great design
  • Easy HomeKit setup and control
  • Streaming support via AirPlay
  • No built-in support for Spotify, Pandora, or other…
  • Requires iOS device running iOS 11.2.5 to set up
  • No Bluetooth or Aux jack for non-iOS devices
Our Score 6

Yamaha YAS-207 Review

  • Sleek, slim profile
  • Rich, powerful bass
  • Clear, detailed highs
  • Feature packed
  • Dolby and DTS decoding
  • DTS Virtual:X makes for strident sound
  • Subwoofer, EQ balance requires some adjustment…
Our Score 9

Marshall Kilburn II Review

  • Very loud
  • Eye-catching design
  • Good battery life
  • Support for two Bluetooth connections
  • Expensive
  • Only vaguely portable

Sonos Beam Review

  • Great sound
  • Elegant, simple design
  • Reasonably priced
  • TV voice control with Alexa on-board
  • AirPlay 2, Google Assistant coming
  • Still no HDMI pass-through
  • No Dolby Atmos support
Our Score 8