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Klipsch Forte III review

The Klipsch Forte III pair the joy of vintage sound and aesthetic with all the advantages of a newly minted floorstanding speaker -- a gorgeous US-made reissue of Klipsch’s best-selling classics that transform every… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2 Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Pristine upper register
  • Punchy low-mids
  • Wide soundstage
  • Sensitive to placement and source material
  • Expensive
Our Score 7

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
  • No multi-room support at launch
Our Score 5

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital and ART Speakers…

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options
  • Gorgeous retro style
  • Clear, satisfying sound
  • Minimal streaming services supported
  • Awkward setup and control
  • Flaky Wi-Fi
  • Poor, or non-existent search
Our Score 5

Amazon Echo Dot Review

  • Compact and unobtrusive
  • Connects to any audio system
  • Far-field voice recognition
  • Constantly evolving functionality
  • On-board sound is weak
Our Score 8

SVS SB16-Ultra Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Incredibly deep, powerful bass
  • Smooth and articulate
  • Does the work of two subs
  • First-class control app
  • Could be large for some rooms
Our Score 10

Google Home Max Review

  • Powerful sound with gobs of bass
  • Can pair with multiple devices
  • Assistant is as useful as ever
  • Supports many music streaming services
  • Expensive
  • Can't work as a wireless TV sound bar
Our Score 8

Definitive Technology Demand Series D9 bookshelf…

  • Gorgeous, futuristic design
  • Ultra-precise stereo imaging
  • Clear and airy treble
  • Expansive soundstage
  • Impressive build quality
  • A little light in the midrange
  • Relatively pricey
Our Score 8

Wren V3US/V3USP Review

  • Classy, sleek design
  • Buoyant bass response
  • Warm, clear performance across the spectrum
  • Surfeit of connection choices
  • DTS Play-Fi apps, setup is frustrating
  • Midrange occasionally dark
Our Score 8