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

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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Paradigm Soundtrack Review

  • Tactile detail
  • Clear, dynamic midrange
  • Potent, lyrical bass
  • Elegant design
  • Wide stereo image
  • Occasional raw edge to upper mids
  • No Bluetooth connection
  • Limited inputs
Our Score 9

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

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Review

  • Full, powerful sound
  • Smooth bass
  • Clear, accurate treble
  • Sleek minimalist aesthetic
  • Portable
  • Misses some fine details in the midrange
  • Bluetooth only, no aux input
  • Expensive
Our Score 8

Philips HTB3525B Review

  • All-in-wonder that really works
  • Sounds far better than TV speakers
  • Attractive UI/good smart TV features
  • Fuzzy on the details, especially in midrange
  • Can get too icy in treble
  • No Amazon Prime Instant app
Our Score 8

JBL Onbeat Rumble Review

  • Rich, powerful bass
  • High velocity sound without distortion
  • Clean and clear wireless connection
  • Icy upper register
  • Lack of resolution in instrumental detail
  • Expensive
Our Score 7

Sony HT-XT1 Review

  • Clear, present sound
  • Loaded with features and inputs
  • Elegant design
  • Intuitive interface
  • Great price
  • Midrange a tad too light and delicate
  • Won’t hit the lowest lows
Our Score 8

Braven BRV-X Review

  • Rich, full midrange
  • Clear, detailed sound
  • Waterproof construction
  • Feature packed
  • Good battery life
  • Treble is a tad bright
  • A little pricey
Our Score 8.5

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