Editors' Choice

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

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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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

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

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

JBL Pebbles Review

  • Remarkably big sound from a small speaker
  • Portable
  • USB-powered
  • Clever cable management
  • Short connection cables
  • No USB wall adapter included
Our Score 9

Sharp SD-WH1000U Review

  • Excellent overall hi-res audio performance
  • WiSA is a wonderful thing
  • Ditto WiHD (mostly)
  • Seamless format transitions
  • NNW — Not Necessarily Wireless
  • Can’t play SACDs via WiHD
  • $5K/$6K could be a deal-breaker
Our Score 9

Boston Acoustics M-series System Review

  • Balanced, powerful sound
  • Excellent clarity and warmth in front speakers
  • Professional build quality
  • Sharp design
  • MSurrounds are weak and poorly matched
  • Slight lack of detail in instrumental timbres
  • Expensive
Our Score 7.5

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

Axiom LFR-1100 with ADA-1500-4 Review

  • Massive center image and sweet spot
  • Lucid clarity
  • Fantastic balance
  • Near-live detail and definition
  • Powerful, punctuated bass
  • Omni-directional sound can limit stereo movement
  • Veneer lacks wow-factor
Our Score 9.5