The $550/€600 Sonos Five is the most expensive, but also most powerful "traditional" wireless speaker Sonos offers. It's an entertaining speaker with impressive bass extension and enough volume to fill any room with a rich, lively sound.
The Tronsmart Bang is a Bluetooth party speaker. With its rugged construction, IPX6 water resistance, and 60 watts of raw power, it is well equipped to handle your outdoor activities, and the reasonable $138 price tag only makes it more attractive.
The Creative Stage V2 is a compact 2.1 sound system consisting of a soundbar and a subwoofer. It offers versatile connectivity, an intuitive remote control, and surprisingly good performance for its price point that doesn't break the bank.
Although the 1MORE Portable BT Speaker is the company's first Bluetooth speaker, nothing was left to chance. It's a product that's full of pleasant surprises, not only when it comes to build quality, mobility and extra features, but also in the way it sounds.
Audioengine is known for their compact and versatile speakers systems and today, we will be taking a good look at their new A2+ Wireless speaker set. The A2+ Wireless features USB, Bluetooth, and analog ins and outs—for $269 per set, and they come in three colors.
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST is the newest addition to their expanding smart speaker line-up. Like the BLAST, the new MEGA-version packs a well-performing voice-pickup system and is hooked up via WiFi to Alexa. Besides the smart speaker features, the MEGABLAST is still a very competent Bluetooth portable speaker. We take it for a spin and see how it performs!
Ultimate Ears finally jumped on the smart speaker bandwagon with the release of their BLAST and MEGABLAST smart speakers. Today, we are taking a look at their smallest smart speaker. The BLAST is sized like the older simpler BOOM, but is a full-fledged smart speaker equipped with a beam-forming microphone array.
AUDIOCASE is a Danish startup offering a portable speaker with more oomph than usual. Their speaker design bundles Bluetooth 4.2 with a serious driver setup consisting of two woofers, two tweeter, and two passive radiators. As the name suggests, the drivers are packed in a briefcase-type enclosure, which makes it easy to take with you.
UE's newest artist version of the BOOM 2 is made in cooperation with Reka One. Street artist styling along with the original BOOM 2 performance should be a hit. We also get to play around with the multi speaker functionality of the UE BOOM 2.
Ultimate Ears' line of BOOM speakers recently got updated with the arrival of the BOOM 2 speaker. The BOOM 2 shares the same footprint as the original BOOM, but has been updated with a few nifty features. Among these is wake-by-bluetooth and stop/start/pause slapping capability.
Creative's newest portable speaker, dubbed Roar 2, gets put to the test. This new device with an MSRP of $170 aims to take on the big guys in the portable-speaker market by including a wealth of features. The new Roar 2 is 20% smaller than the original Roar it obsoletes.
UE's highly anticipated follow up to the original BOOM has finally arrived. MEGABOOM is the grand name of this new product that is just, as the name suggests, a MEGA-version of the original design. We put it through its paces to see if it is a worthy successor!
Luxa2 recently launched a smart little Bluetooth speaker dubbed GroovyA. The GroovyA features physical buttons for playback control and a rugged aluminum stand that allows you to change the device's output angle.
ASUS marked their entry into the high-end sound card market with the Xonar Essence ST some years ago. Today, we will take a good look at the new STX II. The STX II brings new op-amps and a more precise clock generator to the table; the latter should lower jitter. The STX II also bolsters 7.1 outputs through a small break-out card.
The UE BOOM was one of the first bluetooth speakers that wowed us. Today, we take a look at the newest revision of the BOOM. It features much improved firmware, allows you to customize its start-up sound, and comes with a bigger bundle.
Creative's new SoundBlasterAxx series is rapidly expanding. Today, we take a look at the 200 Axx which packs a lot of unique features and great sound quality to boot. Priced at $149, it should be very competitive.
Antec's new mobile products division dubbed a.m.p has just released the SP1 portable Bluetooth speaker. Priced at $89, it is one of the cheaper quality solutions out there for people wanting a good portable speaker setup. We put it through its paces to see how it fares against competing products.
ASUS manufactures many sound cards but only a few great USB solutions. In order to correct that, they launched a wide variety of USB-powered products, and we will now take a close look at the U7, a 7.1 sound card powered via USB only, keeping cable clutter at an absolute minimum.
UE BOOM is a brand new Bluetooth speaker with a lot of neat functions. It plays for roughly 15 hours, is very small, and light. It might just be the ideal companion for a day on the beach or as a wireless speaker for small rooms. With a huge range of colors and a good-looking design, it could be a major hit!
Logitech bought Ultimate Ears about a year ago and now we are finally seeing the first joint effort of the two companies. Today we will be taking a look at their new Boombox which is a basically a battery powered wireless speaker with over six hours of battery life.
KRK Systems are known for their high-end studio monitors. Today we will be taking a good hard look at their entry level model dubbed Rokit 5. Instead of the usual studio use we see how usable they are as PC speakers.
The Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier is made for all of you who want to use a pair of efficient passive speakers along with your PC without having to shell out the big bucks. Priced at only € 50 this amp could easily become an integrated part of your rig offering very solid performance for its price.
While most manufacturers focus on looks when building a budget 2.1 sound system, Speed-Link went with a clean design and put more resources into delivering better sound quality. For a mere 70 EUR you get a solid 2.1 sound system, that works good in both games and for listening to music.