Don't-Miss Speaker Stories
This smart speaker is expensive, but it delivers a sonic performance you won't get from any Echo.
Music sounds fantastic on Samsung’s flagship soundbar, but it needs more oomph for soundtracks.
Designed in the classic style of Fender's guitar amps, the Newport delivers solid quality, very good audio, and fun analog controls.
Sonos audio quality and Amazon's Echo and Alexa voice technology are a powerful combo. And you can now use voice commands to control Spotify on Sonos speakers.
This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.
It sounds great, can operate on battery power, and comes with a charging dock.
Interested in voice-based home control? Buy an Echo Dot. Interested in multi-room audio? Buy a Sonos One.
The Invoke is a good speaker, and Microsoft’s digital assistant has potential, but it’s too immature for us to give it a strong recommendation today.
Adding a display makes Amazon’s smart speaker even better, but it also balloons its price tag.
This diminutive device as good as some speakers twice its size.
Sold as a self-linking pair, VaVa's attractive Voom 22 puts the stereo into Bluetooth wireless audio. Loud, nice-sounding, and easy to set up.
An off-the-hook price-to-performance ratio renders this small speaker a good value.
You don’t need anything more for critical listening, but you’ll want to pair them with a subwoofer—at least—for home theater use.