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Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker review: This Alexa-enabled speaker is loud and proud

This smart speaker is expensive, but it delivers a sonic performance you won't get from any Echo.

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Amazon Echo Plus review: Not plus enough

Amazon’s mid-range smart speaker comes up just a little short.

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Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar review: Great for music, but you’ll want the optional sub for movies

Music sounds fantastic on Samsung’s flagship soundbar, but it needs more oomph for soundtracks.

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Fender Newport Bluetooth speaker review: It's not just a nostalgia trip, this speaker sounds great

Designed in the classic style of Fender's guitar amps, the Newport delivers solid quality, very good audio, and fun analog controls.

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Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven

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.

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Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities

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.

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Fabriq Chorus review: This Alexa-powered smart speaker is an excellent value

It sounds great, can operate on battery power, and comes with a charging dock.

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Amazon Echo (2nd generation) review: Better than the original, but not as important

Interested in voice-based home control? Buy an Echo Dot. Interested in multi-room audio? Buy a Sonos One.

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Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker review: Cortana could be a strong smart home system—someday

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.

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Amazon Echo Show review: This is the best Echo (but it’s also the most expensive)

Adding a display makes Amazon’s smart speaker even better, but it also balloons its price tag.

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Google Home Mini review: It doesn’t outdo the Dot

But Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot couldn’t have come soon enough.

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Bose Soundlink Micro review: This very tiny Bluetooth speaker delivers great big sound

This diminutive device as good as some speakers twice its size.

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VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo

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.

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Anker SoundCore A3102 Bluetooth speaker review: Inexpensive, but surprisingly not cheap

An off-the-hook price-to-performance ratio renders this small speaker a good value.

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Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 loudspeaker review: These floor-standers sound as exquisite as they look

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.

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