The Vizio SB36512-F6 brings true surround sound into your living room at an affordable price, has a ton of features and settings, and can handle the height of Dolby Atmos encoding.
The Jaybird X4 is a modest upgrade with enhanced aesthetics and great sound, but it also has poor battery life and lots of bugs.
The Razer Nommo Pro is a gorgeous, robust gaming speaker set, with a few colorful flourishes — and a high price.
The Polk Command Bar, with Alexa voice control, delivers resonant dialog and good overall sound, though Alexa can be finicky.
The Cavalier Maverick portable smart speaker sports premium touches such as leather and aluminum, and sounds good overall—though you can get better-sounding portable smart speakers for less.
The JBL Under Armour Sport Wireless Train headphones combine impressive sound quality with sporty features that make them an ideal workout companion.
The Dekoni Audio Blue Fostex offers great comfort, sound quality and modification at a bargain value.
Both Plantronics Rig 500 Pro models (Esports and HX) feature great microphones, but the gaming audio quality isn't what it should be for the prices of either model.
The Libratone Track+ offers the comfort, sound, style and serviceability you want from premium wireless, in-ear ANC headphones, though battery life is subpar.
Plantronics' RIG 400 produces high-quality audio, but key gaming functions, like mic chat and noise cancellation, could use some work.
The Victrix Pro AF ANC gaming headset offers excellent sound quality, supreme comfort and solid active noise cancellation.
In spite of a few missteps, the Corsair HS70 delivers quality sound and high-fidelity wireless at a reasonable price.
The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.
The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features.
The Sony LSPX-S1 is a stylish Bluetooth speaker/LED light combo, but you're better off with a smart speaker (or several) for this kind of money.
Gamers who want a no-nonsense headset that prioritizes competitive multiplayer will find a lot to like in the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC is a superb-sounding gaming headset that offers a ton of customization for audiophiles.
Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones offer a comfortable fit, decent active noise cancellation and clean, though a sometimes overly processed, sound profile.
Yamaha's YAS-706 delivers full sound and a robust feature set, though it's better for video than it is for music.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 headphones offer balanced sound without any frills but with superior noise-cancelling performance.
If you're looking for a no-frills headset that sounds great — and if you can stomach the price — the Roccat Khan Pro is a good option
The Fiil Canviis provides excellent active noise-cancelling technology and crystal-clear audio for an affordable price.
The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar delivers detailed audio, booming bass and encompassing Atmos surround sound, but the quality comes at a steep price.
The first smart speaker with Cortana sounds fantastic, but Microsoft's virtual assistant lags behind Alexa and Google Assistant.
Packed with features, including 4K and multiroom capabilities, Samsung's HW-MS750 delivers crisp, clear audio in an attractive package.
The Erato Muse 5 offer a straightforward pairing process with a water-resistant housing and solid audio quality.
Skybuds wireless earbuds deliver solid audio quality with nearly four hours of battery life in a stylish design.