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JBL Endurance Sprint review: Budget wireless sports headphones that don't sound cheap - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The JBL Endurance Sprint fits securely and comfortably and sounds very good for a modestly priced Bluetooth sports headphone. It's also fully waterproof and has touch controls.<p><b>The Bad</b> Touch controls can be a little finicky and there's some presence boost in the treble.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Audiophile

JBL Link 500 review: Google Assistant speaker busts out the bass - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Google Assistant-enabled JBL Link 500 has Google Chromecast built in and can be linked to other Link and Chromecast speakers to create a multiroom setup. It plays very loud and delivers strong bass for its size. Has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> Bass is a little boomy (lacks …

Smart Homes

Smart Speaker Review: Affordable, Portable Alexa-Enabled Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Amazon Alexa is great; I have a device in every room of my house. But that doesn't mean each device has to be from Amazon. The iLive <b>Concierge Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa ($65)</b> has earned a nice place right between Amazon's low-end and high-end speakers, and it adds a twist. When Amazon got …

Google Home Max Review

Google Home

Best waterproof Bluetooth speakers

Adventuring can be difficult work, even for those who thrive under the microscope of the earth’s harshest elements. Heck, you could be Bear Grylls …

Audiophile

Valkyrie: a portable speaker that is louder than a concert

Forget all those fancy features and cute designs. If what you want is the biggest, loudest, and baddest portable speaker in the market, we might have found the one. This accessory is named Valkyrie and is made by Njord Audio.<p><b>Other featured Crowdfunding projects:</b><p>LightCam: a smart light bulb that …

Crowd Funding

Review: Outcry Extreme Bluetooth Speaker from Wicked Audio

I was expecting a more outrageous design for a speaker named <b>Outcry Extreme ($54.99)</b> from a brand named Wicked Audio, but that's what you get for making snap judgments. In reality, the Outcry Extreme looks like a high-end speaker from Sonos, but it's a fraction of the price. There is one styling cue …

B&O Play Beoplay M3 review: Sonos contender or just a pretender?

Sonos contender or just a pretender?<p>Late last year, B&O Play announced the Beoplay M3, an addition to its home wireless speaker lineup that’s more approachable in both size and price compared to the Beoplay M5. In fact, the $299.95 M3 is the least expensive home speaker in B&O Play’s portfolio, and …

Review: Edifier MP200 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Although we've traditionally seen more extensive speaker systems by Edifier, the company's new MP200 takes it in a different direction with a …

Mother Nature is no match for Braven’s Ready Elite outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Getting away to the great outdoors brings not only peace and quiet, but the chance to get away from our tech-driven lifestyles. However, some outdoor …

Mobile Devices

Fluance Fi70 Bluetooth sound system review: A gorgeous conversation piece

I don't like to gush in reviews; it comes off a bit tacky, and this is supposed to be an objective look at a piece of technology, but heed this …

Ultimate Ears Blast review: The best-sounding portable Alexa-enabled speaker - CNET

In recent years, Ultimate Ears' Boom speakers have been among our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers. Compact and well-designed, they deliver big sound for their small size and are particularly well suited to outdoor use.<p>So, we were excited when the company introduced its next-generation Blast …

Smart Homes

Review: JBL Boombox Bluetooth Speakers

It must be fun to work at JBL. For years now, we've covered various JBL Bluetooth speakers, and they've become increasingly ... bonkers. Where some …

Google Home Max review

The quick take<p>This is an oversized version of Google Home. It does all the same stuff — it just sounds way better while doing it. Music, information, …

Review: Google Home Max

I know there's one big reason you're reading this review, so I'll get right to it: The Google Home Max sounds just fantastic. It's a big speaker, …

Google Home

Sonos One review: Alexa gets the sound quality she deserves - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works seamlessly as part of a Sonos multiroom …

Smart Homes

Apple vs. Sonos vs. Google: The best (and worst) Wi-Fi speakers

TicHome Mini is too annoying to replace your Google Home Mini - CNET

<b>The Good</b> With Google Assistant built-in, the Mobvoi TicHome Mini can do almost everything the Google Home Mini can do, plus it's battery-powered, splash-proof, and it even sounds a little better than the Google Home Mini.<p><b>The Bad</b> The TicHome doesn't hear as well as the Google Home Mini. Its …

Smart Homes

Fender's Newport speaker looks classy and sounds great

The Bluetooth speaker also comes with old-school physical knobs for your inner hipster.<p>If you fancy yourself an old-school rocker, you'd be hard pressed not to like Fender's take on this bluetooth speaker.<p>Inspired by the looks of guitar amps, the Newport has beautiful metal grills and physical …

Wren V3US/V3USP Wireless Speaker Review

Wren’s V3US offers an appealing mix of great looks and impressive sound.<p>Wren’s V3US offers an appealing mix of great looks and impressive …

Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Finding an audiophile who doesn’t like Bluetooth headphones is easy to find, just ask Sound Guy’s own Chris Thomas. Wireless headphones have more or less the same use case as wired ones, and not everyone is willing to dish out the money for the convenience of Bluetooth. Especially when for the most …

Consumer Tech

Wi-Fi speaker pairs well with Yamaha receivers, Apple AirPlay - CNET

The march of Bluetooth speakers continues onward without relent, even amid increasing competition from better-sounding alternatives that use Wi-Fi. Take the Yamaha MusicCast WX-010. Sure it does Bluetooth too, but its main appeal is as a smart Wi-Fi speaker.<p>Although it's Yamaha's cheapest such …

Smart Homes

Review: Logitech MX Sound Bluetooth Speakers

We were a bit undecided on whether Logitech's new MX Sound 2.0 Bluetooth Speakers should simply be featured in our iLounge + Mac section or whether …

Riva Festival multiroom speaker review

The Riva Festival is easily one of the best sounding and most versatile multiroom speakers you can buy.<p>The Riva Festival is easily one of the best …

Sonos One review: Alexa has never sounded better

It really needs Spotify, though<p>The Sonos One is what I’d call an inevitable product. Sonos has always made speakers that sound excellent, and if you own more than one, the company’s multi-room wireless audio system can fill your entire home or apartment with that top-notch sound. Sonos’ reputation …

Smart Homes

Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is part art piece, part room shaker

The $1,800 MA770 is modern extravagance<p>Have you ever fancied a studio-grade, connected speaker made of custom concrete? If so, Master & Dynamic has you covered: its MA770 nearfield soundstage speaker is encased in concrete, weighs 35 pounds, and comes with an equally hefty cost of $1,800. Now, …

Google Home Mini review: chasing Dots

Google answers Amazon’s small Echo with a tiny smart speaker of its own<p>Google’s smart speaker just got smaller. The Home Mini is, as you can deduce from its name, a smaller version of the Google Home speaker the company launched last year. It has all of the same capabilities as its larger forebear, …

Review: Google Home Mini

My Google Assistant is many things, but it's mostly a meteorologist. I work 40 miles from my apartment, and the Bay Area's many microclimates mean …

Smart Homes

Anker Soundcore Boost Review: Big sound, sleek design, one flaw

Anker's been known for its battery packs, but it may soon be equally respected for its Soundcore line of Bluetooth speakers. The Soundcore Boost was …

Divoom Timebox Mini review

Roaming the halls of the IFA tech conference in September, we were immediately charmed by this eye-catching pixel art display. On closer inspection, …

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