Sony SRS-XB32 Bluetooth speaker review: Flashy lights, fun, amazing sound—and it’s waterproof!

If you like thump, you’re bound to like Sony’s Extra Bass series of speakers and headphones. The name tells you exactly what the company is aiming for with the sound, and the SRS-XB32 fulfills the mission nicely—there is indeed, quite a bit of bass response. Whether it’s extra or not …

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget soundbar delivers budget sound

Vizio has a well-earned a reputation for delivering high value at low prices, but I struggle to characterize the entry-level Vizio SB2020 that way. This soundbar has all the basic features you would expect to find in a $70 soundbar, but it delivered a disappointing audio performance. While most budget …

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget sound bar delivers budget sound

Vizio has a well-earned a reputation for delivering high value at low prices, but I struggle to characterize the entry-level Vizio SB2020 that way. This soundbar has all the basic features you would expect to find in a $70 soundbar, but it delivered a disappointing audio performance. While most budget …

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 could kneecap the Google Nest Hub

While Google was focusing on incorporating Nest into the mothership, Amazon was busy designing its next salvo in the smart display battle. The all-new Echo Show 5, which will ship in June, features a 5.5-inch display, an onboard high-definition camera, and—of course—speakers. But the biggest deal is the price: $89.99—$39 …

Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Grace Digital dives into the mid-century modern design revival with the aptly named Mondo+ Classic internet radio. With its buffed warm sound and soft good looks, this glorified $250 (MSRP) table radio evokes vintage 1950s and 60s products from such makers as Zenith, KLH, Grundig, and RCA; radios that stood …

Rock out this Memorial Day weekend with a killer price on the Anker SoundCore Boost speaker

No matter how good your playlist is, a bad Bluetooth speaker can kill ruin your Memorial Day party. But Amazon’s got a great price today on one of our favorites: the Anker SoundCore Boost Bluetooth speaker is just $51Remove non-product link when you check the coupon box in the listing, …

Vizio 2019 product showcase: The value-oriented manufacturer has an impressive lineup

I have long admired Vizio for its high-value TVs and soundbars. This year is no exception, with performance improvements across the board. The company first announced many of these products during CES last January, but now they are hitting the market with prices that are sure to please consumers. Vizio …

Marshall Stanmore II Voice review: This voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has the iconic look of rock royalty

Anyone with even a passing interest in popular music has probably seen Marshall guitar amps sharing the stage with many of the world’s greatest rock bands. Since 1962, the iconic look and logo of these venerable road warriors has let everyone know there’s some serious guitar shredding on the way. …

Sonos is rolling out Google Assistant support to its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers

It took a lot longer than anyone expected, but Sonos finally began rolling out Google Assistant support for its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers on Tuesday. I got a sneak peek at the new capabilities at a demo in Palo Alto during Google I/O and came away impressed, …

Naim’s ups its high-end music-streaming game with the Mu-so 2nd Generation

It’s the end of the road for our favorite high-end Bluetooth speaker, the exquisite Mu-so, from British audio manufacturer Naim. But you needn’t worry, the close-out is to make way for the Mu-so 2nd Generation, now on display at the High End audio show in Munich, Germany. I had an …