Amazon. Gallery of Indian contemporary art: MyIndianArt. Nityam Singha Roy Artwork. Elspeth McLean. Trees by Elspeth McLean. Listen, Buy & Download Tracks by Christophe Goze. Jewel of the East. Gallery of Chennai based indian contemporary artist Cheenu Pillai. Pioneer SP-PK21BS review. It can be hard to get excited about budget audio products, with even the best sound bars and home-theater-in-a-box systems just sounding "good enough.
" That's what makes the Pioneer SP-PK21BS 5.1 speaker system so impressive. Not only does it sound much better than everything else in its price range, it sounds legitimately great without qualification. Its spectacular sound quality comes with trade-offs, though; the Pioneer SP-PK21BS is absolutely huge compared to any of the competing systems. The oversized speakers also lack the furniture-level finish of some other speakers, so they stick out a little more as being "audio equipment" in the living room. If you've got the space and don't mind bulk, we can unreservedly recommend the Pioneer SP-PK21BS as the best-sounding speaker system we've heard in the budget price range. SoundWare XS 5.1 review. If you like to flaunt your home audio system, you're probably not going to buy the Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 speaker system.
That's OK; it's not made for you. But lots of people who don't make home theater their hobby still appreciate a true surround-sound experience, and Boston's system delivers that at an incredible size and price. The SoundWare XS 5.1 sounds surprisingly good, and we say surprisingly because its five satellite speakers feel only a little larger than a baseball in your hand. Combined with the compact 100-watt subwoofer, it's one of the most decor-friendly speaker systems we've tested. Our one nitpick, designwise, is that the speaker connections are difficult to use, but you'll run into that problem only when you set the system up. As good as the SoundWare XS 5.1 system is for its size, it can't defy physics.
Design and features The SoundWare XS is a six-piece system that comes with five identical cube satellite speakers and a subwoofer. Energy Take Classic 5.1 review. Editors' note: The Energy Take Classic 5.1 was originally reviewed and awarded a CNET Editors' Choice on February 20, 2009.
The review has been updated as part of a recent budget speaker roundup and its Editors' Choice Award has been reaffirmed. Cheap, small, sounds great: pick two. That's how home audio almost always works. We say almost, because the Energy Take Classic 5.1 is one of those rare products that's seemingly without compromise. The speakers are compact (although not tiny like the Boston SoundWare SX 5.1 system), but their sound quality is outstanding, so you won't regret opting for small speakers. Our sole caveat is that if all you're concerned about is the best sound quality on a budget (in other words you pick "cheap" and "sounds great"), the Pioneer SP-PK21BS is the winner.
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III review. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speakers are among the most popular -- if not, the most popular -- portable wireless speakers in terms of sales.
Last year, the company launched the impressive $200 SoundLink Mini, a micro model, and now in early 2014, it's revamped its larger portable Bluetooth speaker, releasing the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III ($299.95). The III is similar in size to the previous two generations of the speaker but changes its design, and improves its battery life, and according to Bose it also plays louder and sounds better. The SoundLink III is slightly wider than the previous versions, measuring about 5 inches high, 10 inches wide, and 2 inches deep, and weighing in at 3 pounds. The original SoundLink Mobile Speaker, which came out in 2011, and the SoundLink Mobile Speaker II both offered around 8 hours of battery life. The new model ups that number to 14 hours.