Best Home Audio Products for 2018


Last modified on September 8th, 2018 at 12:41 am

Created on: January 3, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Audio


Vizio SB3621

The king of the budget sound bars

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best budget sound bar we’ve ever heard, period.



Sonos One

Alexa gets the sound quality she deserves

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
Move over, Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good playing music. And now it works with Apple AirPlay 2.



ELAC Debut B6

ELAC B6 debuts at number one

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.



Chromecast Audio

Instant whole home audio for $35

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
If you want a whole-home music system but don’t want to pay Sonos prices, the ultra-affordable Google Chromecast Audio is one of the best music-streaming devices you can buy.



Polk MagniFi Mini

Mighty mini sound bar

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
Who says sound bars have to be big to sound big? This pipsqueak Polk doles out better sound than we expected for its small size and affordable price.



Sony STR-DN1080

A superb all-singing, all-dancing entertainment machine

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
The Sony STR-DN1080 is fully featured, easy to use, and it sounds great, making it the best AV receiver available for the price.



SVS Prime Tower

Audiophile performance for much less

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
The SVS Prime Tower’s highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for big-speaker sound at a price they can afford.



Pioneer SP-PK52FS

Best full-size budget 5.1 system

Editors’ Rating : 9.1
Design : 8Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 10
Pioneer’s budget 5.1 speaker package performs nearly as good as systems that cost twice as much, making it one of the best values in home audio.



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