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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

70
mstanescu
I would not recommend these speakers alone. You need to pair them with the Sub...read more
90
chuckst
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
cmtnez
I think it's the best purchase I have done in recent time. It has a great sound,...read more
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Average user Score
 
70
mstanescu
11.12.14
I would not recommend these speakers alone. You need to pair them with the Sub otherwise the base response without loudness enabled or EQ tweaking is inapropriate. (well does not have an active subwoofer) but i guess makes good companion with Sub (which i do not have).Depending on their position, even by the wall the rear bass radiator is quite weak. I did not "cage" them.
 
90
chuckst
05.20.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
cmtnez
03.04.14
I think it's the best purchase I have done in recent time. It has a great sound, really loud (I never turned it up higher than 30% of the volume). The setup is really easy, it works perfect with both Android and iPhone and plays all of the music from my NAS.
 
100
bernardo
05.22.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
sjfee
01.03.13
Easy to set up & integrate will all my controllers (Laptops, iPad, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7). Surprisingly responsive controls w/virtually no lag. Works great with Spotify, Pandora, and Songza. Best of all, excellent room-filling sound. Great for apartments. Worth the price.
 
100
adri1bip
08.08.12
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
thewellington
07.18.12
I have three of these in my Sonos system. I love them, they are a nice entry point to Sonos. They fill a room with sound quite capably. You can set two of them up in a stereo pair and fill a larger room. If you are sold on Sonos, these speakers are a must for your system.
 
100
kevina2
04.18.12
I use the S3 as my bathroom unit and for a small room it is perfect. Not sure about a larger room. This S3 has never cutout or caused me anything but joy at the sweet sound.
 
90
stevenpm
03.14.12
I sometimes wish I could turn it one from the speaker and not have to take out my iphone. I wish it supported Apple Airplay.