PRICE $1,598 as reviewed
AT A GLANCE
Excellent musical sound quality
Notable bass extension, with or without sub
Many streaming capabilities, including hi-res audio
Some level and dynamics limitations
Occasional cumbersome or inconsistent operation
Accurate, dynamic musical sound, lifelike stereo imaging, and remarkable bass extension and control&mdash;plus extensive multiroom streaming abilities&mdash;easily counterbalance the few ergonomic quirks of a lovely, ultra-compact design.
Don&rsquo;t look now, but the soundbars are gaining on us. Hardcore home theater heads like you and me can scoff all we want, but consumer electronics&rsquo; all-inone answer to audio for video is getting better, smarter, bassier, and popular-er, by leaps and bounds. High-end-ier, too.