The Ray offers fantastic voice clarity and crisp sound, but this optical-only soundbar isn’t without frustrations
We can all do with more music and, thankfully, tech manufacturers couldn’t be more eager to sell you a speaker, whether it’s a multi-room setup from Sonos, a wireless Bluetooth option from Bose or JBL, or a smart speaker, like the HomePod, Google Home, or Alexa-powered Amazon Echo. Not all of them are good or reasonably priced, but we’ve cut through the overcrowded speaker market and offered a critique to the most popular speakers.
Better looks, easier bulbs, still niche
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It’s a very Sony product, in ways both good and bad
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A $59 clock that also comes with a pretty good speaker