Pretty much any soundbar is going to sound better than your TV's built-in speakers. Problem is, most of them aren't so great to look at. The Libratone Diva Soundbar promises to sound great and look good doing it. Inside its wool-covered body — it's actually a zippered cover, so you can change out the color as you like — it packs a 5-inch, 75W woofer, two 50W 3-inch midrange drivers, and two 25W ribbon-based tweeters, as well as support for Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, and Bluetooth. After you've set ut up using the accompanying app, you can also control it with your existing TV remote, making it as easy to use as it is to look at.
High quality, whole-home audio systems are becoming more and more common, in large part thanks to the innovation at Harman Kardon. Their newest HD Wireless Audio System aims to take the standard to a new level, combining 24-bit/96kHz studio quality HD audio streaming with simple plug and play setup relying only on a standard Wi-Fi network. Stream directly from your favorite apps from individual rooms, or fill the whole space with the press of a button. It's all of the sound with none of the wires.
Whole-home audio systems have always been a pain to set up — with unsightly wires running all over the place — and even wireless systems typically tether you to just one device at a time. But the Monster Soundstage Music System promises to solve those problems once and for all, letting you simply play music all over your house from any source on your network. You can queue up a track on your phone, add to the playlist from your laptop, and change the volume on your tablet (even play different songs on different units at the same time). And because they're made with powerful front- and rear-facing drivers, they deliver great sound across the spectrum. Available in October.