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Great Sound on a Student Budget

Study up on these stereo recommendations and you won’t have to settle for bad sound quality during your school years

Sony SRS-XB31
Sony SRS-XB31

The Most Affordable Option: Bluetooth Speakers

Although wireless speakers generally have a bad rep for sound quality, they’re often the only option if space and budget are tight. And there are some that sound pretty good.

Students living in dorms are best off sticking with Bluetooth speakers. Speakers that rely on a WiFi connection, such as Sonos speakers and the smart speakers from Amazon and Google, are often impossible to get working with the WiFi network in a dorm. Because Bluetooth is a direct wireless connection to your phone or tablet, it’ll work with no hassle.

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