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Awesome Audio: 3 Editors' Choice Sound Systems, Floor-Standing Speakers

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By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

Whether you want to win an Oscar for best sound mixing or have a convenient way to listen to music while you cook, today's featured deals on speakers should sound good to you. Enjoy significant savings on iPod/iPhone docking stations as well as free-standing speakers and subwoofers.

  1. Home iP39 Kitchen Timer & Dock for iPod/iPhone
    Vendor: Kohl's
    Price: $23.99 via coupon code "SMS2727" with 99-cent s&h
    Lowest By: $22

    Is It Worth It?: You wouldn't catch Martha Stewart wearing earbuds in the kitchen. So follow the recipes on her podcast with the help of this Editors' Choice kitchen timer and iPod dock. This universal docking station charges your iPod or iPhone, includes various clock and alarm options, plays music from your device or from its built-in FM radio, and comes with a handy remote control.

  2. Refurbished Philips Fidelio Docking Station for iPod/iPhone
    Vendor: Best Buy
    Price: $49.99 with $4.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $95

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice refurbished docking station combines the sleek, simple design Apple customers love with the sound quality Philips is known for. Save up for the impending release of Apple's iPhone 5 and pick up this system (which is a price low by $95), which includes two full-range woofers, auxiliary input, remote control, and more. A 1-year warranty applies, but it's not clear who backs it.

  3. JBL Studio 130 4" Limited Edition Bookshelf Speakers
    Vendor: World Wide Stereo via Buy.com
    Price: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $188

    Is It Worth It?: These limited edition bookshelf speakers are an Editors' Choice deal, not only because JBL provides legendary sound quality, but also because this model is available at the lowest price we could find by a whopping $188. This pair of compact speakers won't detract from the look of your listening space while delivering sounds that reproduce the power of the original performances, which make them more appropriate for listening to opera and Neil Young than "Jock Jams" or Miley Cyrus.

  4. Polk Audio PSW 10" 50-Watt Powered Subwoofer
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $89.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: Available in Black (pictured) or Cherry, this subwoofer makes a valuable addition to your sound system. Whether trying to achieve surround sound worthy of your new home theater or a personal recording studio, this sub will effectively deliver the deep sounds of James Earl Jones' Darth Vader as well as the baseline of your band's latest heavy metal track.

  5. Pair of Sony Floor-Standing 3-Way Speakers
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $92 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $8

    Is It Worth It?: This all-in-one speaker system has the convenience of the aforementioned docking stations but boasts sound quality more like the speakers mentioned above. With its 8" woofer and 1" dome tweeter, these Sony speakers offer a 45Hz to 50kHz frequency response and more.

Front page photo credit: Digital Productions

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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