The Samsung HT-BD8200 packs a Blu-ray player into a sound bar for unparalleled simplicity, but disappointing sound quality and operational glitches limit its appeal.
Typical price: $1,299.00
Ooh la la! This French sound bar wows the Audiophiliac!
The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring luxury to high-end sound bar buyers.
The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring a touch of luxury to those willing to splash out on a high-end sound bar.
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The Klipsch R-10B sound bar offers excellent performance in both movies and music but isn't the first choice if you're looking for value for money.
LG's Music Flow speakers and sound bar connect with an app that can be controlled by an IM app, for no earthly reason.
Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.
At this year's CES, audio was about wireless connectivity and decluttering, and this is something that makers of technologies like Dolby Atmos could learn from.
Sound bars take up less space and have fewer wires, but don't sound as good as home-theater-in-a-box systems, says the Audiophiliac.
AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.