CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
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.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.
Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
Vizio's S4251w sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
Bona fide surround sound over conventional headphones has been touted before; will DTS Headphone:X deliver the goods?
The Philps Fidelio HTL9100 can be disassembled into two wireless speakers that automatically switch into surround-sound mode.
We go ears on with Vizio's new speaker set-up, which features a chunky subwoofer, Bluetooth and a remote with a built-in display.
The Sony HT-ST5 sound bar won't hit as hard as its linemates, but its compact design and extra features just might grab our recommendation.
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