CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless 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.
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.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
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.
While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.
Vizio's S4251w sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.
The Bose SoundLink Color delivers solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive, portable package.
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Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.