If you're looking for a good headset to complement your gaming, the Logitech G35s are excellent — but keep them in stereo mode, and leave the surround sound for speakers.
Typical price: $199.00
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.
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.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
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.
If you're not happy with the sound coming from your TV's built-in speakers (and, trust me, you're not), you'll love this compact yet powerful alternative.