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Best speakers of 2014

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

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.

By 18 June 2014

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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

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.

By 22 March 2014

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Virtual surround sound on a budget, but with a catch

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.

By 22 February 2014

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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By 10 February 2014

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Vizio S4251w review: A sterling sound bar for surround sound devotees

Vizio's S4251w sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

By 14 May 2013

Editors' Take

Sony HT-ST5

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.

4 September 2014

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Immersion looks to shake up mobile videos with touch feedback

The company unveils TouchSense Engage, which uses touch feedback technology to simulate the roar of a crowd or the boom of an explosion.

By 23 September 2014

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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By 30 August 2014

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DTS headphone surround-sound technology

Bona fide surround sound over conventional headphones has been touted before; will DTS Headphone:X deliver the goods?

By 28 January 2013

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What's the optimum number of speakers for your home theater, 1 to 34, and counting

No doubt about it, adding speakers produces superior sound envelopment, but maybe one speaker is all you need.

By 16 August 2014