CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
The mStation 2.1 Stereo Tower offers an alternative design befitting a home office or dorm, but it packs enough punch to rock a room many times that size.
Slow performance, a relative lack of storage, and uninspiring audio quality mar an otherwise clever idea.
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Boston Acoustics' minimalist 2.1 system will feature the incredibly small SoundWare XS speakers and integrated amplification.
It's a given that most home theater buyers own 5.1 or 7.1 channel receivers, but do they actually hook up five, six, or seven speakers, and a subwoofer?
JVC might have taken its sweet time getting a Blu-ray player on the market, but it's finally managed to produce something that looks sleek and has some great features
The Sony BDP-S360 connects to the Internet for pointless extras, but it also plays Blu-rays and is aided in that noble endeavour by the HT-SS360 and HT-FS3 surround-sound systems
The system adds upscaling to 1080p and a much sleeker design than previous models.
LG does corking home cinema systems, and its latest is a real fizzer -- the HT762TZ is a 1080p upscaling 5.1 system with terribly stylish Champagne-flute speakers