11 Results for

5.1 music

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SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System

The sleek, compact SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System sounds tremendous with movies, thanks in large part to its potent subwoofer, but lacks warmth with music.

By February 4, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 4, 2015
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Best speakers of 2016

Great speakers come in all shapes and sizes. We've rounded up our favorite picks from sound bars, wireless speakers, and even full surround sound systems in this master list of speaker types, so your audio system get get as big or small as you want.

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Mobile vs. at-home music listening -- what's your preference?

Where do you do the bulk of your listening: at home; in the car, train, bus or plane; or at school or work?

By January 27, 2016

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AV receiver buying guide: Step up to high-quality sound

If you want truly great sound, you have to move up from a sound bar to an AV receiver and speakers. Here's what you should know before you buy.

By February 4, 2016

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Samsung still smarting from phone slump

Electronics giant reports 15 percent increase in profits but misses analysts' estimates on softening smartphone sales.

By January 27, 2016

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Mirage Nanosat 5.1

Mirage's gorgeous Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater System may be small, but it produces a huge, room-filling sound for music and movies.

By March 24, 2009

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 24, 2009

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Sony HT-SS360 - home theater system - 5.1 channel

The Sony HT-SS360 is an inexpensive home theater system with generous HDMI connectivity and satisfying sound on movies, but don't expect it to deliver with music.

By May 21, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 21, 2009
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Why did SACD, DVD-A, and Blu-ray fail as music surround formats?

SACD and DVD-A pinned their futures to the hope that there was a market for 5.1-channel music, and flopped. Now Blu-ray is making an even feebler attempt.

By June 25, 2011

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Does home theater need more than 5.1 channels?

Music is a two-channel medium, but is home theater stuck with 5.1? What's the maximum number of channels for home theater?

By January 28, 2011

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iTunes 9: Static in surround sound on purchased media

Some users are experiencing an issue after upgrading to iTunes 9 where purchased content from the iTunes Music Store contains static during playback in 5.1 surround sound.

By November 18, 2009

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Are SACD and DVD-Audio dead yet?

Ten years ago SACD and DVD-Audio were hailed as the next big things. Everyone thought multichannel music would soon replace stereo, but stereo's still here and 5.1 music is nearly extinct.

By July 16, 2009