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Best home audio products of 2014

We've selected standout products that represent some of the best values in the home audio arena

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At $400, this compact Sound Blaster X7 amplifier aims to shatter any audiophile's expectations

Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.

By October 30, 2014

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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 June 17, 2014

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Instead of a receiver, would a stereo integrated amplifier be a better alternative?

The Audiophiliac tests the NAD C 356BEE integrated amplifier.

By December 17, 2014

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Dolby adds a new dimension to sound

Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.

By June 28, 2014

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A sweet-sounding, budget-priced audiophile stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!

By June 14, 2014

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How to save the AV receiver

AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.

By December 15, 2014

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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014

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Behind the painstaking work of creating video game sound effects

Behind-the-scenes at Sony

By March 24, 2014

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By December 13, 2013

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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By February 28, 2014