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5.1 sound


SoundWare XS 5.1

The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.

By June 28, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating June 28, 2011
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Best speakers of 2015

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.


Energy Take Classic 5.1

The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.

By July 17, 2011

5 stars Editors' rating July 17, 2011

Metal Gear Solid 5: Everything you need to know before playing

Save transfers, system requirements, microtransactions, and more.

By August 31, 2015


Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015


HBO's standalone service arrives on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (hands-on)

The HBO Now streaming app, which allows subscribers to watch all of HBO's movies and TV shows over the Internet without requiring a cable subscription, debuted first on Apple TV. We give it a spin on Amazon's Fire TV.

By August 20, 2015


A low-cost/high-performance contender: Onkyo's A-9010 integrated amplifier

Onkyo's feature-packed A-9010 amp is just the ticket for aspiring audiophiles.

By August 1, 2015


What to buy: Sound bar or home-theater-in-a-box system?

Sound bars take up less space and have fewer wires, but don't sound as good as home-theater-in-a-box systems, says the Audiophiliac.

By December 30, 2014


ZTE rips a page from Samsung's Galaxy S playbook -- but with a twist

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer hopes its Axon brand will reach the heights of Samsung's own flagship franchise.

By July 14, 2015


How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By July 14, 2015


Can Samsung crack wireless audio with its dinosaur egg speakers?

Traditionally shying away from the audio business, the South Korean electronics giant is trying to make an impact with its new wireless speakers. CNET goes deep within Samsung's research facility to see if it has what it takes.

By June 18, 2015