285 Results for

5.1 speaker systems

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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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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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A better sounding (and much cheaper) alternative to pricey sound bars

The Audiophiliac compares a $380 stereo audio system with one of the very best sound bars, and even he was surprised by what he heard.

By February 6, 2016

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Get a 2.1-channel Bluetooth desktop speaker system for $49.99

From the Cheapskate: Time to bring your laptop audio to life. These speakers can pump out big sound without the usual desktop cord clutter.

By December 8, 2015

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The best Wi-Fi music systems for 2016

With over a dozen different brands of Wi-Fi music players to choose from, it can be hard to find the right one for you. CNET helps you sort the wheat from the chaff.

By December 28, 2015

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Photographers and audiophiles, two of a kind?

The Audiophiliac ponders the connection between professional photographers and audiophiles.

By February 13, 2016

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Here's a few complete audiophile-grade stereo systems, priced from $759

The Audiophiliac puts it together a few different ways, with turntable and/or digital stereo systems.

By October 22, 2015

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Enter for your chance to win* a Thonet & Vander speaker system

One lucky winner will score a 2.1-channel bookshelf setup, and two others will take home a stereo pair. Premium audio gear all around!

By August 17, 2015

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Inside Bose's secret research lab

Bose has always taken great pride in its technical innovations and the quality of its products. But new CEO Bob Maresca is betting on a new approach to get Bose to the next level: telling people what this secretive company is all about.

By February 3, 2016

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How to AirPlay only audio from your Mac

Sending audio from your Mac to a nearby AirPlay device can be a useful tool for presentations, as well as another way to listen to music.

By February 10, 2016