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B&W 685 S2

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

By October 14, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 14, 2014
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

By February 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 18, 2014
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Bose SoundLink Color

The Bose SoundLink Color delivers solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive, portable package.

By October 8, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating October 8, 2014
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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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Sony HT-XT1

Sony's HT-XT1 sound stand is packed with features, looks sleek, and sounds great, making it a no-brainer upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers.

By April 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 25, 2014
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Pioneer debuts Atmos-friendly speakers and receivers, full system starts at $4,750

Pioneer's new Elite-branded speaker system was designed by Andrew Jones and features top-mounted drivers.

By June 25, 2014

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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.

By July 15, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating July 15, 2013
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Vizio S5451w-C2

The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.

By June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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This just in: Big sound bases sound better than small sound bars

The new Zvox Soundbase.770 is a smart alternative to skinny sound bars, says the Audiophiliac.

By November 19, 2014

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Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Once a thing dreamed about in sci-fi, voice-controlled computers are a reality. But consumers may not realize the price they pay for living in the future.

By November 16, 2014