CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.
The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.
Version 1.60 update brings support for Sony's Pulse wireless stereo headsets and new $99.99 Gold Wireless Headset, which hits stores soon.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
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.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
Philips Blu-Ray Surround Base HTB3525B (photos)
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
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.
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