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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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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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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By February 9, 2014

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Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround

The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still affordable enough.

By November 21, 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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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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Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

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.

By July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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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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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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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.

By March 21, 2014