CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless speakers, and full surround sound systems.
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.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
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.
The new Zvox Soundbase.770 is a smart alternative to skinny sound bars, says the Audiophiliac.
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.
Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.
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.
Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.
Ooh la la! This French sound bar wows the Audiophiliac!