CNET Top 5
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
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.
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.
Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.
The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.
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.
CNET reviews the Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1, finding it to be an exceptionally compact system that sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.
Version 1.60 update brings support for Sony's Pulse wireless stereo headsets and new $99.99 Gold Wireless Headset, which hits stores soon.
The Audiophiliac reviews "The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World" by Trevor Cox.
The Sony HT-ST5 sound bar won't hit as hard as its linemates, but its compact design and extra features just might grab our recommendation.