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CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth 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.
Philips Fidelio "stereo" speakers transform into wireless 5.1 surround sound take the tops off these chic speakers for an instant wireless surround sound system.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
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.
Vizio announced a larger version of its 5.1 sound bar at CES 2014, promising better stereo separation and the deepest bass of any of the company's sound bars.
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.
Can't fit tower speakers in your abode? The Wharfedale Jade 3 monitor speaker will blow your socks off!
Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.