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Audio Return Channel is a useful feature, in certain situations, built into TVs, receivers, and soundbars. It lets you send audio from a TV back down to a soundbar or receiver. Here's why you might want it, and why you might not.
Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.
The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
Play-Fi is the newest home streaming standard and could give Sonos and AirPlay a run for their money, promising wider manufacturer support and hi-res playback.
Music-only surround formats have failed again and again; is Onkyo's new high-resolution download scheme doomed from the start?
Sound bars have always just been a step up from the yucky speakers built into TVs; the latest Sony, Vizio, and Sharp 'bars are breakthrough designs.
PSB Speakers' big T6 tower is a seriously powerful performer, equally accomplished with music and home theater sound.
Monitor Audio's Silver RX1 may be just 12 inches high, but it sounds like a much bigger speaker.