The Sharp HT-SB602 offers plenty of features, a wide soundstage and high-energy movie playback, but its overall sound quality can't stand up to similarly priced rivals.
CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless speakers, and full surround sound systems.
While its bulky design isn't for everyone, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more full-featured and better sounding all-in-one 7.1 home theater system for the price than the Onkyo HT-S7200.
The Vizualogic RoadTrip Universal Dual Headrest DVD System is a simple and inexpensive way to add rear-seat entertainment, with removable headrests, to any vehicle using only basic hand tools.
The aptly named Amplifi has a singular purpose--getting your iPod to really crank without putting a hole in your wallet.
Yamaha's luxurious receiver scores well on the value, features, and sound-quality fronts, but its flexible surround processing clinched the deal for us.
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Pinnacle's Instant CD/DVD 8.0 offers an improved interface and some useful new tools, but this burning suite still falls a bit short of its peers.