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playbar

Review

Sonos Playbar

The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.

By Mar. 4, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 4, 2013
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Sonos simplifies setup, removes the need to buy an expensive extra box

After a beta trial is finished, you won't need to buy a Sonos Bridge or wire a speaker to a router, saving $50 on a new system

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Last.fm bands up with Spotify to offer on-demand tracks

Amping up their partnership, users can now immediately click and hear tracks licensed by Spotify on Last.fm's own site.

By Jan. 29, 2014

Review

Philips HTL5120

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.

By Mar. 26, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 26, 2014
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HDMI vs. optical: Which digital-audio connection to use?

When hooking up an audio system or sound bar, you generally have to choose an HDMI or optical digital-audio connection. Find out which one is better and why.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Sound bar buying guide: What you need to know

Sound bars are the cheapest and easiest way to get better sound in your living room. Here's what's important, what's not, and why you should still consider a simple stereo system.

By Jul. 3, 2013

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By Dec. 13, 2013

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Get more from your sound bar by using your TV as a switcher

Your sound bar may only have a couple of inputs, but you can easily expand its connectivity by using your TV to switch among devices.

By May. 25, 2012

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Three great-sounding affordable sound bars

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.

By May. 15, 2013

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Dazzle your ears with KEF's X300A powered speakers

Straight out of England, these small, self-powered speakers serve up big doses of high-end sound.

By Mar. 31, 2013