The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.
Amping up their partnership, users can now immediately click and hear tracks licensed by Spotify on Last.fm's own site.
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
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.
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.
The Onkyo LS-T10 sound stand feels well-built and sounds good with movies, but its lousy music performance makes it tough to recommend.
In an industry where products are superseded annually, designing technology to be consistently upgraded over a decade of use is rare. But that's the Sonos approach to its wireless music revolution.
We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.
Sonos has launched an entry-level speaker, the Play:1, at a price set to compete with the wider Bluetooth speaker market. Plus, buyers get a free Bridge until the end of the year.
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.