CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.
Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout 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.
The MEElectronics Atlas offer distinctive looks, a full suite of features, and sound quality that can't be faulted at this price.
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
The Teac A-H01 integrated amplifier delivers big sound in a compact body, but a few design missteps limit its appeal.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
Version 1.60 update brings support for Sony's Pulse wireless stereo headsets and new $99.99 Gold Wireless Headset, which hits stores soon.
Panasonic's newly announced SC-NP10 Bluetooth speaker is designed to prop up and amplify tablets.
With movies and music, most people listen in stereo. So for sheer popularity, stereo wins hands down.