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Best speakers of 2014

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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Vizio S5451w-C2

The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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Yamaha YSP-1400

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.

February 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 20, 2014
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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 December 13, 2013

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MEElectronics Atlas

The MEElectronics Atlas offer distinctive looks, a full suite of features, and sound quality that can't be faulted at this price.

May 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2014
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

May 14, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating May 14, 2013
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Teac A-H01

The Teac A-H01 integrated amplifier delivers big sound in a compact body, but a few design missteps limit its appeal.

September 16, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 16, 2013
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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By February 9, 2014

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PS4 software update adds support for Sony's wireless 7.1 virtual surround headsets

Version 1.60 update brings support for Sony's Pulse wireless stereo headsets and new $99.99 Gold Wireless Headset, which hits stores soon.

By February 3, 2014

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Panasonic SC-NP10

Panasonic's newly announced SC-NP10 Bluetooth speaker is designed to prop up and amplify tablets.

January 7, 2013

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a must-download, with new plants, new ways to play, new challenges, and a freemium model that doesn't get in your way.

August 14, 2013

5 stars Editors' rating August 14, 2013

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