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

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May the force be with you: Outlaw Audio Ultra X12 subwoofer

Big subs have huge advanatages over compact subs, so yet again the lesson is clear: for the best sound quality, size matters!

By December 23, 2014

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Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo speaker

At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.

By July 8, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 8, 2014
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Systematic: The Aura Note V2 all-in-one digital player/amplifier

A high-end all-in-one digital player-amplifier system from April Music wows the Audiophiliac.

By December 27, 2014

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How to save the AV receiver

AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.

By December 15, 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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This just in: Big sound bases sound better than small sound bars

The new Zvox Soundbase.770 is a smart alternative to skinny sound bars, says the Audiophiliac.

By November 19, 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 March 13, 2014

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Nexus 9 tablet makes entrance on Google Play

The Wi-Fi-only version is available, but you'll have to wait if you'd rather own the LTE edition.

By November 3, 2014

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At $400, this compact Sound Blaster X7 amplifier aims to shatter any audiophile's expectations

Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.

By October 30, 2014

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The British are coming: Wharfedale Jade 3 speakers

Can't fit tower speakers in your abode? The Wharfedale Jade 3 monitor speaker will blow your socks off!

By October 18, 2014