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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.

Jun. 17, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jun. 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.

Feb. 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 20, 2014
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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.

By Jun. 17, 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 Editor's rating May. 14, 2013
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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.

By Mar. 21, 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 Dec. 13, 2013

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Virtual surround sound on a budget, but with a catch

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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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 Feb. 9, 2014

Editors' Take

Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100

Philips announced at CES 2013 the Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, calling it the world's first sound bar with battery-powered detachable speakers that operate over Bluetooth.

Jan. 7, 2013

MSRP: $800.00

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Bose SoundTouch 20

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

Mar. 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 25, 2014