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Best home audio products of 2014

We've selected five standout products that represent some of the best values in the home audio arena

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DTS headphone surround-sound technology

Bona fide surround sound over conventional headphones has been touted before; will DTS Headphone:X deliver the goods?

By January 27, 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 March 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 December 13, 2013

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Get a Zvox 325 single-cabinet surround-sound system for $219.99

If you're not happy with the sound coming from your TV's built-in speakers (and, trust me, you're not), you'll love this compact yet powerful alternative.

By November 22, 2011

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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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Sony HT-XT1

Sony's HT-XT1 sound stand is packed with features, looks sleek, and sounds great, making it a no-brainer upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers.

April 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 25, 2014
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Sony HT-ST5

The Sony HT-ST5 sound bar won't hit as hard as its linemates, but its compact design and extra features just might grab our recommendation.

September 3, 2014

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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By August 29, 2014

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Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.

July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

Audio Return Channel is a useful feature, in certain situations, built into TVs, receivers, and soundbars. It lets you send audio from a TV back down to a soundbar or receiver. Here's why you might want it, and why you might not.

By August 8, 2014