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Build a Timeless Streaming Audio System with These Speakers and Add-Ons

I love my smart home, but if there’s one area I prefer more old-school tech, it’s audio. A good set of passive speakers can last you a lifetime, and you can swap in new amplifiers, receivers, or streaming add-ons whenever the tech world moves to a new audio platform—that way, you don’t end up wasting thousands of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Home Audio


How to buy a soundbar

Want to trick out your home theater? You need a soundbar. Here's our guide to choosing the right one. for you.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Surround Sound, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Tier 4


The best subwoofers for 2020

Buying a subwoofer can be tricky if you're not sure what you need, but luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers to make sure you don't just hear your favorite movies -- you feel them too.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Best Of, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Subwoofers, Best Of Everything, Tier 4


Sonos Sues Google for Allegedly Stealing Its Speaker Technology

Accusing the tech giant of “blatantly and knowingly” infringing on its technology patents, smart-speaker maker Sonos on Tuesday filed two lawsuits against Google after years’ of quiet talks between the pair apparently fell through.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Speakers, Sonos, Home Audio


Roku's Affordable Smart Soundbar Is a No-Brainer

If you’ve been thinking about buying a fancy new Roku, I have some great news for you. You could spend $100 and get the top of the line Roku Ultra. Or you could spend $180 and get the Roku Smart Soundbar which essentially has a Roku Ultra in it. The math is simple: pay 80 extra bucks, get soundbar. If you’re really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roku, Vizio, Soundbars, Home Audio, Roku Ultra, Roku Soundbar, Roku Subwoofer


The best subwoofers for 2019

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can feel your favorite movies instead of just hearing them. The post The best subwoofers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Subwoofers, Best Of Everything


Bowers & Wilkins' New Alien-Looking Wifi Speakers Aim to Take on Sonos With High-Resolution Ambitions

Bowers & Wilkins got a new Silicon Valley-based parent company three years ago, and now, the classic British audio brand has a new line of premium wireless speakers. The new Formation Suite starts at $900 for a very alien-looking thing called the Wedge and tops out at $4,000 with the even more alien-looking Duo. Based…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Silicon Valley, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Bowers, Bowers Wilkins, Audiophiles, High Resolution Audio, Bowers And Wilkins


Bowers & Wilkins' New Wireless Speakers Aim to Take on Sonos With High-Resolution Ambitions

Bowers & Wilkins got a new Silicon Valley-based parent company three years ago, and now, the classic British audio brand has a new line of premium wireless speakers. The new Formation Suite starts at $900 for a very alien-looking thing called the Wedge and tops out at $4,000 with the even more alien-looking Duo. Based…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Silicon Valley, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Bowers, Bowers Wilkins, Audiophiles, High Resolution Audio, Bowers And Wilkins


Can Any of These Premium Wireless Speakers Beat Sonos?

It’s no mystery that Sonos speakers are popular. In fact, there’s a good chance if you know somebody with a wireless speaker system, you know somebody with a Sonos system. Getting started with a single Sonos One—complete with Alexa capabilities—will cost you just $200. This got us wondering. Sonos might be the most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Speakers, Sonos, Alexa, Home Audio, Bang And Olufsen, BeoPlay, KEF, Bluesound, Sonos One, Sonos Play5, Premium Speakers, Beoplay M5, Kef Lsx, Blue Sound Pulse Mini 2i


This $1,000 Wireless Speaker Is Astonishing, But Not Always in the Best Ways

When I reviewed the $2,000 Devialet Phantom speaker two years ago, it blew my mind. The company just came out with a shrunken-down version for about half the price called the Phantom Reactor. It is also quite impressive, mainly because it’s so little and so loud. That doesn’t mean the Phantom Reactor the best-sounding…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sonos, Devialet, Wireless Speakers, Home Audio, Devialet Phantom, HomePod, Apple HomePod, Devialet Phantom Reactor Review


Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

One of the most exciting innovations for home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. The technology adds an element of height to the audio coming out of your sound system, and the effect is honestly game-changing. Vizio has a wacky idea about how to make Atmos even better. What if your soundbar could do Atmos at will? Or, more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Concepts, Vizio, Soundbars, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, CES 2019


Sennheiser's Bonkers 3D Soundbar Goes on Sale This Year for a Bonkers Amount of Money

Sennheiser turned some heads at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by announcing its first ever home audio product: a soundbar with 3D audio. The company will turn some more heads at this year’s CES with the soundbar’s price tag: $2,500.Read more...
Tags: Science, Soundbars, Home Audio, Sennheiser, Home Entertainment, Sennheiser Ambeo


Looks Like Sonos Is Making Some New Smart Speakers

A new filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed some details about a new Sonos product. The redacted documents show that a new model number S18 smart speaker will work as satellites for the company’s soundbars to create a surround sound system and will also include built-in microphones for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Leaks, Rumors, Sonos, Surround Sound, Home Audio, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Smart Speakers, Sonos Playbar, Sonos One


Bose's Fancy Home Speaker Might Be the Best Sounding Echo Alternative Yet

The idea seemed silly at first. Bose made an Alexa-powered wireless speaker with a little screen, a big $400 price tag and a promise “to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.” I’ve been using the Bose Home Speaker 500 for a little more than a month, and there are a few things I don’t like about it. But…Read more...
Tags: Echo, Science, Speakers, Bose, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Home Audio, Smart Speakers, Bose Home Speaker 500 Review


The Best Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

In recent years, portable Bluetooth speakers have become essential gadgets for modern living. Going into the woods and want to listen to some Phish? Get a speaker. Want to listen to podcasts in the shower? Use a Bluetooth solution. But beyond being so useful, what’s exciting about Bluetooth speakers these days is the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Speakers, Audio, Speakers, Sony, Bose, Home Audio, Jbl, Phish, Ue, Ultimate Ears, Ue Wonderboom, Bose Soundlink Micro, Cheap Speakers


Why Every TV Needs a Soundbar 

Soundbars are a relatively new invention. The 5.1 surround sound setup—one left speaker, one center, one right, and two rear—used to be the most popular way to improve your home theater’s audio, and it tended to be pretty expensive. Then, in 1998, Altec-Lansing released the world’s first soundbar and changed the way…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Speakers, Samsung, Sonos, Soundbars, Home Audio, Altec Lansing, Polk


This Smart Soundbar Is an Ugly Attempt at an Interesting Idea

Smart soundbars are an interesting idea. They’re like smart speakers, except they work with your TV, so you can use your voice like a remote control. Neat! In January, Polk wowed CES attendees with its new Command Bar. Put bluntly, this smart device is a big honking soundbar with an Amazon Echo Dot stuffed inside of…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Audio, Speakers, Soundbars, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Polk, Polk Audio, Sonos Beam, Samsung TV Mate, Polk Command Bar Review, Command Bar Put


The Polk Command Bar Is an Ugly Attempt at an Interesting Idea

Smart soundbars are an interesting idea. They’re like smart speakers, except they work with your TV, so you can use your voice like a remote control. Neat! In January, Polk wowed CES attendees with its new Command Bar. Put bluntly, this smart device is a big honking soundbar with an Amazon Echo Dot stuffed inside of…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Audio, Speakers, Soundbars, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Polk, Polk Audio, Sonos Beam, Samsung TV Mate, Polk Command Bar Review, Command Bar Put


Home theater calibration guide: Manual speaker setup

Make your home theater rumble just right with our manual speaker setup guide, a simple, step-by-step walkthrough to getting the most from your audio equipment without needing to rely on imperfect automatic calibration. The post Home theater calibration guide: Manual speaker setup appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Speaker, Home Audio, Speaker Setup


The best subwoofers you can buy for any room and budget

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can piss off the neighbors in style. The post The best subwoofers you can buy for any room and budget appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Subwoofers, Best Of Everything


Roku Made Speakers?

If you’ve ever sat down to watch your Roku-powered TV and thought, “Boy I wish I had some Roku-powered speakers to enhance this experience,” you are in luck. The set-top box maker just announced a new set of speakers that work exclusively with Roku TV televisions. It’s kind of a curious move for the company, but it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Roku, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Roku Speakers


Home theater calibration guide: manual speaker setup

Make your home theater rumble just right with our manual speaker setup guide, a simple, step-by-step walkthrough to getting the most from your audio equipment without needing to rely on imperfect automatic calibration. The post Home theater calibration guide: manual speaker setup appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Speaker, Home Audio, Speaker Setup


The Sonos Beam is the soundbar evolved

Sonos has always gone its own way. The speaker manufacturer dedicated itself to network-connected speakers before there were home networks and they sold a tablet-like remote control before there were tablets. Their surround sound systems install quickly and run seamlessly. You can buy a few speakers, tap a few buttons, and have 5.1 sound in less time than it takes to pull a traditional home audio system out of its shipping box. This latest model is an update to the Playbase – a lumpen ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Spotify, Technology, Entertainment, Film, Pandora, Speaker, Sonos, Sound, Base, Hdmi


Sonos Beam Is a Great Smart Soundbar for Not Too Much Money

People who own Sonos speakers love their Sonos speakers. I’m one of them. In the three to four years that I’ve been living in the Sonos ecosystem, however, one big complaint was that I couldn’t use Sonos for my TV unless I barfed up $700 for the Sonos Playbase or Playbar. Now, with the $400 Sonos Beam, I can run a 5.1…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Siri, Sonos, Sound Bars, Soundbars, Alexa, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Sonos Beam, TV Audio, Sonos Beam Review


Don't Expect Miracles From a Cheap Soundbar

Cheap soundbars are a lot like cheap headphones. Many of them will do the job. Few of them will do it well. The new TV Mate by Samsung fits firmly in the first category. It will indeed make the audio on your TV louder and better. It will not, however, trick your friends into think you have a souped-up home theater…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Sound Bars, Soundbars, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Don, Samsung soundbar, Samsung TV Mate Review, Samsung TV Mate, TV Audio


The best subwoofers you can buy in 2018

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can piss off the neighbors in style. The post The best subwoofers you can buy in 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Subwoofers, Best Of Everything


The best subwoofers of 2018

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can piss off the neighbors in style. The post The best subwoofers of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Subwoofers, Best Of Everything


Sonos announces the $399 Beam, a cheaper home theater smart speaker

Today, at a special event in San Francisco, Sonos announced a compact home theater smart speaker, the Sonos Beam. The cheaper $399 device boasts a much smaller footprint than its previous home theater products, the company says Beam is 60 percent smaller and 28 percent shorter than the Playbase. The speaker is available for pre-order starting today. The company’s new home theater product will support Amazon Alexa controls at launch alongside Airplay 2 connectivity which will arrive in July. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hardware, Tech, Sonos, Wall Street Journal, Santa Barbara, Alexa, Home Audio, Beam, Amazon Alexa, Patrick Spence, San Francisco Sonos, APIs Sonos


What do all the numbers mean? Here’s how to buy a soundbar

Want to trick out your home theater experience? Unless you're bursting at the seams with cash, surround sound systems can be outrageously expensive. Don't worry, though; with our help, you can pick out a soundbar like a pro. The post What do all the numbers mean? Here’s how to buy a soundbar appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Soundbars, Home Audio, Buying Guides, Don, 2018 TV Buying Guide


All about that bass: These six subwoofers will shake any room on any budget

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can piss off the neighbors in style. The post All about that bass: These six subwoofers will shake any room on any budget appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Home Theater, Paradigm, Home Audio, Subwoofers