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Sony Bravia X95L vs TCL QM8

The best TV brands of 2023: from LG to TCL, which should you buy?

Anytime is a good time for a new TV! We've broken down the best TV brands on the market to help you decide which model should land in your living room.
A collection of open-ear earbuds in their charging cases.

The best open-ear earbuds and headphones for 2023

Want the convenience of wireless earbuds but don't want to block out the world? You want a set of open-ear earbuds. These are the best.
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

The best Google TVs of 2023: from TCL, Sony, and Hisense

A Google TV platform nets you many of the benefits of a Chromecast without the need to buy one. These are the latest and greatest TVs with Google's software!
An Apple TV 4K sits on a media stand.

Best streaming devices for 2023: Apple TV, Roku, and more

Your smart TV may have streaming apps built-in, but for more choice, newer features, and portability, check out a streaming device. Here are the best.
The Hisense PX1-PRO  projector.

The best ultra short throw projectors for 2023

Ultra short throw projectors are great for getting a big image if you don’t have the space for a standard projector. Here are some of the best available.
The Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 bookshelf speaker on a speaker stand.

The best speakers for 2023: great hi-fi options for music and more

From critical music listening to furniture-shaking home theater, a great pair of speakers can make all the difference. We found the top picks on the market.
The Samsung QN90C ron a media stand with white speakers.

Mini-LED vs. QLED TV: how one technology is improving the other

QLED TVs offer the best picture quality until you compare them to OLED TVs. But mini-LED technology might change that while also bringing prices down.
Sony BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Player.

The best Blu-ray players for 2023

Blu-ray discs still offer the best sound and picture quality, and these Blu-ray players are the best way to play them.
Picture mode settings are shown over an image of jelly beans on a Samsung QN90C.

LED vs. LCD TVs explained: What’s the difference?

When shopping for a new TV, two terms come up a lot: LED and LCD. But what's the difference? We shed some light on these and other major types of TV displays.
The Sofabaton U2 universal remote in someone's hand.

The best universal remotes for 2023

The Logitech Harmony is no more, but there are still some very good universal remotes for your multi-device home theater setups. We've got five recommendations.
Clearstream 2Max HDTV Antenna.

Best TV antennas of 2023 for local news, sports, and more

Cutting the cord? Finding the best TV antenna can be tricky. From high-gain and 4K-ready to eco-friendly construction, we highlight the best for any need.
TiVo Edge for Antenna OTA DVR.

The best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters in 2023

Why pay for cable or satellite when local broadcasts are free? These OTA DVRs pay for themselves, and some can get you ready for the next wave in TV tech.
The HDMI ARC port on the back of a component.

The best HDMI switchers for 2023 to make the most of your TV’s inputs

Running out of HDMI ports on your TV or AV receiver? Not a problem. Consider adding one of the best HDMI switchers to your home theater to gain more inputs.
TCL QM8 vs Hisense U8K

TCL QM8 vs. Hisense U8K: budget battle royale

When it comes to bang-for-your-buck TVs, these two are ahead of the pack. Find out which one is best for you.
Roku Plus Series

The best Roku TVs of 2023: which should you buy?

Roku TVs take advantage of one of the best smart TV platforms to make a simple streaming experience. But not all Roku TVs are created equal. Here are the best.
2023 TCL Q6 4K QLED TV.

The best 4K TVs under $500: premium picture on a budget

Looking for a new TV, but can't afford the major expense? Guess what? You can still get a great 4K TV for just $500. Here are six models to consider.
Beats Studio Pro in sandstone seen with Apple AirPods Max in space grey.

Beats Studio Pro vs. Apple AirPods Max: which cans are best for Apple fans?

If you're an Apple fan, you're probably considering the Beats Studio Pro or Apple AirPods Max. But given the big price gap, which ones are the best?
Sonos Era 100 top panel showing touch controls.

Best wireless speakers for 2023: Sonos, Apple, KEF, and more

How do you choose the wireless speaker that's best for you? Our picks offer great sound and flexible connectivity options, with each geared for different needs.
The Marshall Emberton II sitting on a table.

The best Bluetooth speakers for 2023: Marshall, Sonos, JBL, and more

Choosing a Bluetooth speaker can be a tough task, which is why we've put together this roundup to shine a light on all the best speakers for 2023.
A bunch of HDMI cables.

The best HDMI cables you can buy in 2023

A sturdy, reliable, and fast HDMI cable doesn't need to cost a fortune. Here's all you need to know about HDMI cables and some suggestions for good ones to buy.
The U-Turn Orbit Theory with a record playing and the dust cover open.

The best turntables of 2023 to play your vinyl records

Vinyl records are everywhere, but they only sound as good as the turntable you play them on. From beginners to audiophiles, here are the best for every budget.
Samsung S95C vs LG G3

LG G3 vs. Samsung S95C: the FOMO ends here

Two titans of the TV industry put forth their best sets, so we pitted the LG G3 against the Samsung S95C to find out which TV reigns supreme.
A non-static vinyl brush on a record.

10 of the best turntable accessories for vinyl supremacy

Whether you’re a wedding DJ or an audiophile, these eight killer accessories will keep your vinyl clean, protected, and tip-top order for your next spin sesh.
An iPhone with the YouTube Music app on it.

Spotify vs. YouTube Music: so alike, but which is best for you?

With similar libraries, as well as near-identical music quality and pricing, can YouTube Music stand up to Spotify's stalwart UI and excellent music discovery?
Apple AirPods Pro 2 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Best Apple AirPods alternatives for 2023: Bose, Sony, Marshall, and more

Apple's AirPods may be iconic, but they're not alone. If you're looking for alternatives that compare in sound, features, and price, here are some of the best.
Samsung The Terrace outdoor TV.

When is the best time to buy a TV?

Purchasing a new TV is a big decision. Fortunately, it's easy to score a good deal if you know the appropriate time of year to shop and where you should look.
An Apple TV 4K set-top box and remote control sit on a media stand.

Apple TV 4K (2021) vs. Apple TV 4K (2022): is the upgrade worth it?

The Apple TV 4K (2022) is a powerful streaming device for sure, but can it compete with last year's model? We compared both versions to help you decide.
Sling TV logo on Apple TV.

Sling TV: price, channels, extras and more

Sling TV is a great option for those looking to stream live TV. The plans are inexpensive, but don't have as many channels as competitors.
Two UE Wonderboom 3 speakers held side-by-side.

The best Bluetooth speakers for under $100

Want a great-sounding Bluetooth speaker, but need to work within a limited budget? We've identified five different models, each with its own unique strengths.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 beside an Apple AirPods 3 earbud.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs. AirPods 3: which should you buy?

Apple's flagship AirPods Pro 2 are excellent earbuds, but would the cheaper, more basic AirPods 3 suit your needs just fine? We break it down for you.
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The best YouTube TV alternatives

YouTube TV is a great streaming service. But it's not the only one. Here are the best YouTube TV alternatives you should check out.
The LBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker sitting on a hot tub ledge.

The best waterproof Bluetooth speakers for 2023: from JBL, Marshall, and more

The best waterproof Bluetooth speakers can handle any splash, dunk, or rainy day you throw at them. Here are six of our favorite H20-proof audio companions.
The Denon AVR-X1700H 1 receiver.

Best AV receivers 2023: top sound for your home theater

Whether you're starting your first home theater or making upgrades, a solid receiver is one of your most important components. Here are several we recommend.
An example of the difference between Dolby Vision and regular HDR.

What is Dolby Vision? The dynamic HDR format fully explained

If you're shopping for 4K TVs, you've probably seen Dolby Vision as a feature. But what exactly is Dolby Vision? We have all the answers here.