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Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review

Samsung’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar became the bar to beat for thrilling Atmos surround sound. With the HW-N950, the company has attempted to one-up its own creation by once again offering the best surround soundbar in the business. But is it worth its kingly price tag?
Vizio Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Vizio 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar review

Soundbars with true Dolby Atmos surround sound have historically been a rich man’s game, often costing well over $1,000. Vizio’s new 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar undercuts similar competitors by hundreds of dollars, so we spent some quality time with the system to find out if it can hold its own.
Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 (YAS-408) review

Yamaha’s latest soundbar is all about multiroom audio, offering multiple ways to play including creating your own surround sound system using MusicCast speakers. We spent a week with the bar to see if its chameleon ways make it worth its $500 price. The answer is a bit more complicated than expected.
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Anker Soundcore Infini soundbar review

Best known for its battery chargers, Anker has expanded into audio in a big way in recent years with its Soundcore lineup, including Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and soundbars. The latest example is the Soundcore Infini soundbar. At just $99, it makes for a very affordable add-on to your entertainment setup, but is it worth the cash?
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Polk Command Bar Review

Amazon’s incredibly popular voice assistant, Alexa, is everywhere these days, but how well does it work when controlling your TV? We put Polk’s new Alexa-enabled Command Bar to the test to find out if it can stand up to the Sonos Beam.
Sony HT-Z9F soundbar review

Sony HT-Z9F 3.1 soundbar review

Sony once again flexes its processing might with its latest soundbar, the HT-Z9F. Loaded with features and packing powerful virtual surround in a tiny package, the Z9F stretches far beyond its boundaries for impressive performance. But, is this the nimble sound system you’ve been looking for?
Samsung HW-NW700 review

Samsung HW-NW700 soundbar review

Samsung changed the script for the latest addition to its Sound+ soundbar line, the NW700. With an eye trained directly on newer Samsung TV owners, this specialized soundbar has a tough case to make for its $700 price tag. Still, if you’re a certain kind of buyer, this could be the right fit for you.
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Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar review

Samsung has expanded the Sound+ soundbar line to add some extra power and depth. In our HW-MS750 review we ask whether that’s enough to justify the higher price.
Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase review

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase hands-on review

In our M2 Soundbase hands-on review, we see how Q Acoustics delivers better sound than your TV speakers, without crowding your TV stand.
Bose SoundTouch 300 review on stand

Bose SoundTouch 300 and Acoustimass 300 review

Onkyo SBT-A500 Atmos soundbar review

Onkyo SBT-A500 Atmos review

Sonos PlayBase

Sonos PlayBase review

Vizio SB4551-D5 review

Vizio SB4551-D5 SmartCast 5.1 sound bar review

Nakamichi soundbar

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 sound bar review

Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar

Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar review

Focal Dimension

Focal Dimension review

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Monoprice 42-inch sound bar review

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Yamaha YAS-203 review

Klipsch R-20B main 1

Klipsch R-20B review

Pioneer SP-SB03 Andrew Jones speaker base review 1

Pioneer Andrew Jones SP-SB03 Speaker Base review

Yamaha SRT-1000

Yamaha SRT-1000 review

Yamaha YSP2500

Yamaha YSP-2500 review

Vizio S212W-D0 sound stand review front

Vizio S2121w-D0 review

Klipsch R10B main

Klipsch Reference R-10B review

Pinnacle Theater One 2.1 Soundbase

Pinnacle Theater One 2.1 review

Sony HT XT1 phone scale

Sony HT-XT1 review

Vizio soundbar set

Vizio S5451w review

Sony HT-CT770 soundbar front

Sony HT-CT770 review

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Philips HTB3525B review

Samsung HW-H550 soundbar system front sub

Samsung HW-H550 review

Harman Kardon Sabre SB35 front set

Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 review

Definitive Solo Cinema Soundbar review front angle

Definitive Technology Solo Cinema Studio review

Yamaha YSP1400 center speaker 2

Yamaha YSP-1400 review

LG SoundPlate LAP340 full

LG Sound Plate LAP340 review

Section Editor, Audio/Video

Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer. He’s also a candidate for Pensacola City Council, District 1.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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