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The latest speaker reviews, news, and buying guides all in one place. Whether you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker or a soundbar to round out your home theater, Digital Trends has the expertise you need to help guide your purchasing decision.

The Bose SoundLink Max Bluetooth Speaker.

Bose SoundLink Max review: back to Bluetooth form

The Bose SoundLink Max Bluetooth speaker sounds great whether indoors or powering the party outdoors, without trying to do too much more than that.
The Sonos Ray soundbar in white.

Best soundbars of 2024: a sound upgrade for your TV

The Samsung Q-Series 11.1.4-channel surround sound system set up in a luxurious living room.

Best soundbar deals: Save on Bose, Samsung, Vizio, and more

Queen Rock Montreal streaming in IMAX Enhanced with DTS:X on Disney+.

DTS:X finally gets major streaming support starting with Disney+

A diagram of headphone-based spatial audio.

Spatial audio via headphones: how science crams 9 speakers and a subwoofer inside your head

samsung hw q990b atmos soundbar review ry 9

The 5 best soundbars for Samsung TVs in 2024

An iPhone 14 displaying the Amazon Music app with a Dolby Atmos Music playlist, next to a set of Apple AirPods Max headphones.

What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

Alexa app on phone.

What to do if your Amazon Alexa app is not working

A blue Google Nest Mini mounted on blue/gray wall.

How to reset a Google Nest Mini smart speaker

Pioneer VSX-535 AV receiver.

Pioneer’s latest budget-friendly Dolby Atmos AV receivers start at $379

Person listening to spatial audio using Apple AirPods Max headphones.

What is spatial audio? The 3D sound experience fully explained

The Amazon Prime Video app icon on Roku.

Amazon Prime Video makes Dolby Vision, Atmos a paid upgrade

Dolby Flex Connect feature

Dolby’s Vegas flex: in person with FlexConnect and Dolby Atmos in-car

I got an insider look and listen to what Dolby FlexConnect could mean for the future AV, in-home and in-car.
The front panel of the Samsung Music Frame snaps off so you can swap it out with other artwork.

Samsung’s Music Frame makes audio look as good as it sounds

We got our first look (and listen) at Samsung's Music Frame — a speaker that essentially is what you get if you marry a picture frame with a quality speaker.
Samsung Music Frame speaker.

Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos wireless speaker doubles as a picture frame

Samsung's latest wireless speaker is Dolby Atmos-capable, but with a built-in picture frame, it could look as good as it sounds.
View of Soundboks 4 showing drivers and woofer.

Soundboks 4 review: loud enough for a whole city block

The Soundboks 4 is a refined iteration of the venerable party speaker. Just take care to plan out how long you want to use it on battery.
Mother and daughter dancing in living room with Govee smart lights on.

How to deck out your pad with smart home gadgets for the holidays

Planning for the holidays can be a stressful experience, but there are a variety of great smart home gadgets that can make your winter season a bit more jolly.
The LG S70TY soundbar.

LG’s 2024 slate of soundbars are tailor-made for its televisions

LG's trio of 2024 soundbars are meant to look as great as they sound — particularly if you pair them with an LG television.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Max 5.1.4-channel soundbar in the living room.

How to buy a soundbar: from size to subwoofers, which is the best for you?

Built-in TV speakers suck, so naturally, you want to get a soundbar. How do you choose one? We cover the features and jargon you should know before you buy.
Dolby Atmos Under attack.

Samsung, Google are attacking Dolby Atmos’ monopoly on 3D sound, and it’s going to get ugly

Dolby Atmos has become synonymous with immersive 3D sound, but the brand is about to face a new challenger from Google and Samsung.
You Asked Ep 13

You Asked: Is Dolby Vision a must-have? And how to handle Atmos with irregular ceilings

In this installment of You Asked, we'll break down whether no Dolby Vision is a deal-breaker, how to get Atmos sound with funky ceilings, and plasma upgrades.
A Marantz AV 10 receiver displaying Dolby Atmos text on front panel.

The ultimate guide to Dolby Atmos: what it is and how to get the best possible sound

Dolby Atmos can be a great surround sound experience. But just because your gear bears an Atmos label, that doesn't mean you've got Atmos sound. Here's why.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars for 2023

Looking for next-level home theater sound? Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars offer immersive 3D sound. We've rounded up some of the best at a variety of budgets.
Amazon Fire TV Soundbar right side view.

Amazon Fire TV Soundbar review: surprisingly immersive

Amazon's new Fire TV Soundbar might not be an actual Fire TV device, but it delivers decent sound for the money.
You Asked Episode 9

You Asked: Dolby Atmos and EDID, minimalist soundbars, and HDMI 2.1

Just because content is available with Dolby Atmos doesn't mean you can stream it that way. Learn why, plus why you can stop worrying about HDMI 2.1 ports.
A blue Echo Pop sitting on a table.

Echo Pop vs. HomePod mini: which is the best smart speaker?

The Echo Pop is a great smart speaker for its price, but how does it compare to the premium HomePod mini? Here's a look at both to help guide your purchase.
A diagram showing how Dolby Atmos FlexConnect combines wireless speakers with a TV's sound system.

Is Dolby Atmos FlexConnect a potential soundbar killer?

I really want to be excited about Dolby Atmos FlexConnect, but I have some reservations. Here's why I'm skeptical about the new tech.
Graphic art for the Sonos Atmos vs. Nakamichi Dragon.

Sonos Atmos vs. Nakamichi Dragon: beauty and the beast

It's the sleek and sexy Sonos beauty versus the beastly Nakamichi Dragon in a head-to-head comparison of the surround sound systems.
Denon AVR-X6800H AV receiver.

Denon AVR-X6800H: 8K everywhere and Dirac Live compatibility

Denon's latest AV receiver won't be available until 2024, but we now know what the AVR-X6800H has in store for us.
A child playing with the EBO X.

Enabot EBO X review: A smart, but flawed robot companion

The Enabot EBO X robot companion is rough around the edges, but it offers tons of cool smart home features that make it a compelling addition to your family.
A DTS Play-Fi-equipped TV shown in a living room with Play-Fi compatible wireless speakers.

DTS Play-Fi wireless audio adds support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

DTS Play-Fi, the wireless multiroom audio platform, has expanded its home theater capabilities to include immersive formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
A diagram showing how Dolby Atmos FlexConnect combines wireless speakers with a TV's sound system.

Dolby Atmos FlexConnect could eliminate home theater soundbars and HDMI cables

New tech from Dolby Labs called Dolby Atmos FlexConnect is going to make TVs, not soundbars or AV receivers, the central unit in a fully wireless home theater.
The Razer Kaira Pro sitting next to a PS5 console.

PS5 finally gets Dolby Atmos device support in latest system software beta

A new PS5 system software beta starting today finally lets players use Dolby Atmos-enabled audio devices and more.
Denon AVR-S770H AV receiver in black.

Denon’s small-room 8K AV receivers start at $549

Denon's newest AVRs offer 8K resolution and enough power for small- and mid-sized rooms, at prices that won't break the bank.

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