Home Theater

The ultimate surround sound guide: Different formats explained

Wondering which is the best surround sound format for your home theater system? Start by learning the technical differences between the various formats with our ultimate surround sound guide.

The best computer speakers

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are the best computer speakers on the market, whether you're working with a tight budget or looking to rattle your workstation with top-of-the-line audio components.
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Get loud with the best outdoor speakers to rock your party in any weather

From rugged, solar-powered backwoods listening companions to floating pool party jam boxes, the best outdoor speakers partner with your lifestyle to let you listen to your favorite tunes wherever you go.
Home Theater

All about that bass: Seven subwoofers that 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 sound of destruction: Malicious video, audio files could attack laptops

If you get an audio or video file in your inbox, you may want to think twice before playing it. Malicious audio files could send inaudible ultrasonic sound waves through your PC speakers to attack your hard drive.
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Looking for new speakers? Here’s what to consider before you buy

Whether you are looking for speakers for your TV, surround sound speakers, computer speakers, or a simple soundbar, we explain different types of speakers and what they are good (and bad) for.
Smart Home

Praise be — Google Home now works with other Bluetooth speakers

Google Home is learning how to play nice with the other kids on the playground. Only when we say "kids," we mean Bluetooth speakers, and when we say "playground," we mean your home.
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Cambridge Audio’s Edge line spearheads the company’s next British invasion

Cambridge Audio is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the exciting new Edge range, which channels the innovation and passion that went into creating its iconic P40 amp in 1968. We’ve heard it, and spoke with the team about what it…
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Demystify home audio with our ultimate A/V receiver buying guide

Today's A/V receivers are packed with lots of advanced technology and just plain cool features. From understanding watt ratings to Wi-Fi, we explain how to buy one that will last you years in our ultimate A/V receiver buying guide.
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LG's ThinQ smart speaker, display are now available for pre-order

LG's 2018 speaker lineup features a slick soundbar, Bluetooth-enabled party speakers, and a Google Assistant speaker. Now, some of those products announced at CES 2018 are available for pre-order.
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Listen up: These are the three best vinyl setups, from budget to bougie

From simple and affordable to sleek and swanky, these incredible vinyl setups allow you to listen to your favorite records with outstanding fidelity and take your collection to the next level.
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Klipsch reference speakers make home theaters look as good as they sound

Klipsch packaged the best of its reference speaker audio technology into an all-in-one 5.1 surround home theater speaker system, including a wireless-capable subwoofer, for under $1,000.
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Klipsch R-28PF and R-14PM powered reference speakers make life simple

Klipsch boasts the most complete collection of reference speakers out there, and now that collection includes powered speakers. The new R-28PF and R-14PM combine clarity and simplicity for casual listeners and audiophiles alike.
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From Boom to Blast, new UE speakers add Alexa and amp up the volume

Want to have a 'Blast?' How about a 'Megablast?' Ultimate Ears' newest wireless speakers feature built-in Wi-Fi and Alexa support, allowing you to control your music without a phone.
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The Mini-O speakers are now available for pre-order on Kickstarter

Meet the Mini-O, heralded as the world's first flat magnetic mini bluetooth speaker. With that many descriptors, aren't you just a little bit curious about what the Mini-O can do?
Home Theater

Philips EverPlay BT6900 review

The Philips EverPlay BT6900 boasts excellent Bluetooth range and a classy aesthetic. These days, though, wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. How does the EverPlay stack up against its competition? Our review can tell you.

Inside the Japanese factory where Pioneer still makes car speakers by hand

Did you ever think about your car stereo speakers and how they keep working for years under the worst possible conditions? Neither did we until we went to visit the Pioneer speaker factory and development center in Tendo, Japan.

Kicker’s new outdoor speakers bring 360 sound and great battery life

Kicker has announced plans to expand its line of Bullfrog Bluetooth Speakers by adding the BF100 and BF200 to its lineup. The speakers feature an IP67 rating for dust resistance and waterproofing and provide 360-degree sound.