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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.

Best Cyber Monday Soundbar Deals

The best Cyber Monday soundbar deals for 2022

This year's Cyber Monday soundbar deals have arrived, so we've rounded up everything that you need to know to snag a bargain over the shopping holiday.
Best Black Friday Soundbar Deals

The best Black Friday soundbar deals for 2022

Sonos Beam Gen 2.

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Arc: Which soundbar should you buy?

Ambeo indicator: Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus review: you won’t believe your ears

The Samsung Q990B soundbar sitting lengthwise in front of a Samsung S95B OLED TV

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars for 2022

Amazon Echo Show 5th Generation in a bathroom..

2022 Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen) review: supersmart personal assistant speaker

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

The Echo Dot Kids Owl and Dragon designs on a table.

Should you give a smart speaker as a holiday gift?

Apple's head-tracking spatial audio for Apple TV 4K.

How to use spatial audio on Apple TV 4K

Samsung-HW-Q950A.

Best soundbar deals for November 2022

Front view of the House of Marley Get Together 2 XL speaker.

House of Marley Get Together 2 XL review: loud, proud, and made for a crowd

Sennheiser Ambeo mounted below TV.

What is MPEG-H? The burgeoning 3D audio standard explained

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The best soundbars 2022: which should you buy?

The best soundbars 2022: which should you buy?

These soundbars are guaranteed to give you way better TV sound and some cost as little as $200. Stop listening to your TV's built-in speakers!
Sonos Arc on a media unit.

How to get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

How to get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

Want to hear the greatest surround sound Netflix has to offer? Read on to learn more about Dolby Atmos and everything you need to unlock the advanced codec.
A render of the Katana V2X against a dark background.

Creative’s Katana V2X PC soundbar promises the same sound in a smaller footprint

The Katana V2X is a smaller PC soundbar than its well-received counterpart, but Creative claims it still packs a punch.
Vizio M-Series Elevate Soundbar (M512E-K6)

This Vizio Dolby Atmos soundbar system defines bang for your buck

Does getting Dolby Atmos sound in your home get any easier than the Vizio M-Series Elevate 5.1.2 soundbar system? We have the answers.
Marantz Cinema AV 10 8K AVR in black.

Marantz’s new Cinema series AV receivers are a stylish way to go 8K

Marantz’s new Cinema series AV receivers are a stylish way to go 8K

With a new, stylish design and an improved on-screen graphical user interface, the Marantz Cinema series 8K AV receivers will dress up any home theater.
Denon AVR-X2800 8K A/V receiver.

Denon updates 8K AV receivers with prices starting at $399

Denon updates 8K AV receivers with prices starting at $399

Denon has released its 2022/2023 lineup of 8K AV receivers, including a new flagship that supports 15 channels and four dedicated subwoofers.
Platin Audio Monaco 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos WiSA system.

Platin Audio’s wireless home theater speaker system now handles Dolby Atmos

Platin Audio’s wireless home theater speaker system now handles Dolby Atmos

In theory, the WiSA wireless audio system has always been able to support Dolby Atmos, but the Platin Audio Monaco 5.1.2 is the first product to offer it.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

The 8 best smart home products that aren’t made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

The 8 best smart home products that aren’t made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

Amazon and Google make great smart devices, but they've got stiff competition. Here are the best smart home products outside the Amazon and Google playbooks.
Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR soundbar.

Polk’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbars make for compelling Sonos Arc alternatives

Polk’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbars make for compelling Sonos Arc alternatives

Polk Audio's new MagniFi Max AX and AX SR are Dolby Atmos soundbars that have up-firing drivers and Wi-Fi connectivity, making them strong Sonos alternatives.
Sony HT-A3000 Dolby Atmos soundbar.

Sony’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbar is smart, modular, and one of its most affordable

Sony’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbar is smart, modular, and one of its most affordable

Sony's $700 HT-A3000 brings Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, expandability, and a wealth of smart features to its most affordable A-Series soundbar.
Person listening to spatial audio using Apple AirPods Max headphones.

What is spatial audio? Apple’s 3D sound feature fully explained

What is spatial audio? Apple’s 3D sound feature fully explained

Apple is officially rolling out support for spatial audio to Apple Music and more. Here's your guide to everything you need to know about this new audio format.
LG Tone Free T90Q seen inside charging case.

LG Tone Free T90Q review: Taking a spatial shot at the AirPods Pro, with a little help from Dolby

LG's Tone Free T90Q bring head-tracking spatial audio to both iOS and Android users alike, breaking Apple's monopoly on the immersive listening feature.
Prime Day 2022 speaker deals graphic.

Best Prime Day speaker deals still available in 2022

Best Prime Day speaker deals still available in 2022

Amazon's annual shopping event is over, but there are still Prime Day speaker deals to be had, so move fast to snap up these great offers.
Bose SoundLink Color II next to a pool.

The Bose Bluetooth speaker is 50% off the Prime Day (5% claimed)

The Bose Bluetooth speaker is 50% off the Prime Day (5% claimed)

Prime Day only happens once a year, so now is the time to take advantage of 50% off this portable Bose Bluetooth speaker.
Image of Google Home, 16:9 scale

How to build a smart apartment

Putting together a smart apartment requires a bit of research, but it's not as challenging as you'd think. Here's what you need to know.
Netflix app icon on Apple TV.

Netflix adds spatial audio to select movies and shows for all subscribers

Netflix adds spatial audio to select movies and shows for all subscribers

Netflix says it has added the ability for anyone with stereo speakers to enjoy spatial audio on select shows and movies, regardless of their subscription tier.
Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Fergusson in one of the scenes from Dune

20 of the best Dolby Atmos movies to watch in your home theater

20 of the best Dolby Atmos movies to watch in your home theater

From Ready Player One to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, see our picks for the best Dolby Atmos movies currently available on Blu-ray and streaming services.
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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

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

Dolby Atmos Music is an immersive way to hear new tracks as well as old favorites, but you'll need the right combo of gear to get it. Here's how it works.
A man listens to his cell phone audio via bluetooth headphones.

What is Bluetooth LE Audio, and how will it change our lives?

What is Bluetooth LE Audio, and how will it change our lives?

Bluetooth LE audio builds upon the existing wireless audio standards for better battery backup, improved sound quality, and lower latency than SBC.
Soundboks Go with carrier strap on shouldder..

Soundboks Go review: A portable and expandable party powerhouse

The Soundboks Go may be its smallest speaker to date, but it's still a loud party in a box, and it will fit right in anytime you want to draw a crowd.
Inserting into ceiling | Install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

Traditional Dolby Atmos systems involve an array of ceiling speakers that help to create a three-dimensional soundstage. Here's how to install a pair or two.
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How to know if you’re actually getting Dolby Atmos sound

How to know if you’re actually getting Dolby Atmos sound

Dolby Atmos offers great home theater sound. But just because your TV or A/V receiver has an Atmos label, that doesn't mean you've got Atmos sound. Here's why.