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CES 2020: TCL Alto 9+ is one of the first Roku TV Ready soundbars in existence

CES 2020: TCL Alto 9+ is one of the first Roku TV Ready soundbars in existence

The TCL Alto 9+ isn't new -- TCL showed it off at IFA 2019 in September -- but that didn't stop it from making an appearance at CES 2020. Its reason for being there? To showcase Roku TV Ready in action, a new initiative that allows people to control their soundbar using their Roku TV Remote
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Vizio reinvents its soundbar line, including an Atmos bar with rotating speakers

Vizio reinvents its soundbar line, including an Atmos bar with rotating speakers

Think soundbars are pretty much all alike? Take a look at Vizio's new lineup, which includes its new flagship Elevate that rotates its speakers upward automatically for Dolby Atmos sound. With three fully redesigned soundbar series, Vizio's CES 2020 audio showcase is a whole new bag.
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Amazon plans massive expansions, new partnerships for Alexa and Fire TV in 2020

Amazon plans massive expansions, new partnerships for Alexa and Fire TV in 2020

Amazon Alexa and Fire TV are coming to way more devices in 2020. At CES 2020, Amazon announced that hands-free Alexa will be showing up on new TVs from LG and Samsung and that its Fire TV Edition platform for third-party electronics makers will be in 150 new devices including soundbars and in-car entertainment systems.
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Microsoft’s latest patent reveals a Skype-enabled smart speaker

Microsoft’s latest patent reveals a Skype-enabled smart speaker

A new Microsoft patent suggests the company might be preparing to release a new Skype-focused smart speaker. Last month Microsoft filed a patent for an iPhone-focused "Skype dock." The new device would have a built-in projector that allows for 3D reconstructions during Skype calls.
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Klipsch’s $1,000 noise-canceling wireless buds open CES 2020 with a bang

Klipsch’s $1,000 noise-canceling wireless buds open CES 2020 with a bang

Klipsch has joined the ranks of companies that are offering true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, but unlike other companies, it has partnered with McLaren Racing to produce some special editions of these headphones. It's also using CES 2020 to debut some new Dolby Atmos soundbars.
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Samsung Galaxy Home is a no-show in 2019, but that may be a good thing

Samsung Galaxy Home is a no-show in 2019, but that may be a good thing

Initially pegged for a spring 2019 release, the Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker ended up being a no-show in 2019. Samsung's experience signals what we already knew about the premium segment of the smart speaker market -- it’s tough to crack, even if you're an established company.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review

Amazon’s third-generation Echo Dot puts on some weight and comes dressed in a warmer, more welcoming design. The result is a better-looking Alexa device with good enough sound quality to deserve being called a speaker. In our Amazon Echo Dot review, we dig into what’s new and discuss whether this speaker deserves a home within your home. Turns out, the answer is probably yes.
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CES 2020 audio predictions: Expect more noise-canceling headphones and 3D music

CES 2020 audio predictions: Expect more noise-canceling headphones and 3D music

We'll see all sorts of fun new audio toys at CES 2020, but the biggest trends will center around true wireless earbuds and immersive audio formats. Here's some background on the latest advancements in fully wireless earbuds and formats like Dolby Atmos that we expect to feature heavily in Vegas this year.
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This full-range $249 Denon soundbar does DTS Virtual:X on a budget

This full-range $249 Denon soundbar does DTS Virtual:X on a budget

Those looking for better TV sound on a budget might well want to check out the new $249 Denon DHT-S216. It's a bare-bones home theater soundbar with Denon's reputation for quality audio. It features two built-in subwoofers so there's no need for other gear, and a single HDMI connection will get you going in minutes.
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This fantastic TCL soundbar is a steal at just $130 for Cyber Monday

This fantastic TCL soundbar is a steal at just $130 for Cyber Monday

Did you grab a new TV ahead of the holiday season? If you could do with an audio upgrade for your home theater, take a look at this affordable 2.1-channel soundbar by TCL. Usually going for $180, Amazon's Cyber Monday discount gets you room-booming sound for just $110, plus free shipping.
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Best Cyber Monday Portable Bluetooth Speaker Deals: Bose, JBL, and Ultimate Ears

Best Cyber Monday Portable Bluetooth Speaker Deals: Bose, JBL, and Ultimate Ears

Cyber Monday is your last chance to score a great deal on a cheap portable speaker. Here are all the best Cyber Monday portable wireless speaker deals we've found for today -- Cyber Monday 2019 -- from the big brands like Beats, Bose, JBL, Sony and Ultimate Ears. Hurry! There are only a few hours left to save money.
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Roku Smart Soundbar is cheaper than ever for Cyber Monday, but for how long?

Roku Smart Soundbar is cheaper than ever for Cyber Monday, but for how long?

In the market for a new soundbar? Consider the Roku Smart Soundbar, which is $30 off at Best Buy for Cyber Monday 2019! It combines upgraded TV audio with a full-fledged streaming platform. If you just scored a basic TV for super cheap on Black Friday, this is a great complement.
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Best Buy’s Black Friday deals feature $30 off the Roku Smart Soundbar

Best Buy’s Black Friday deals feature $30 off the Roku Smart Soundbar

Get a new TV for Black Friday? Wish it were smart and had better sound than two tin cans can produce? You could add a Roku stick and a soundbar, but the Roku Smart Soundbar kills both birds with one stone, and a $30 Black Friday discount at Best Buy brings its price down to $150.
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This Vizio soundbar is even more affordable for Black Friday

This Vizio soundbar is even more affordable for Black Friday

When it comes to a terrific movie-watching experience at home, you don't just need a great TV. You also need terrific sound. And what better way to ease into the world of TV audio than with one of our favorite affordable soundbars, the Vizio SB3621n-G8 2.1, which is on sale at Walmart for less than $100.
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Hisense R8 ULED Roku TVs deliver 4K and Dolby Vision on a budget

Hisense R8 ULED Roku TVs deliver 4K and Dolby Vision on a budget

Hisense unveiled its new R8 Roku TVs and they're an amazing value. Starting at $500 for the 55-inch model, these 4K TVs feature HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Hisense's own ULED technology which enhances picture quality in real time. They're also compatible with both Alexa and Google Assitant.
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Vizio just beat Black Friday with this super-short soundbar flash sale

Vizio just beat Black Friday with this super-short soundbar flash sale

Keen to avoid the madness of Black Friday 2019 by taking home a bargain ahead of time? You're in luck — Vizio has discounted its entire soundbar collection, including its flagship Vizio 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System, which is in the discount bin at $300 off, through Saturday, November 23.
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Roku Smart Soundbar review: Plenty smart, but short on sound

Roku Smart Soundbar review: Plenty smart, but short on sound

Roku's latest push into audio, the Smart Soundbar, packs a streaming device inside that's loaded up with all the glory of Roku's top streamers. But uneven performance and few other standout features makes this bar a tough sell in one of the most competitive segments in sound.
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Metal-bodied Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker expected to launch soon

Metal-bodied Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker expected to launch soon

A spec sheet for a new Huawei smart speaker has leaked on Weibo and it shows the first images of the long-rumored Huawei Sound X. The speaker is expected to be announced in late November alongside the Huawei MatePad tablet, but specific details about the smart speaker are still scarce.
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Disney+ has a Dolby Atmos problem. Here’s what you need to know

Disney+ has a Dolby Atmos problem. Here’s what you need to know

Disney+ might be the latest and greatest streaming service, but it's not without flaws. We've discovered that not all streaming devices that have a Disney+ app are getting the best available Dolby Atmos audio content. Here are the devices that work and those that are having problems.
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Amazon teases its Echo Studio ahead of release at a swanky space in NYC

Amazon teases its Echo Studio ahead of release at a swanky space in NYC

The Amazon Echo Studio is being previewed ahead of its official release in the Big Apple. New Yorkers can experience the incredible audio fidelity of the speaker before everyone else at the Echo Studio installation at Dolby SoHo, located on 477 Broadway.
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JBL drops massive $300 off the Link 500 speaker with Google Assistant

JBL drops massive $300 off the Link 500 speaker with Google Assistant

Get chart-topping sound quality and performance-worth connectivity anywhere in your home with the JBL 500 voice-activated speaker now on sale at a $300 discount only on the company's website.
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Amazon slashes the price of the Yamaha soundbar we called the Best of 2019

Amazon slashes the price of the Yamaha soundbar we called the Best of 2019

Amazon keeps lining up fantastic daily deals in the lead up to its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Today you can save 43% on Digital Trends' Best Soundbar of 2019. Amazon slashed the price of the Yamaha YAS-207BL in a 24-hour sale that ends at midnight PT.
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Google Home owners claim a recent update has left their devices unusable

Google Home owners claim a recent update has left their devices unusable

A firmware update for Google Home smart speakers has caused real trouble for some owners as it appears to have rendered their devices useless. Some of those affected claim to have resolved the issue with a factory reset of the speaker, while Google says it’s investigating the issue.
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Anker Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition packs 4K, HDR, and Alexa in a $230 speaker

Anker Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition packs 4K, HDR, and Alexa in a $230 speaker

The first soundbar to include the Amazon Fire TV platform is the $230 Anker Nebula Soundbar -- Fire TV Edition, and it's now available for pre-order with deliveries starting on November 19. The 2.1 channel 100-watt speaker features 4K and Dolby Vision HDR and has Alexa built in for smart home control.
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Google Nest Mini hands-on review: New name, few changes

Google Nest Mini hands-on review: New name, few changes

Google's new Nest Mini looks a lot like the older Google Home Mini speaker, and that's not the only similarity. Despite the new name, the Nest Mini is only a minor revision of its predecessor, and the focus is still on Google Assistant.
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Google brings out the new Nest Mini, an upgrade of the Google Home Mini, for $49

Google brings out the new Nest Mini, an upgrade of the Google Home Mini, for $49

Google unveiled its newest smart speaker, the Nest Mini, at its Made by Google 2019 event. The new version of the Google Home Mini looks very similar to its predecessor, but it's got some impressive new features to go along with its new name, as well as an attractive price.
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TCL starts taking pre-orders for its 4K HDR QLED 8-Series Roku TVs

TCL starts taking pre-orders for its 4K HDR QLED 8-Series Roku TVs

TCL's top-of-the-line 8-Series 4K HDR QLED Roku TVs are finally available for pre-order, as a BestBuy exclusive. The new TVs come in 65- and 75-inch sizes starting at $1,999. In addition to Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the 8-Series uses a 25,000 mini-LED backlight for much-improved video performance.
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Walmart-exclusive Roku soundbar and sub put price before performance

Walmart-exclusive Roku soundbar and sub put price before performance

The new Roku Smart Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer are great ways to add streaming smarts and better audio quality to any TV setup, but at $180 each, they're still not affordable for everyone. Walmart's exclusive versions of these products fix that, but the performance and features have taken a hit.
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Polk Audio Legend Series L100 speakers review: Pure clarity

Polk Audio Legend Series L100 speakers review: Pure clarity

Polk's ambitious new Legend speakers come in hot in the approachable L100 bookshelf speakers, offering audiophile sound from a brand that has long embraced the budget buy. The latest from Polk goes back to the company's roots with clear, dimensional sound that's refreshingly dynamic.
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LG SL9YG soundbar review: Atmos delivers a punch

LG SL9YG soundbar review: Atmos delivers a punch

LG’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbar is loaded with power, features, and quirks, including the lack of a center channel. That said, this distinctive soundbar offers powerful Atmos immersion for a two-piece system, making it worth consideration for those seeking cinematic sound without multiple speakers.
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You can finally make Duo calls with Google Home smart speakers

You can finally make Duo calls with Google Home smart speakers

You can now make Google Duo calls with Google Home speakers. Duo works with display devices like Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max in all countries and languages where Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max are sold, and on smart speakers like Google Home, Home Max, Home Mini. You can call speakers in your home, too.
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With Cortana in a coma, Microsoft’s smart home ambitions look bleak

With Cortana in a coma, Microsoft’s smart home ambitions look bleak

Microsoft’s Surface event on Wednesday showed all of us yet again that there’s always one more thing to get excited about. But there was no mention of Cortana, Microsoft's oft-forgotten voice assistant.
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Vizio SB36514-G6 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar review

Vizio SB36514-G6 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar review

Vizio’s latest Dolby Atmos soundbar packs serious punch for a price so low it’ll make your head spin. While this soundbar isn’t perfect, it’s loaded with features and packs a full 5.1.4-channel setup at well under $1,000. With the SB36514-G6, just about anyone can afford Atmos.
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Best Buy slashes prices on LG and Sony soundbar systems and subwoofers

Best Buy slashes prices on LG and Sony soundbar systems and subwoofers

Best Buy has just knocked prices down on a couple soundbars from LG and Sony, so now’s your chance to score one on the cheap and take your home entertainment setup to the next level. Better still, both of these 2.1-channel soundbars come with wireless subwoofers and ring in at around $200 or less.