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Klipsch Bar 40 and Bar 48 home theater soundbars bring the boom to any TV

Klipsch Bar 40 and Bar 48 home theater soundbars bring the boom to any TV

In a world that's quickly filling up with budget soundbar options, it's great to see a premium brand like Klipsch throw its hat in the ring with two new products: The Bar 40 and Bar 48. Starting at $299, both are equipped with wireless subwoofers. The Bar 48 can even be expanded into a true 5.1 system.
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Samsung’s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker now slated for a fall release

Samsung’s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker now slated for a fall release

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Home smart speaker to rival Amazon's Echo, Google Home, and Apple's HomePod. However, while it has shown off the design and given a hint at its features, it is not quite ready to provide a concrete release and price details. Here's what we know about the Galaxy Home so far.
Ecobee SmartThermostat Review

Ecobee SmartThermostat review

Ecobee SmartThermostat review

The smartest thermostat gets smarter, more powerful, and more useful with enhanced audio streaming, new Alexa calling features and more. Read our Ecobee SmartThermostat review to find out why it’s a top pick for anyone considering an upgrade.
Zvox Soundbars

How Zvox soundbars use advanced tech to help the hard of hearing enjoy TV again

How Zvox soundbars use advanced tech to help the hard of hearing enjoy TV again

ZVOX audio has been credited as the maker of the first commercially successful soundbar, but the innovation didn’t stop there. Led by CEO Tom Hannaher and his team are working to help bring high-quality TV audio to the hearing impaired, from soundbars to affordable hearing aids.
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Dell slashes price on this JBL Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker

Dell slashes price on this JBL Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker

Dell has knocked $135 off the Harman Kardon Allure, sending the price plummeting down to a more enticing (and affordable) $65. But there's a catch: There's a limited amount of stock available, so those wanting to scoop up an Allure on the cheap will need to act fast, or risk losing out.
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Walmart cuts prices on this Bose wireless speaker and Samsung Soundbar

Walmart cuts prices on this Bose wireless speaker and Samsung Soundbar

Don't settle for a cheap soundbar or wireless speaker. Walmart has great sales on the Samsung HW-N550 Soundbar System and Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III wireless speaker this week. Both are great options if you're looking to upgrade the sound in your home.
Sony HT-S350

Sony HT-S350 review

Sony HT-S350 review

Sony’s new midlevel soundbar, the HT-S350, offers tons of power, big bass, and a sleek look for $300. But mediocre features and a focus on might over detail make it easy to miss the little things. In our review, we’ll explain why you may want to look elsewhere for great TV sound at this price.
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Oh, hey, Google! Bose brings Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars

Oh, hey, Google! Bose brings Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars

Bose announced a new partnership with Google Assistant that will see the digital helper being added to all of its current smart speakers and soundbars, bringing listeners a ton of added functionality at no extra cost, and giving smart home lovers another reason to consider its various products.
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Vizio’s new TVs and soundbars go on sale today. Here’s where and for how much

Vizio’s new TVs and soundbars go on sale today. Here’s where and for how much

Vizio announced pricing and specs for all of its latest TV and soundbar models, offering a wide range of awesome choices for your home theater upgrade, especially with upcoming support for Apple Airplay 2 and HomeKit coming to its SmartCast 3.0 smart TV platform.
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Looking for a Bluetooth speaker? The Beats Pill Plus is less than $115 on Amazon

Looking for a Bluetooth speaker? The Beats Pill Plus is less than $115 on Amazon

Looking for a Bluetooth speaker to take on your hikes, picnics, and trips to the beach this summer? Well, look no further — Amazon has shaved $66 off the Beats Pill Plus, sending the price tumbling down to a more affordable $114.
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Best Buy drops a massive $150 discount on this Sony smart speaker

Best Buy drops a massive $150 discount on this Sony smart speaker

There's never been a better time to treat yourself to a smart speaker. That's because Best Buy has knocked $150 off the Google Assistant-driven Sony LF-S50G — sending the price plummeting down to a more affordable $50.
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First-generation Sonos One smart speaker prices drop to just $150

First-generation Sonos One smart speaker prices drop to just $150

We found a pretty great deal: The original Sonos One smart speaker is now $150, which is the lowest price we've seen since it launched. Though no longer the newest version, the first-gen model sounds identical to the second-gen, and will still get Google Assistant support when it launches later this year.
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Roland’s Amazon-exclusive BTM-1 Bluetooth speaker doubles as a guitar amp

Roland’s Amazon-exclusive BTM-1 Bluetooth speaker doubles as a guitar amp

Roland, long known for its many digital instruments, has made an Amazon-exclusive Bluetooth speaker for performers on the go. With a guitar cable input and overdrive and reverb effects, as well as the ability to play backing tracks through a 3.5 mm input, it might be the perfect portable rig for musicians.
Sonos Beam Speaker

Sonos Beam review

Sonos Beam review

Sonos makes some of the best single-speaker home theater products, but they’re expensive. A more affordable model would help a lot of people make the jump to Sonos. The Sonos Beam looks to be that product, with Alexa built-in. But did Sonos remove too much in the effort to keep the price down?
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Sonos One review

Sonos One review

To compete in the smart speaker space, Sonos could have just made a better-sounding Alexa speaker. But the company has a reputation to uphold, and went much further than that. Our Sonos One Review reveals how Sonos does Alexa better than Amazon. The Sonos One remains one of the best you can get.
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Sony releases wireless turntable, new soundbar amid slew of 2019 audio devices

Sony releases wireless turntable, new soundbar amid slew of 2019 audio devices

Sony has announced pricing and availability for its 2019 home audio lineup, including a brand-new wireless turntable, a new soundbar, and a slew of Bluetooth speakers that range from small and portable to huge and cupholder-laden. Availability for some products begins now, with the last hitting shelves in mid-May.
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From 8K TVs to soundbars, Samsung reveals pricing on its 2019 lineup

From 8K TVs to soundbars, Samsung reveals pricing on its 2019 lineup

As of today, you can order Samsung's latest art-filled Frame TV and Q Series soundbars from the tech giant, with select retailers to come. The company also laid out pricing across its vast home theater lineup, including for its QLED TVs, from its 8K to 4K lines, as well as multiple other TVs for 2019.
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How to use a voice assistant speaker as a smart home hub

How to use a voice assistant speaker as a smart home hub

Your voice assistant speaker - whether Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri - has the ability to control smart devices around your home. Here's how to use a voice assistant speaker as a smart home hub and how to set them up properly with each voice assistant for full smart home control.
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Vizio’s 3.1-channel soundbar system is now 35 percent off

Vizio’s 3.1-channel soundbar system is now 35 percent off

Nothing improves the sound of your TV like an external speaker, and there is no easier or more affordable way to add one than a soundbar. So scoring 35 percent off on a Vizio 3.2 channel soundbar system is a great way to get better sound on the cheap without sacrificing qualities or features.
Amazon Echo Spot Review

Amazon Echo Spot review

Amazon Echo Spot review

The Amazon Echo Spot, the newest member of Amazon’s smart speaker family, is cute, fun, sleek, and the perfect little alarm clock. With this little device, you'll be snoozing the alarm just for fun.
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Samsung’s new soundbars adjust settings to onscreen content in real time

Samsung’s new soundbars adjust settings to onscreen content in real time

Home theater soundbars may be a dime a dozen these days, but that doesn't mean they can't add something new to the experience. Samsung's HW-Q70R and Q60R can automatically change their EQ and other settings to better match what's happening onscreen, and are more affordable than the company's top-end line of soundbars.
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All three of LG’s new soundbars will be available before summer

All three of LG’s new soundbars will be available before summer

LG has finally announced pricing and availability to the three soundbars it announced at CES 2019. They'll come out in April or May of this year (depending on the model), and will retail between $400 and $1,300, with top-tier models coming with Dolby Atmos and advanced Meridian audio processing.
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Smart speakers now help the U.K. to calculate the cost of living

Smart speakers now help the U.K. to calculate the cost of living

Smart speakers have become so popular in the U.K. that the device has now been added to the nation’s ”inflation basket.” The basket contains commonly bought items and is used to calculate the cost of living. Reflecting current shopping habits, the electric toothbrush has also been added, while the humble hi-fi is out.
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Sonos revamps its Sonos One smart speaker with Bluetooth LE

Sonos revamps its Sonos One smart speaker with Bluetooth LE

Sonos is releasing a second generation of its Sonos One smart speaker, which will feature embedded Bluetooth Low Energy. The company says it's to make setup procedures easier, but it could be used for several other purposes. We take a look at what the new wireless option could mean for future updates.
Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review

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?
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Words are so 2018. The Peeqo robot speaks exclusively in GIFs and video clips

Words are so 2018. The Peeqo robot speaks exclusively in GIFs and video clips

Move over, Amazon Echo and Google Home! Peeqo is a cute robot that will answer your spoken word questions by displaying a specially selected short video or GIF. Because, you know, it’s 2019 and nobody feels comfortable talking to one another the old-fashioned way anymore.
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With new blueprints, Amazon empowers anyone to create Alexa skills in minutes

With new blueprints, Amazon empowers anyone to create Alexa skills in minutes

Amazon launched its Skills Blueprints initiative last year to help users create and publish new and custom Alexa skills in minutes using easy-to-use templates and now the technology giant is handing out a new and improved model that includes more customization, bells and whistles.
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Amazon slashes prices on Samsung, Sonos, and Vizio soundbars for the big game

Amazon slashes prices on Samsung, Sonos, and Vizio soundbars for the big game

If you're looking to upgrade your TV's sound without paying out the nose, then a good soundbar is a cost-effective alternative to expensive and difficult surround sound speakers setups. We've rounded up a handful of the best brand-name soundbar deals on Amazon to help you out.
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Polk Audio’s Command Bar joins Alexa’s multiroom music party

Polk Audio’s Command Bar joins Alexa’s multiroom music party

Polk's Command Bar is a home theater soundbar with Alexa built in. But with a new update, it can also be grouped with Amazon's Echo products, and other third-party speakers, to produce a sophisticated multi-room, whole-home sound system, all of which can be controlled by your voice.
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From Atmos to WiSA: These are the coolest soundbars of CES 2019

From Atmos to WiSA: These are the coolest soundbars of CES 2019

While some companies chose not to play this year, CES 2019 still had a ton of impressive soundbars at the show. From Klipsch to Vizio, the soundbars at this year's show brought a ton of new features and plenty of power. We've rounded up the coolest soundbars we saw at the show.
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JBL/Harman launch smart soundbar, new speakers, and a guitar amp/speaker combo

JBL/Harman launch smart soundbar, new speakers, and a guitar amp/speaker combo

Harman Kardon and JBL have announced four new audio lines that will hit the market in 2019. New offerings from the conglomerate companies include a brand-new smart soundbar, portable speaker, smart home theater speakers, and a massive portable speaker with both guitar and microphone inputs.
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Sony looks to get the party started at CES with new boombox featuring cupholders

Sony looks to get the party started at CES with new boombox featuring cupholders

Sony has announced a slew of new audio products at this year's CES conference in Las Vegas, including a brand-new Dolby Atmos soundbar, several smart speakers, and a massive portable boombox with built-in cupholders that's aimed at those who want to take their dance party anywhere.
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Vizio’s latest soundbars double down on Dolby Atmos — again

Vizio’s latest soundbars double down on Dolby Atmos — again

Vizio brought a myriad of new soundbars to CES 2019, including two new Dolby Atmos bars that offer big sound in a smaller profile, bringing the brand's Atmos offerings to five. Smaller bars fill out the line for a versatile collection. We've got all the details of the lineup here.
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Sennheiser says you have to hear its new Ambeo soundbar to believe it

Sennheiser says you have to hear its new Ambeo soundbar to believe it

Sennheiser has announced its new 5.1.4 Ambeo soundbar at this year's CES conference in Las Vegas. It's a Dolby Atmos-enabled device that re-creates object-based surround sound so vividly and with such fidelity that the company claims that you have to hear it to believe it.