Cheap soundbars are a lot like cheap headphones. Many of them will do the job. Few of them will do it well. The new TV Mate by Samsung fits firmly in the first category. It will indeed make the audio on your TV louder and better. It will not, however, trick your friends into think you have a souped-up home theater…
If you’re like me, you know Sennheiser as that sleek German company that makes dependably terrific headphones and microphones. That’s about to change.
If the term “smart sound bar” seems unusual, that’s because it’s brand new. TCL just announced the first in a new class of gadgets that act a little bit like a smart speaker and a little bit like a remote control that’s powered by your voice. As the name implies, the new TCL Roku Smart Sound Bar is powered by the…
I expected something wonderful. The $630 Samsung Sound+ has eleven drivers, wi-fi audio capabilities similar to the slightly more expensive Sonos Playbar, and a very attractive design. In short, I was hoping for a cheaper version of the Sonos Playbar, and in many ways that’s very much what you get, particularly if…
With the new Sound Bar Flex, LG didn’t make the world’s best sound bar. It’s actually a bit of a stretch to call the modular, three-piece speaker system a sound bar at all. And at $430, the (mostly) wireless setup isn’t quite a bargain either. You know what, though? The Sound Bar Flex sure is fun to use.
Sonos is getting ready to expand its home theater lineup, according to multiple leaks that surfaced in the past few days. Photos of a new Sonos product called the “PlayBase” speaker have been featured in a B&H Listing, several tweets, and FCC listing. Base speakers of this kind—which sit directly under a TV—have…
In a world that cherishes gadgets that keep getting smaller and lighter, the Fluance Fi70 is a big hulking WTF. The $500 Bluetooth speaker is as big as your parent’s oldest television set and weighs in at a hulking 81 pounds. It’s so ridiculous, so surprisingly handsome, and so cheap that I almost want to buy it.…
Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a "state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California." We know better. They're clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool.
Samsung's just announced its 2013 lineup of home theater and audio devices. The new set features an interesting mix of vintage and developing technologies designed to combine classic sound with modern connectivity.
Bells, whistles, and brushed aluminum on your home stereo are great—if you're into that sort of thing. But if you want something a bit more Mad Men and less Mad Max, check out the Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio.
If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably won't like hearing that the receivers of yesteryear produce comparable sound. Why is that? Technological advancement, ironically.
TDK's handsome new boomboxes aren't about to make the common concession of putting an iPod dock front and center. Their designs are an updated take on the classic ghetto blaster: business in the front, and party in the front, too.
These Avantgarde Trio Classico speakers look like gigantic golden ears. The frame bends in an ear-like shape and the horns act as the lobes. At $190,000, they better make my ears bleed gold though.
You know who knows speakers? Audiogon, the high-end audio community knows speakers. So we asked them if it was possible to get kick-ass sound for under two G's. Their answer: a turned-up-to-eleven, room-shaking YES.
Sonos is admired for their elegant, if expensive, wireless home audio systems, so it only feels right that soon you'll be able to turn your iPad into a $500 Sonos remote. Now why can't I do this with iTunes?
These Klipsch LightSpeakers may be ugly as sin, but the idea of having speakers and LED lights in the same light bulb unit should appeal to haters of wires and unnecessary gadgetry.
Why does your home stereo system sound like shit? Because it's not floating on magnets, of course. With the Zero Gravity shelf, your stereo gains powers of levitation that would be better applied to just about anything else.