December 10, 2020
Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar Review: eARC, Dolby Atmos, and More!

If you're ready to stop planning a big elaborate stereo system and just want 9.1.4 channels that work out of the box, there aren't that many options on the market. The HW-Q950T, from Samsung, tries to deliver on that promise, and in our review we'll cover all the questions you're asking about this unit, and […]

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December 10, 2020
In-Ceiling Speaker Sizing Guide: What Size Should You Get?

In-ceiling speakers are a popular choice for home theater aficionados. Not only do they help to reduce your speaker setup's footprint, but they also help provide a more even overhead listening experience. However, in-ceiling speakers will require a more thorough installation process. This means it is even more important that you select the right one […]

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November 26, 2020
7 Best Soundbars with HDMI eARC: The Best of the Best!

As the years pass, more and more incredible new home audio standards propagate out into the world, and eARC is finally at a place where it’s reasonable to expect this feature. If you’re ready to get a premium soundbar including eARC, you’re in a spot where you have the opportunity to future proof your system […]

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September 28, 2020
8 Best Soundbars for Big Rooms

Soundbars are a fantastic tool for pumping a lot of sound into a room without having to fuss with a huge surround sound speaker system. They minimize the number of wires you have to deal with, hardware you have to mount, etc. - and many of the newer fancier models do so in style. If […]

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September 21, 2020
Projectors vs Mini Projectors: Everything You Need to Know

There are many projector models that serve different functions. Choosing the right one can be a daunting task due to confusing marketing and similar product-types and titles. Many users have questions about the differences between important devices. One such question revolves around the differences between projectors and mini-projectors. The primary difference between projectors and mini […]

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September 6, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos Five and Play:5

Nothing says premium home audio quite like Sonos, but if you're in the market for the Sonos Play:5 (or the slightly refreshed "Sonos Five"), you may be wondering what the rest of the wireless home speaker system is looking like right now. For this amount of money, it's worth considering what else is out there. […]

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August 25, 2020
Sonos Amp vs Yamaha WXA-50: Which is Better?

Adding an amp to your system can be a great way to get music from non-streaming sources into your wireless speakers, and also to get streaming music out to non-wireless speakers. But in the amp game, it's hard to know what features you need and how two units like the Sonos Amp and the Yamaha […]

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August 17, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos One

The Sonos One is a great speaker that offers entry into the Sonos ecosystem, the current gold standard of home audio systems. But, maybe due to the price of the Sonos speaker system, you might wonder what the alternatives to the Sonos One are. Some of the best alternatives include: Amazon Echo Plus Denon HEOS […]

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August 12, 2020
Sonos Connect vs Sonos Port: What's the Difference?

If you’re trying to integrate several rooms, or maybe even a whole house, into one unified audio system, then Sonos is one of the best options. But to do it right, you need some extra hardware to connect your various “zones”. Sonos sells two products that fill this need: the Sonos Connect and the Sonos […]

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August 2, 2020
Yamaha WXA-50 vs. WXC-50: What’s the Difference?

Sure the Yamaha WXA-50 and WXC-50 are both in Yamaha’s MusicCast line and they send sound to speakers. But that’s about as far as their similarities go. Try to substitute one for the other, and you could blow out your speakers or simply get no sound from them. Knowing the difference is important if you […]

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