Surround Sound

The Sonos One offers all that wireless speaker goodness with a side of Alexa

There isn’t much to say about the new Sonos One that hasn’t been said about Sonos already. The company has long been the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio and their speakers, whil

HyperX’s Revolver S is the right example for Dolby 7.1 gaming headsets

If you’re into the booming eSports scene, you’ve heard of HyperX. Their prevalence at professional gaming tournaments as the de facto gaming headphones for pros is difficult to deny, espec

An AI project can tell you when the cow goes “Moo”

A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos — cows, cars, very small rocks — and add appropriate sounds — “Mooo!”, “Vroom!”, a

The highs and lows of the Cadillac CT6 Bose Panaray audio system

Panaray. Panaromic and array. Made by Bose, the $3,700 optional Panaray audio system puts 34 tiny speakers around the Cadillac CT6's cabin with the goal of creating an immersive soundstage. This is mo

Enclave Audio delivers 5.1 surround sound (almost) wirelessly

In the list of things that we want science to solve I suspect the creation of a wireless 5.1 speaker system that is easy to use and set up ranks up there in between a cure for shingles and the coloniz

The Sonos Play:5 Is A Compact, Wireless Music Machine That Sounds Great

Sonos has long been my favorite speaker company. While the sound quality is fair to good – I’ve heard better and I’ve heard far worse – the ease of use, the simplicity of setup

Sonos Announces A New Speaker To Embiggen Your Audio

Sonos has just announced the PLAY:5, a new speaker to replace the similarly-sized PLAY line. The new speaker is designed as a successor to the PLAY:5 speaker. Sonos, you’ll recall, offers a ster

Cheap Zalman surround-sound headset looks like it would make you top-heavy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/head.jpg" />Not all of us have room for surround sound setups in our tiny studio apartments, which we're thinking about moving out of bec

Psyko's 5.1 headphones are totally insane

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/psyko.jpg" /> I've tried on some true surround-sound headphones before, and let me tell you that it really <em>does </em>make a differen

Sony DAV-F200: Small footprint home theater

STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION. That’s one way to describe Sony’s new Bravia home theater setup, the DAV-F200. Another, less boisterous way to describe it is by calling it what it is: a virtual

Onkyo's entry-level 5.1 system gets reviewed

[photopress:onkyo304frnt400.jpg,full,center] I’m nuts about home theater, it’s true. But that’s because I’m something of an audiophile as well as a videophile, natch. I think i

The random endorsement: surround sound

[photopress:endorsess.jpg,full,right] Big deal, Kennedy endorsed Obama. Today I endorse surround sound and I fully expect sales to increase one million fold. Yes, after a brief hiatus in which I spent

Sony's Pint-Size Home Theater In a Box

The Sony Bravia DAV-IS10 is the stealth bomber of home theater systems. You won’t even know it’s there, thanks to five tiny micro-satellite speakers, each of which is about the size of a b

Logitech Announces G51 Gaming Surround Speakers, More Lifelike Frags

Another day, another very decent 5.1 gaming-centric PC surround system. I had a chance to play a FPS with these suckers at a Logitech briefing a few months back, and for a minute I thought the back of

Turtle Beach Launches Revolutionary Surround-sound Headphones

Are you ready for a revolution? Well, are you? Turtle Beach is bringing it full force with the Ear Force AK-R8 and its goal is to be at the top of the PC gaming headphone heap. The headset features a

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook

Aside from having one of the longest product names I’ve seen in weeks, this new Creative card looks like a pretty useful little utility for your laptop. If you want some seriously good sound to

Stream Surround Sound Music With Sony's TDM-NC1 Cube

Sony sure does smell a potential market with this wireless media streaming stuff. (Don’t want to be late to the party this time, right Sony?) This odd looking fellow is the Digital Media Port Wi

Dragon's Lair Coming To Blu-Ray

When the word “Laserdisc” comes to mind, I think of three things: Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, and failed technology. Luckily, nostalgic fans of the animated Dragon’s Lair will be

The AudioFile: Where's That Sound?

What’s a hard-core gamer or action-movie lover to do about having late-night fragging sessions or Matrix screenings without driving their spouse or neighbors nuts? While there are plenty of cons

Help Key: How to Set Up Surround Sound Speakers

Anyone can put a boom box on the shelf and turn it on; but setting up a set of surround sound speakers, and getting the optimal audio fidelity takes a little more effort. Speakers are often considered
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