Sonos Studio NYC merges art, tech and music

Sonos, a company that has long pursued the perfect merger of music with technology, furthered that cause—with a strong artistic flair—as it previewed its Sonos Studio NYC experience on Sept. 30. The attraction will be open through Oct. 5th. Held at the Neue House—an experimental office space at 110 E. 25th St.—Sonos Studio NYC is more »

Super large-screen TVs get home theater love with ZVOX

Ever since TVs became a household commodity, manufacturers have continued to improve upon quality, features, and design. So far, each new year of the past few years have upped screen size by at least an inch or so. If you have the budget (and allocated space), all video  can be enjoyed to over 80 inches more »

JBL cinema base, soundbar speakers available for preorder

When it comes to upgrading home entertainment experiences, a brand new TV isn’t the only answer. Sure, if you own a clunker that would do better in the garage or guest bedroom, new TV it is. But if you already own a great flat panel unit, then it’s going to be either furniture and/or audio more »

Yamaha claims its new TV speaker base is first to offer “true” 5.1-channel surround sound

The “sound platform” category continues to grow. These are products that act as a base for your TV and provide much meatier sound than your average, smaller soundbars. For its part, Yamaha calls this kind of product a “TV speaker base.” And now it’s introduced the SRT-1000, which it claims is the first such product to offer “true” 5.1-channel surround sound.

Klipsch unveils second Reference soundbar

The company says the $799.99 R-20B particularly excels at quality reproduction of dialogue, which it says is a problem with many existing soundbars.

Energy launches first Connoisseur soundbar

Energy today launched its $599.99 Energy Connoisseur CS-30 soundbar, featuring plug n’ play functionality, Dolby Digital decoding, 3D surround mode and Bluetooth streaming capabilities.

10 great giveaways: Win a $6K gaming chair, $10K theater, 60″ TV, and more…

In the age of big data, no one is safe…So why not give the following companies your personal information, too? At least you might when something. Kidding aside, the following 10 giveaways from around the web will have you decking out your home theater (or creating an entirely new one, in some cases) in high style.


Put the OSD Soundsole speaker under a 55lb TV

There are a lot of audio solutions out there these days that are meant to make getting better sound in your living room easier and without your loved ones calling the design police on you. The sound base is a great solution for those who don’t can’t mount a TV on the wall and don’t have space in front of a TV for a deep speaker or tall speaker (like a sound bar). The sound base sits under the TV and can withstand its weight without a problem.

Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar adds Bluetooth, smartphone control

Yamaha’s best-selling YAS-101 budget-priced sound bar is known for its solid sound quality and the fact that his has a subwoofer built right in, not to mention the low, low price of $299. Now, that popular model has been upgraded to the Yamaha YAS-103, adding Bluetooth for streaming music playback from mobile devices and compatibility with a new app that will let you control it right from you smartphone or tablet.


The sexiest new home audio speakers for 2014

There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.

Win $48K in prizes, 4K TV, in Samsung and h.h. gregg’s ‘Super 48 Giveaway’

Want to upgrade your home theater before the big game and watch it in on a brand-new Samsung 65-inch 4K or 50-inch LED TV? Then head on over to h.h. gregg or the company’s Facebook page and enter the Super 48K Giveaway for a chance to win electronics prizes from both Samsung and h.h. gregg.


Damson Jetstream speakers auto-calibrate to your room for better sound

Getting good sound from your speakers means knowing that the room where they live is a large part of the equation. Whether it is a surround sound receiver with a built-in mic that takes room measurements and adjust speakers based on feedback or a professional acoustician to dial-in a more sophisticated room, tweaking the way more »