Bose Home Speaker 500 review

The world of smart speakers is ever-expanding, and the Bose Home Speaker 500 is one of the many. Bose has a lot of smart speakers in its arsenal, and the Home Speaker 500 fills the niche of being moderately sized, but with loud audio. Is that enough stand out from the rest? About this Bose […]

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Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) review

Amazon Echo devices have been on the market for years, and while Alexa is the main draw for all of them (and works pretty much the same on all of them), there are always a few new quirks and updates to look at. The Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) seems to pare back a little […]

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Tribit Stormbox Micro review

In the world of Bluetooth speakers, the Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth speaker seeks to strike the balance of being affordable, portable, durable, and loud. In a market full of other water-resistant and portable speakers, let’s see if the Tribit StormBox Micro stands out on its own. About this Tribit StormBox Micro review: We tested the […]

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Sonos Kicks Off Black Friday Sale With 20% Off Soundbars, Speakers, More

We’re very close to Black Friday, and as more and more sales pick up, today we’re tracking a new discount event being held at Sonos. For its Black Friday offerings, you can get 20 percent off select products on the Sonos website through November 28. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you […]

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Sony SRS-XG300 review

The Sony SRS-XG300 is the company’s latest attempt to capture the outdoor speaker market. This is the largest (and most expensive) of Sony’s recent Bluetooth speaker releases, and it’s clearly aiming to be the life of the party, rather than your next hiking buddy. It’s heavy and were it not for the top handle, it’d […]

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Sony SRS-XE300 review

The waterproof wireless speaker landscape is one dominated by names like JBL and Ultimate Ears (UE), but Sony’s been trying to make a dent for a while now. The Sony SRS-XE300 is one of the company’s latest attempts, with a lot going for it. This simple Bluetooth speaker ditches the gimmicks, instead aiming to be […]

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Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review

Audio veteran Bose shores up its speaker portfolio with a compact, all-black slab intended to take down the Sonos Beam. The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 is a simple yet powerful home theater solution in the middle of its soundbar line. Bose has a couple of tricks that elevate this Dolby Atmos soundbar above others, but […]

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What is eARC and how does it compare to HDMI ARC?

Austin Kwok / SoundGuys HDMI cables have been around for some time, and you’re likely already familiar with them. These cables make connecting up your home theater, soundbar, or any other recent AV equipment a breeze. However there are several versions of the HDMI standard, and the features offered by your TV, AV receiver, or […]

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Deals: Amazon Discounts Anker Chargers, Soundcore Speakers, Galaxy Buds, More

Amazon is kicking off the week with an assortment of deals across a wide variety of products, including Samsung earbuds, Anker accessories, computer software, and more. Samsung Galaxy Buds There’s a big sale on the Samsung Galaxy Buds line of earphones, starting between $89.99-$104.18 for the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, down from $149.99-$169.99. Note: MacRumors […]

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Sonos Announces Sub Mini, Can Be Paired With AirPlay-Enabled Sonos Speakers

Following a leak earlier this year, Sonos today announced the Sub Mini, a new wireless subwoofer with a more compact design and lower price than the full-size Sonos Sub. Sonos said the Sub Mini will be available globally starting October 6, with pricing set at $429 in the United States, compared to $749 for the […]

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Sonos Roam review

When it comes to smart speakers, Sonos has been a major player in the field for a while. The Sonos Roam has a few things going for it, most notably built-in support for voice assistants along with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. This is the company that basically created the niche category of “rugged, portable […]

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Bose Portable Smart Speaker review

The Bose ecosystem is vast, and smart speakers are a natural extension of the brand’s reach. The Bose Portable Smart Speaker aims to combine smart functionality with the ability to move from room to room or even outside. But there are a lot of smart speakers out there; does the Bose Portable Smart Speaker stand […]

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Best computer soundbars

Let’s face it, the speakers in your computer monitor are probably not made for much beyond watching a low-quality YouTube video from 2009. While the idea of improving desktop audio quality can be nice, computer speakers take up quite a bit of real estate and can clutter up your workspace with a mess of wires. […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin review

Lofty promises tend to come in attractive packages, and the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin claims to deliver top-notch sound and smart functionality with a high-flying flourish. However, plenty of speakers feel like they’ll lift you up into the clouds, only to leave you firmly on Earth. Does the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin take off or […]

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Best soundbars for PC and console gaming

If you’re big on gaming and want to experience every sound through more than just your headphones or computer speakers, you might want to consider a soundbar. Soundbars are a great choice for smaller spaces since they don’t take up a ton of room, and many have surround sound 5.1 and 7.1-channel options to immerse […]

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Sonos Five review

You can mix and match smart speakers, but when it comes to cohesive ecosystems, Sonos has a reputation few can match. The Sonos Five aims to fit into that world, but also offers features to make it stand on its own. With a line-in port and Wi-Fi connectivity, this bulky speaker seems to straddle two […]

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Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Rockley Photonics CEO Andrew Rickman will lead an exciting roster of speakers at a Wareable event in London. Wareable Presents: Wearables London is the reboot of a successful series of events – and Wareable is taking an active role. And we’ve assembled some top speakers to talk about the world of wearable tech in 2022 […]

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Hear every detail with the Kantu YU2 PC speakers on sale for $180

The Kanto YU2 PC gaming desktop speakers have dropped to just $179.99 at Amazon, and this deal is available in several color options including black, white, red, teal, and more. Choose your favorite, or the one that goes best with your workstation’s aesthetic, and save money no matter what. The drop to $180 is the […]

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Anker Soundcore Motion+ review

With the Soundcore Motion+, Anker aims to take on the tightly competitive Bluetooth speaker market. While it may not have fancy features such as the ability to charge your phone, or an optical input, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ aims to deliver good sound in a waterproof and portable package for everyday use. Is this the […]

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Sonos One (Gen 2) review

It’s painful to sacrifice sound quality for smart features when buying a home audio system. Luckily, with the Sonos One (Gen 2) that’s not much of a concern. This smart speaker has built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and it sounds pretty good for something so little. You can connect it for multiroom playback, and […]

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