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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big difference

Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

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Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google’s smallest smart speaker even better

Expect (slightly) more bass, a mounting hole, and refined controls, all for the same price as the older Home Mini.

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Google Nest Mini arrives with same design as Home Mini, better sound, and a wall mount

The Google Nest Mini is basically the old Home Mini with bigger bass, a wall mount, and more under-the-hood processing power.

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How to play music on all (or some) of your Amazon Alexa speakers at once

Want to hear tunes booming throughout your house? If you have Amazon Echo devices in multiple rooms, just ask Alexa, although you’ll need to tweak some settings first.

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New Google Nest Mini, Nest Wifi, and Pixel Buds 2 expected to surface at Tuesday's Pixel 4 event

A handful of new Google smart home devices will likely debut alongside the heavily leaked Pixel 4 smartphone next week, including new versions of the Home Mini and Google Wifi.

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Vizio SB36514-G6 Home Theater Sound System review: Impressive sound, but we had Chromecast issues

We loved its true surround sound and immersive Dolby Atmos effects, but the Vizio SB36514-G6 gave us trouble when it came to iOS 13 and Chromecast.

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Google Assistant makes it easier to move music, podcasts, and videos from one Google device to another

Compatible with Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube music, the new “stream transfer” feature lets you ask Google to move your tunes from room to room.

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Sonos Flex subscriptions let you rent superb, yet pricey Sonos speakers for cheap

In a "small test," Sonos has started renting speakers in the Netherlands for as little as €15 a month.

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Rock out with this bassy Sony XB20 bluetooth speaker for 60% off today

Get the Sony XB20 (in blue) for $40 on Amazon today.

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Amazon Echo Studio: First impressions

Amazon is finally building a higher-quality smart speaker—one that will give Sonos heartburn.

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Amazon unveils a raft of new devices, including a high-end Echo speaker, Alexa-packing earbuds, glasses, and a ring

Amazon went nuts with its fall hardware event, unleashing a bevy of products ranging from wireless Echo Buds, a smart ring, a smart oven, and even a dog tracker.

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Amazon to its competitors: Our voice assistants need to play nice together

More than 30 companies have committed to Amazon’s new Voice Interoperability Initiative, but Apple, Google, and Samsung are conspicuously absent from the list.

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Sonos Move review: Glorious audio performances at home and on the road

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, indoors, outdoors, portable, and battery powered: The Sonos Move is the best speaker Sonos has built in years.

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Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

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Polk Legend L100 review: Higher performance than you'd expect from any bookshelf speaker

Polk's Legend L100 speakers deliver well-rounded sound with generally precise renderings.

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Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar with Alexa review: DTS Virtual:X 3D surround effects aren’t worth the harsh sound

While we like the standard surround-sound modes on this budget-priced soundbar, we aren’t fans of its harsh-sounding DTS Virtual:X implementation.

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Bowers & Wilkins' Formation Flex speaker promises high-end wireless audio in a HomePod-style design

Due to arrive later this month, the latest mesh speaker in Bowers & Wilkins’s Formation line supports AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Roon, and Bluetooth.

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Anker Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth speaker review: Big sound in a rugged, compact package

This $100 Bluetooth speaker could do with a little more high-end detail, but its attention to mid-range audio pays dividends when it comes to delivering rich, robust sound.

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Lenovo doubles down on its Google Assistant-powered Smart Display line with a new 7-inch version

Slated to ship in October, the Smart Display 7 comes with slimmed-down bezels, stereo speakers, and an ambient light sensor.

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