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Past articles by Ty:

Sonos Era 300 Review: Great, Room-Filling Sound in a Compact Speaker

The Sonos Era 300 is a great-sounding Dolby Atmos speaker, but it faces a lot of competition from the cheaper Amazon Echo Studio. → Read More

Amazon Echo Pop Review: A Pared-Down, Pretty Echo Dot

Amazon's first truly stylish smart speaker includes all the Alexa goodness you'd want, but most people are better off with the Dot. → Read More

Samsung's Q900C Soundbar Brings Wireless Atmos to 2023 Range

The soundbar is on sale today and joins models such as the Q990C flagship and the gaming-centric HW-G60C. → Read More

Yamaha SR-C30A Review: Compact Soundbar, Full-Range Sound

The Yamaha SR-C30A offers room-filling audio from a couple of tiny boxes, but it's eclipsed at the price by rivals. → Read More

Amazon Debuts New Alexa-Powered Echo Speakers, Budget Wireless Earbuds

The Echo speakers feature faster processors, better sound quality and Alexa, of course. → Read More

Bluesound Node X: Hands-On With the Upgraded Music Streamer

The special-edition wireless multiroom hi-res streamer features HDMI eARC, a dedicated headphone amp and impressive sound for $749. → Read More

WiiM Pro Review: The Best Streamer for Music Fans

With tons of functionality and enjoyable performance, the WiiM Pro is the best way to stream Wi-Fi music to your speaker or stereo system. → Read More

Sofabaton U2 Review: Best Budget Universal Remote

For anyone tired of juggling multiple remotes, the Sofabaton U2 is an excellent universal clicker at an even better price. → Read More

Fix TV Sound: How to Improve Dialogue for Good

Finding it hard to understand speech on your television? Fixing these settings will help. → Read More

Best Soundbars and Audio for Sports in 2023

Upgrade your audio system with the best soundbar for sports. → Read More

Sonos Era 100 Review: The Best Smart Speaker Gets Even Better

The Sonos Era 100 offers excellent sonics, refined design and one of the best streaming platforms for any speaker. → Read More

How to Buy an AV Receiver in 2023

If you want truly great sound, it's worth moving from a soundbar to an AV receiver with separate speakers. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Klipsch Reference Cinema System 5.1.4 With Dolby Atmos Review: Great Sounding Instant Cinema

The Klipsch Reference Cinema System 5.1.4 offers excellent music and movie sound in a box and is heartily recommended. → Read More

Sonos Reveals Era 100 and Era 300 Speakers with Bluetooth and Spatial Audio

Sonos One has been replaced after five years, and support for spatial audio format Dolby Atmos extended. → Read More

Best Dolby Atmos Soundbar for 2023

Cinema-quality immersive audio is available on the best TV-friendly speakers. → Read More

Sony STR-AN1000 Review: Sony's Receiver Learns 8K Tricks, Sounds Great

The receiver offers everything you'd want from an 8K receiver including Dolby Atmos, a ton of streaming options and great sound. → Read More

Cut the Cord: Who Won the Cable vs. Streaming Wars?

The battle over which services are worth your money has been raging for a decade. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Apple HomePod Speaker Gets Sound Upgrade for $299: A Hands-On

The new full-size speaker with Siri smarts can also sense a room's temperature and listen for smoke alarms. → Read More

Apple HomePod Speaker Upgrades Its Sound for $299: A Hands-On

The new full-size speaker with Siri smarts can also sense room temperature and listen for smoke alarms. → Read More

Cable vs. Streaming: Which Is Cheaper?

We've done the math and broken down the costs to see if having a bunch of subscriptions is better than cable. → Read More