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Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 Gaming soundbar review – punches well above its size

REVIEW – Are you looking for powerful sound combined with snazzy looks, from a company with decades of multimedia experience? I’ve been running some relatively boring black computer speakers on my work/gaming desk in my office for years now. I previously had a Creative 5.1 surround system on my gaming/workstation but the wires and logistics …

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Tribit Soundbar review – big sound at a decent price

REVIEW – Like many of you, I’ve been suffering with the scourge of using the built-in speakers on a television in my house. Nearly all televisions have garbage speakers that are either tinny or too quiet or both. Many built-in TV speakers are also downward- or backward- firing so that the sound that’s getting to …

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OXS S3 soundbar review – adds an audio kick to your anemic TV speakers

REVIEW – A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Asakuki Avigator 455W video projector. Since its speaker was a bit lackluster, I wanted to see how the OXS S3 soundbar can fill the void. Let’s find out. What is it? The OXS model S3 soundbar is a self-contained audio amplifier and speaker system with optical, …

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GOKUID Storm 2.1 CH Sound Bar for TV with Subwoofer review

REVIEW – Confession time. I generally like stock speakers. I know, I know. The treble usually sounds like a tinfoil thunderstorm and the bass doesn’t go low enough, or the crackle when one side of whatever speaker-equipped entertainment device you’re working with inevitably dies. (RIP driver-side rear speaker in my ’93 Thunderbird.) But I never thought …

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Monoprice SB-300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar review

REVIEW – The Monoprice SB‑300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar offers high quality sound for a very good price, no subwoofer is needed. What is it?  The Monoprice SB‑300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar is a soundbar with several connection options, featuring Virtual Dolby Atmos® for the HDMI mode only. Includes remote control and mounting brackets. What’s …

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SAKOBS 16-Inch 2.0 Soundbar Review

REVIEW – My large living room and TV with weak speakers makes for a poor entertainment experience. I’ve been thinking about getting a soundbar, so when the SAKOBS soundbar review offer came along, I thought I would try it first. What is it? The SAKOBS soundbar is a 16-inch wired and wireless soundbar. What’s in …

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Polk Audio Commander Soundbar review

REVIEW – I’ve owned or reviewed several soundbars, hoping to more closely approximate my beloved cinema experience. Looking to upgrade, Polk Audio’s Commander Soundbar has entered my living room to tantalize my eardrums. What is it? The Polk Audio Commander Soundbar is a self-contained, wall mountable speaker system with an integrated amplifier, Bluetooth receiver, built-in …

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Creative Stage 2.1 Channel Under-Monitor Soundbar with Subwoofer review

REVIEW – Over the past year or so, I have tested and reviewed a few soundbars, and so far I have been very satisfied with each one. Most of them have been reasonably priced and have included features that make them quite versatile. I now have the opportunity to test and review the Creative Stage …

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Zvox AccuVoice AV203 SoundBar TV Speaker with Hearing Aid Technology review

REVIEW – Over the years, I have purchased and listened to many soundbars. I still have my Yamaha SoundBar that I purchased for almost $2k, and that was over 10 years ago. My living room Tv is without one, and sometimes the TV speakers do not reproduce the dialogue clearly so that the words separate from …

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Vizio debuts three new Dolby Atmos soundbars starting at $499

NEWS – On Tuesday Vizio announced pricing and availability on its 2018 Dolby Atmos soundbars. The 36-inch 5.1.2 model is the first to hit the market with a price tag of $499.99. The sound system features a total of eight speakers. Five in the soundbar itself (3-front firing and 2-up-firing), two rear satellite speakers, and a wireless …

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