Everything You Need For 5.1 Channel Surround Sound is Under $200 Today

One of your favorite sound bars is only $198 shipped today from Amazon, and while the “bar” itself is great, what really makes this system special is its included wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers. That means you can experience true 5.1 surround sound at an incredibly cheap price, with no A/V receiver required.
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Are Beats Headphones Really Designed To Trick You?

Last month, Beats by Dre headphones went in for a thorough slagging across the internet, and on this here blog, on the basis of a teardown of the flashy cans. The exercise, conducted by a venture capital outfit called Bolt that focuses on hardware startups, seemed to prove that the headphones were a sham. It turns out… »7/10/15 7:19pm7/10/15 7:19pm

Save Nearly 50% on These High-End Computer Speakers

M-Audio’s AV 40s are The Wirecutter’s favorite computer speakers, but awfully pricey at their usual $150. Today only though, B&H will sell you a pair for just $80, which is the best price we’ve ever seen. If you want a pair, I suspect these will sell out early, so secure yours quickly. [M-Audio AV 40 Computer Speakers »6/29/15 6:15pm6/29/15 6:15pm

Cut the Cord With These $30 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

We’ve seen lots of Bluetooth earbuds in the $20-$30 range, but if you prefer on-ears, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen to date. Etekcity’s RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth headphones boast 10 hours of battery life, a built-in mic for handsfree calls, and a 4.4 star review average. [Etekcity RoverBeats F1: Bluetooth… »6/18/15 6:15pm6/18/15 6:15pm

Samsung's New Speakers Are Basically Portal Guns

Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a "state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California." We know better. They're clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool. »12/30/14 2:38am12/30/14 2:38am

I'm Finally Starting To Like It When The PS4 Controller Talks

Ever since I started playing games on my PS4, one thing about the console's controller has always stood out to me. It makes a lot of noise. Audio feedback is nothing new or unique to the DualShock 4, but it's particularly...noticeable on the thing. Like the controller is nudging you and shouting, "Hey! I'm over here!" »12/08/14 4:42pm12/08/14 4:42pm

The Best Sound Bar

The SONOS PLAYBAR exemplifies what we look for in a sound bar, and you agree, having crowned it the best in the category after almost 5000 votes. The PLAYBAR isn't just a beautiful object, it's also easy to set up and easy on the ears, and brings with it an optional ecosystem of speakers and subwoofers to fill… »10/06/14 3:46pm10/06/14 3:46pm

What's the Best Sound Bar?

A sound bar is by far the easiest way to upgrade your living room audio, without all the potential complications that come with speaker installation. There are quite a few great models to choose from, so today we're calling on you to get in the comments and nominate your favorite. Tell us, which sound bar is the best? »9/29/14 2:45pm9/29/14 2:45pm

Five Best Headphones

After a huge number of nominations , we have your five choices for Best Headphones. Even more compelling is that three of your five picks are the same as the contenders from Lifehacker's 2012 Hive Five , which really speaks to the quality of these cans. Head for the comments and vote by starring your favorite. »8/07/14 4:15pm8/07/14 4:15pm