Articles & Videos: Home Audio

Want to get amazing sound from digital tunes with your home stereo? That's what Sony offers with this high-resolution server and player. Can it please your ears while offering more convenience than computer-based setups? I took it home to find out.

Curious about how Dolby Atmos can elevate a home theater's sound? We were — so we set up a system with Pioneer Elite equipment and gathered our experts to listen.

You'll need a few things to enjoy Dolby Atmos in your home theater, which our expert Eric explains in this short video.

DTS:X vs. Dolby Atmos
by Dave Bar

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are two exciting new surround sound formats that add overhead sound effects to home theater systems. How do they compare?

Cambridge Audio's CXA amplifiers let you hear your music the way it was meant to be heard. They feature high-quality Wolfson DACs, two channels of discrete amplification, and efficient operation. Cambridge Audio really sweats the details in the construction, too - these amps are built to last.

Tour one family's Sonos multi-room wireless audio system. There are PLAY:1's in the bedrooms, a PLAY:5 in the kitchen, a PLAYBAR and SUB in the family room, and more.

Onkyo packs a ton of features into their TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 home theater receivers. With WiFi, Bluetooth, 4K upscaling, high-res music playback, and multi-zone functionality, these are receivers you can build a system around. And on top of all that, with compatible speakers you can set up Dolby Atmos surround sound, which adds sound overhead for the most immersive home theater sound ever.

Cambridge Audio's CXC CD transport was designed to do one thing extremely well: read your CDs with the utmost precision. It delivers digital data from your CDs straight into the DAC or integrated amplifier of your choosing.

When you hear the big sound coming out of Cambridge Audio's Minx Min speakers, you'll wonder how a speaker so small can sound that way. They employ a clever, flat-speaker design that fills a room with sound while taking up very little space.

Proper setup of your turntable or record player helps you get the best performance and sound quality. By carefully setting up your new component, you'll ensure that it is operating under ideal conditions. Our turntable expert shows you how in this video.

Bluesound's streaming audio products are designed with the hi-res digital music listener in mind. The Bluesound Pulse family of powered streaming music speakers lets you stream your hi-res and compressed files wirelessly to a compact, great-sounding speaker.

Hooking up a sound bar to your TV is easy. But many bars offer two or more options. We'll help you find the best setup for your system.