Home sound comes in many formats and works across many platforms. Whether using a high tech surround sound system and subwoofer, networked media streaming and sharing of audio files, or embedding audio into such formats as HDMI. The options are diverse and sometimes complex. However getting the most from your home sound setup can make the difference between an average and truly exceptional home theater experience. Here we offer the home theater enthusiast help with setting up, converting and configuring home sound systems, wiring connections, setting up wireless, troubleshooting home sound issues and buying the best audio products for their needs.
Surround sound systems give you a realistic audio quality for your home theater. Before buying a system, be sure to know which one is right for your setup and how to properly set it up. This comprehensive guide will explain everything you need to know.
If it sounds good, it’s got to be surround sound. How savvy are you when it comes to surround sound? Take this quiz to see how much you really know about this audio technology.
The incredible sound quality of a movie theater can be re-created at home with the right speakers. Sound quality of great speakers should be powerful, crisp and clear. Here are the best speakers for a home theater system.
Windows offers a media player that allows you to listen to both local and Internet radio stations. You can stream this music on your computer, or you can listen to music from other computers. Learn more about the Windows Media Center.
Discover the features of the best Internet radio devices and find out which one is right for your music needs.
5-CD stereo systems these days are not as bulky as the first ones that came out. You can now have a compact stereo system while still having the ability to access up to five CDs at a time.
Did you ever feel like you were starting to get your groove on only to discover the next thing playing on the radio was a song you don’t like? Or, worse yet, a commercial? You can put those moments behind you now by hooking Sirius radio up to your Kenwood car stereo. What makes it so great?
Most of us thought you couldn’t improve on 5.1 surround sound, but now you can buy receivers that power two more speakers. The previous surround sound units technically did not surround you, but the 7.1-channel system does. So where do the other speakers go? Learn more about these exciting systems.
Small space doesn’t have to mean small sound. As they say, good things come in small packages. And so it is with a good sound bar. They include the speakers you need and, with the addition of a subwoofer, you’ll have the audio you need for great home cinema and music.
The DAV-FX500 is the cheapest home theater system offered by Sony within the Dream System line of CD/DVD changers and speaker bundles. This system is made with the budget or amateur user in mind. Learn how this system stacks up in this home theater system review.