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Philips Fidelio HLT9100 soundbar with pull-off satellite speakers hits stores

Philips Fidelio HLT9100 soundbar with pull-off satellite speakers hits stores

Philips' Fidelio HTL9100 soundbar, the speaker system which can offer both virtual and true 5.1 surround sound thanks to detachable speakers, has finally made it to store shelves. Landing in the UK at £699 ($1,077), the HLT9100 looks at first glance like a regular soundbar, and indeed operates normally in either stereo or virtual-surround modes; however, the end sections can also be detached and positioned behind your sofa or chair, with the Fidelio system automatically kicking into true surround mode.

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VIZIO S4251w 5.1 Sound Bar Review

VIZIO S4251w 5.1 Sound Bar Review

This week we've had a peek at the soon-to-market VIZIO S4251w 5.1 Sound Bar, a speaker unit that comes packaged with a wireless subwoofer, two satellite speakers, and the ability to connect wirelessly (or wired) to your HDTV. While several different wired connections are available, the main sound bar connects with the subwoofer using Bluetooth - and you're able to connect to your television using this system as well.

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Sonos PLAYBAR Review

Sonos PLAYBAR Review

Movie and TV audio for music lovers: that's how Sonos describes its new PLAYBAR, the first product from the whole-home audio company to tackle sound that comes with moving pictures, rather than audio for its own sake. Speaker-bars aren't a new concept, but Sonos is aiming to bring some of its near-legendary ease of use to the segment; and, since this is a Sonos speaker after all, it works as a node in your streaming music system too. Perfect extension of the core brand, or a distracting dilution? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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The Speaker Sound Bar from Sceptre works with any TV

The Speaker Sound Bar from Sceptre works with any TV

There a lot of people out there with flat screen TVs mounted on the wall or sitting on the entertainment center that want better sound than the TV came with from the factory, but lack the room for surround sound. If your TV is wall-mounted, it's not always convenient to use a traditional 2.1 or 2.0 speaker system because you may not have a shelf near the TV. In this instance, what you need is a sound bar and Sceptre has a new one that will work with any TV.

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Orbitsound T12v3 Review

Orbitsound T12v3 Review

Home entertainment can be difficult: do you invite dozens of speakers into your living room in the quest for perfect sound, or opt for a one- or two-box setup and maybe sacrifice some quality for simplicity? UK firm Orbitsound claims to have the compromise, with its T12v3 soundbar using a clever, patented system to create stereo sound with room-wide sweet spot. It's the holy grail of home entertainment, but does it really work? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Orbitsound T14 Sound System Features Spatial Stereo Technology

Orbitsound T14 Sound System Features Spatial Stereo Technology

During CES' (in)famous CES Unveiled event, we got to spend some time with Orbitsound, who first made an impact on the Consumer Electronics Show back in 2008. After the company launched their successful T12 soundbar in the United Kingdom, The company has made their confident and powerful debut into the United States, with a focus on making their presence known in the global market as well. Introducing their brand new, revolutionary T14 Sound System, the company is revolutionizing the market yet again.

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