Yamaha’s YAS-207BL was the first sound bar on the market to simulate surround sound with Dolby DTS Virtual:X, which bounces audio off your walls and ceiling without the aid of satellite speakers. I tried it myself, and the result was surprisingly convincing.
A bunch of you sounded off in the comments for this week’s sound bar Co-Op, but four models stood out from the pack. Check out what everyone had to say below, then vote for your pick at the bottom of the post.
Update: This promotion was scheduled to end on May 31, but they extended it to June 12. Once this deal does go away, I can’t imagine we’ll see a better Apple TV deal for a very long time.
Who knew you could get six speaker components for so cheap? This entire 5.1 channel Logitech speaker set is only $53 brand new right now. That’s within a few bucks of the popular set’s all time low price, and a fantastic price for anyone who wants to experience 5.1 surround sound on a budget. Just make sure whatever…
Klipsch’s The Sixes are great powered monitors by any measure (I’d encourage you to check out this review on CNET), and when you aren’t using them as part of a home theater setup, they also work with Bluetooth directly, so you can also just connect your phone wirelessly for a quick listening session without any…
Do you need this Klipsch floorstanding speaker? Probably not. But if you’re an audiophile who’s in the market, $490 is a whopping $310 less than usual, and esasily the best price ever. It even has an upward-facing channel on top to support Dolby Atmos. Just note that this price is only for one speaker, not a pair.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but this model from Mpow raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
Update: Now up to $221, which is historically a very good price for this model, though obviously not as good as $150.
If you have any insufficiently smart TVs in your possession, today’s a great day to fix that, as both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are both significantly discounted, for a limited time.
An HDTV antenna is an important piece of equipment when you’re cutting the cord, but if you just plug it straight into your TV, you’ll be missing out on a lot of features that you’d come to expect from your cable box. Luckily, for an all-time low $65 today, you can replace a bunch of them with the SiliconDust…
KEF’s highly rated Q100 bookshelf speakers typically cost $300 for a pair around the web, but Amazon’s knocked $50 off that price tag today. I know sound bars have come to dominate the home theater audio game, but if you still prefer to build your own system, these are a fantastic value.
Update: Back in stock (with a backorder), if you missed it last week.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate has just about every feature you could ever ask for in a universal remote, and then some, and Amazon’s offering it up for an all-time low $140 today.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but this model from Aukey raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, you’ll want to drop what you’re doing and check out this 3.1 channel Vizio sound bar, now down to an all-time low $170. You can even use it as a big and loud Bluetooth speaker for your phone, when you aren’t watching TV.
If you haven’t hopped aboard the sound bar train, and still like to build your home theater audio setup piecemeal, this 7.2 channel Onkyo receiver is down to $399 on Amazon today, an all-time low by $100.
If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors—and who doesn’t?—this 2017 OLED LG C7P TV is down to $1397 today on eBay, or $2100 for 65", about $300 and $500 less than Amazon, respectively.
Little known fact: Entering your Netflix password on a TV with a game controller is technically considered torture under the Geneva Convention.
Update: This offer is expired.
The government should mandate that all TVs come with at least five HDMI ports. I see no downside to this. Until I become president though, this $8 HDMI switcher will have to do. It basically turns one port into two, switches between devices at the press of a button. Just use promo code 4J45VSWY at checkout too get the…