Category: Gear / Products / Speakers

January 25, 2021

Vizio's Rotating Soundbar Fills the Room With Great Surround

The flagship (and expensive) Elevate has rotating drivers for when you play Dolby Atmos-supported movies or shows.


by Parker Hall in Gear
January 4, 2021

How to Upgrade Your Home Audio While You’re Quarantined

Stuck home or not, it’s always a good idea to invest in better sound. Our advice and gear recommendations can help.


by Parker Hall in Buying Guide
December 30, 2020

How My Record Player Helped Me Feel the Music

If streaming can’t cure your stay-at-home blues, a spinning platter just might do the trick.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
December 25, 2020

How to Set Up Your New Google Nest Speaker

“OK Google, help me set up my Google Nest Mini.”


by Gear Team in Gear
December 23, 2020

Amazon’s Fourth-Gen Echo Looks—and Sounds—Even Better

Thanks to a rounded design and improved drivers, the company’s newest smart speaker outshines the competition.


by Parker Hall in Gear
December 12, 2020

The 14 Best Google Assistant Speakers for Your Home

From smart displays to portable boomboxes, Google’s smart voice assistant comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are our favorites.


by Jeffrey Van Camp Medea Giordano in Buying Guide
December 10, 2020

Apple’s HomePod Mini Falls Short As a Smart Speaker

Apple’s small spherical speaker is a convenient satellite for Siri-loving Apple users, but it doesn’t score many points beyond that.


by Adrienne So in Gear
December 2, 2020

19 Delightful Gifts for Music Lovers and Audiophiles

From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio lover.


by Parker Hall Michael Calore in Gear
November 28, 2020

Our Fave Headphone and Speaker Deals for Black Friday

These are our favorite audio deals this holiday weekend, from a pair of Beats to a smart speaker for your kitchen.


by Parker Hall Gear Team in black friday
November 27, 2020

Your TV Sounds Awful. Upgrade It With One of These Soundbars

Every TV deserves a soundbar to call its own, and these are our favorites.


by Parker Hall in Buying Guide