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The latest speaker reviews, news, and buying guides all in one place. Whether you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker or a soundbar to round out your home theater, Digital Trends has the expertise you need to help guide your purchasing decision.

Denon AVR-S770H AV receiver in black.

Denon’s small-room 8K AV receivers start at $549

Denon's newest AVRs offer 8K resolution and enough power for small- and mid-sized rooms, at prices that won't break the bank.
Vont Smart LED Light Strip installed in home.

How to set up your smart home for beginners

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Echo Pop vs. Nest Mini: which is the better smart speaker?

A blue Echo Pop sitting on a table.

How to factory reset an Echo Pop

A blue Echo Pop sitting on a table.

How to set up the Echo Pop

Amazon Echo Pop in four colors.

Echo Pop vs. Echo Dot: which is the better smart speaker?

The Samsung 2.1-channel soundbar and included subwoofer set on a media cabinet.

Best soundbar deals: save on Bose, Samsung, and Sonos

Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar in white with Sub.

The 9 best soundbars of 2023: get great sound from your TV

Apple HomePod 2023 in a home office.

How to enable Sound Recognition on your HomePod and receive smoke alarm alerts

A person standing in a living room while looking at a Google device.

Your Google smart home devices just got a lot less talkative

The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra in a kitchen.

Best smart home gadgets for spring 2023

Sonos Era 300 seen from below.

Sonos Era 300 review: the best wireless system gets its best speaker yet

Dolby Atmos audiobooks on Audible.

Audible brings immersive Dolby Atmos to its audiobooks

The popular spatial audio format for movies and music arrives on audiobooks for Audible subscribers.
LG SC9 soundbar in a product lifestyle image.

LG’s 2023 SC9 and SE6 soundbars are now available

The 2023 LG SC9 and SE6 soundbars are now available at $999 and $450, respectively.
Amazon Echo Show 5th Generation on a shelf with dishes.

How to fix an Echo Dot with clock display that isn’t working

If you're trying to fix an Echo Dot with clock display that isn't working or is unresponsive, there are a few things you can try.
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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

Dolby Atmos Music is an immersive way to hear new tracks, as well as old favorites, but you'll need the right combo of gear to get it. Here's how it works.
Alexa app on phone.

What to do if your Amazon Alexa app is not working

Experiencing issues with the Amazon Alexa app? Here are a few ways you can fix an unresponsive Alexa app or one that's not working as intended.
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How to know if you’re actually getting Dolby Atmos sound

Dolby Atmos can be a great surround sound experience. But just because your gear bears an Atmos label, that doesn't mean you've got Atmos sound. Here's why.
Sonos Era 100, close-up on logo.

Sonos CEO on Bluetooth epiphany: ‘you have to be humble enough to listen to customers’

In an interview with Digital Trends, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence explains why the company changed its tune on Bluetooth, and what might be in store for future products.
Sonos Beam Gen 2.

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Arc: which soundbar should you buy?

Both the Sonos Beam and Sonos Arc are incredible soundbars that are guaranteed to rock the house, but which titan of audio makes the most sense for you?
Sonos Era 300.

Sonos Era 100 and Era 300 first impressions: it’s all about immersion

Sonos' new speakers are designed to deliver more than just mono -- do they succeed? Here's an early look.
Sonos Era 300 and Era 100 side by side.

Sonos’ new Era 100 and Era 300 wireless speakers go all-in on spatial audio and Bluetooth

Sonos has officially unveiled its new Era 100 and Era 300 wireless smart speakers, its first home products with Bluetooth.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) on a kitchen counter.

How to use Multi-Room Music with Amazon Alexa

Want to play music throughout your entire home? Here's a look at how to use the Multi-Room Music feature available on most Amazon Echo devices.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

The 10 best smart home products not made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

Amazon and Google make great smart devices, but they've got stiff competition. Here are the best smart home products outside the Amazon and Google playbooks.
The Google Nest Audio speaker on a table.

Sonos One vs. Google Nest Audio: which is the best smart speaker?

The Google Nest Audio and Sonos One are among the best smart speakers of 2023. But which is best for you? Here's a closer look at both to help you decide.
The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker, glowing blue on a media sideboard table with a stereo receiver.

JBL Pulse 5 review: decent sound, trippy lava-lamp light show

The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker isn't going to blow you away with its sound, but it might with its beautifully trippy lava-lamp lights and waterproof design.
A white HomePod mini sitting on a desk.

The best HomeKit hubs of 2023

HomeKit is one of the most popular smart home ecosystems available today. Before setting up your system, take a look at the best HomeKit hubs of 2023.
Amazon Echo Show 5th Generation on a countertop.

How to turn off the clock on your Echo Dot

Amazon gives you an easy way to turn off the clock on your Echo Dot, and there's even an option to adjust its brightness. Here's how it works.
Bose Smart Soundbar 600 (left) and Apple Second-gen HomePod.

Apple HomePods vs. Bose Smart Soundbar 600: can a pair replace a soundbar?

You can use two of Apple's HomePods with an Apple TV for a full Dolby Atmos sound system. But is it better than a dedicated soundbar? We find out.
The Sonos One smart speaker on a countertop.

How to reset Sonos One smart speaker

Looking to sell your Sonos One? Here's how to perform a factory reset on the Sonos One smart speaker and remove all your sensitive information.
The Sonos One smart speaker on a countertop.

Sonos One vs. HomePod mini: which smart speaker is best?

The Sonos One and HomePod mini are two of the best smart speakers of 2023. But which is best for your home? Here's a closer look at both to help you decide.
Nest Audio on a table.

How to reset Google Nest Audio

If you're looking to sell your Google Nest Audio (or you're running into technical issues), resetting the smart speaker is a great idea. Here's how it works.
New 2021 Homepod Mini colors.

How to reset your HomePod mini

Is your HomePod mini acting funny? Or are you preparing to sell it? Here's how to reset your HomePod mini and restore its factory settings.
The McIntosh MHT300 Home Theater Receiver.

McIntosh’s new $8,000 AVR: gigantic power, with a Dolby Atmos catch

U.S. audio brand McIntosh has launched a powerhouse of an AV receiver, the 7.2-channel MHT300 that promises a whopping 120 to 150 watts of power per channel.

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