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Samsung's New Soundbar Has Wireless Rear Speakers, Bounces Sound Off Your Ceiling

In Australia, we love soundbars — they’re compact, but offer sound quality that’s a massive step ahead of even the best TVs’ integrated speaker systems. New advances in surround sound like Dolby Atmos don’t play well with all-in-one soundbar designs, though, which is why Samsung’s new K950 soundbar has wireless rear speakers, and 15 different internal speaker drivers across the surround setup, some of which bounce sound off your ceiling.

Sony's New 5.1 Surround System Is A Soundbar With A Little Extra

Sony’s new HT-RT3 5.1ch soundbar system is a simpler and more affordable alternative to the full home theatre, promising 600W of power through the combined soundbar, subwoofer and rear speakers. Though the speakers still have to be wired into the system, it also boasts Bluetooth connectivity to stream audio from all your devices.

LG's Curved HS8 Soundbar: Australian Review

If you have a curved TV, buying a straight soundbar or flat external speakers kinda misses the point; you want something that matches your screen not only in style but in shape. There are a few different models out there, but LG’s HS8 curved soundbar looks just about as good as all-in-one sound systems for your TV can.

Soundbars And Home Theatre Speakers: What You Need To Know

Buying a new TV is a great feeling. Your new TV looks great whether it’s mounted on a wall or sitting on a home entertainment unit, and whether it’s switched on and displaying beautiful video or switched off and looking all fashionable. But does it sound good? Perhaps. But it can sound a lot better if you hook it up to a sound system — whether it’s a compact soundbar or a larger surround sound home theatre setup.

LG's Music Flow Adds A Few Extra Speakers

LG’s new line of battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled speakers complement their new sound bar models, sure. But they also fill out Music Flow — the company’s Sonos-like connected-house audio offering — with some attractive, well-rounded hardware.

Dick Smith Deals: Super Saturday Sale!

Some great specials this week! Available online at today and in-store on Saturday. Deals include $100 off every $500 spent on Samsung TVs, up to 20% off Panasonic and Sony TVs, 25% off select soundbars and 12% off Apple Computers. Here are the details.

TVs Explained: A Video Guide To Soundbars Vs. SoundPlates

Gizmodo Video Guide: Dedicated to producing great audio, Soundbars and SoundPlates make shows, movies and games all sound better than any TV on its own. Here’s what you need to know.

Installing LG's Sound Plate Speaker Is Easy, If Your TV Isn't Too Heavy

Good news for home theatre enthusiasts who are short on “home”. LG’s new Sound Plate speaker looks to be a super simple solution for those wanting to boost their TV’s sound, without having to fill their tiny apartment with a mountain of audio gear.

Philips Fidelio Soundbar Australian Review: Snap-On Sound

Don’t feel like dropping thousands of dollars on potentially unnecessary sound gear but still want a decent surround sound experience? The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 soundbar is for you.

Pioneer's New Soundbar Is Beautifully Simple And Wonderfully Cheap

Pioneer’s new SB-PS23W is a soundbar the way most people want it: A simple, relatively inexpensive way to make a television sound louder. In that way, it’s cut from the same cloth as the fantastic AirPlay speakers the company made last year (actually, they’ve got the some LA-based designer). It wasn’t the first AirPlay speaker, but its design made it a winner.

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