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Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Soundbar: Australian Review

Soundbars are great. They don’t add to the bulk of your home entertainment system, since they can easily hide away underneath your TV, but they add a huge boost in sound quality over your TV’s tinny integrated speakers. If you want surround sound, some have wireless rear speakers. If you want Dolby Atmos for overhead surround sound, though — you need something special. And that’s where the Samsung K950, a slim soundbar that can bounce sound off your ceiling, comes in.

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.

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