The tiny, yet big-sounding Bose SoundLink Micro portable speaker is $30 off

If you’re in need of a diminutive Bluetooth speaker that still packs an auditory punch, Amazon’s got a deal for you right now. The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $80. That’s about $20 off the usual price, and $30 under the speaker’s MSRP. We saw it …

Harman Kardon Enchant 800 soundbar review: There are many better values in home audio

The sound coming from a TV’s built-in speakers typically sucks: It’s invariably thin and weak, and the dialog is nearly unintelligible. Of course, you could assemble a complete outboard sound system with an A/V receiver and speakers, but that is often more trouble—and more expensive—than it’s worth, especially for a …

Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Sennheiser headphones and mics are held in high esteem by consumers and audio pros alike, but the company is a babe in the woods when it comes building loudspeakers for the home theater. Based on what we heard at CES of its AMBEO soundbar—an all-in-one 5.1.4 design with no fewer …

JBL shows off new wireless Bluetooth streaming headphones, speakers

JBL is showcasing several new products at this week’s CES. It’s a busy week for many brands and OEMs as they bring new stuff to Las Vegas. JBL has announced a new wireless headphone series, a kid-friendly portable speaker, PartyBox Speakers, and another addition to the JBL portable speaker line. …

Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth speaker review: Large and in charge in the great outdoors

Soundcast’s $350 VG5 is a 17-inch tall outdoor speaker designed for beach parties and other audio mayhem in large outdoor spaces. Given one of those environments, where the VG5’s sound has room to breathe and mix, most listeners will appreciate its sonic qualities. But it’s not the speaker you want …

Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

Bose ought to consider co-opting the popular marketing slogan “Have it your way” for its Soundbar 500, a $499 offering in the brand’s new smart speaker line. Slim in proportions, but living large in performance, it’s ready to serve a variety of needs and aspirations with trendy Alexa voice activation, …

Boost your PC’s sound with an all-time low price on the Logitech’s awesome 2.1 Z523 speaker system

If you unwrapped a new PC under the tree, there’s one thing you need to get the best movie and game experience: a set of awesome speakers. And today Amazon is selling a great system for half price: the popular 2.1 Logitech Speaker System Z523 is down to $50, matching …

Best Google Home add-ons and accessories

By Jon Phillips Editor-in-Chief, TechHive | Dec 21, 2018 3:00 AM PT Welcome to the Google Home shadow market, a symbiotic ecosystem of third-party products that add a bit more versatility to the Google Home Mini and original Google Home smart speaker. Some grant true portability to Google’s otherwise-tethered speakers. …

Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub: One of these smart displays is better than the other

Smart speakers are great, but smart displays are even better. They can do everything a smart speaker can do, but they can also show you things: Videos, lyrics, maps, commute conditions, weather reports, live TV, art, photographs, who’s at the front door or sneaking through your backyard. When you don’t …

Sony SRS-XB501G smart speaker review: Now you can take Google Assistant to your next rave

If the barrel-shaped JBL Xtreme 2 that Scott Wilkinson reviewed a couple weeks back is ready to party, Sony’s cubist SRS-XB501G smart speaker is equipped to deliver a crowd-pleasing LED light show at a backyard rave. A young crowd, that is. Color-shifting LED light bars run around the perimeter of …