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$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar

We put together a budget friendly 5.1 recommended home theater system for $750 that will crush any HTIB or soundbar, especially for music. Get

$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar
All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019

From a replacement universal remote for your home theater system to complete smart home solutions, we'll go over today's most sophisticated

 All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019
Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

Frustrated with your wireless WiFi network? We give you 5 pro tips on how to get a rock solid WiFi signal to your home theater to create a

Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

Home Theater Setup

Got a question on how to setup a surround system or calibrate a subwoofer? Audioholics has the answers. Most of our writers are industry trained professional and installers and they share their trade secrets in our articles. Learn how to shop for the right AV gear to fit your needs. Then get invaluable tips on proper setup and calibration so you can achieve the best home theater experience possible.

$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar

$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar

You like home theater systems but don't have the cash on hand to really go all out? Check out our budget friendly 5.1 recommended home theater system for under $750! Our goal was to offer a system rivaling a sound bar while also doing justice to critical music listening too. In the end we ended up with a 5.1 system complete with everything you need except for the display for your new home theater system. Read on to see how we accomplished this mission.

We put together a budget friendly 5.1 recommended home theater system for $750 that will crush any HTIB or soundbar, especially for music. Get this if you're an audiophile on a budget.

— August 08, 2019 19:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems

All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019

 All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019

Whether you're looking for a universal remote for your home theater system or interested in smart home options available for 2019 this guide will come in handy. Get briefed on some of the latest control tech, from high-end professionally installed, household control systems to DIY home automation using your smartphone and everything in-between.

From a replacement universal remote for your home theater system to complete smart home solutions, we'll go over today's most sophisticated remote options for 2019.

— July 30, 2019 01:00 in How to Shop

Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

One of the most frustrating and often overlooked components of your home theater system can be the lowly WiFi network. By following these 5 tips from seasoned professionals you can make sure you have a reliable network that will make your home theater A/V and smart home tech shine.

Frustrated with your wireless WiFi network? We give you 5 pro tips on how to get a rock solid WiFi signal to your home theater to create a stable network throughout your home.

Brad Hintze — March 20, 2019 08:00 in Home Theater Connection Help

Audio Video Cable Budget Guidelines

Audio Video Cable Budget Guidelines

We continue to receive numerous emails about how one should budget their spending on audio and video interconnects, HDMI and speaker cables and power cords. This cable budget guideline gives you some advice on this very topic for each type of cable to get the most out of your home theater without falling prey to cable snake oil. Be sure to check out our recently added YouTube discussion for further perspective.

This is a Cable Budget Guideline for HDMI, Component Video, Speaker cables, interconnects and power cords to help you get the most from your home theater system without wasting money on snake oil.

— January 28, 2019 22:00 in How to Shop

2018 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners

2018 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners

2018 was a great year to be an audiophile whether you were on a budget or the sky's the limit. Our choices this year were based on direct review or demo experience of products that really stood out among their peers in loudspeakers, subwoofers, two-channel gear and AV receivers. You'll be surprised as some of the picks in this list that cost as little as $100! But, if you want the ultimate performance, regardless of price, we've got you covered too. Be sure to check out our recently added YouTube discussion. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 ahead!

The Audioholics Product of the Year Award includes the best AV products we've reviewed in 2018 including loudspeakers, subwoofers, 2ch gear and AV receivers from budget to the ultimate performers.

— December 14, 2018 14:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

2018 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

2018 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

Here is our 2018 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide of AV goodies that will bring you audio joy and holiday cheer. We selected an assortment of products ranging from AV receivers, soundbars, wireless speakers, and gaming items that will keep you entertained or secluded away from family get-togethers. Pay extra attention to the limited-time special pricing on some of the products on this list. We hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!

Here is our 2018 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide of AV goodies that will bring you audio joy and holiday cheer. Some of these items are at limited-time discount prices so don't miss out!

— November 23, 2018 00:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater

5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater

Getting good bass in your home theater doesn't have to be too difficult if you follow our 5-Step methodical procedure outlined in this article and related YouTube video tutorial. We discuss topics such as subwoofer and seating placements, time alignment, level matching, EQ and more. Once you hear a properly calibrated home theater with smooth and even bass across the entire listening area, it's hard to ever go back. Your path towards bass nirvana in your home theater system is in your grasp. Make it so!

Getting good bass in your home theater isn't difficult if you follow our 5-Step procedure outlined in this article and YouTube video tutorial. Deep impactful bass is within your grasp. Make it so!

— October 31, 2018 16:00 in Subwoofer Setup

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners

Creating your own home recording studio will save you time and money in the long run if you do it right. In this article we go over the basics of what is needed for an awesome home studio. From room selection and acoustic treatments to studio monitors and microphones, this article gives you a good idea of where to get started in your home studio for beginners.

Creating your own home recording studio will save you time and money if you do it right. Check out our set up tips and recommendations on room acoustics, speaker selection and other gear needed.

Zahub Shahid — June 25, 2018 00:00 in DIY Audio and Wiring

Best AV Receivers of 2018: 6 Flagship Models Compared!

Best AV Receivers of 2018: 6 Flagship Models Compared!

With all of the major AV manufacturers recently announcing their new AV receivers, it may be time to upgrade your home theater! We've listed our top picks for 2018 AV receivers based on performance and the latest in HD audio, video and streaming features. From the massive $4,000 13.2 Channel Denon AVR-X8500H to the $2,200 Yamaha RX-A3080 9.2 channel 3D immersive sound receiver with CINEMA DSP HD3 audio processing and Surround Sound Artificial Intelligence, you won't be disappointed in our list. So, read on and decide which new AV receiver you want just in time for summer.

We've listed our 2018 top picks for AV receivers. From the $4k 13.2CH Denon AVR-X8500H to the $2,200 Yamaha RX-A3080 9.2CH 3D Atmos/DTS:X receiver with AI, see the best AVR products of the year.

— June 21, 2018 00:00 in How to Shop

4 Free Audio Recording Software For a Mac Compared

4 Free Audio Recording Software For a Mac Compared

Own a Mac computer? Then this is your lucky day! Today we’ll be going over four free audio recording software for the Mac. All of the products in our list are free and the best part about these audio recording programs is how incredibly easy they are to use so you won't find yourself getting overwhelmed with how to set them up. Read on to find out the ins and outs of our Top 4 Free Audio Recording Software.

Today we review 4 free audio recording software for the Mac. All 4 programs are free and the best part about these audio recording programs are how incredibly easy they are to use. Read on.

Zahub Shahid — May 20, 2018 20:00 in How to Shop

Tips To Create Your Home Gaming Room

Tips To Create Your Home Gaming Room

A room dedicated to home gaming has become an almost vintage concept, but it remains as good an idea as ever. If you play a lot of games, be it card and board games, conventional video games, or the latest in virtual reality, it’s nice to have some space set aside for the activity. This article clues you in on some great ideas for decking out your gaming room with an audioholic flare.

Looking to integrate a game room into your home theater. This article gives you some tips and tricks on how to achieve just the right look for your audiohlic home.

Henry Jones — March 06, 2018 00:00 in DIY Audio and Wiring

2017 Audioholics Product of the Year Award Winners

2017 Audioholics Product of the Year Award Winners

2017 marked the year when smart devices infiltrated home theater and Ultra HD became more attainable. As if AV receivers didn't do enough already, now they come armed with Alexa Skill, music media streaming and the latest in HD immersive audio and video support. We selected the best speakers, AV receivers, and preamps, UHD Blu-ray players, etc for this model year that we reviewed or personally demoed and chose them as our 2017 Product of the Year Award winners. Continue reading to see our picks.

We selected the best speakers, AV receivers and preamps, UHD Blu-ray, etc for this model year that we reviewed or personally demoed and chose them as our 2017 Product of the Year Award winners.

— December 22, 2017 00:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

2017 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

2017 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

As is our annual tradition, we have put together our 2017 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas gift guide of relatively affordable audio gear and accessories that can really enhance your enjoyment of your favorite music and/or movies. Whether you're shopping for a new AV receiver, media streaming device, speakers, or even a smart balance board, we've got you covered. Pay extra attention to the limited time special pricing on some of the products on this list. We hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!

As is our annual tradition, we have put together our 2017 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas gift guide of affordable audio gear and accessories that can really enhance your holiday season. Read on.

— November 23, 2017 18:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

$2,500 5.1 Channel Recommended Home Theater System

$2,500 5.1 Channel Recommended Home Theater System

$2,500 is the sweet spot where things start to get interesting when building a 5.1 home theater system. Unlike the $1,000 5.1 system we built recently, there aren't any glaring compromises to speak of. With top name speaker manufacturers offering all in one 5.1 speaker systems for around $1000, you can get into some serious peripheral equipment with the ability to expand into immersive 3D sound with a small future purchase of additional speakers. Curious to see what equipment we picked? Keep reading.

Looking to get a killer 5.1 home theater with UHD capability with expandability for immersive surround sound? Check out our recently updated $2,500 recommended system.

— July 03, 2017 10:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems