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Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

If you have a healthy budget and are starting to get serious in making a powerful home theater or heavy-duty music system, we have selected a

Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021
6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

Looking for a powered subwoofer that doesn't tip the price scale over $1,000? Check out the Audioholics guide to the 6 best subwoofers available

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020
6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 powered subwoofer list for 2020 to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations. Get the

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

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Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

If you have a healthy budget and are starting to get serious in making a powerful home theater or heavy-duty music system, we have selected a group of subwoofers that deserve your attention. We regard these subs as some of the best in their price range, and they are all knock-out performers which will get you a nice collection of noise citations in short time. Read on to see what we think some of the best subs are the among the fierce competition in $1,300 to $1,500 price range.

If you have a healthy budget and are starting to get serious in making a powerful home theater or heavy-duty music system, we have selected a group of $1,400 subwoofers that deserve your attention.

— December 21, 2020 08:00 in How to Shop

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

Looking for a subwoofer that doesn't tip the price scale over $1,000? We have just the guide for you! In our < $1,000 sub round-up, we go over our six top choices for powered subwoofers based on performance and features. Read on to find the perfect subwoofer for you when shopping in this highly competitive price range.

Looking for a powered subwoofer that doesn't tip the price scale over $1,000? Check out the Audioholics guide to the 6 best subwoofers available in 2020 under $1K based on performance and features.

— November 24, 2020 21:00 in How to Shop

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

$500 is one of the most common budget ranges for shoppers looking for subwoofers. Perhaps that is because the $500 range seems to be the entry point to true high-fidelity in subwoofers where buyers can get low-distortion, serious extension, and good build quality. Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 subwoofer list to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations, so check it out if you want to see what the value leaders are at this price point.

Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 powered subwoofer list for 2020 to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations. Get the best bass for your money here.

— September 28, 2020 01:00 in How to Shop

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

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

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

Programmable Universal Remote Control Comparison

Programmable Universal Remote Control Comparison

There are many programmable universal remote controls available at a wide range of prices and capabilities. This short list of products sheds some light on the various products available your local electronics store or through an authorized vendor. We briefly look into a few of these jacks-of-all-trades and give them a rundown for your convenience. Some are a little more expensive than others, but these are all still considered “budget” items. Read on for more information.

Looking for a "Do it all" remote control to command your home theater and not sure what to buy? This article runs through a few great budget priced universal remotes to help you decide.

— August 03, 2016 00:00 in How to Shop

Turntable Buying Guideline

Turntable Buying Guideline

Want to know which turntable to buy? With the current resurgence of vine-yule records, turntables are again a hot item. And while most of the turntables floating around out there are survivors that were manufactured years ago, there are plenty of new ones in all price ranges from a few hundred dollars to “don’t ask”. Read the following article to get a handle on what's still good from the past and when to say goodbye to an old friend and get something new.

How do you tell if the old record player you have boxed up in storage is still worth keeping? Read the following article on turntable guidelines to find out if it's worth keeping or time to buy new.

— February 25, 2016 08:00 in How to Shop

Internet Direct Speaker Brand Comparison

Internet Direct Speaker Brand Comparison

Internet direct (ID) speaker manufacturers are often considered to provide the ultimate value in audio. However, sometimes there are hidden costs associated with their products that may nullify the advantage of cutting out the middle man. Such costs include premium drivers and finish options, and return shipping if you don't like them. This article and recent YouTube Video discussion compares the policies of most of the major Internet direct brands in an effort to help consumers make an informed decision about what they buy and whom they buy it from. You may be surprised at what we found. Please share your experiences with these brands in the dedicated forum thread for this article. Last updated 12/05/15.

Buying speakers from an Internet direct dealer can be a great option. But, sometimes there are hidden fees that you wouldn't find at a brick & mortar store. We did the research on each brand for you.

— December 06, 2015 17:00 in How to Shop

Does Price Determine Quality in Home Theater Equipment?

Does Price Determine Quality in Home Theater Equipment?

People often think "you get what you pay" for is an absolute. In consumer audio there is often more fluff than substance in terms of marketing claims. So, does this old adage still hold true when dealing with home theater equipment? In order to answer this we have broken the argument into categories (ie. cables, speakers, receivers, amplifiers and source components). Be sure to also check out our YouTube video discussion and please give us your thoughts in the dedicated forum thread.

"You get what you pay" is an old adage to live by. But, this doesn't always hold true for home theater equipment. We break it down into categories (speakers,amps,cables,source) to see how it applies.

— November 16, 2015 18:00 in How to Shop

How to Shop for Speaker Stands - A Buying Guide

How to Shop for Speaker Stands - A Buying Guide

Weight rating, construction materials, top plate construction, base and feat, height, and cable management capabilities should all be considered when shopping for speaker stands. Ignoring these aspects may affect more than just aesthetics, it could result in compromised performance or worse a busted speaker and other equipment if a speaker tumbles off the stand. Read on to learn why the six topics listed above should be considered when buying speaker stands.

Buying the right speaker stands isn't as easy it might seem, but follow the guidance in our shopping guide and you're sure to make the right choice.

— July 13, 2015 09:00 in How to Shop

Home Theater Budget & Shopping Guidelines

Home Theater Budget & Shopping Guidelines

When planning out a home theater system, it's import to define a budget based on your goals, needs and requirements. The average consumer will budget for a display, speakers, receiver, Blu-ray player, and cables. But that leaves out a large portion of expenses that can drive up the price of the project significantly. We've come up with a 30/30/30 as a starting point where the extra 10% left over can be put towards miscellaneous expenses or recombined back into what are perceived as the most important components needed in your installation. Check out our recently added YouTube video discussion which goes into more detail on how you should plan out your spending on a new home theater system.

Developing or setting a home theater budget can be tricky. You need to consider much more than an HDTV or speakers. Our guide and YouTube Video will help you plan your home theater budget. Shop smart.

— July 05, 2015 09:00 in How to Shop

Best $500/Pair Bookshelf Speaker for 2015

Best $500/Pair Bookshelf Speaker for 2015

Passive speakers will generally be the go-to choice for use with entry-level AV Receivers for use in a home theater or living room setup. We've put together a collection of some of the best bookshelf speakers from the likes of Ascends, Jamo, Phase Tech, Aperion, and SVS and NHT for someone just looking to get the best performance within a budget of $500/pair! Each of these options should provide great sound reproduction, and their availability through different channels means at least a few of them can be for trial or audition. We're confident you will discover the right speaker for your room and your tastes!

We compare seven $500/pair bookshelf speakers from Ascends, Jamo, Phase Tech, Aperion, NHT and SVS to help you choose the best speaker based on performance, aesthetics and application.

Tarunvir Bains — February 09, 2015 06:00 in How to Shop