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Marantz CD 50n networked CD player.

Marantz’s CD 50n adds HDMI to a networked CD player

Marantz has combined CD playback, streaming audio, and an HDMI input in a single unit for folks who don't need SACD compatibility.
A Bose Smart Soundbar 900 under a television on a countertop.

Bose’s best soundbar has an unmissable discount today

Upgrade your home theater with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900, which is on sale with a $200 discount.
Samsung S95C OLED

Samsung is having a sale on every size of the S90C QD-OLED 4K TV

The Samsung S90C is a QD-OLED TV and it looks stunning. See how gorgeous it is with a great discount at Samsung right now.
LG UN7000 Series 5-Inch 4K Smart TV

Dreaming of a big TV? This 86-inch LG 4K TV is under $1,000 today

A $350 discount from Best Buy pulls the price of the 86-inch LG UR7800 Series 4K TV down to below $1,000, but you need to act fast if you want the savings.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Earcup/logo close-up.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review: a new ANC and spatial audio king

It's been a long four years, but Bose has exceeded our expectations with the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.
The Samsung Q70A Series QLED 4K TV in a living room.

This fantastic Samsung 75-inch QLED TV is $400 off right now

The 75-inch Samsung Q70C 4K QLED TV, which is originally $1,800, is on sale from Best Buy for $1,400. It's still not cheap, but it's a steal at this price.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones sitting on a laptop keyboard.

Sony’s best noise-canceling headphones just got a big discount

The Sony WH-1000XM5 noise-canceling headphones, which offer amazing sound quality and a battery life of up to 30 hours, are on sale from Walmart for just $325.
The Hisense U6H ULED 4K TV in a living room.

This 55-inch Mini-LED QLED TV is discounted from $580 to $380 today

If you want a great TV for watching sports on a Budget, this 55-inch Hisense U6 has HLG HDR and is going for just $380.
You Asked Episode 7

You Asked: streaming inequality, Dragon showdown, and holy grail TVs

In the seventh installment of our reader question series, we talk streaming service quality, TV FOMO, and an ultimate sound system showdown.
The TCL Q6 television has a fairly standard implementation of Google TV.

How to reset the TCL Q6 QLED Google TV

It's good to know how to reset the TCL Q6 Google TV — even if you hope you never have to do it. (Or at least do it very often.)
AirPods 2 Charging Case opened on a table.

The perfect holiday gift? AirPods are discounted to $99 right now

If you'd like to grab some AirPods without spending a ton of money, this deal for the AirPods 2 will net you a pair for just $99
Dyson Zone worn by two models.

Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones are discounted today

While the Dysone Zone might look a bit weird, its an interesting combination headphones and air purifier, and you can get it for $70 less with this deal.
A scene from "Dreams in the Witch House" in Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities.

The best hidden gems on Netflix right now

The best hidden gems on Netflix include Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, iZombie, the new British comedy Everything Now, and a lot more!
Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

The best wireless headphones for 2023 from Bose, Sony, 1More and more

Can you get great sound quality and wireless freedom in the same set of headphones? Absolutely. These are the best wireless headphones you can buy right now.
The TCL Q5 4K QLED TV on a white background.

You won’t believe how cheap this 50-inch QLED TV is at Best Buy

The 50-inch TCL Q5 4K QLED TV, powered by the Google TV platform, is currently on sale for a very cheap price of $270 from Best Buy following a $130 discount.
A speaker being wiped with a microfiber cloth.

How to clean your speakers to keep them looking and sounding great

Making sure your precious speakers are clean and dust-free is one of the best ways to get the best out of them. Here's how to safely clean your speakers.
A set of banana plugs installed on speaker wire.

How to install banana plugs on speaker wire for easy connectivity

Upgrading your messy, raw speaker wire with clean, secure banana plugs is a great way to make for easy connectivity. Here's how to do it.
Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

What is ANC and how do noise-cancelling headphones work?

You've probably heard of active noise-canceling headphones, but what do they do and how do they work? Give us a few minutes and we'll make you an expert.
The Samsung QN700B QLED 8K TV with a wave on the screen, while mounted to a wall.

This clearance sale gets you an 8K TV for less than $1,000

If you define a TV's quality by the amount of pixels it contains, not its size, this deal for the Samsung 55-inch Class QN700B Neo QLED 8K Smart TV is for you.
Polk Audio's Magnifi Mini AX soundbar.

This Polk Audio soundbar and subwoofer is discounted from $499 to $200

The Polk Audio MagniFi 2 soundbar and subwoofer will elevate your home theater setup's audio capabilities for a cheap $200 from Amazon, for savings of $299.
The Zygo Solo Underwater Streaming Headset.

The best headphones for swimming in 2023

Music is a must for any workout -- even swimming. Here, we've selected the best of the best watertight headphones.
A trio of Amazon Fire TV remote controls held in a hand in front of a television.

How to reset an Amazon Fire TV remote in less than 2 minutes

If you need to reset your Amazon Fire TV remote, it should take just a button press and a couple minutes of your time.
Astell&Kern HB1 Bluetooth DAC/amp seen with portable game console.

Astell&Kern’s new headphone DAC is PlayStation-ready

The Astell&Kern HB1 Bluetooth DAC has two features that make it a great companion for hi-res fans who own PlayStation or Nintendo consoles.
The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in a living room.

6 early Black Friday TV deals you can shop today — from $270

It's not yet Black Friday, but you can already take advantage of massive discounts on a variety of 4K TVs. If you don't want to wait, here are our top picks.
Netflix Who's watching/manage profiles screen.

How much does Netflix cost? A breakdown of the streamer’s plans

Netflix has made some sweeping changes to its plans and pricing recently. Is it still worth it? Check out our guide to Netflix plans.
Netflix app icon on Apple TV.

Netflix is about to get more expensive, again

Netflix is increasing the monthly price of two of its plans in the U.S., U.K, and France, with other changes to come globally.
Onn 4K UHD LED Smart 4K Roku TV 100012587

This 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for less than $300, but it’s selling fast

The Onn. 65-inch Class 4K UHD LED Roku Smart TV is $298, which is $50 off the usual $348. This TV deal goes fast, we've already seen it sell out multiple times.
The Samsung TU69OT 4K Smart TV on a media cabinet in a living room.

Best Buy just knocked $120 off this popular Samsung 75-inch 4K TV

Samsung's 75-inch Class TU69OT 4K Smart TV is $120 off right now. That takes the TV from $750 down to $630. Here are the TV's details and where to buy it cheap.
Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

Best soundbar deals: Save on Bose, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to boost your home theater audio with a new soundbar, especially with all of these soundbar deals we've rounded up.
People watching sports on the 50-inch Vizio V-Series 4K TV.

This flash deal gets you a 50-inch 4K TV for less than $250

Your chance to get the Vizio 50-inch Class V-Series 4K Smart TV for only $248, $71 down from $319, may already be running out (and you likely just found out).
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones hanging on wall hook in front of a mirror.

Can’t wait until Black Friday? The best early headphone deals today

There are some early Black Friday headphone deals from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, so you can finish your shopping before the holiday arrives.
The small widgets on the Amazon Fire TV Ambient Experience.

How to change the Amazon Fire TV Ambient Experience background

Amazon has a some wonderful options for backgrounds in its new Fire TV Ambient Experience. Here's how to experience them all.
1More Aero wireless earbuds.

Why do my wireless earbuds keep connecting when they’re in their case?

Why do wireless earbuds stay connected to your phone when they're in their case? And why do they sometimes connect by themselves? We have some answers.
House of Marley Little Bird true wireless earbuds.

House of Marley’s new earbuds make sustainability more affordable

House of Marley has always been big on eco-friendly designs, but the Little Bird wireless earbuds break new ground on affordability.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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