5 Ways to Make Your Home Audio Sound Better

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

All of these Editors' Choice home audio component deals will enhance your living room entertainment experience. We've got a pre-packaged WiFi home theater bundle for under $200, and deals on speakers, sound bars, and more, should you want to cobble together a custom audio setup.

  1. Pioneer Steez Duo Boom Box
    Store: Johnny's General Electronics via eBay
    Price: $99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $81
    Expires: May 20

    Is It Worth It? This portable boom box is ideal for dancers. Engadget remarks on how well the model's software helps keep time, "lets you set cue points, change tempo," and more. Other features include a dock for the iPod / iPhone (compatible with most models) as well as 4GB internal memory, 8-beat skip, and DJ mix. Note that AltaTac via eBay also offers this boom box for the same price.

  2. Pioneer 1,180-watt 5.1-Channel 3D WiFi Home Theater System
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $144

    Is It Worth It?: For day-to-day watching this system "hits the mark," and delivers quite a bit of audible power for its price, according to Technology Tell. while it's better suited for smaller rooms, i.e. a bedroom or apartment, this packaged home theater setup features include two 170-watt front speakers, one 250-watt center-channel speaker, two 170-watt surround speakers, and a 250-watt subwoofer. It also offers wireless streaming of apps such as Netflix, Pandora, Youtube, and more.

  3. Yamaha 500-watt 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Home Theater Receiver and 3D Blu-ray Player
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $149.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $61

    Is It Worth It?: For those not satisfied by the one-size-fits-all options listed above, customize a sound system starting with this multifunctional component. Not only is this receiver and Blu-ray player combo $45 less last week's mention, it's $61 under the lowest shipped price we could find for a refurb, and this one is new! Other features include 80 watts per channel into five channels, 100 watts into the subwoofer, built-in Blu-ray disc player with playback support for standard and 3D Blu-ray disc movies in 1080p, Ethernet connectivity, streaming content from BD-Live (Netflix, Amazon on Demand, YouTube, Pandora, Slacker, and other online entertainment apps), one HDMI output, USB connectivity, and more.

  4. Coby 2.1-Channel Soundbar System
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $59.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: Connect the receiver listed above to this sound system delivers clearly at even loud settings. Still, it doesn't need to be a component, with front panel controls and the auxiliary input that allows it to interface with an MP3 player, cell phone, or iPod. The soundbar features 80 watts of power, remote control, and more. It also includes a wireless subwoofer, which can be placed at another location to fill out the soundscape.

  5. Definitive Technology Mythos Two On-Wall or Table-Top Speaker
    Store: newegg
    Price: $149.99 via coupon code "EMCXSVR89" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30
    Expires: May 1

    Is It Worth It?: This speaker features 200 watts RMS, two 4.5" bass radiators, two 4.5" bass/mid drivers, one 1" dome tweeter, 45Hz to 30kHz frequency response, and more. Like the components listed above, this is another great option for achieving a theater-quality listening experience.

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