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How virtual 3D sound will amp up 2020 soundbars—even the cheap ones

We saw a lot of soundbars at CES this year, and they all had one thing in common: DTS Virtual:X sound and Dolby Atmos on board.
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Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.