Get a sleek surround setup with the Harman Kardon BDS 800 Home Theater System ($1,500). Packing a hefty, 65 watt-per-channel digital amplifier, Blu-ray player with Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, and USB connectivity into a single, svelte package, it's everything you need to turn a simple HDTV into a full-on theater. The package also includes four identical two-way, dual-driver satellite speakers, a dedicated two-way, dual-driver center speaker, and all the necessary wall mounting hardware, and gives you three digital and two line inputs for connecting all the other devices in your home entertainment universe.
We've heard of home-theater-in-a-box systems, but never like this. The Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System ($13,000) is ready to take your theater from pedestrian to professional with a full complement of speakers, including three KL-650-THX LCRs, two KL-525-THX LCRs, two KS-525-THX surrounds, two KW-120-THX subwoofers, and a dedicated KA-1000-THX subwoofer amplifier, all boasting high-end tech like Klipsch Tractrix Horn tweeters and Cerametallic woofers. We've had the privilege of having these bad boys in the secret underground Uncrate Cinema the last couple weeks, and there are simply no words for how amazing they sound. Just add a receiver, screen, projector, and a copious amount of popcorn.
It doesn't matter whether you're a laptop or desktop man — odds are you're not completely satisfied with the tinny output of your rig's built-in sound system. Enter the Hercules XPS 101 Speakers ($TBA). This high-performance 2.1 system features a dedicated 60W sub with a front-firing powered woofer and one passive woofer on each side, two 20.5W RMS satellites with stands, die-cast metal alloy construction, piano black finishes, and a dedicated remote control. Internet videos never sounded so good.
Whether you're outfitting your small apartment, dorm room, or game room, the Logitech Z906 Speaker System ($400) can provide you with theater-quality sound — on a budget. Boasting THX certification and 500 Watts of RMS power, the Z906 includes five wall-mountable satellite speakers, a ported, side-firing subwoofer, an easy-to-read console with digital and analog inputs as well as DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding, and the obligatory remote control.
While they might not blend in to every interior, with their alien pod-like design and free-floating tweeter eyes, the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Speakers (€800; roughly $1,100) will supply great sound should they mesh well with your decor. Sporting Wi-Fi, an iPod and iPhone Dock, and AirPlay support, they're ready to blend right in with your gadget-driven lifestyle, meaning you won't have to leave your cozy womb of Twitter and Facebook to so much as change the song.