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R. Matthew Ward lives in St. Louis. He writes (occasionally) about audio, Apple, and other cool stuff on his personal blog.

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Stop looking at your phone, start using this head-up display with Sygic GPS app

No more excuses: Sygic’s GPS Navigation app adds a head-up display option. Just keep your phone plugged in, because it sucks battery life big-time.

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USB DAC review: Six compact components for upgrading your computer’s audio

The speakers and headphones you've spent hard-earned money on don't sound as good as they could, because your computer's audio hardware is likely mediocre. These compact accessories are easy audio upgrades.

B&W C5 In-Ear Headphones offer impressive design, but a bit too much bass

B&W's C5 In-Ear Headphones offer good sound quality and impressive design, but bass is emphasized enough to detract from the overall performance. Still, if you like C5’s design, have had trouble with in-ear-canal headphones falling out, or want good sound with an abundance of bass, the C5 is worth a look.

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Denon AH-C560R in-ear headphones

Just about anyone would enjoy the AH-C560R. Its audio detail is good without brightness or harshness, and the overall balance is good enough that the slight emphasis on lower frequencies won't offend most listeners.

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Sennheiser MM 70 iP

With a street price of around $100, Sennheiser's MM 70 iP has quite a bit of competition in the canalbud market when it comes to sound quality. However, few of its competitors offer comparable microphone performance or are as comfortable.

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