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Yamaha unveils MusicCast, a high-fidelity multi-room audio system that will have 20-plus components by year's end

Will support for high-definition audio streams be enough to break Sonos’ iron grip on this market?

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Denon HEOS soundbar and subwoofer

Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.

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Harman Kardon Omni 20

Harman tops Sonos with an SDK that ties Omni Wireless HD speakers into smart homes

Sonos speaker systems are amazing--but proprietary. Harman's SDK lets the speakers be used as intercom systems or to route voice commands to smart appliances, among other possibilities.

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Qualcomm extends AllPlay’s capabilities and announces new partnerships

Though Hitachi is the only big-name win, AllPlay has added several new vendors, Bluetooth, and line-in res-streaming, and now supports stereo speaker pairs.

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Sonos update will make its cheapest speaker sound better

The update also simplifies home theater setups and paves the way for more features in the Sonos app.

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Aivvy Q could be the Pandora of wireless headphones

This ambitious new personal audio device connects to the Internet to stream personalize music when you're connected to the Internet, and from built-in storage when you're not.

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Nest and Nest Protect

Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.

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The coolest headphones of CES 2015

This year’s crop of headphones are multi-taskers.

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Harman shows off multi-room speakers and gesture-controlled headphones at CES

If you’re looking for extra functionality, Harman has it.

Denon HEOS speakers

Denon’s HEOS multi-room audio system climbs on the Google Cast bandwagon

These self-powered speakers can handle Cast for Audio streams right out of the box.

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VOXX shows off new outdoor speakers, headphones, and a paper-thin TV antenna at CES

Plenty of new products, including affordable DJ-quality headphones and weather-proof Bluetooth speakers.

Pono Player

Attention audiophiles: Neil Young's high fidelity Pono Player hits stores Monday

It's finally here audio fans: Neil Young's fancy high-resolution audio player the Pono is landing on store shelves.

Meridian Audio

Meridian Audio’s MQA technology is the best product at CES so far

This encoding technology makes it possible for recording artists to distribute their work in studio-master quality—and you don’t need mind-numbingly expensive gear to enjoy to it.