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12 of the most exciting headphones we listened to at CES

The big trends are active noise cancellation, Bluetooth in almost everything, and innovative ways to handle digital audio.

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13 outrageous loudspeakers that blew us away at CES

If you’re looking for high-end speakers at CES, the High-Performance Audio exhibits at the Venetian are always the place to go.

Onkyo's new SBT-A500 network soundbar

The guts of Onkyo's SBT-A500 sound bar come in an external box to give the speaker an ultra-low profile

Onkyo's ultra-low profile soundbar and wireless subwoofer will support Dolby Atmos, DTS Play-Fi, Apple AirPlay, and all the streaming services you know and love.

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15 of the most impressive Bluetooth speakers at CES 2017

This year's crop of portable Bluetooth speakers is both powerful and versatile.

JBL products at CES

JBL's BassPro Go is a whacky car subwoofer that converts into a portable Bluetooth speaker

JBL's BassPro Go, Playlist with Chromecast, and Cinema SB450 soundbar with wireless sub demonstrate innovation and refinement in the expanding wireless streaming speaker market.

Windows Phone

No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

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Samsung boosts audio, connected car businesses with $8B Harman buy

Samsung Electronics wants to buy its way into the connected car market, with a plan to acquire Harman for $8 billion.

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This robot vacuum cleaner plays J-Pop, because this is Japan

Two of Japan's biggest obsessions have collided on the Sharp booth at this year's Ceatec electronics show, where the company is displaying a robot vacuum cleaner that blasts J-Pop songs while it sweeps.

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Fujitsu's Ontenna could be a big deal for the deaf

Among the robots, big screens and fast computers of Japan's Ceatec electronics show, a small prototype being shown off by Fujitsu is probably one of the lowest tech gadgets on the show floor, but it could be one of the most important.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Denon's Heos wireless audio platform in 2017.

Denon is adding voice commands to its HEOS multi-room audio system via Amazon's Alexa

Which company will get there first, Denon or Sonos?

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Sony previews prototype Xperia gadgets

Sony is looking at taking the Xperia brand beyond smartphones and is showing off some prototype gadgets at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Bang & Olufsen's Dalek-esque BeoSound wireless speakers project music 360 degrees

Audiophiles may roll their eyes at the very idea of portable Bluetooth speakers, but high-design hi-fi firm Bang & Olufsen just unveiled two of them in Berlin.

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Sonos speakers to get voice control in 2017, with a big assist from Amazon's Alexa

Sonos is giving its speaker experience a boost with app improvements, deeper Spotify integration, and Alexa's assistance.

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