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Astell&Kern AK70 hi-res audio player

Astell&Kern AK70 high-res digital audio player review: Sweet sound and strong features make it a winner

The AK70 is one of the first hi-res audio players on the market to support aptX HD hi-res music streaming over Bluetooth, but its lack of MQA support has us scratching our heads.

Paradigm PW Amp front

Paradigm PW Amp review: This DTS Play-Fi amplifier will bring out the best from your speakers

This powerful amplifier with ARC room correction will fix your room's acoustic problems while streaming hi-res music.

Soundcast VG1 front

Soundcast VG1 Bluetooth speaker review: Incredibly big sound from an itty-bitty waterproof box

The sound that emerges from this small, rugged speaker defies expectations.

The Fi50's build and wood veneer are top notch.

Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Wood Speaker review: This big box puts out really big sound

The Fi50 sounds more like a bookshelf speaker than a one that sits on a table top. We dig its frequency range, but it's not the best speaker in its price range.

B&W's P9 Signature headphones celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones review: Exquisite design, gorgeous sound

B&W knows how to celebrate. The British audio company is marking its 50th anniversary with a set of to-die-for cans.

bose soundlink iii hero

Bose Soundlink III Bluetooth speaker review: That big Bose sound in a very small package

It's light on features and portability costs extra, but Bose fans will find plenty to like in this small speaker.

Oppo's Sonica is one sweet-sounding wireless speaker.

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo's first wireless speaker hits a high note

This is easily the best-sounding wireless speaker we've heard that's priced less than $300.

udac5 quarter view

Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

Vava Voom 20

Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth speaker review: Weatherized style with average sound

This stylish $80 outdoor Bluetooth speaker features easy pairing via NFC. For being small, it produces a good amount of bass, but as with many water-resistant speakers, the upper mids and highs are muddled.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker review: Built to be the life of the party

This thoroughly weatherized speaker will knock you out with its big sound and awesome feature set.

The B&W P7 Wireless headphones.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

B&W has produced one of the best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy for less than $500.

Cinehome HD group photo

Enclave Audio CineHome HD review: Plenty of bang for the home theater buck

The 'wire-free' claim is a wee bit overblown, but that doesn't mean this system isn't a good value.

Chromedock X2 front

Grace Digital CastDock X2 review: A clever Chromecast Audio companion

But when it comes to bass, this speaker delivers a little too much of a good thing.

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Polk Omni S6 in black.

Polk Omni S6 wireless speaker review: Play-Fi hardware is still hobbled by Play-Fi software

This speaker's price tag, sound, and feature set are appealing enough, but it's all undermined by a distinctly mediocre app.

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Mass Fidelity Core

Mass Fidelity Core and Core Sub review: Exceptional Bluetooth speakers

The diminutive Core is one of the best Bluetooth speakers ever. The Core Sub is icing on that sonic cake.