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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.

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Como Audio Duetto radio review: Retro done right

The tabletop radio might seem like a relic of the past, but this one delivers every modern convenience and high-fidelity sound, too.

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APC SurgeArrest review: Very near the top of the pack

All the features you want, with just a couple of minor drawbacks.

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Best surge protector

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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Belkin 12-outlet PivotPlug review: Clever design helps avoid blocked outlets

All the features you want from a surge suppressor, and for a reasonable price.

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RAVPower surge protector review: Too many unknowns for us to recommend

It’s full of great features, but it doesn't seem to be UL listed and we were unable to determine other key specifications.

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Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV review: Its outlets are packed tight, but it does everything else right

Anyone looking for a surge protector that cuts power when it can no longer offer protection should consider this model.

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Accell Poweramid surge protector review: Packs a lot in a small footprint

You can plug six AC adapters and two USB cables into this cleverly designed unit.

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AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip review: Very little protection

Amazon recommends this surge protector for all purposes, but it's really just a glorified power strip.

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Vizio SmartCast Crave 360 speaker review: Great features, but mediocre sound

There’s plenty of value in this battery-powered speaker, which includes both Chromecast and Bluetooth tech, but its audio performance fails to excite.

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Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

The bass response, dynamics, and musical reproduction these headphones produce will make you want to leave your Bluetooth headphones behind.

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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.

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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.

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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.