Don't-Miss Home Audio Stories
We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, and Questyle; one shines above all the others.
Small, light, and priced right (but it's also dog slow).
If you can get past its functional quirks, Questyle's player will reward you with lush, satisfying sound.
Pioneer's great-sounding, feature rich, Android-based player's only major drawbacks are its lack of MacOS support and its bulky size.
The Zipp and Zipp Mini sound good, but they illustrate the distinction between a multi-room audio system and a whole-home audio system.
The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true
For professional recording engineers, Pro Tools is this industry standard, but creative types will find it surprisingly suitable—there's even a free version to get you started.
This is one of the premiere programs for music creation, recording, and production.
The best software for creating and recording music, as well as live performance. A bit pricey, but worth it.
This excellent speaker is part of a strong multi-room audio system.
A great picnic, pool-side, or on-the-go wireless speaker
From the sound of it, Mohu is about to shake up portable entertainment in the same fashion that it has the TV-antenna market.
The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.
The king of multi-room audio retains its crown with this exceptional new flagship speaker.
These retro-looking on-ear Bluetooth phones won’t float everyone’s style boat, but they’re comfortable and deliver solid sound.