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Bowers & Wilkins T7 Portable Wireless Speaker review: Big sound with a few small problems

Few Bluetooth speakers sound or look as good as the T7 Portable Wireless Speaker, but it has some flaws.

Bowers & Wilkens P5 Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: So expensive, so good

This could be the best sounding set of wireless on-ear headphones that you’ll ever clamp to your skull. If you can afford it.

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Sugr Cube wireless speaker review: Innovative features, beautiful design, great sound

Sugr puts a unique spin on the wireless speaker.

Pioneer's XDP-100R Hi-Res Audio Player

Pioneer XDP-100R review: This polished and flexible high-resolution audio player is loaded with features

Pioneer's great-sounding, feature rich, Android-based player's only major drawbacks are its lack of MacOS support and its bulky size.

Questyle hi-res audio player

Questyle QP1R review: This high-res digital audio player sounds superb, but it's held back by a quirky click wheel

If you can get past its functional quirks, Questyle's player will reward you with lush, satisfying sound.

Hi-res digital audio player roundup. Players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, and Questyle face-off.

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, and Questyle; one shines above all the others.

Libratone Zipp (right) and Zipp Mini (left)

Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

The Zipp and Zipp Mini sound good, but they illustrate the distinction between a multi-room audio system and a whole-home audio system.

Riva S' Trillium design features speakers on the left, right, and front

Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

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Avid Pro Tools review: This studio-style software will appeal to home creators too

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.

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Presonus Studio One review: Take your music production to the limit

This is one of the premiere programs for music creation, recording, and production.

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Ableton Live review: This digital audio workstation does it all

The best software for creating and recording music, as well as live performance. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Yamaha WX-030

Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast wireless speaker review: Sonos draws its strongest challenger

This excellent speaker is part of a strong multi-room audio system.

Tree Labs Astro Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Tree-Labs Astro Bluetooth speaker review: Lightweight, stylish, and it sounds good, too

A great picnic, pool-side, or on-the-go wireless speaker

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Mohu BeBox review: An epic mashup of Bluetooth boombox and Android tablet

From the sound of it, Mohu is about to shake up portable entertainment in the same fashion that it has the TV-antenna market.