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

Best mid-priced 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.

Lola headphones (white)

Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

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.

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Sonos Play:5 (2015 edition) review: It’s difficult to imagine a better-sounding networked speaker at this price

The king of multi-room audio retains its crown with this exceptional new flagship speaker.

Sexy Bluetooth headphones

The top 5 sexiest Bluetooth headphones for less than $300

These wireless headphones look as fabulous as they sound.

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Polk Hinge Wireless

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones review: They sound better than they look

These retro-looking on-ear Bluetooth phones won’t float everyone’s style boat, but they’re comfortable and deliver solid sound.

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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless review: Great sound and super-long battery life

You’ll forget all about active noise cancellation when you hear the detailed audio these headphones produce.

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