Jonathan TakiffFreelance contributor, TechHive

Jonathan Takiff is a veteran tech and entertainment writer based in Philadelphia. A long time staffer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, his work has also appeared in numerous publications including Sound & Vision, Playboy, and Popular Science.

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Andover Audio Songbird review: This budget-priced music streamer is no featherweight

A low-priced audio component that compares favorably to the likes of Sonos and Bluesound—at a fraction of the price.

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Q Acoustics 3030i review: These bookshelf speakers will have you wondering “Where’s the subwoofer, Waldo?”

Blessed with golden ears and champagne taste, but cursed with a beer budget? You need to give these puppies a listen.

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Zvox SoundBase 440 review: A disappearing breed of TV sound reinforcement

If you’re looking for a one-piece audio solution that will tuck neatly under your TV, this is a good one.

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Bluesound Node 2i review: This high-fidelity music streamer sits at the top of its class

Add your own amp and speakers and you’ll have a killer audio system on a reasonable budget.

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Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphone review: A great value, with personality options in spades

Bose is offering great prices on these ANC cans this time of year, and you can have them customized for just a little extra cash.

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J-Tech Digital 4x1 HDMI switcher review: An HDMI switch so nice, we reviewed it twice

Monoprice markets this very same gadget that handily solves the problem of having too many HDMI sources and not enough inputs.

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Zvox AccuVoice AV157 TV Speaker review: It's like a hearing aid you plug your TV into

TV viewers with impaired hearing will appreciate this speaker’s knack for emphasizing dialog.

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Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box

This self-amplified multi-room music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won’t, but Bluesound’s user experience isn’t nearly as polished.

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Russound MBX-PRE review: Yes, Virginia, there really were multi-room audio systems before Sonos

Kick-ass sound and a raft of high-end features make Russound's music streamer worth pursuing, even though it suffers from the occasional temper tantrum.

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JBL Link Music smart speaker review: Pretty good things in a pretty small package

JBL delivers respectable performance and a decent set of features at a very affordable price.

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Sonos Port review: A flawed successor to the Sonos Connect

The new Sonos S2 operating systems sounds promising, but should you replace a workhorse Sonos Connect with a Sonos Port in the name of compatibility?

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Internet radio: Everything you need to know to stream a world's worth of fantastic music for free

Hey, we dig Sonos Radio, but you don’t need a Sonos speaker to enjoy internet radio. Allow us to be your guide to this fabulous resource.

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Andover Audio PM-50 planar magnetic headphone review: Audiophile sound, tolerable price tag

These cans put you in the sonic picture with three-dimensional clarity, but you might not like wearing them for long stretches (though a fix may be in the works).

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TCL Alto 7+ soundbar review: You’ll get more than you paid for, but less than you might wish for

Buying a super-cheap 4K TV this year? This is the soundbar to go with it.

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