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Sony MDR-1000X active noise cancelling headphones.

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

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Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

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Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker review: Built to be the life of the party

This thoroughly weatherized speaker will knock you out with its big sound and awesome feature set.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Denon's Heos wireless audio platform in 2017.

Denon is adding voice commands to its HEOS multi-room audio system via Amazon's Alexa

Which company will get there first, Denon or Sonos?

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V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphone review: Musical excitement, with or without wires

These Bluetooth headphones will have DJs and audiophiles alike tapping their toes to the beat.

The B&W P7 Wireless headphones.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

B&W has produced one of the best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy for less than $500.

Polk Omni S6 in black.

Polk Omni S6 wireless speaker review: Play-Fi hardware is still hobbled by Play-Fi software

This speaker's price tag, sound, and feature set are appealing enough, but it's all undermined by a distinctly mediocre app.

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Sharkk's Bravo headphones

Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Mediocre mid-range and top end takes some of the luster off the Bravo’s superb bass performance.

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Yamaha's new YAS-106 sound bar supports 4K UHD video

The budget-priced home-theater speaker is slimmer and more stylish than previous models, and it delivers multi-channel audio.

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Roland acquires majority stake in headphone-maker V-Moda

We interview V-Moda CEO Val Kolton, who will retain 30 percent of V-Moda and become a Roland product design consultant.

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Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones

Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones review: As exquisite as they are expensive

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones have an uncanny knack of pulling out every last detail from your music.

Integra DRX-5

Integra's new line of DRX-series AV receivers promises bliss for custom installers

Integra's new line of DRX-series AV receivers has lots of cutting-edge features for custom installers.

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Meze 99 Classics headphone review: beautifully crafted cans

The Meze 99 Classics are an exhilarating experience for the serious music lover.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

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Yamaha and Denon AV receivers

Denon and Yamaha refresh their AV receiver lineups

If you want the latest technologies, but haven't wanted to compromise on build and sound quality, these new receivers promise to have your back.

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