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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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B&O

B&O Beoplay M3 review: A small multi-room powerhouse

Bang & Olufsen’s most affordable multi-room speaker is a strong value.

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Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase review: This no-frills speaker delivers

There's nothing fancy here, but this box delivers a great performance every time.

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Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles

Sub-par audio quality taints these otherwise beautifully styled and solidly built headphones.

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Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

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Samsung HW MS750 with sub

Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar review: Great for music, but you’ll want the optional sub for movies

Music sounds fantastic on Samsung’s flagship soundbar, but it needs more oomph for soundtracks.

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B&W PX wireless noise-cancelling headphones with phone

Bowers & Wilkins PX wireless noise-cancelling headphones review: They demand a small sacrifice for silence

B&W’s first noise-cancelling headphones sound so good that you’ll happily to live with their quirks.

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Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm review: Now your fanciful wall lighting can respond to music

The first add-on for the Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting system is a music visualizer.

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Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice

Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.

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Tidal Force's Wave 5 planar magnetic headphones.

Tidal Force Wave 5 headpone review: Planar magnetic headphone tech on the cheap

You'll get a small taste—but fall short—of full planar magnetic bliss with these headphones.

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VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo

Sold as a self-linking pair, VaVa's attractive Voom 22 puts the stereo into Bluetooth wireless audio. Loud, nice-sounding, and easy to set up.

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Focal Clear reference headphones.

Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)

Astounding transparency, detail, clarity, and dynamics only begin to describe these cans' truly reference-quality performance.

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Anker SoundCore A3102 Bluetooth speaker review: Inexpensive, but surprisingly not cheap

An off-the-hook price-to-performance ratio renders this small speaker a good value.

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Astell&Kern XB10 Bluetooth headphone adapter.

Astell&Kern AK XB10 Bluetooth DAC and amp review: Wireless, hi-res audio for any headphones

You don't need new headphones to benefit from Qualcomm's aptX HD codec.

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geeni wifi surge 6015

Geeni Surge review: This smart surge protector falls short on automation and documentation

While it has four individually switchable outlets, the Surge works best only as a manual on/off switch.

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