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Sony Z9J TV with an image of multicolor, glittery swirls on screen.

Sony Bravia XR Z9J Master Series 8K HDR TV review: Peerless but pricey

The Sony Bravia XR Master Series Z9J is one of the most aspirational TVs you can buy today. Does it have the chops to back up its astronomical asking price?
Tree image on the Hisense U9DG TV.

Hisense U9DG dual-cell 4K HDR TV review: A hard sell

Hisense is the first to bring a dual-cell TV to market, but what is this new tech, how does it work, and should you buy it?
Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K review: The Roku stick to get

The Roku Streaming Stick 4K (and Streaming Stick 4K+) set the new high-water mark for the company's inexpensive streaming hardware.
Edifier NeoBuds Pro.

Edifier NeoBuds Pro review: A new standard in affordable audio

Want amazing sound, active noise cancellation, and crystal-clear transparency? The Edifier NeoBuds Pro have it all, for way less money than the competition.
Beats Flex

Beats Flex review: More bass, more battery, and a lower price

Even if Apple had simply dropped the price of the BeatsX, we'd be happy, but the Flex's bigger battery, great sound, and auto-pause option seal the deal.
LG A1 OLED 4K HDR TV screen displaying imagery of a colorful desert.

LG A1 OLED 4K HDR TV review: Less OLED for less money

The LG A1 OLED is the least expensive OLED TV series LG makes, but are the sacrifices worth the slim price cut?
KEF Mu3 True Wireless Earbuds

KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds review: Beauty and the beat

KEF's reputation as a top-tier audio brand means we have very high expectations for the $230 Mu3, the company's first true wireless earbuds. Do they deliver?
Mountain, landscape view on the screen on the Sony A80J 4K HDR OLED TV.

Sony A80J OLED TV review: You can stop looking now

The Sony A80J may not have every bell and whistle, but it is one of two OLED TVs everyone should consider buying.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and their case sitting on the ground.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: No-brainer buds

Samsung's most basic true wireless earbuds are anything but basic. In our review, we take a look at whether the Galaxy Buds 2 might be right for you.
Island/Beach imagery on the TCL 6-Series model R648 screen.

TCL 8K 6-Series (R648) TV review: Way more than 8K

TCL's new 8K 6-Series boasts high resolution, but its 8K screen isn't all that makes this TV special. We cover why you shouldn't miss out on this TV.
Soundcore Life P3 inside charging case.

Soundcore Life P3 review: A new standard for affordable earbuds

Soundcore's Life P3 true wireless earbuds cost just $80, and yet they're loaded with features like ANC and wireless charging. Are they too good to be true?
LG SP9YA Dolby Atmos soundbar

LG SP9YA Soundbar review: Setting a high bar for Dolby Atmos

Can you get the fully immersive benefits of Dolby Atmos from a single soundbar plus a subwoofer? If it's LG's $1,000 SP9YA, the answer is yes.
Apple HomePod mini in hand

Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.
Bowers & Wilkins PI5 true wireless earbuds in their charging case.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 review: Sophisticated style, big bass sound

B&W's first true wireless earbuds face stiff competition, but the PI5 offer a stylish alternative to noise-canceling models from Sony, Bose, Apple, and Jabra.
Beats Studio Buds

Beats Studio Buds review: These are the AirPods Pro Lite

With some of the AirPods Pro's best features, but at a way lower price, the Studio Buds make for a great set of everyday true wireless earbuds.
Jaybird Vista 2

Jaybird Vista 2 review: Tough-as-nails wireless earbuds for athletes

Jaybird's latest athlete-focused true wireless earbuds are tough as nails and sound amazing, but very poor call quality keeps them from being a top pick.
Apple TV 4K 2021 with new Siri remote

Apple TV 4K (2021) review: It’s all about that new Siri remote

Apple's newly revamped Apple TV 4K may have a new brain on the inside, but it's the new Siri remote that is rightfully getting all of the attention.
JBL Tour Pro+.

JBL Tour Pro+ review: Another excellent AirPods Pro alternative

With a huge number of features and great sound quality, the JBL Tour Pro+ are a fantastic AirPods Pro alternative, especially for Android phone users.
JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam soundbar lifestyle image

JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam soundbar review: Add a little Dolby Atmos to your life

If you're looking for a small, simple single speaker to give your TV the oomph it's missing, the Dolby Atmos-capable JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam is the answer.
Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos soundbar

Sonos Arc review: A solid soundbar for the Dolby Atmos era

The $799 Arc is Sonos' first Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar, fulfilling years of customer requests. Now that it's here, does it deliver? Here's our full review.
Amazon Echo Buds 2 in charging case.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 review: Better buds for Alexa fans

Amazon's new Echo Buds are a nice upgrade for folks who want easy access to Alexa while out of the house, but some features are still a work in progress.
The TCL 85R745 85-inch 4K HDR TV in a living room.

TCL 85R745 85-inch 4K HDR TV review: A huge value

The TCL 85R745 is one of three 85-inch TVs in the new TCL XL collection. We review the 4K HDR giant to see if it is the right choice for your big-screen needs.
Roku Express 4K+ with remote on a table.

Roku Express 4K+ review: Easy, affordable 4K streamer

Roku's latest media streaming device might be tiny, but inside where it counts, the Express 4K+ is a powerhouse with 4K, HDR, AirPlay, and voice control.
Hisense U8G 4K ULED HDR TV

Hisense U8G 4K ULED HDR TV Review: Bring on the brightness war

The new Hisense U8G TV replaces the popular 2020 H9G as Hisense's top-tier 4K TV in 2021. Our review explores what's new and what's been upgraded.
LG C1 OLED 4K OLED TV

LG C1 OLED 4K HDR TV review: Still carries the torch

Anyone considering an OLED TV should be looking at the LG C-Series. In 2021, that's the LG C1 OLED. Here's what's the same and what's new this year.
Marshall Monitor II ANC

Marshall Monitor II ANC review: Rock out for hours in total comfort

With a high-energy sound, distinctive styling, and great comfort, the Marshall Monitor II ANC are made for hours and hours of rocking out with your tunes.
Polk React Soundbar

Polk React soundbar review: Affordable, expandable, and smart too

Finding a soundbar that sounds great, doesn't break the bank, and yet can be expanded as your needs grow isn't easy. But the $250 Polk React is all three.
Samsung QN90A 4k TV with speakers.

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED 4K HDR TV review: You’ll love watching it

Samsung's flagship 4K TV for 2021 is part of the brand's Neo QLED lineup featuring mini-LED backlighting that promises higher brightness and better contrast.
Monoprice SB-600 Dolby Atmos soundbar

Monoprice SB-600 Soundbar review: Affordable but average Dolby Atmos

Monoprice enters the Dolby Atmos soundbar market with an affordable and easy-to-use system, but the SB-600 doesn't deliver as much immersion as we'd like.
Sony SRS-RA5000 360 speaker

Sony SRS-RA5000 speaker review: An expensive experiment

Spatial audio is a hot trend, and Sony's SRS-RA5000 attempts to capitalize on that by leveraging the company's 360 Reality Audio format, but it misses the mark.
Vizo V-Series screen

Vizio V-Series 4K HDR TV review | V is for value?

Vizio's V-Series is the company's most affordable LED/LCD TV line, but is the quality good enough, even with bargain pricing?
Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam review: Tiny speaker, huge value

The $169 Sonos Roam isn't the cheapest Sonos speaker, but it is easily the most versatile. We think it's an incredible portable speaker for the price.
Focal Celestee Headphones

Focal Celestee headphone review: True audio bliss

The Focal Celestee have a shocker of a price tag. Is the sound and build quality shockingly good? We take a deep dive to find out.
V-Moda M-200 ANC

V-Moda M-200 ANC review: Overpriced over-ear headphones

Charging lots of money for wireless headphones -- like V-Moda's $500 M-200 ANC -- is fine when you deliver an all-star performance. But these cans fall short.