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News, reviews, and discussion about the entire A/V world, ranging from 4K TVs and home theater setups to the latest in headphone technology and speakers.

Bowers & Wikins 607 S3 in black.

The best speakers for 2024: great hi-fi options for music and more

From critical music listening to furniture-shaking home theater, a great pair of speakers can make all the difference. We found the top picks on the market.
Wiim Ultra.

The current Wiim Ultra will never get Apple AirPlay

Samsung QN90C review

Our pick for the best QLED TV for 2024 has a huge discount today

TCL QM89 115-inch

TCL QM89 review: 115 inches of incredible television

The Sonos Roam 2 laying horizontal on a table.

The Sonos Roam 2 is the sequel that doesn’t suck

The Vizio V-Series 4K TV in the living room.

Best Buy TV deals: Save on QLED TVs, OLED TVs, and 8K TVs

LG's 2023 C3 4K OLED TV.

Best OLED TV deals: Save on LG C3, Samsung S90C, and more

OnePlus 5T AptX HD

What are Bluetooth codecs, and do they really matter? The wireless audio tech fully explained


The LG C4 OLED TV has a $900 discount in Best Buy’s Summer Sale

Sony Bravia Quad Review

Sony Bravia Theatre Quad review: Big-sound dreams do come true

LG 75-Inch Class UN6970 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV

Best 75-inch TV deals: Get a big screen from $490


Best TV deals: LG, Sony, Samsung, TCL, and more

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spotify ceo ek teases hifi again ghost 1

‘A much better version of Spotify’ is coming, CEO says

Spotify has been teasing a high-resolution audio offering since early 2021 — and CEO Daniel Ek just reconfirmed that it's still on the way. Eventually.
A demo space showing the major update to the Amazon Prime Video app.

I’ve used the new Prime Video app — you’re gonna want this ASAP

Users have been clamoring for an updated Prime Video app, and Amazon has delivered with a rewrite and redesign from the ground up.
The purported Google TV Streamer device.

This slanted surfboard just may be Google’s next TV streamer

We're fully expecting a follow-up to the veteran Chromecast With Google TV at an event in August — and this weird-looking thing could be it.
The Sonos Ace headphones case sitting atop an airplane tray table.

The one (small) thing I’d change about the Sonos Ace headphones

The Sonos Ace headphones are really good, even though the case takes up a decent amount of space. Here's one way Sonos could make it better, though.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Pro, in front of case.

Last chance to preorder Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 for $150

Want a brand-new pair of Samsung earbuds? Get $100 trade-in credit for older Samsung buds when you purchase the new Galaxy Buds 3 or Buds 3 Pro.
The Klipsch Reference Series 12 on a shelf.

Best subwoofer deals: Up the bass for as low as $50

A home audio setup isn't complete without some bass, and you can save big on a new subwoofer with these subwoofer deals we've rounded up.
Placing the needle over the record.

Drop the needle like a pro: how to play vinyl records

Playing records is fun, but some people are afraid to mess up the delicate gear. Never fear, we're here to show you how to properly play a vinyl record.
You Asked Ep 47

You Asked: reference monitors, lighter OLED, and walls

This week on You Asked: Can you get great surround if your back is literally against the wall? What makes reference monitors so crazy expensive?
Sonos Era 100, beside a turntable.

Best bookshelf speakers of 2024: from passive to powered and for every budget

Wired or wireless, a nice pair of bookshelf speakers is a great investment you can make for your audio. Here are seven of our favorite pairings for 2024.
Ifi Go Link headphone amp/DAC plugged into an iPhone 14 and Sennheiser HD 560S - with magenta LED indicating MQA playback.

What is hi-res audio, and how can you experience it right now?

Hi-res audio has gone from an audiophile novelty to a mainstream attraction, but there's still a bit of a learning curve to master before you can enjoy it.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe review

AirPods 3 and Pro 2 are still on sale after Prime Day

It’s time to upgrade your in-ear audio. Save big on the Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and Apple AirPods 3 when you purchase through Amazon.
Sony WF-1000XM5 in silver, charging case with lid open, sitting next to plants and rocks.

Prime Day true wireless earbud deals: Apple, Sony, Bose, JBL, more

Here, we're looking at Prime Day true wireless earbud deals. These are the small guys that can go in your ears but make a big sound. Get AirPods, Sony, more.
The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in a living room.

Best Buy is having a huge open-box sale — here’s what’s worth buying

Best Buy is having an enormous blowout on many different open-box devices. Here’s just a few that we'd like to recommend!
Wiim Ultra.

Need AirPlay? Hold off on the Wiim Ultra for now

Apple's popular wireless streaming protocol is a no-show on Wiim's flagship music streamer, at least for now.
A runner wearing the Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones.

Shokz bone conduction headphones finally have a price cut

The Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones rarely go on sale, so don's miss this chance to get them from Amazon for only $125 following a $55 discount.
Red Beats Studio Buds.

Beats Studio Buds are still nearly half off after Prime Day

The Beats Studio Buds wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation and an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance are on sale for only $79 from Amazon.
The Insignia F20 Series HD TV on a white background.

This dorm room TV is on sale for just $80 at Best Buy

The 32-inch Insignia F20 Series HD TV is a fantastic budget-friendly choice that's currently even cheaper at only $80 following a $50 discount from Best Buy.
An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

The best music streaming services of 2024

Finding it hard to decide which music streaming service is best? From music discovery to quality, we've selected the most popular services available today.
The LG S90QY soundbar in the living room.

The best Prime Day soundbar deal sold out — buy this instead

Best Buy launched a post-Prime Day offer for the LG S90QY 5.1.3-channel soundbar that lowers its price to a more reasonable $500 from $800, for savings of $300.
Hisense CanvasTV.

Hisense prices its 65-inch CanvasTV way less than The Frame

Hisense has released its 65-inch Canvas TV with a price that comes in much lower than its Samsung competitor, The Frame TV.
The Onn. 43-inch Class 4K LED Roku Smart TV on an orange wall.

Best Roku Prime Day deals: Streaming sticks are selling fast

We've picked out all the best Roku Prime Day deals and rounded them up here, before offering some buying advice for what's worth your time.
Hisense U8N

Best Hisense TV Prime Day deals: From $200 to $1,300

With Prime Day deals going on, we've picked out all the best Hisense Prime Day deals happening and highlighted what you should consider before buying.

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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer. He’s also a candidate for Pensacola City Council, District 1.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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