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Cambridge Audio CXN network streamer.

Best network music streamers 2023: make your hi-fi smarter

Adding a capable network music streamer to your audio system is the best way to bring hi-quality digital sound to your home from your streaming services.
The main Amazon Fire TV home screen.

How to reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Android-based Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular platforms in the world for streaming video on your TV. Here's how to reset it.
App icons on the Apple TV homescreen.

Everyone is missing the point on streaming video

Asking whether streaming video is still worth it is very much asking the wrong question. At least if you care about your own control and flexibility.
FuboTV app icon on Apple TV.

Fubo tweaks its plans again, and actually lowers price of one tier

Fubo has renamed and revamped its most expensive tier — but also made it a little more affordable in the process.
Apple TV beta software options as seen on a TV.

Should you install beta updates for Apple TV 4K?

Apple TV makes it easy to install beta software to test out new features before they're fully baked. But is that really a good idea?
FuboTV icon on Apple TV.

FuboTV: channels, price, plans, packages, and add-ons

In a world of increasing live TV streaming options, FuboTV sets itself apart with a huge collection of sports channels and unique features like 4K and HDR.
The new sidebar visible in the TV app on Apple TV in the tvOS 17.2 developer beta.

Apple TV’s tvOS 17.2 beta adds a sidebar to the TV app

The TV app on Apple TV is getting slightly less clunky in tvOS 17.2. Or at least it's rearranging the mess somewhat.
People listen to the Victrola Revolution Go portable record player on the front steps of their home.

The world’s first portable record player just got its first big discount

Take your records and some savings on the go with this deal on the Victrola Revolution Go portable record player at Best Buy.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 in Spaced Aluminium.

B&O’s latest speaker is a love letter to aluminum

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound A5 portable wireless speaker is now available in an all-aluminum finish with 3,500 floating discs.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE in open case, sitting among plants.

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE review: a rare case of Android envy

Samsung's most affordable noise-canceling wireless earbuds are so good that it's a shame they only make sense for Android users.
A setup screen on the TCL Q6 television allowing you to choose Google TV or a basic TV mode.

How to set up the TCL Q6 Google TV

Whether you're using it as a basic television or going for the full Google TV experience, setting up the TCL Q6 takes just a few minutes.
LG StanbyMe Go (27LX5) Review

LG StanbyME Go portable briefcase TV review: impractical fun

LG's new StanbyMe Go briefcase TV is undeniably cool. But is it actually any good? From battery life to brightness, we put it it to the test.
Bowers & Wikins 607 S3 in black.

Best bookshelf speakers 2023: from passive to powered and for every budget

Bookshelf speakers sit perfectly between portable Bluetooth audio and big floorstanders and, when done right, can provide all the sound you need.
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe buds on a table with case in the background.

New AirPods teased for 2024, to little surprise

A report from Bloomberg citing unnamed sources says to expect new AirPods in 2024, which makes sense given that we're all currently closing out 2023.
Hisense U7K Review

Hisense U7K ULED mini-LED TV review: A set for all seasons

The Hisense U7K mini-LED TV just might have found the sweet spot for price to performance in this year's impressive TV landscape.
A hand holding an iPhone with the Apple TV+ and other services in a menu.

Apple TV+ and other Apple One services get a price hike

Apple, today, has quietly increased the price of its popular Apple TV+ streaming service from $7 to $10 per month.
YouTube TV showing NFL games and bowling in multiview.

YouTube TV is still growing on the back of NFL Sunday Ticket

We don't know exactly how many subscribers YouTube TV has these days, but Google says it's still growing, thanks to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Sony WF-1000XM5 in silver.

Best noise-canceling earbuds for 2023: from Sony, Soundcore, Jabra, and more

Are you looking for a set of noise-canceling earbuds, but you're not sure where to start? We've picked the best models for every activity and every budget.
Anker Soundcore Motion X500 speaker in three colors.

Anker Soundcore’s Motion X500 packs spatial audio into a more portable package

Anker Soundcore's latest Bluetooth speaker packs hi-res audio, spatial sound, and a mini light show in a very portable shape.
Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify adds subscribers, still hasn’t added high-res audio

Spotify managed to still add subscribers in the months following a price increase, but the streaming music service still lacks any kind of high-res audio.
Image of Qualcomm-branded earbuds with tiles for Qualcomm's S7 and S7 Pro Gen 1 sound platforms.

Qualcomm’s new Wi-Fi chips are poised to revolutionize wireless audio

Qualcomm's latest chips for wireless earbuds and headphones add Wi-Fi connectivity, expanding wireless range and vastly increasing bandwidth.
Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones seen in silver.

Best headphones for 2023: Sony, Bose, Apple, and more

From budget-friendly to the best that money can buy, these are the headphones you should be shopping for.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Earcup/logo close-up.

The best noise-canceling headphones of 2023: Bose, Sony, and more

It's a noisy world, but our picks of the best noise-canceling headphones will help hush it for you while making music, podcasts, and other sounds even sweeter.
Promo image for Crunchyroll on Amazon Prime Video Channels

Crunchyroll now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels

Crunchyroll is one of the biggest and best ways to stream anime straight from Japan. And it's now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels.
Marantz CD 50n networked CD player.

Marantz’s CD 50n adds HDMI to a networked CD player

Marantz has combined CD playback, streaming audio, and an HDMI input in a single unit for folks who don't need SACD compatibility.
The Samsung S95C OLED in a living room.

Samsung is having a sale on every size of the S90C QD-OLED 4K TV

The Samsung S90C is a QD-OLED TV and it looks stunning. See how gorgeous it is with a great discount at Samsung right now.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Earcup/logo close-up.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review: a new ANC and spatial audio king

It's been a long four years, but Bose has exceeded our expectations with the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones sitting on a laptop keyboard.

Sony’s best noise-canceling headphones just got a big discount

The Sony WH-1000XM5 noise-canceling headphones, which offer amazing sound quality and a battery life of up to 30 hours, are on sale from Walmart for just $325.
You Asked Episode 7

You Asked: streaming inequality, Dragon showdown, and holy grail TVs

In the seventh installment of our reader question series, we talk streaming service quality, TV FOMO, and an ultimate sound system showdown.
The TCL Q6 television has a fairly standard implementation of Google TV.

How to reset the TCL Q6 QLED Google TV

It's good to know how to reset the TCL Q6 Google TV — even if you hope you never have to do it. (Or at least do it very often.)
A speaker being wiped with a microfiber cloth.

How to clean your speakers to keep them looking and sounding great

Making sure your precious speakers are clean and dust-free is one of the best ways to get the best out of them. Here's how to safely clean your speakers.
A set of banana plugs installed on speaker wire.

How to install banana plugs on speaker wire for easy connectivity

Upgrading your messy, raw speaker wire with clean, secure banana plugs is a great way to make for easy connectivity. Here's how to do it.
Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

What is ANC and how do noise-cancelling headphones work?

You've probably heard of active noise-canceling headphones, but what do they do and how do they work? Give us a few minutes and we'll make you an expert.
The Zygo Solo Underwater Streaming Headset.

The best headphones for swimming in 2023

Music is a must for any workout -- even swimming. Here, we've selected the best of the best watertight headphones.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

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.

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

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