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Here’s how to convert your vinyl into a digital format

There are all sorts of reasons for ripping records and storing them digitally, but what's the best way to do it? We cover the different types of equipment and software available for ripping records at any price in this guide.
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Block the outside world and tune into your own with the best in-ear headphones

Over-the-ear headphones offer top-flight sound, but they're not so easy to take along. If you're looking to upgrade your portable sound, check out our favorite in-ear headphones with a model for every user and every budget.
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Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best wireless earbuds around.

Don't spend hundreds on Pro Tools or Logic. Try one of these free alternatives

Believe it or not, Pro Tools isn't the only digital audio workstation worth your time. Check out our picks for the best free recording software, whether you're looking for a lightweight app or a full-blown audio workstation. Updated meta…
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The best MP3 player you can buy (and 3 alternatives)

Want to go for a run, but your phone is weighing you down? No worries. Can't fit your whole music library on your smartphone? Don't sweat it. Check out our list of the best MP3 players, and find one that works for you.

Stop your PC's vow of silence with these tips on how to fix audio problems

Sound problems got you down? Don't worry, with a few tweaks and tricks we'll get your sound card functioning as it should and you listening to your favorite tunes and in-game audio in no time.

The best Bluetooth headsets

Quality headsets are rare. Here are our picks for the best Bluetooth headsets available, whether you need something modest, cheap, or loaded with features.
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Audiophiles belong on Android. Here’s what I learned from switching over

After 9 years with the iPhone, I switched to Android via LG’s V30 to keep my precious headphones. It’s always scary trying something new, but taking the big leap isn’t as hard as you might think.
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Infrasound microphones could predict volcano eruptions before they strike

Researchers have created low-frequency microphones that could potentially help to predict the eruption of certain volcanoes around the world by listening to infrasound frequencies.

Tiny new Bluetooth chip is a big revolution for high-tech headphones

A new Qualcomm Bluetooth chip is about to change high-tech headables due to its tiny size, quad-core processor, and energy efficiency. It’ll make in-ear sports headphones able to use voice activation, noise cancellation, fitness tracking…
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AmazonBasics Soundbar setup and unboxing: Add quality sound to your new TV

Got a shiny new TV (or a dusty old TV) that can't adequately fill your living room with sound? Not to worry -- our AmazonBasics Soundbar setup and unboxing guide will get you up and running in no time.
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What’s a headphone amp, and do you really need one? You’d be surprised

In an age where headphones reign supreme, you might be thinking it’s a good idea to get a dedicated headphone amp, and you may well be right. Find out why in our comprehensive guide.