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House of Marley Little Bird true wireless earbuds.

House of Marley’s new earbuds make sustainability more affordable

House of Marley has always been big on eco-friendly designs, but the Little Bird wireless earbuds break new ground on affordability.
Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones.

Sennheiser Accentum Wireless review: sub-$200 wireless cans hit the sweet spot

Sennheiser's Accentum Wireless deliver great sound and noise cancellation in a bare-bones, affordable set of headphones.
Pixel Buds Pro and the case.

Google says the Pixel Buds Pro/Pixel 8 phone combo is better for calls — it’s not that simple

Google says that with Bluetooth Super Wideband, its Pixel Buds Pro are better for calls on Pixel 8 phones. Here's how that does (and doesn't) work.
The Samsung Xpress C460FW on the operating table.

I dismantled my 8-year-old printer to replace a tiny piece of rubber — and it was so worth it

When my 2015 Samsung laser printer stopped working, I turned to YouTube for the fix.
A PlayStation 5 connected to a TV, showing the Sony Pictures Core interface.

Sony’s Bravia Core gets a new name, and new PS4/PS5 apps

Sony Bravia Core, the streaming service that boasts Blu-ray levels of quality, has been renamed Sony Pictures Core and is now on PlayStation consoles.
Front view of Simon Cohen wearing the Ultimate Ears Premier wired IEMs.

How $3,000 earbuds almost ruined music for me

Ultimate Ears Pro has packed a total of 42 drivers into the UE Premier and slapped a $3,000 price on these wild IEMs. Can they possibly be worth the money?
The Sonus Faber Duetto wireless speakers in natural wood.

Sonus Faber’s Duetto are the first wireless speakers to use UWB

Sonus Faber's new Duetto wireless speakers are the first to use ultra-wideband technology to link the left and right sides.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE in graphite.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are surprisingly affordable

The Samsung Galaxy Buds FE ring in at just $100, making these noise-canceling wireless earbuds Samsung's most affordable set so far.
Dali IO-12 wireless headphones.

Dali says its latest wireless headphones achieve electrostatic levels of clarity

Dali's latest headphones, the IO-12, aren't exactly cheap at $1,299, but the company says they deliver performance that matches headphones that cost far more.
Earfun EH100 hi-res audio wired IEMs.

Earfun makes hi-res audio more accessible with affordable earbuds and DAC

Earfun has launched its first two affordable, wired hi-res audio products -- the EH100 wired IEMs, and the EA100 headphone DAC/amp.
A Pioneer Xumo TV from Best Buy.

Best Buy expands its affordable Xumo TV lineup with Pioneer-branded models

Best Buy expands its exclusive relationship with Xumo TV by adding Pioneer-branded models to its affordable TV lineup.
Sony Bravia A75L OLED 4K TV.

Sony’s A75L is its most affordable 4K OLED TV so far

You'll soon be able to buy Sony's Bravia A75L OLED 4K TV, which lowers the entry price of a Sony OLED TV by up to $500.
LG M3 Wireless OLED review

New LG TVs could stop working with over-the-air broadcasts by 2027

The future of NextGen TV hits an unexpected speed bump as LG threatens to walk away from ATSC 3.0 in its 2024 TVs.
Tivoli Audio SongBook Max in green.

Tivoli Audio reimagines its SongBook as two retro-style boomboxes

The Tivoli Audio SongBook is back, but it looks nothing like the original clock radio from 2004. The SongBook and SongBook Max are powerful Bluetooth portables.
Sony LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo worn by the singer.

Olivia Rodrigo’s latest collaboration is a set of limited-edition Sony LinkBuds S

The Sony LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are a limited-edition set of Sony's wireless earbuds in the singer's favorite color.
Sennheiser Accentum wireless headphones in black and white colors.

Sennheiser’s new budget-friendly headphones get a very high-end feature

Sennheiser's Accentum wireless headphones are priced under $200, yet their USB-C digital audio connection is a rarity even at twice that price.
Klipsch The Three Plus tabletop wireless speaker.

New Klipsch tabletop wireless speakers are a more affordable, capable take on mid-century modern

Klipsch's new The One and The Three Plus tabletop wireless speakers evolve the company's mid-century modern style, with better support for digital audio.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds in front of charging case.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds review: This is how you do spatial audio

Bose might not have changed much on the new QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds, but what it did change makes all the difference.
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar in white.

Bose’s new flagship Dolby Atmos soundbar brings AI smarts to the dialogue problem

The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar is the company's latest Dolby Atmos speaker with the addition of machine learning-based enhancements to on-screen speech.
Vizio Quantum 4K QLED Smart TV.

Vizio’s new Quantum 4K QLED TVs hit 75 inches for $699

Vizio's back with two new 4K QLED TVs that offer tons of features and big-screen sizes for very competitive prices.
Amazon Fire TV Soundbar.

Amazon debuts its first Fire TV soundbar and faster Fire TV sticks

Amazon has refreshed its two 4K Fire TV Stick models and released the first soundbar designed for Fire TV devices.
Anker Soundcore Motion 300 in black.

Soundcore’s new Motion speakers are tough little portables with hi-res sound

Anker Soundcore has added to its Motion family of Bluetooth speakers with the rugged, portable and affordable Motion 100 and Motion 300 speakers.
A Zorloo Ztella MQA USB DAC plugged into a Google Pixel 7 Pro, showing the MQA logo and a magenta LED light.

What is MQA? The controversial digital audio format fully explained

Is MQA the best thing since the CD, or is it a proprietary format that fails to deliver on its promises? Here's everything you need to know.
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini - Dolby Atmos indicator.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini review: Dolby Atmos for your bedroom

The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini has impressive virtual Dolby Atmos, but its high price, middling bass response, and lack of expansion options give us pause.
The Tivoli Audio Model Two Digital in white.

Tivoli Audio’s Model Two Digital speaker abandons terrestrial radio

Tivoli Audio's Model Two Digital is a wireless-only tabletop speaker that can be oriented horizontally or vertically.
A Zorloo Ztella MQA USB DAC plugged into a Google Pixel 7 Pro, showing the MQA logo and a magenta LED light.

The Canadian company that owns NAD and Bluesound now owns MQA

Lenbrook, the Canadian owner of Bluesound, NAD, and PSB Speakers, has acquired MQA, settling short-term fears about the British audio company's prospects.
Sonos Move 2 in white on green park bench.

Sonos Move 2 review: same body, better soul

The Sonos Move 2 improves on the first-gen Move speaker with better battery life, better sound, and more features. But Google fans may want to look elsewhere.
Man wearing Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones in white.

Bose revamps QuietComfort headphones and earbuds with lossless, hi-res, and spatial audio

Bose has revamped its entire lineup of QuietComfort wireless headphones and earbuds with spatial audio, better battery life, and new designs.
Edge view of TCL's OD Zero mini-LED panel.

What is mini-LED TV? How smaller, brighter LEDs can deliver better TV picture quality

OLED is still be the king of the hill when it comes to overall picture quality, but if there's one technology that might level the playing field, it's mini-LED.
Man wearing Shokz OpenFit (side view).

Shokz OpenFit review: the most comfortable earbuds in the world

They may not be the best-sounding earbuds you can buy, but these open-ear earbuds are amazingly comfortable for long hours of wear.
The Samsung QN90C ron a media stand with white speakers.

Mini-LED vs. QLED TV: how one technology is improving the other

QLED TVs offer the best picture quality until you compare them to OLED TVs. But mini-LED technology might change that while also bringing prices down.
Apple AirPods Pro with USB-C.

Apple has upgraded the AirPods Pro with lossless audio, sort of

The AirPods Pro are not only getting a USB-C connection, but they're also going to be the first wireless earbuds to support better-than-CD lossless audio.
Tidal's beta app for iOS showing a track in FLAC format.

Tidal will finally let you see which hi-res tracks are FLAC versus MQA

After an awkward debut of the FLAC format on Tidal's Hi-Fi Plus subscription tier, the service now lets you see which tracks use FLAC and which use MQA.
100-inch Hisense U8K 4K mini-LED TV.

Hisense just debuted the world’s largest mini-LED TV at 100 inches

Hisense's 100-inch U8K is the world's largest mini-LED 4K TV and yet at $10,000, it's far from the most expensive big-screen TV you can buy.