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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Astell&Kern HB1 Bluetooth DAC/amp seen with portable game console.

Astell&Kern’s new headphone DAC is PlayStation-ready

The Astell&Kern HB1 Bluetooth DAC has two features that make it a great companion for hi-res fans who own PlayStation or Nintendo consoles.
1More Aero wireless earbuds.

Why do my wireless earbuds keep connecting when they’re in their case?

Why do wireless earbuds stay connected to your phone when they're in their case? And why do they sometimes connect by themselves? We have some answers.
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.