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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.
McIntosh PS2K subwoofer.

McIntosh’s bonkers subwoofer stands over six feet tall and weighs as much as a motorcycle

The McIntosh PS2K is a towering collection of four 13-inch drivers powered by 2,000 watts of class D amplification.
1More Fit with wirelessly-charging case.

1More gets into the open-ear earbuds race with the Fit S50 and S30

1More's new open-ear wireless earbuds are the company's first in this style. They promise better comfort and situational awareness.
Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8 top touch controls.

B&O’s Beolab 8 wireless speaker uses AirTag tech to track you

The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8 is a stunning, all-aluminum wireless speaker with some seriously advanced tech.
Samsung 98-inch QN990C Neo QLED 8K TV.

Samsung’s biggest Neo QLED 8K TV comes with an equally huge price

Samsung's wild, 98-inch Neo QLED QN990C 8K TV rings in at an eye-watering $40,000.
Sonos Move 2 in olive.

Sonos Move 2: Sonos’ biggest portable speaker gets a big update

As expected, Sonos has revealed the Sonos Move 2, it's newest portable wireless smart speaker, with stereo sound and a much larger battery capacity.
Ultimate Ears Epicboom in two color options.

UE’s Epicboom is a powerful, portable, pool-proof speaker

Ultimate Ears' Epicboom will float in a pool and can provide powerful, 360-degree sound.
Marantz Stereo 70s home theater AV receiver in black.

New Marantz Stereo 70s is an AV receiver for those who love two-channel sound

Marantz has a new home theater receiver for those who prefer two-channel stereo over multichannel surround: the $1,000 Marantz Stereo 70s.
Denon AVR-X6800H AV receiver.

Denon AVR-X6800H: 8K everywhere and Dirac Live compatibility

Denon's latest AV receiver won't be available until 2024, but we now know what the AVR-X6800H has in store for us.
A Marantz 2270 receiver.

You’ve got 70 days to trade your old Marantz components for discounted new ones

Marantz is giving owners of its older products 70 days to take them into a dealer for evaluation, and a possible discount on the purchase of new Marantz gear.
Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS650.

Epson’s EpiqVision Ultra LS650 is a new option for fans of UST laser projectors

Epson's new EpiqVision Ultra LS650 is an ultra short throw laser projector with a built-in Yamaha sound system and 3,600 lumens of brightness.
JLab JBuds Mini seen with keys, next to an iPhone.

JLab’s tiny JBuds Mini wireless earbuds are the smallest we’ve ever seen

They may not be the smallest wireless earbuds in the world, but JLab's JBuds Mini are the smallest the company has ever made, and the smallest we've ever seen.
Jabra Elite 10.

Jabra’s latest wireless earbuds have Dolby spatial audio

Jabra has two new wireless earbuds -- the Elite 10 and the new sports-oriented Elite 8 Active. They're both very rugged and support Dolby spatial audio.
Jabra Elite 10 earbuds in front of case.

Jabra Elite 10 review: great comfort and spatial sound

Jabra's Elite 10 are its most comfortable and best-sounding wireless earbuds, and they do spatial audio too. Does that justify their price?
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini.

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Soundbar Mini is a pricey, bedroom-sized Dolby Atmos speaker

Sennheiser's new Ambeo Soundbar Mini is the company's smallest soundbar, but with no up-firing drivers and an $800 price tag, it will need to sound amazing.
JBL Authentics 300.

JBL’s retro-style wireless speakers could spark serious envy among Sonos fans

JBL's Authentics are wireless multiroom smart speakers that target Sonos in terms of features and price, but the Authentics can do one thing that Sonos can't.
A DTS Play-Fi-equipped TV shown in a living room with Play-Fi compatible wireless speakers.

DTS Play-Fi wireless audio adds support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

DTS Play-Fi, the wireless multiroom audio platform, has expanded its home theater capabilities to include immersive formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Samsung 85-inch Terrace Full Sun Neo QLED 4K TV.

Samsung scales its Terrace outdoor TV to 85 inches with mini-LEDs

The Samsung 85-inch Terrace Full Sun Neo QLED 4K TV is the company's biggest and brightest outdoor TV so far.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro in white and black.

Samsung is adding Auracast to its wireless earbuds and 8K TVs

Samsung has said it will update its Galaxy Buds2 Pro and select 2023 TVs with the ability to use Bluetooth Auracast.
Marshall Motif II ANC in charging case.

Marshall updates its noise-canceling earbuds with better battery life

Marshall's Motif II ANC noise-canceling earbuds haven't changed physically, but inside they have a bunch of welcome additions.
A diagram showing how Dolby Atmos FlexConnect combines wireless speakers with a TV's sound system.

Dolby Atmos FlexConnect could eliminate home theater soundbars and HDMI cables

New tech from Dolby Labs called Dolby Atmos FlexConnect is going to make TVs, not soundbars or AV receivers, the central unit in a fully wireless home theater.