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1More Penta Driver P50 wired in-ear earbuds.

1More’s new wired earbuds pack five drivers and planar tech for $170

1More's new Penta Driver P50 wired earbuds are chock-full of high-end tech and materials, yet they're priced at just $170.
An exploded diagram of the Audeze Euclid planar magnetic in-ear monitor.

Sony’s acquisition of Audeze is a little baffling

Despite being a leader in personal audio, Sony is acquiring Audeze and placing it within its PlayStation ecosystem under its interactive entertainment division.
TCL 98-inch S Class S5 4K TV.

TCL’s latest 98-inch 4K TV comes in at a great price

TCL's new S Class S5 TV is a 98-inch giant with 4K resolution and support for all major HDR formats, plus Dolby Atmos sound.
Oladance OWS Pro resting on open charging case.

Oladance OWS Pro review: the future is wide open

Oladance's OWS Pro come with a hefty price tag, but in the relatively new world of open-ear earbuds, they set a new standard.
Sony Pulse Explore wireless earbuds for PlayStation.

Sony’s PlayStation wireless earbuds promise audiophile quality for $200

Gaming headsets aren't usually noted for their music performance, but Sony's Pulse Explore wireless earbuds could change that, thanks to some exotic tech.
Bowers & Wikins 607 S3 in black.

B&W’s revamped entry-level 600 Series speakers start at $900 for a pair

Bowers & Wilkins has updated its entry-level 600 Series speakers, with many improvements taken from the company's more expensive models.
Beats Studio Buds+ in new metallic colors with matching hues from Olive and Junes.

Beats partners with Emma Chamberlain to debut Studio Buds+ in pink and silver metallic

Beats has partnered with Emma Chamberlain to introduce two new metallic colors for its Beats Studio Buds+ earbuds: Cosmic Pink and Cosmic Silver.
MyFirst CareBuds.

These kids’ earbuds let outside sounds in automatically

The MyFirst CareBuds wireless earbuds automatically switch to transparency mode when they detect movement.
LG StanbyMe Go 27-inch touchscreen suitcase TV set up in the tailgate of a car.

Toss LG’s StanbyMe Go 27-inch suitcase TV in your car for $1,000

LG's new StanbyMe Go is a 27-inch suitcase TV that can go anywhere and has a touchscreen that can be used for games, music, and movies.
Remote controls from Google, Amazon, Apple and Roku.

TV dialogue is getting harder to understand. This change could help.

It seems that dialogue is getting harder and harder to understand. Shouldn't our access to subtitles be getting easier? This one change could make it so.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal’s awkward FLAC integration is going about as well as expected

Tidal's hi-res FLAC tracks are now accessible to all HiFi Plus subscribers, but it's still a hot mess.
McIntosh MC3500 MKII monoblock tube amplifier.

McIntosh revives the amplifier that powered Woodstock

McIntosh created the amp that powered the Woodstock music fest 54 years ago, and now you can buy a modern-day version -- for $15,000.
Astell&Kern UW100 MK II wireless earbuds held in hand.

Astell&Kern refreshes its UW100 wireless earbuds

A&K's premium UW100 wireless earbuds are getting a minor refresh known as the UW100 MK II – with small improvements to battery life, sound, and calling.
Wiim Pro Plus network music streamer with Bluetooth voice remote.

Wiim Pro Plus streamer targets audiophiles with upgraded DAC

The Wiim Pro Plus offers a variety of internal upgrades, plus a Bluetooth voice remote for audiophiles looking to add streaming music to their existing gear.
Baseus Bowie MA10 in charging case, pairing indicator LEDs lit.

Baseus Bowie MA10 review: How are these $21 wireless earbuds so good?

We don't know how the Baseus Bowie MA10 are so affordable, but with features and performance this good, it might not matter.
Sony HT-A7000 Dolby Atmos soundbar close-up of top panel.

Sony’s premium soundbars will finally get support for VRR, ALLM

The one thing Sony's 2022 soundbars lacked was support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate and auto low-latency mode. This fall, that gets fixed.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC, case open, held in hand.

Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC review: just buy ’em

Our expectations for $100 wireless earbuds grow every year, and every year Anker keeps surpassing them. With the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC, it's done it again.
The LG 97-inch Signature OLED M3 4K TV and Zero Connect box.

LG’s giant, wireless OLED TV gets a giant price

If you want to hang LG's 97-inch wireless TV on your wall, here's how much it will cost and when you can get one.
Sony WF-1000XM5 in silver.

Updating our Sony WF-1000XM5 review

Sony surprised us by sending prototype WF-1000XM5 earbuds for review — and not telling us at first. Here's what happened, and an update to our review.
Sony WF-1000XM5 in silver, charging case with lid open, sitting next to plants and rocks.

Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds review: smaller is better

Sony's last flagship wireless earbuds were held back only by their substantial size. With the new WF-1000XM5, has Sony finally given us everything we wanted?
A closeup view of an owl displayed on a Hisense U8K TV.

Hisense kicks off its U8K mini-LED TV availability with deep discounts

Hisense has just released its flagship 2023 U8K mini-LED TV and has thrown in some big discounts to mark the occasion.
The Sony A95L 4L QD-OLED TV set up on the floor.

Sony’s 2023 A95L QD-OLED TV up for preorder in August starting at $2,800

Sony finally releases the pricing and availability of its flagship QD-OLED TV for 2023.
Samsung S95C QD-OLED 4K TV.

TV model numbers are confusing enough, and Samsung’s making it worse

TV model numbers are confusing enough, but what Samsung is doing with its OLED TVs is downright misleading.
Beats Studio Pro in sandstone seen with Apple AirPods Max in space grey.

Beats Studio Pro vs. Apple AirPods Max: which cans are best for Apple fans?

If you're an Apple fan, you're probably considering the Beats Studio Pro or Apple AirPods Max. But given the big price gap, which ones are the best?
Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony updates WH-1000XM5 with head-tracked spatial audio and better multipoint

Sony's flagship noise-canceling headphones get new features for spatial audio and Bluetooth Multipoint.
Hisense U6K mini-LED TV.

Hisense’s mini-LED U6K TV arrives, starting at $500

Hisense has released the most affordable mini-LED TV you can buy – the 2023 U6K, which comes in 55-, 65-, and 75-inch sizes starting at $500.
Denon AVR-S770H AV receiver in black.

Denon’s small-room 8K AV receivers start at $549

Denon's newest AVRs offer 8K resolution and enough power for small- and mid-sized rooms, at prices that won't break the bank.
Nakamichi Dragon Surround System Review

Nakamichi increases the price of its Dragon 11.4.6 soundbar

Nakamichi's Dragon soundbar packs monster audio quality and its monster price is about to become even scarier.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal’s new hi-res FLAC option couldn’t be more annoying

Adding hi-res FLAC to Tidal is something audiophiles have wanted for years. But now that it's here, they're not going to be happy.
Beats Studio Pro sitting on travel case.

Beats Studio Pro review: new Beats for a spatial and lossless world

It's been six years since Beats launched its last set of wireless headphones, and the new Studio Pro have a lot of catching up to do.
Man wearing Beyerdynamic Blue Byrd ANC neckband earbuds.

Beyerdynamic adds noise canceling to its Blue Byrd neckband earbuds

Beyerdynamic's neckband-style wireless earbuds get noise cancellation, transparency, and USB audio.
Montblanc MTB 03 wireless earbuds inside charging case.

Montblanc’s first wireless earbuds get a little help from Axel Grell

Montblanc has followed up its 2020 entrance into the world of audio with its first set of wireless earbuds, tuned by Axel Grell.
Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System - Black

Bose recalls subwoofer bass modules over fire risk

Bose is recalling over 1 million bass modules due to a potential fire risk. Here's how to know if your system is affected.
best buy offers free tidal with select products

Tidal begins its rollout of hi-res lossless audio

Tidal's HiFi Plus subscription service has launched the availability of hi-res lossless audio in FLAC format to a limited number of its users.