Don't-Miss Home Audio Stories

AKG and Quincy Jones produce an exquisite pair of headphones

The AKG N90Q headphones use ultrasound technology to custom calibrate their audio reproduction for whomever is wearing them.

Sony SRS-LSR100

This bizarre Sony TV speaker adjusts its volume to compensate for ambient noise

Sony is introducing a $166 wireless compact TV speaker that can automatically adjust the volume according to ambient noise levels.

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Yamaha unveils MusicCast, a high-fidelity multi-room audio system that will have 20-plus components by year's end

Will support for high-definition audio streams be enough to break Sonos’ iron grip on this market?

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Meet Twist, the AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed for apartment renters

Home automation gets ultra simple with this smart light bulb that also streams music.

Denon HEOS soundbar and subwoofer

Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.


Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get you $325

Due to a rare fire hazard risk, Apple is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers, and offering $325 in exchange.

Harman Kardon Omni 20

Harman tops Sonos with an SDK that ties Omni Wireless HD speakers into smart homes

Sonos speaker systems are amazing--but proprietary. Harman's SDK lets the speakers be used as intercom systems or to route voice commands to smart appliances, among other possibilities.

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Qualcomm extends AllPlay’s capabilities and announces new partnerships

Though Hitachi is the only big-name win, AllPlay has added several new vendors, Bluetooth, and line-in res-streaming, and now supports stereo speaker pairs.

Sonos update will make its cheapest speaker sound better

The update also simplifies home theater setups and paves the way for more features in the Sonos app.

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Aivvy Q could be the Pandora of wireless headphones

This ambitious new personal audio device connects to the Internet to stream personalize music when you're connected to the Internet, and from built-in storage when you're not.

Nest and Nest Protect

Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.


Sonos' limited-edition Blue Note speaker adds a touch of color

Sonos is appealing to jazz aficionados with a limited-edition Blue Note speaker, though the window of opportunity to get one is slim.


The coolest headphones of CES 2015

This year’s crop of headphones are multi-taskers.

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Harman shows off multi-room speakers and gesture-controlled headphones at CES

If you’re looking for extra functionality, Harman has it.

Denon HEOS speakers

Denon’s HEOS multi-room audio system climbs on the Google Cast bandwagon

These self-powered speakers can handle Cast for Audio streams right out of the box.

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VOXX shows off new outdoor speakers, headphones, and a paper-thin TV antenna at CES

Plenty of new products, including affordable DJ-quality headphones and weather-proof Bluetooth speakers.