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Lumoid home audio

Lumoid Listen lets you try out high-end audio gear before you buy it

This is a low-cost, novel twist on finding the perfect product.

Mack magnetic headphone adapter

Mack is a MagSafe-like cable adapter for headphones

The Mack magnetic headphone jack makes clotheslining yourself on headphone cords almost impossible.

JBL Everest speaker

Have a super car in your driveway? Now you can get JBL’s ultra-high-end speakers in a color to match

Harman announces a custom-finish program for its made-to-order JBL Everest and K2 loudspeakers.

Flexson Sonos accessories

Sonos speakers and components get a makeover with Flexson’s accessories

Stands and brackets shown at CEDIA 2015 allow you to hang Sonos speakers on the wall, raise them on stands; skins let you change the colors of the speakers.

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Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's new streaming music service

What kind of playlists can I create? Will Apple Music replace iTunes? What will happen to my Beats subscription? We have the answers, and more.

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.


Pono woes: Neil Young bemoans "lack of resources" for expanding the reach of the lossless music player

Despite a hardcore audience in the tens of thousands, Pono may have trouble expanding its brand of better-than-CD-quality tunes.

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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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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.

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How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together

Don't understand how iTunes Match, Apple Music, and iCloud Music Library work together? Here are the differences of these music services from Apple.

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What's new in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music, obviously. But there are several other changes you may have missed.

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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.

PCWorld News

Apple hears Taylor Swift, to pay artists during free music trial

The pop star had earlier complained about Apple's decision not to pay artists during the free trial

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Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter

Despite her criticism of Apple's handling of royalties during Apple Music's trial period, Swift remains bullish on the service's potential.

PCWorld News

Taylor Swift slams Apple for not paying artists during Apple Music trial

'We don't ask you for free iPhones,' the singer said this weekend, so Apple shouldn't demand free music