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Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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These exotic turntables will have vinylphiles drooling

Many music lovers prefer vinyl LP records over even the highest-definition digital recordings. Getting the most out of vinyl requires a finely crafted, precision turntable. Here are seven beauties.

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Sony's elegant Bluetooth Glass Speaker adds mood to music

Sony's attractive Glass Speaker is an affordable version of a $10,000 speaker the company launched in 2008.

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Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

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Sennheiser launches new flagship headphones, the HD 800 S, and moves into the 3D-audio space with Ambeo

The HD 800 S is all about refinements, while the new focus on immersive audio signals a strategic shift for the company.

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Insteon adds Sonos compatibility to its connected-home systems

Hubs and compoents from Insteon will soon be able to control Sonos multi-room audio systems.

Sony goes retro with a record player

Sony's record player has USB connectivity to digitize vinyl.

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MQA was one of the best products of CES 2015; soon, we’ll finally be able to buy and listen to music encoded with it

Audiophile download services and device manufacturers are lining up to deliver MQA-encoded music and the equipment to play it on.

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Puro Sound Labs introduces headphones designed to protect children’s hearing

These phones attenuate the input signal so that it doesn’t exceed a level that can cause permanent damage to the listener’s ears.

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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.

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Mack is a MagSafe-like cable adapter for headphones

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.