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The best high-tech music gadgets for the holidays

Technology is making it easier than ever to create and enjoy music. Here's some of our favorite hi-tech gear designed for artists, music lovers, and anyone in between.

Devialet Phantom

Devialet Phantom review: Forget everything you thought you knew about speaker technology

This eccentric, powered loudspeaker delivers an unforgettable sonic performance.

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: The Brits have done it again

It’s one of the best single-cabinet stereo speakers in the world, and you no longer need to be an Apple user to enjoy it.

Big Bluetooth speakers

Big, Bigger, Beastly: We road-test three large portable Bluetooth speakers

It’s the golden age of Bluetooth speakers, so we set out to find who makes the better bigger box.

Sound Blaster Roar 2

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: Truly the Leatherman of portable Bluetooth speakers

This small speaker delivers an excellent audio performance, and its expansive feature set is off the hook for the price.

Big Jambox

Jawbone Big Jambox review: Bigger, better, jammier than the original

Striking design, excellent musical performance, and a strong value all the way around.

JBL Xtreme

JBL Xtreme review: Enough boom to fill a very big room

This barrel-bomb of a speaker delivers a little too much of a good thing.

Archt One speaker

Archt One all-in-one speaker review: Call it the anti-stereo

This versatile speaker can play music from just about any source, but it won’t produce stereo from any of them.

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Monster SuperStar BackFloat review: Splish, splash, play your tunes in the bath

This waterproof speaker can not only withstand poolside splashes, it can float in the pool with you.

JBL Charge 2+ vs. Fugoo Sport

Great big sound from rugged little speakers: JBL Charge 2+ vs. Fugoo Sport

Weatherized enclosures don’t stop these versatile Bluetooth speakers from delivering surprisingly good musical performances.

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TDK Life on Record Trek Flex speaker review: Weatherized (and it sounds like it)

Everything about this portable Bluetooth speaker is well done--except the sound.

Wren V5US speaker

Wren Sound Systems V5US speaker review: A versatile, solid-sounding, but ultimately overpriced wireless speaker

This craft-built speaker supports every major wireless streaming protocol, but it’s not enough.

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TDK Trek 360 Bluetooth speaker review: This box radiates nicely rendered tunes

This portable music cube radiates music in all directions, sounds great, and runs for 6 hours on fully charged battery.


Sengled Pulse review: You got your speaker in my lightbulb!

This LED bulb will have everyone at the party asking where the music is coming from.

Onkyo LS-B50

Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar review: An underwhelming home-theater effort

Don’t be fooled by its muscular appearance, this entry-level speaker system is a 98-pound weakling both in terms of features and performance.

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Sharp HT-SB602 2.1 Channel Slim Sound Bar review: This humongous speaker delivers big value

This sound bar can fill a large room with great-sounding audio.