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Jonathan Takiff is a veteran tech and entertainment writer based in Philadelphia. A long time staffer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, his work has also appeared in numerous publications including Sound & Vision, Playboy, and Popular Science.

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Bose QuietComfort 45 review: Silence is golden with this noise-cancelling headphone

The incremental improvements add up, and no one will complain about the lower price tag.

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Bose unveils its next-gen noise-cancelling headphone: the QuietComfort 45

The new cans aren’t much of a visual departure from the very popular QC35 II they replace, but Bose says there’s all kinds of improvements under the hood.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level review: A top-tier portable music streamer

Oozing charm and smarts, the Beosound Level reaches a new plateau in home audio sophistication. Battery power, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth ensure you can take it with you.

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Dyson V15 Detect review: This convertible stick vac doesn’t miss a thing

Clean house with this battery-powered marvel and you’ll wonder how you ever tolerated bulky canister or upright vacuums with their pesky cords and unwieldy hoses.

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Andover Audio Songbird review: This budget-priced music streamer is no featherweight

A low-priced audio component that compares favorably to the likes of Sonos and Bluesound—at a fraction of the price.

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Q Acoustics 3030i review: These bookshelf speakers will have you wondering “Where’s the subwoofer, Waldo?”

Blessed with golden ears and champagne taste, but cursed with a beer budget? You need to give these puppies a listen.

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Technics Ottava review: This all-in-one home audio system is a great entertainer

Impeccable sonic goodness in an itty-bitty box.

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The WiSA SoundSend streams high-resolution, multi-channel audio to compatible wireless speakers

The AC-powered puck plugs into the HDMI ARC of any smart TV.

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Zvox SoundBase 440 review: A disappearing breed of TV sound reinforcement

If you’re looking for a one-piece audio solution that will tuck neatly under your TV, this is a good one.

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Bluesound Node 2i review: This high-fidelity music streamer sits at the top of its class

Add your own amp and speakers and you’ll have a killer audio system on a reasonable budget.

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Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphone review: A great value, with personality options in spades

Bose is offering great prices on these ANC cans this time of year, and you can have them customized for just a little extra cash.

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J-Tech Digital 4x1 HDMI switcher review: An HDMI switch so nice, we reviewed it twice

Monoprice markets this very same gadget that handily solves the problem of having too many HDMI sources and not enough inputs.

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Zvox AccuVoice AV157 TV Speaker review: It's like a hearing aid you plug your TV into

TV viewers with impaired hearing will appreciate this speaker’s knack for emphasizing dialog.

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Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box

This self-amplified multi-room music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won’t, but Bluesound’s user experience isn’t nearly as polished.

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Russound MBX-PRE review: Yes, Virginia, there really were multi-room audio systems before Sonos

Kick-ass sound and a raft of high-end features make Russound's music streamer worth pursuing, even though it suffers from the occasional temper tantrum.