Jonathan TakiffFreelance contributor, TechHive

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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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.

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JBL Link Music smart speaker review: Pretty good things in a pretty small package

JBL delivers respectable performance and a decent set of features at a very affordable price.

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Sonos Port review: A flawed successor to the Sonos Connect

The new Sonos S2 operating systems sounds promising, but should you replace a workhorse Sonos Connect with a Sonos Port in the name of compatibility?

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The best internet radio stations: Streaming tips and our top station picks

Streaming music via internet radio is one of the world's best free entertainment options.

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Internet radio: Everything you need to know to stream a world's worth of fantastic music for free

Hey, we dig Sonos Radio, but you don’t need a Sonos speaker to enjoy internet radio. Allow us to be your guide to this fabulous resource.

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Andover Audio PM-50 planar magnetic headphone review: Audiophile sound, tolerable price tag

These cans put you in the sonic picture with three-dimensional clarity, but you might not like wearing them for long stretches (though a fix may be in the works).

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Braun circles back to hi-fi audio

As the German manufacturer prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it seeks to resurrect its reputation as a purveyor of high-fidelity audio.

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TCL Alto 7+ soundbar review: You’ll get more than you paid for, but less than you might wish for

Buying a super-cheap 4K TV this year? This is the soundbar to go with it.

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Bose Portable Home Speaker review: This mobile smart speaker is good to go

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

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Sony aims to change how we experience music with its 360 Reality Audio tech

Immersive is the key word here, and Sony says you won’t need new equipment to enjoy its new music format.