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 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.

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Xfinity Flex review: Comcast’s “free” streaming hardware/service combo is a work in progress

It’s a clever customer-retention gambit, but neither the hardware nor the service is best in class.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose has a brand-new flagship

The noise-nixing headphone pioneers are up to new tricks, adding return-path noise cancelling, digital assistant support, and audio AR to its latest cans.

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Bose Home Speaker 300 review: A versatile smart speaker begging to be compared to the Sonos One

The newest (and smallest) addition to Bose’s smart speaker line sounds sweet, speaks both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and encourages the building out of a Bose-based multi-room audio system.

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Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.