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Aurvana Trio triple driver headphones.

Aurvana Trio in-ear-headphone review: These balanced-armature headphones are a solid sonic value

Value is the name of the game when it comes to the Aurvana Trio. You'll find lots of high-end features in these modestly priced headphones.

periodic audio berylium

Periodic Audio Be in-ear-headphone review: These beryllium-based headphones sound oh so sweet

These headphones worth every penny of their asking price.

3050i speakers

Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup promises to extend the company's bang-for-the-buck hi-fi tradition

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

Astell&Kern's Kann comes in Eos Blue and Astro Silver finishes.

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

Fiio X7 Mark II

Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player

The Fiio X7 Mark II’s modular architecture, apps, and sweet sound make this a great choice for serious music lovers who want an Andriod-based hi-res audio player.

The Astell&Kern AK70 MKII in cadet blue.

Astell&Kern AK70 MKII review: The best pocket-sized digital audio player in its price range

Sweet sound, a rich feature set, and a small footprint make this one of the best small DAPs on the market.

Tozzi One speaker in pearl finish.

MarkAudio-SOTA Tozzi One loudspeaker review: Audiophile sound in a small footprint

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more stylish, fun, and sweet-sounding set of small speakers under $450.

JBL UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones.

UA Sport Flex wireless headphone review: Made for active music lovers

With an LED safety light, adjustable neckband, and enough sonic energy to pump up any workout, these JBL-designed, Under Armour-branded Bluetooth headphones are a smart exercise companion.

Polk Signa S1 sound bar

Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV’s built-in audio.

Vizio's sound bar system has three channels on the sound bar and discrete left and right surrounds p

Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

This soundbar delivers true 5.1-channel surround sound, but you'll need to hear it to decide if Vizio made the right compromises in its effort to hit this price point.

Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar with DTS Virtual:X.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.

The M3 sound bar can be mounted on top of a table or inside a cabinet.

Q Acoustics M3 soundbar review: This budget-priced speaker delivers an outstanding audio performance

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better sonic performer at this price-point.

m2 soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase review: This no-frills speaker delivers

There's nothing fancy here, but this box delivers a great performance every time.

shinola canfield

Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles

Sub-par audio quality taints these otherwise beautifully styled and solidly built headphones.

ny audio show

2017 New York Audio Show: From the cool to the outrageous, long live great audio

Audio bliss from a few hundred dollars to a quarter million