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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

Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice

Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.

Tidal Force's Wave 5 planar magnetic headphones.

Tidal Force Wave 5 headpone review: Planar magnetic headphone tech on the cheap

You'll get a small taste—but fall short—of full planar magnetic bliss with these headphones.

Focal Clear reference headphones.

Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)

Astounding transparency, detail, clarity, and dynamics only begin to describe these cans' truly reference-quality performance.

Focal Listen Wireless headphones.focal listenwireless hero

Focal Listen Wireless review

Focal's Listen Wireless offers outstanding Bluetooth wireless range and hands-free performance, but be sure to plug them in for the best sound.

JBL Everest Elite 750NC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

JBL Everest Elite 750NC wireless headphone review: As much—or as little—noise cancellation as you want

Light, compact, and feature-rich headphone for those on the go.

Astell&Kern XB10 Bluetooth headphone adapter.

Astell&Kern AK XB10 Bluetooth DAC and amp review: Wireless, hi-res audio for any headphones

You don't need new headphones to benefit from Qualcomm's aptX HD codec.

Yamaha's YAS-107 sound bar

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck

Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.