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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.

N60 NC Wireless noise cancelling headphones.

AKG N60NC Wireless noise-cancelling headphones review: They cut the noise, not the music

Clear sound, good noise cancellation, and a compact footprint make these travel headphone exceptional.

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Primephonic review: Classical music fans get a high-res streaming service to call their own

This boutique service hits all the right notes with FLAC streams and high-resolution downloads.

Onkyo STB-A500 sound bar system.

Onkyo SBT-A500 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support is for naught if the sound disappoints

Object-based audio support and a seemingly endless array of features, streaming, and high tech don't compensate for poor sound quality.

JBL's SB450 sound bar and wireless subwoofer.

JBL Cinema SB 450 soundbar review: This speaker is made for movie and music lovers

A full-scale sonic assault in a minimalist package.

yamaha yas 706 wall mounted

Yamaha YAS-706 MusicCast soundbar review: A perfect addition to any MusicCast setup

Sweet sound and a solid streaming ecosystem make Yamaha's soundbar a winner.

Samsung's HW-M450 soundbar

Samsung HW-M450 soundbar review

An included wireless subwoofer and ability to add wireless surround speakers tops the list of features you'll find in this entry-level soundbar.

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JBL Cinema SB 250 soundbar review: A great speaker for the cinema lover on a budget

Stylish looks and great bass performance, however, can't completely mask this sound bar's other sonic shortcomings.

sj7 set

LG Sound Bar Flex SJ7 review: One of the most versatile soundbar/subwoofer pairs you'll find

This soundbar can go so far beyond the home theater that you can take it on the road with you as a Bluetooth speaker.

yamaha yas 106 soundbar

Yamaha YAS-106 soundbar review: The focus is on audio quality and price, not a lavish feature set

This powerful, low-profile soundbar won't wow you with its feature set, but it will bring a solid sonic upgrade to your TV experience.

Zvox SB500 sound bar

Zvox SoundBar SB500 review: The permanent cure for poor TV audio

This sound bar doesn't need a sub to pump out the bass.

Denon's Heos HomeCinema sound bar and wireless sub.

Denon HEOS HomeCinema soundbar review

This soundbar's sonic performance and streaming features elevate it well beyond its price tag, but setting it up can be a bear.

Radsone EarStudio brings hi-res wireless streaming to any headphone.

EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

This tiny box will add high-res music streaming, hands-free calling, and remote control capabilities to any headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile sound at a budget price

The French manufacturer's in-ear-headphones will bathe you in intoxicating audiophile sound and a smart set of accessories without breaking your budget. And they won't fall off while you run.

The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.