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Tidal Force's Wave 5 planar magnetic headphones.

Tidal Force Wave 5 headphone 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.