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Blue Microphones Ella and Sadie headphones

Blue Microphones expands its amplified headphone lineup with the Ella planar-magnetic and Sadie Hi-Fi

Blue has redesigned the strut-like headphone band introduced with its acclaimed Mo-Fi headphones, and upgraded the amplifier to a Class AB design for even better audio quality.

JBL products at CES

JBL's BassPro Go is a whacky car subwoofer that converts into a portable Bluetooth speaker

JBL's BassPro Go, Playlist with Chromecast, and Cinema SB450 soundbar with wireless sub demonstrate innovation and refinement in the expanding wireless streaming speaker market.

SVS Prime Elevation speakers.

SVS Prime Elevation speaker review: An incredibly versatile audio solution for the home theater

These smartly designed speakers are particularly great as the height channels in a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D configuration.

The Fi50's build and wood veneer are top notch.

Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Wood Speaker review: This big box puts out really big sound

The Fi50 sounds more like a bookshelf speaker than a one that sits on a table top. We dig its frequency range, but it's not the best speaker in its price range.

The Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker review: Vintage style and throwback sound

This no-frills wireless speaker looks, acts, and sounds old school.

The DP-X1 is larger and heavier than your typical digital audio player.

Onkyo DP-X1 high-resolution digital audio player review: It's a handful, but it's also sweet sounding and feature rich

Music lovers with high-end headphones will benefit most from Onkyo’s high-res audio player.

B&W's P9 Signature headphones celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones review: Exquisite design, gorgeous sound

B&W knows how to celebrate. The British audio company is marking its 50th anniversary with a set of to-die-for cans.

bose soundlink iii hero

Bose Soundlink III Bluetooth speaker review: That big Bose sound in a very small package

It's light on features and portability costs extra, but Bose fans will find plenty to like in this small speaker.

Oppo's Sonica is one sweet-sounding wireless speaker.

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo's first wireless speaker hits a high note

This is easily the best-sounding wireless speaker we've heard that's priced less than $300.

Sony MDR-1000X active noise cancelling headphones.

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

udac5 quarter view

Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker review: Built to be the life of the party

This thoroughly weatherized speaker will knock you out with its big sound and awesome feature set.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Denon's Heos wireless audio platform in 2017.

Denon is adding voice commands to its HEOS multi-room audio system via Amazon's Alexa

Which company will get there first, Denon or Sonos?

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless with red shields

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphone review: Musical excitement, with or without wires

These Bluetooth headphones will have DJs and audiophiles alike tapping their toes to the beat.

The B&W P7 Wireless headphones.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

B&W has produced one of the best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy for less than $500.