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Riva S' Trillium design features speakers on the left, right, and front

Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

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DTS:X is now available on select A/V receivers from Denon and Marantz

It's unclear when other manufacturers will release DTS:X firmware updates.

Tree Labs Astro Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Tree-Labs Astro Bluetooth speaker review: Lightweight, stylish, and it sounds good, too

A great picnic, pool-side, or on-the-go wireless speaker

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Orb Audio Complete Home Theater System review: A pint-sized, upgradeable music and home-theater marvel

Astonishingly good sound for the price, even though the A/V receiver is a bare-bones model.

Onkyo HTIB

Onkyo HT-S7700 review: An easy-to-set-up home theater in a box with Dolby Atmos

This home theater in a box includes just about every modern feature you could want in a budget-priced system.

yamaha HTIB

Yamaha YHT-5920UBL review: If streaming audio is your focus, this home theater in a box has you covered

This well-priced product will sound better than your HDTV’s built-in speakers, but it's certainly not a high-end system.

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Best home theater in a box: Take the guesswork out of pairing a surround-sound system with your TV

We review systems from Orb Audio, Onkyo, and Yamaha, each priced less than $1000.

BT5200 and BT2200

Puro Labs Bluetooth headphones review: These cans promise protection from noise-induced hearing loss

We audition the kids' and adult models and dig both of them.

Creative iRoar top-down look

Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

Sennheiser HD 800 S

Sennheiser launches new flagship headphones, the HD 800 S, and moves into the 3D-audio space with Ambeo

The HD 800 S is all about refinements, while the new focus on immersive audio signals a strategic shift for the company.

Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier

Here’s a head-snapper: Creative just announced a $5000 audiophile sound bar that streams music and video

The X-Fi Sonic Carrier packs 15 drivers, a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos support, and an 800-watt amplifier.

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MQA was one of the best products of CES 2015; soon, we’ll finally be able to buy and listen to music encoded with it

Audiophile download services and device manufacturers are lining up to deliver MQA-encoded music and the equipment to play it on.

The Loop earbud cable organizer

The Loop review: A simple tool for avoiding tangled earbud cables

This deceptively simple gadget keeps earbuds tangle-free and protected.

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Mohu BeBox review: An epic mashup of Bluetooth boombox and Android tablet

From the sound of it, Mohu is about to shake up portable entertainment in the same fashion that it has the TV-antenna market.

Lola headphones (white)

Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.