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5 of the most relaxing Spotify white noise playlists for working from home

If you’re stuck at home and stressing out about the coronavirus crisis, these soothing Spotify playlists can help lower your blood pressure.

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Andover Audio PM-50 planar magnetic headphone review: Audiophile sound, tolerable price tag

These cans put you in the sonic picture with three-dimensional clarity, but you might not like wearing them for long stretches (though a fix may be in the works).

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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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DALI IO-6 Wireless Hi-Fi headphone review: Wonderful, warm sound awaits buyers of these noise-cancelling cans

Exceptional sound quality and noise reduction combine with solid construction and enviable comfort in this top-notch headphone.

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5 best smart speakers on a budget in 2020

Need a new budget-friendly smart speaker? Visit PCWorld for the best smart speakers from stores like Dell, Sonos, Bose, Crutchfield, and BJ’s.

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Sonos Sound Systems for Your Home

Build your own sound system with Sonos speakers, including the One, Play:5, Sub, and Move.

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Pump up the jam with this one-day sale on wireless speakers and earbuds

Amazon is running a one-day sale on Doss Bluetooth speakers and earbuds, with many selections at all-time low prices.

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Apple's HomePod drops back to Black Friday pricing at Best Buy

The HomePod probably should have always sold for $200.

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This Oontz Angle Solo Bluetooth speaker is an insane $14 today

Down from a list price of $30, this outdoor-rugged Bluetooth speaker is only $14 on Amazon—that's more than 50% off.

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Astell&Kern SA700 digital audio player review: A sublime musical experience awaits the well-heeled audiophile

A near perfect marriage of industrial design and intoxicating sound make the SA700 a superb high-resolution digital audio player by any measure.

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Zvox AV50 wireless noise-cancelling headphone review: There's a lot to like about this headphone

The sound quality is rich and clear, and the active noise cancelling is quite effective, although the vocal enhancer is very subtle.

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Get ready for the big game with all-time-low prices on Bose soundbars

You can pick up the Bose Soundbar 500 for $500 or the Soundbar 700 for $700 at Amazon right now.

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Snag Amazon's Echo Buds for only $90, their lowest price ever

We called Amazon's noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds an excellent value at $130, and now they have dropped to $90, an all-time low price.

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Sonos changes tack on “legacy” hardware

Older hardware still won’t get new software features after May, but operating them won’t prevent firmware updates for new hardware.

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These Anker SoundCore true wireless earbuds are only $30 today

The Anker SoundCore Liberty Neo true wireless earbuds are $30 on Amazon, down from a $40 list price and the cheapest we've seen them.

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Apple, please fix active noise cancellation in the AirPods Pro

Apple's earbuds are among its hottest products right now, so why the ANC been broken for a month?

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These Anker Bluetooth headphones just hit a low of $30 on Amazon

The foldable Anker Soundcore Life Q10 Bluetooth headphones have dropped $10 from their $40 list price.

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Braun circles back to hi-fi audio

As the German manufacturer prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it seeks to resurrect its reputation as a purveyor of high-fidelity audio.

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