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Amazon Echo Sub review: Add some serious bass to your Echo or Echo Plus speakers

Amazon's Echo speakers aren't exactly audiophile quality, but adding this inexpensive subwoofer certainly improves their performance.

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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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Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones review: The epitome of effective active noise cancellation

Sony's third-generation noise cancelling headphones surpass Bose's QuietComfort 35 II in every way.

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Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Headphones: Tune out the outside world to focus

Naturally, you can talk to Cortana via the noise-cancelling Surface Headphones. And what she tells you is for your ears alone.

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Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound and nostalgic design

You'll pay extra for the branding, but this is a strong and well-designed speaker, even it it isn't built by the company famous for its "Marshall stack."

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Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

This soundbar/subwoofer combo is for audiophiles and cineastes who can afford to indulge their craving for refined, dynamic sound.

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Get a HomePod for $50 off at Costco today

It's a good deal for a speaker that's a lot better than it was a few months ago.

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With iOS 12, the HomePod finally feels like a member of the household

HomePod still isn't perfect, but features like calendar support and multiple timers make it far more useful than it was.

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Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status

What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.

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Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

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JBL Link 300 review: This Google Assistant-powered speaker delivers multi-room sound and smart home skills

Shake your money maker with the middle of JBL’s Link series of smart speakers.

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HomePod to get new Siri Shortcuts, phone calls, and other Siri features in upcoming update

A free update will let you make phone calls, set multiple timers, and use Siri Shortcuts.

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Snag Apple’s AirPods for the lowest price we’ve ever seen

Rakuten is selling Apple's true wireless earbuds for just $127.50 with a discount code.

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Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget

The partnership between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio delivers an affordable winner.

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Best Buy slashes HomePod prices by $50 to $71

If you weren't too hot on the HomePod at launch, this price drop might be music to your ears.

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Sony reveals new noise-cancelling headphones and an outdoor smart speaker at IFA

Sony has made its WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones more comfortable, and it's showing one of the first outdoor speakers to feature Google Assistant integration.

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Sonos Amp is the most important new product the company has launched in years

It's not a powered speaker, and it's aimed primarily at customer installers. But audio enthusiasts should still be excited about Sonos’ first new product since going public.

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Activo CT10 high-res digital audio player review: High-end personal audio without the high-end price tag

Sweet sound, compact size, superb interface, rich feature set, and a $299 price tag render this player a steal.

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