It’s a clever customer-retention gambit, but neither the hardware nor the service is best in class.
The noise-nixing headphone pioneers are up to new tricks, adding return-path noise cancelling, digital assistant support, and audio AR to its latest cans.
The newest (and smallest) addition to Bose’s smart speaker line sounds sweet, speaks both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and encourages the building out of a Bose-based multi-room audio system.
Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.
There’s nothing so-so about Naim Audio’s Mu-so 2nd Generation, now on display at the High End audio show in Munich.
The company’s engineers and designers tweaked every imaginable aspect—including the stands—to enhance the performance of these high-end speakers.
Streaming offers instant gratification, but only a high-end Blu-ray player like this can reveal just incredible your 4K TV can look.
Audio performance isn’t the problem, it’s a host of other little things.
Don’t like the look of bubbly blobs or skinny drain pipes hanging off your ears? Here’s a handsome alternative.
The out-of-this-world tripods they rest on render them more like tower speakers than bookshelf models.
Audiophiles still love listening to music on disc, but this high-end SACD player can also stream tunes from any source on your network—including the internet.
Best known for building high-end headphones and mics, Sennheiser is now getting ready to enter the soundbar market. We got a demo during CES.
Bose's mid-range soundbar needs a bit of tonal adjustment to sound its best, but it provides a great way to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into your home theater.
Edifier's self-powered Bluetooth speakers also support just about every wired source you could want, both digital (optical, coax, and USB) and analog (dual stereo RCA).
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