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Readers' Choice: Your picks for the best speaker and headphone bargains

The Audiophiliac wants to hear from his readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding speakers and headphones. How low can you go?

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro (review): A more affordable alternative to Beats and Bose with an office slant

The BackBeat Pro may not be the sexiest looking headphones, but they sound decent, are comfortable and include noise-canceling to help you shut out unwanted office chatter.

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3.5 stars Very good

The coolest sounds rock Denver audio show

The Audiophiliac reports on a dazzling array of affordable and high-end audio from Denver.

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Denver takes high-end audio to new heights (pictures)

The Audiophiliac was on the prowl at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last week in Denver for the best sounding gear, priced from affordable up to "sky's the-limit!"

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Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2: Serious sound, superb value

Whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries, the Bowers and Wilkins B&W 685 S2s are an astoundingly good set of speakers and an excellent deal at this price level.

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4.5 stars Outstanding

Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2 great sound, great value

The Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2 are an astoundingly good set of speakers for the money no matter whether you listen to death metal or nature documentaries.

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Focal Dimension: The best sound bar yet?

Ooh la la! This French sound bar wows the Audiophiliac!

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Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.

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Onkyo TX-NR535: Mid-priced receiver focussed more on features than sound

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but better sound quality can be had for the price.

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Onkyo's TX-NR535 offers home theater thrills on the cheap

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a number of streaming features, but better sound quality can be had for the price.

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Bose SoundLink Color review: This playful speaker delivers serious sound for its size

Bose's lightest and least expensive wireless speaker stacks up well against against the competition.

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Are you now or will you ever be an audiophile?

The Audiophiliac believes that anyone who occasionally listens to music without multitasking is either an audiophile or will eventually become one.

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