Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Here you'll find our current five overall-favorite car stereos, but check in regularly for updates a
The Sony MEX-GS600BT's App Remote function is not very useful without a dashboard mount for your phone, but everything else about this full-featured car stereo makes it easily recommendable.
The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.
The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.
The musician-friendly Sony HDR-MV1 records 1080p video and packs a pair of stereo mics that can record uncompressed linear PCM audio.
Available as a free download via Jawbone's MyTalk, the update adds new features and performance improvements, including better battery life.
The Tivoli Audio NetWorks boasts impressive sound quality and solid streaming audio, but some shortsighted design issues and an extremely high price tag spoil the package.
The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with FiiO's little X3, an awesome 192kHz/24-bit music player/headphone amplifier; it also sounds sweet with MP3s.
Android users can now play downloaded music directly from their device without the need for a separate PC or NAS.
For the aspiring digital DJ, the M-Audio Torq Mixlab is an unmatched value.
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Take a look at a selection of non-iPod MP3 players that support the AAC audio format.