Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Headphones are available in a zillion styles, sizes, and price ranges. But we've cut through the clu
Peachtree Audio's Deepblue makes deeper bass and plays louder than any other Bluetooth speaker we can remember, although its rough-around-the-edges feel won't suit everyone.
Polk Audio's new Woodbourne speaker has a gorgeous mahogany wood top and supports both Bluetooth and AirPlay.
With Qube, size doesn't matter. This ultraportable speaker from Matrix Audio packs a surprisingly big sound even though it's only about the size of a golf ball.
The Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000's noise-canceling powers are just average for an in-ear NC design, but anyone looking for midprice headphones with lots of bass and detail will love this set.
The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status.
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The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50.
While they're not in the same league as the step-up ATH-M50, the Audio-Technica ATH-M35 costs a lot less and offers impressive performance and decent build quality for the money -- plus it has the fold-up element that's missing from the ATH-M30.
While they're not in the same league as the step-up ATH-M50 headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30 set costs a lot less and offers impressive performance and decent build quality for the money.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.
Though the Audyssey Audio Dock is on the expensive side, it's one of the better-sounding--and versatile--iPod/iPhone audio systems with built-in Bluetooth and speakerphone capabilities we've tested.