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The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.
This Wi-Fi-based add-on turns your garage door opener into a mobile-connected smart device you can control from anywhere.
The Samsung Sound OG900 can launch S-Voice from its volume controller, but it'll set you back about $275.
Hiku Labs' Hiku grocery list assistant has the potential to streamline list making (and shopping, pending a software update), but in its current state it's a little too spare to recommend.
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Creative's new Sound Blaster X-Fi cards impress with their audio quality and feature sets, but they don't come cheap.
Creative's new X-Fi processor makes the X-Fi Elite Pro the most advanced and priciest Sound Blaster ever.
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
This external sound card works great for watching DVDs, listening to tunes, or recording audio on your computer.
If you don't mind sacrificing a few convenient features for truly portable design, Creative's Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook turns your laptop into a bona fide sound system.
The Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver is a painless way to stream audio from your PC or Mac to a set of speakers or AV receiver.