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Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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Sony SRS-X5

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Jun. 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 17, 2014
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Bose SoundTouch 20

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

Mar. 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Mar. 25, 2014
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

Feb. 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Feb. 18, 2014
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Bose QuietComfort 20

Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.

Oct. 31, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Oct. 31, 2013
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Getting to know the Meridian Audio factory

Cutting-edge digital, in the heart of old England.

By Sep. 19, 2013

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Going up close at the Meridian Audio factory (pictures)

A factory tour of the high-end British audio company Meridian.

18 Images Sep. 19, 2013

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Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III (black)

The Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III speaker system delivers a big sound from exceptionally small speakers, but its high price keeps it from being a good value pick.

Jul. 28, 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jul. 28, 2011
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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.

Jul. 15, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Jul. 15, 2013
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Bose AE2w Bluetooth headphones

Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

Jul. 2, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Jul. 2, 2013
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Samsung Shape M7

Samsung is introducing the new Shape wireless audio platform, including the $400 M7 speaker, which supports Bluetooth, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Oct. 3, 2013

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