Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
The TDK Life on Record Trek Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker delivers very good sound for its size and affordable price, and it's well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.
Hook the Apogee One to an iPhone or iPad, and you can make high quality recordings at just about any location.
While the TDK Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker has a few small shortcomings, it delivers very good sound for its size and price and is well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.
Zoom is known for its high-performance, yet highly affordable audio recorders, and the new H6 is the best Zoom yet.
The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
The Pono player is due in October, but the X5 is cheaper, plays more types of file formats, and sounds sweet says the Audiophiliac.
With its aluminium body, high-quality digital audio amplifier, and ability to play lossless audio files, the Sony NWZ-Z10 is an MP3 player for the dedicated audiophile that demands top-quality sound.
The musician-friendly Sony HDR-MV1 records 1080p video and packs a pair of stereo mics that can record uncompressed linear PCM audio.
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.