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Best headphones of 2014

Headphones are available in a zillion styles, sizes, and price ranges. But we've cut through the clu

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Superlux HD681 headphones

Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.

August 13, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 13, 2013
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HiFiMan RE-400

While they're light on extras, the well-priced HiFiMan RE-400s offer excellent, accurate sound that's aimed at audiophiles on a budget.

April 16, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 16, 2013
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Neato XV-21

The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.

February 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 27, 2014
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For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files

The Audiophiliac matches the Audio Technica AT LP60 turntable with a pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers -- the combination really clicked!

By June 28, 2014

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Parrot DS1120 wireless hi-fi speaker system

While pricey, the Parrot DS1120 Bluetooth speaker system offers a great combination of good sound and stylish looks.

July 15, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 15, 2008

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How to buy a hi-fi

Shopping for a home music system can be a daunting task, mostly because there are so many choices.

By January 20, 2013

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A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.

By July 14, 2013

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BenQ W1080ST

The BenQ W1080ST short-throw DLP projector offers very good performance and extra placement flexibility, but the long-throw W1070 is a better deal.

March 12, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 12, 2014
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Huawei Vision with Ray (Odin Mobile)

The Project Ray operating system can turn a modest Android phone like the Huawei Vision into a device for the seeing-impaired. Get CNET's first impressions of the reenvisioned smartphone here.

June 5, 2013

MSRP: $299.99

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Sony's affordable tabletop 'hi-fi' system

The $150 Sony CMT-MX500i might serve as a terrific starter hi-fi or holiday present; either way the Audiophiliac thinks it's a sweet little system.

By November 10, 2013