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
Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.
Samsung continues to try and match the Sonos ecosystem, with a new smaller Shape speaker to go along with the original M7.
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.
The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.
The successor to the stellar ATH-M50 headphone has a detachable cable system and other small modifications
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
HTC's Jonah Becker shows off new features for the HTC One M8, including BlinkFeed, a magazine-like news aggregator; a more powerful TV remote control; and redesigned audio.
The Audiophiliac checks out another high-performance, yet affordable desktop monitor speaker from M-Audio.
The Audiophiliac gets bowled over by M-Audio's affordable, yet feature-packed, self-powered speakers.
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.