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This ultimate portable music player will make your ears jump for joy

The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.

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Take a gander at these wild, weird, and wonderful audio designs

The Audiophiliac explores the extreme edges of the audio arts.

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Audio products engineered to excite your eyes and ears (pictures)

Great sound is nice, but the best stuff has to look awesome.

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Luxa2's GroovyR wireless speaker oozes style (hands-on)

This aluminum-topped portable speaker can be mounted on a wall and delivers decent sound for its $50 price tag -- though it's lacking in bass.

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Grado SR80e (review): Great headphones for under $100

If you don't need the isolation of a closed-back design or a built-in microphone for cell phone calls, the SR80e is a great headphone for the money.

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Apogee One is a DIY mobile concert recorder

Hook the Apogee One to an iPhone or iPad, and you can make high quality recordings at just about any location.

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You can't get this Bluetooth speaker yet, but it's pretty awesome

The pocketable, waterproof, and loud Super-M from NudeAudio met its Kickstarter goal in under a day. Crave's Eric Mack says it's worth waiting for.

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Grado SR80e: Great-sounding headphones for under $100

Grado's comfortable open-back, on-ear model delivers high-quality sound for an affordable price of $99.

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The outer limits: The Estelon XB speakers

Extreme audio is where the everyday compromises of reproducing the sound of music recede, and you start to see and hear why high-end audio is crazy expensive.

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What's Apple's best product ever?

The Audiophiliac thinks it's the iPod Classic. It's stuck around since 2007, essentially unchanged, so the Classic must be doing something right.

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Sony aims high with new affordable Core Series speakers

The Audiophiliac auditions the Sony SS-CS5 speaker, the least-expensive three-way bookshelf speaker you can buy from a major manufacturer.

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TDK Life on Record Trek Max A34: Hard to beat for the money

TDK's upgrade to its A33 Weatherproof speaker, adds features while improving the sound.

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