How to make your music sound better

Like most good things in life, the more you invest in improving your music-listening experience, the more satisfaction you'll get from it. True, some people can go overboard on this stuff, but for most of us, a modest investment can reap huge payoffs in the sound quality and the emotional impact derived from your music collection. Whether it's listening to an iPod during your commute, or enjoying streaming Internet radio from your computer, there are some worthwhile purchases you can make to take your music experience to the next level.

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