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Polk Audio Command Bar soundbar review: Good sound, with Alexa at your service

The Polk Audio Command Bar mixes well-balanced and beefy sound (the latter courtesy of the included subwoofer) and Amazon Alexa. It works, but Alexa can be recalcitrant when the bar is producing sound.

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In the wake of its IPO, Sonos VP says the company is ‘on a cadence of launching two products per year’

What's next for Sonos now that the speaker manufacturer and multi-room audio pioneer has gone public? Support for hi-res audio is on the company’s to-do list, and the company could add other advanced features that its older products...

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Benchmark DAC3 HGC review: An outstanding all-in-one headphone amp, DAC, and preamp

"Benchmark" describes both the company's name and the DAC3 HGC's performance.

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TASCAM 202MKVII dual cassette deck review: A high-quality, but pricey, tool for digitizing your tape collection

The Tascam 202 MK VII USB cassette deck is the best we've seen for digitizing audio cassettes (in good condition), but at $500, it's a very expensive option.

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Aukey SK-S1 Bluetooth speaker review: Classy looks and sonic goodness (at least at low volume)

This pretty little near-field speaker will sound great on your desk, but it's not the right choice for parties or taking your tunes outdoors.

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Como Audio Amico review: This wireless music-streaming speaker can go where you go

Fashionable design and high-quality sound get this streaming speaker in the door; its ability to tune in everything from FM radio to Spotify and internet radio will convince you to take it with you.

High-end AirPods and headphones could amplify Apple’s audio ambitions in 2019

A Bloomberg report says Apple will introduce three new audio products in 2019 to target the high-end headphone space.

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Want a HomePod? Best Buy’s $50 price drop makes it a more appealing purchase

Apple’s smart speaker could use more features, but its failings grow more forgivable with every price drop.

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Take $40 off these truly wireless AirPod alternatives on Amazon

Entering a code lets you get Anker's Zolo Liberty+ true wireless headphones for $110 shipped.

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Buy a highly-rated portable Bluetooth speaker on Amazon for $27.09

Apply a discount code and get $14.90 off Tronsmart's T6 25-watt portable speaker.

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Share your earbuds to hold a conversation in a foreign language

Waverly Labs has added a new conversation mode to the software driving its Pilot earbuds

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Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless Headphones review: Fantastic battery life but mediocre audio

These earbuds have a long-lasting battery, but come up short on sound.

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Apple HomePod review: Not yet ready to take the stage

Apple's smart speaker sounds great but feels unfinished.

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Sonos Play:1 Is Discounted $62 Right Now On Amazon

Sonos Play:1 is highly rated on Amazon, where its typical list price of $200 has been reduced 31% to $138, for a limited time.

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Black Friday Deal: Save 80% On The FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Designed to be compact, long-lasting, and sweat/water resistant, these earbuds fully charge in only 90 minutes and are proven to last up to six hours on a single charge.

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GarageBand 2.3 update features new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and three new instruments

This major update to the iOS app for digital audio creation is available for free in the App Store.

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62% off Etekcity Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver - Deal Alert

Stream audio from your Bluetooth device to any non-Bluetooth enabled receiver, speaker or car stereo with this adapter from Etekcity. Just connect it to your speaker system via a traditional RCA or 3.5mm aux audio input, and pair with...

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Today, $50 off Sennheiser's HD1 In-Ear Wireless Headphones - Deal Alert

Exceptional wireless hi-fi sound, Bluetooth 4.1 with ACC and Qualcomm apt-X technologies. Featuring NFC for simple one touch pairing, an integrated microphone and ten-hour battery life. Discounted 25% today.

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