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Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile sound at a budget price

The French manufacturer's in-ear-headphones will bathe you in intoxicating audiophile sound and a smart set of accessories without breaking your budget. And they won't fall off while you run.

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The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.

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MartinLogan's Unison is a slick DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay solution.

MartinLogan Unison review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl

The Unison will stream just about any audio source in your home—including hi-res audio—while correcting your room's acoustic anomalies with Anthem Room Correction.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in rose gold with aptX Bluetooth codec.

V-moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones: Exceptionally good cans

The Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the same style and customization options of the original while delivering an upgraded sound that will please audiophiles.

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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.

Libratone Q Adapt

Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear headphone review: Good sound, but minor problems abound

The convenience of Lightning doesn't make up for the poorly designed ear tips and only average noise cancellation.

Libratone's Q Adapt wireless active noise cancelling headphones

Libratone Q Adapt wireless headphones review: You control how much of the world to allow in

These noise-cancelling cans are stylish and they sound great, but that's not enough to put them at the top of our list.

Amiron Home headphones

Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

The bass response, dynamics, and musical reproduction these headphones produce will make you want to leave your Bluetooth headphones behind.

The Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker review: Vintage style and throwback sound

This no-frills wireless speaker looks, acts, and sounds old school.

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B&W's P9 Signature headphones celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones review: Exquisite design, gorgeous sound

B&W knows how to celebrate. The British audio company is marking its 50th anniversary with a set of to-die-for cans.

Oppo's Sonica is one sweet-sounding wireless speaker.

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo's first wireless speaker hits a high note

This is easily the best-sounding wireless speaker we've heard that's priced less than $300.

Sony MDR-1000X active noise cancelling headphones.

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

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Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

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Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker review: Built to be the life of the party

This thoroughly weatherized speaker will knock you out with its big sound and awesome feature set.