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Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package

The Denon RCD-N7, an AirPlay-enabled receiver, packs a heck of a lot of functionality into a compact package.

Oh, and about those iPods...

Does October 4 spell the death of traditional iPods? It makes a good headline, but the reality is, probably not. Here's what Chris Breen expects to see.

Grace Digital Bookshelf Micro System doesn't quite gel

Grace's Bookshelf Micro System offers audio from a fair number of streaming sources but navigation, control, and the sound of the bundled speakers aren't very good.

First Look: Spotify

Spotify has come to the U.S. Christopher Breen takes a first look at the subscription music service.

How to build your own AirPlay audio system

Want to wirelessly stream your music to speakers using Apple's AirPlay technology, but don't want to buy an expensive (and still somewhat rare) AirPlay-enabled system? Dan Frakes explains how to make your own.

Pioneer announces AppRadio iPhone in-car unit

On Wednesday, Pioneer Electronics announced what it hopes will be the next stage of in-car connectivity--the AppRadio, an in-dash system that can display iOS apps on its screen.

iWow 3D for iPod, iPhone & iPad

If your iOS device's music sounds lifeless through your headphones, computer speakers, or car audio system, you'll likely enjoy the savory sparkle brought to that music via SRS Labs' iWow 3D.

How Apple devices saved me thousands on my new car

Jason Snell explains how Apple's technology allowed him to bypass several thousands dollars in optional extras for his new car.

Hands on with Sonos and AirPlay

Sonos brings a sort of AirPlay support to its gear. How and why to set it up.

CasaTunes XLi Music Server

The CasaTunes music server is a Windows media center PC designed to deliver multiple music sources to rooms throughout your house. While it's a polished system, it could be improved with access to a greater variety of online content.

Jabra announces Freeway Bluetooth speakerphone

Jabra's new Freeway Bluetooth speakerphone provides an unprecedented three speakers in addition to a full range of voice commands.

My time as a Napster user

Last October, my colleague Chris Breen compared four streaming music subscription services. Before then, I’d never considered paying to, as Steve Jobs has called it, “rent” my music. But after talking to Chris about it while editing his story, I was intrigued enough to take the plunge and give Napster's subscription service a try.

Which accessories work with the iPad 2?

If you're wondering whether or not buying a new iPad will render your stash of existing accessories for iPad, iPhone, or even iPod obsolete, we've put the iPad 2 through the accessory ringer to see what works and what doesn't.

AirPlay-enabled audio systems trickle out

Audio systems that take advantage of Apple's new AirPlay feature to wirelessly stream music throughout your house are slowly starting to see the light of day.

Evoke Flow radio

Pure's Evoke Flow harkens back to the "beach radio" of old. Of course it has a modern twist -- FM, streaming Internet stations, and your computer's audio content.