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Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

Buying guide: Speakers

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Looking for a new set of speakers for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our guide for picking the right speaker system.

Speakers buying guide

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Looking for a new set of speakers for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our guide for picking the right speaker system.

How to find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, but you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that is superior to that of CDs. Kirk McElhearn looks at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac.

Get better HDTV audio with a soundbar

Looking for better sound from your HDTV with fewer wires? A soundbar is a single audio unit that incorporates the center, left, and right speakers. Paired with a subwoofer, soundbars provide the aural oomph lacking from flat screen HDTVs in a pretty package.

Make your old dock speakers work with newer devices

Changes to Apple's 30-pin dock connector have left many older docking speaker systems less than fully functional when used with iPhones, iPads, and the latest iPods. And some don't fit the latest models. But before you go out and buy new speakers, check out these tips for extending the life of your current system.

Hands on with stereo Bluetooth and the iPhone 3.0 update

The iPhone 3.0 software update brings stereo Bluetooth streaming to select iPhone and iPod touch models. Dan Frakes takes an in-depth look at this new feature.

On-the-go entertainment

When you're on the road and done with the labors of the day, you can look to your Mac laptop for diversion. Here are a few accessories that can turn your PowerBook, MacBook Pro, or iBook into a mobile entertainment center.

Free Your Music

Break free from the headphone jack of your iPod or Mac with the right set of speakers. Dan Frakes helps you choose from 2.1 speaker, surround-sound, and portable systems.