Don't-Miss Audio Stories

sonos play 5 home speaker

Sonos comes to the Apple store, but what does that mean for Beats speakers?

Buying a Sonos home speaker from Apple will also get you a free gift card to try Apple Music.

Sony MDR-1000X

Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.


sonos primary

Sonos speakers to get voice control in 2017, with a big assist from Amazon's Alexa

Sonos is giving its speaker experience a boost with app improvements, deeper Spotify integration, and Alexa's assistance.


Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions

Venerable British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has been snapped up by a startup that's flush with Silicon Valley cash. Little-known Eva Automation has no publicly announced products, but it has top-notch management and superstar backing. Better still, B&W's Joe Atkins will remain as CEO.

AfterMaster Pro

The AfterMaster Pro promises to improve any type of audio

Ordinary audio goes into this black box; extraordinary audio comes out. What's the secret?


The HUB and HUB mini

Stream high-res audio to as many as 10 devices without wires? Yes, please!

Hub by Ekko is the most intriguing multi-room audio system we've seen since Sonos, but it's a year or more from coming to market.

Amazon Echo

Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo gets millions more songs with Spotify, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

fluance fi70 lifestyle

Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.


garageband for ios live loops ipad 2

New GarageBand 2.1 for iOS update includes Live Loops and Drummer features

New tools for making music.

apple music memos stock

Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is for songwriters and musicians

The new Music Memos app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to record audio in a high-quality, uncompressed format.

Apple demo video of Music Memos

The new Music Memos app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to record audio in a high-quality, uncompressed format.

itunes radio

Apple drops free iTunes Radio, bundles it into Apple Music

Apple's Internet radio service will become part of Apple Music, and will only be available to paying subscribers.

Mack magnetic headphone adapter

Mack is a MagSafe-like cable adapter for headphones

The Mack magnetic headphone jack makes clotheslining yourself on headphone cords almost impossible.