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$100-headphone review: What does a Benjamin get you?

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.

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Review: Blue's new Nessie mic has limitations, but will appeal to beginners

The Blue Nessie looks awesome and has clever features. But Lex Friedman says the audio it captures sounds rather disappointing.

Review: SoundFly BT and SoundFly Air speakers are wall warts for audio

JBL's SoundFly line includes both AirPlay and Bluetooth models, each designed to let you stream your music, wirelessly, to the nearest AC wall outlet. We tested both to see how they stack up...or plug in.

Review: B&W's Z2 is an impressive AirPlay speaker and iPhone dock

Bowers & Wilkins's Z2 is both an AirPlay speaker and a Lightning-connector speaker dock. And it's very, very good.

Review: Big Blue Media Tower mostly disappoints

The Big Blue Media Tower lives up to the tower part of its name. But it wouldn't make much sense in your entertainment center.

Review: Zooka wireless speaker bar mostly disappoints

The Zooka Bluetoth speaker sports a clever design. But it's tough to recommend regardless.

Review: Sonos's Playbar is a great soundbar for its price

The Playbar is one of the best soundbars in its price range, but it can’t compete with a midrange AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.

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Review: Jabra Solemate beats Jambox at its own game

The Jabra Solemate takes many design cues from the Jawbone Jambox. And it makes a couple small improvements, too.

Review: NuVo Wireless Audio System takes a few steps forward, and a couple back

NuVo Technologies is mainly on the right track, but most people won't benefit from the features that render the players in this system so expensive.

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Review: Logitech UE Smart Radio a solid music-streaming radio hampered by software

The UE Smart Radio is a capable music streamer with access to both your local tunes and all the online services you could want. The rechargeable battery makes the compact unit even more portable. What holds the Smart Radio back from being a better product is the flaky desktop and mobile software.

Review: Bose SoundLink Air offers good sound, but few features

Bose's SoundLink Air is an AirPlay speaker that lacks some basics and requires a separate purchase for portability. But it's easy to use and it sounds good.

Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next

The third version of Apple's iTunes and Apple TV controller may be the nicest yet, thanks to interface improvements and support for new iTunes 11 features.

Review: Pioneer's A3 XW-SMA3-K is a solid AirPlay speaker system

The Pioneer A3 XW-SMA3-K is a rechargeable, portable AirPlay speaker with several powerful features, hampered somewhat by a clunky interface.