Don't-Miss Home audio Stories

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.

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma

Creative’s $90 Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma is one of the best headsets to use if you want to tune out the world around you.

iHome iA100

The iHome iA100 is a respectable alarm clock and speaker system, with a handful of extras that you may or may not need in your bedside system. Of course, those features come at a price, but if you’re looking for something that goes that extra mile--for example, if you love the idea of being able to make phone calls from your bed, or if you really want to dock your iPad--then the iA100 might sway you to cough up the dough.

Portable Sound Laboratories iMainGo X

The iMainGo X is the latest in Portable Sound Laboratories’ line of portable speakers for the iPhone or iPod. It’s versatile and offers both protection and good sound.

Airfoil for Mac 4.0.2

The latest version of Airfoil remains a solid audio utility. It's a very clever and affordable way to stream your all of your Mac’s audio throughout your home and to your iOS devices.

Bowtie 1.3.1

If you want a simple, free tool to control iTunes playback, Bowtie will do the trick.

Radium 2.7.5

Radium gives Internet-radio lovers a better interface and more features than iTunes for listening to their favorite stations and programs. It even works with a number of online music services.

Mikey (2010) iPod microphone

Blue Microphones' Mikey has been improved with a line-in and USB charging ports. It's also much more difficult to overdrive than the original Mikey.

H1 Handy Recorder

The Zoom H1 recorder is an inexpensive-yet-capable handheld digital audio recording device.

Radius Atomic Bass 2 + Mic Earphones

For $40, the Atomic Bass 2 offers strong bass; pleasant, warm sound; and headset functionality with a great microphone. It may also be a particularly good fit for listeners with small ears.

Djay Remote for iPhone

Djay Remote is an excellent model of what Mac music developers could do to add mobile companions to their desktop apps.

iPhone IR remotes compared

Creating an intuitive and functional iPhone universal remote control is a challenging endeavor--and one that's still in search of a solid solution.

Apogee GiO

If you're a guitar player disappointed that you can't trigger GarageBand and Logic's stompbox effects with your feet, GiO can end your frustration.