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One of the bulkiest USB microphones you'll find, the Yeti delivers good sound and a lot of versatility for the price.
Soundbooth CS5 has changed very little from its predecessor. It's still a decent audio editor, but many of its shortcoming remain. Here's our full review.
Although Ion's Tape 2 PC is a relatively simple way to convert the audio on your cassette tapes to digital files for use on your computer, the process for editing those imported files can be either complicated or time consuming, depending on which provided Mac application you use.
Ion's LP 2 CD makes it relatively easy bring your vinyl albums into the digital realm, but the software and tech support leave a little to be desired.
The Vibe provides an innovative way to listen to the music on your portable devices out loud. Its small size makes it extremely portable, and if you have it on the right surface, the sound is nothing to sneeze at.
If you're not a fan of Apple’s earphones, Scosche's tapStick is an excellent option to enhance your listening pleasure with the iPod shuffle.
Changes in Propellerhead's Reason 4.0 are subtle. There's a new synthesizer, arpeggiator, “groove” editing, and other improvements.
The Squeezebox Radio is an all-in-one system for streaming and playing music from your computer or from online.
Bluetooth speakers let you stream music from your iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac, and can even act as a Bluetooth speakerphone. We took a look at five Bluetooth speaker systems to see how each fares.
At $429, the DacMagic is not a device for everyone, but if you do have good audio equipment, it'll definitely make your music sound much better.
Most headphones for use while you're out and about are in-ear models, but the HA-S650 offers an over-ear headband design.
JBL's Reference 430 headphones are more flashy than fabulous.
Logitech's S315i rechargeable iPod speaker provides good sound, but lacks a remote and is a bit expensive.
Sony's MEX-BT5700U Xplod Bluetooth CD Receiver integrates with the iPod and offers impressive Bluetooth integration for the iPhone and second-generation iPod touch, but it isn't perfect.
The Sennheiser CX 200 Street II earphones offer a way to buy into a quality brand without breaking the bank.