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Loopback review: An easy way to route your Mac’s audio to your software and devices

If you need to bundle two or more OS X audio sources to pass as input into another program, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback provides a simple, hack-free method.

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Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.

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Shure Motiv mics roundup: Portable powerhouses for USB and iOS

A set of three high-quality portable mics provides new variety from a major audio manufacturer for podcasting and beyond.

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Sonos Play:5 (2015 edition) review: It’s difficult to imagine a better-sounding networked speaker at this price

The king of multi-room audio retains its crown with this exceptional new flagship speaker.

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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Beats headphones are popular, but if you're concerned about their sound quality, consider an alternative.

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Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth speaker system review: Wired or wireless, these little speakers will rock your world

USB audio support would be the icing on this delicious cake, but it sounds terrific even without it.

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Mikme microphone promises studio quality sound in a tiny package

A portable, wireless mic records to your iPhone or iPad, designed for podcasting, interviews, and music.

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Wren Sound Systems V5US speaker review: A versatile, solid-sounding, but ultimately overpriced wireless speaker

This craft-built speaker supports every major wireless streaming protocol, but it’s not enough.

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Mo-Fi headphones review: Everything you could want in mid-range headphones, and a little something extra

Exquisite design, exceptional comfort, outstanding audio performance; plus, an integrated analog amplifier you might never use.

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Metadatics review: Forget iTunes, this is a better way to tag your music files

iTunes is too frustrating to use for tagging files. Metadatics has a better set of features and is easier to use.

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The fitness fanatic’s guide to earbuds: Everything you should consider before you shop

If you work out regularly, a good pair of fitness earbuds can be a better investment than a fitness tracker.

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Monster iSport Super Slim wireless earbuds review: These bulk-free earbuds offer bright, peppy treble

The slimmest wireless earbuds on the market have an audio profile designed for pop.

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Yurbuds Leap Wireless review: These earbuds stay in your ear—no matter what

Yurbuds’ ‘twist-lock’ technology isn’t the most comfortable means of keeping your earbuds in your ears, but it works.

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Sennheiser MX 686G Sport earbuds review: These workout earphones make few sonic compromises

These wired earbuds aren’t innovative or exciting, but they deliver excellent sound.