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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.


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.

Blue Mo-Fi headphones

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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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.

Sennheiser MX 686G

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.

Monster iSport Superslim

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.

Yurbuds Leap Wireless

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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Audio Hijack 3's improved interface makes capturing audio a breeze

Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack has long been a powerful tool for capturing audio, but its interface could be confusing. The latest version makes it far easier to use.

Alpine Headphones

Alpine Headphones review: These are thumpin' good cans

Not recommended for critical listening, but the transducer in the headband is more than just an expensive gimmick.

itunes 12

iTunes 12 introduces new look, less intuitive interface

iTunes 12 brings significant changes to the interface, not all of which make it easier to play and manage your media.