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FlexyMike Dual Ear Cardioid review: One of the finest mics available for dictation on your Mac

Despite some comfort issues, the FlexyMike Dual Ear Cardioid's accuracy makes it an ideal mic for Dragon Dictate.

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Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

Similar to Pandora One, Rhapsody's unRadio is largely a repackaging of the streaming service's existing Radio feature but with less intelligent auto-generated playlists.

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

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iQ5 microphone review: iOS accessory delivers solid sound from a small package

Zoom's iQ5 is small Lightning connector microphone that offers good sound and flexible features.

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Capo touch 2.0 review: Use your iPad to learn how to play your favorite songs

Capo touch’s ability to slow down or speed up music, raise or lower the key, and loop regions can help musicians at all skill levels learn and practice new songs.

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BitPerfect review: Improve your iTunes music sound quality

BitPerfect works with iTunes to produce better sounding music from your Mac.

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Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without the compromise

Jabra's rugged and comfortable Revo Wireless gives you the convenience of Bluetooth without the audio compromises we've come to expect from wireless headphones.

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AudioSwitcher 2.16 review: Mac app is an audio source quick-change artist

AudioSwitcher is fantastically functional, especially if you’re switching between multiple microphones and speakers on a daily basis.

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Review: Overcast is a winning podcast app

Instapaper's Marco Arment returns to the iPhone with a podcast app that's free to try and quite good.

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Equilibrium 1.0 review: One set of menu bar controls for iTunes and streaming music

When you're listening to your music, Equilibrium gives you controls that work with iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, and Vox.

Intermission 1.1 review: Pause and rewind your Mac's audio, TiVo-style

Intermission brings TiVo-like controls to audio you play on your Mac. It's also useful as a universal Pause button.

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iReal Pro for Mac review: A harmonious practice tool for musicians

If you lack a regular backup band to help you practice your soloing, give iReal Pro a go.

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Review Roundup: 3 wireless microphones for speech recognition

If you're a user of Dragon Dictate, you can cut the cable with one of these wireless mics.