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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.

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Staff Picks: Hum is the little songwriting app I never knew I needed

Store your hums, tunes, lyrics, and notes in this beautifully-constructed little songwriting app.

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Apogee One for iPad and Mac review: Audio interface does it all (almost)

The second iteration of Apogee's versatile portable audio interface adds support for iOS devices and multi-source recording. Chris Breen generally likes what he hears.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.