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Overcast 2.5 review: Patron-backed podcast app gets more efficient and adds exclusive features

The original Overcast locked its best features away. It added streaming and Handoff in 2.0, and adds patron features and better battery efficiency for all in 2.5.

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Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

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Airfoil 5 review: Audio utility pumps up the volume with Bluetooth support, Airfoil Satellite, and more

This synchronized multi-speaker app adds speaker groups, remote control, a sleeker interface, and Bluetooth support.

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Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast wireless speaker review: Sonos draws its strongest challenger

This excellent speaker is part of a strong multi-room audio system.

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Chapters review: Mac app adds segment marks to MP3 podcasts and audio files

It's a very specific app, but if you need it, it's the only way to get this option.

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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.