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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.