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USB DAC review: Six compact components for upgrading your computer’s audio

The speakers and headphones you've spent hard-earned money on don't sound as good as they could, because your computer's audio hardware is likely mediocre. These compact accessories are easy audio upgrades.

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Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

Equalization—aka EQ—can improve the sounds coming out of your iOS device without requiring you to buy expensive new headphones. Here's how it works and why you should be using it.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Hyper-active

This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices includes new battery packs, a wireless USB drive, stands, and even stereo receivers.

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Hands-on: Vox 2.0 player

Coppertino's updated music player polishes the rough edges and adds some key new features. Jonathan Seff takes a first look at the new version.

A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

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Buying Guide: Find the best headphones

If you're looking to get more audio enjoyment from from your smartphone, tablet, media player, or computer, new headphones will do wonders. To help you find the perfect set of headphones, our annual buying guide covers what to look (and listen) for, descriptions of the different types, and recommendations for standout models.

High fidelity: How to get lossless and high-res audio on iOS devices

Do you have FLAC files you want to enjoy on your iPhone or iPod touch? With the right software, you can play stuff that Apple's built-in Music app can't.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Open, Sesame!

This week's roundup of new Mac gear includes a device that ensures that your MacBook works only when you're nearby. Plus, we've got new keyboards, new speakers, and more.