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Etymotic ER4XR in-ear headphone review: Top-notch sonics and a comfortable fit

Though definitely on the pricey side, Etymotics ER4 XR's deliver the musical goods, and the flanged tips are more comfortable in the ear than the standard memory foam types.

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Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

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Hisense H8F 4K UHD TV (2019) review: Better color, better blacks, and better HDR

Hisense's H8F has upped its game with array backlighting, more vivid color, and true HDR pop.

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Upgrading an older iMac’s PCIe SSD: Third-party solutions that save you beaucoup bucks

Most 2013 and later iMacs ship with proprietary PCIe SSDs, many of which are old, slow, and small. Upgrading to an SSD not made by Apple, including common M.2 types, will save you tons of money while improving performance. In many cases, drastically.

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Seagate IronWolf 110 2.5-inch SSD: Up to 4TB of NAS storage designed to last, but a lot of cash

Seagate's IronWolf 110 SSD is designed for NAS, but can also be used in PCs. Thanks to very good performance, a high durability rating, and surprisingly low premium, you might just want to do that. Being available in capacities up to 3.82 TB doesn't hurt either.

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WiSA, the low-latency, wireless multi-channel audio standard is ready for take-off

WiSA is a wireless audio standard that promises hassle-free setup for up to 7.1-channel surround with latency as low as 2.6 millisecond, lag that's barely perceptible to humans.

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Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i review: Great sound, plus Alexa and AirPlay 2 support

This second-generation speaker is smarter, more capable, and better-sounding than the model it replaces.

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Marseille mCable Cinema Edition review: This expensive HDMI cable is mostly worth it

The Marseille mCable Cinema Edition is great for upscaling DVD, Blu-ray, and even TV, but we can't recommend it for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players because it doesn't support HDCP 2.2.

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TaoTronics TT-BH060 Bluetooth headphones review: Affordable noise cancellation, but the sound lacks sparkle

TaoTronics TT-BH060 headphones feature noise cancellation and a very comfortable design, as well as supporting Bluetooth 5.0. But the sound leans heavily towards the bottom end of the spectrum and lacks high-end brilliance.

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Sony goes big with 8K and hones its OLED technology

Sony goes 8K UHD with its 98- and 85-inch Z9G models, and it revs its 4K UHD OLED TV from the A9F to the A9G

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LG to ship 8K UHD OLED and LCD smart TVs this year, many powered by a new Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor

LG will ship its first 8K UHD OLED and LCD TVs in 2019, and nearly all will get a boost in processing power. Two-fold in some instances.

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Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth speaker review: Large and in charge in the great outdoors

The weatherized Soundcast VG5 pumps out the bass that's so often lacking in outdoor speakers. But it's truly for outdoor or large spaces, not the average indoor space.

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HighPoint RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosure review: Fast, easy and affordable

HighPoint's RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 PCIe/NVMe enclosure is a relatively affordable way to add super-fast storage to your system or laptop. Assuming, of course, you have a T3 port.

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Sony PSZ-RA4T Professional RAID review: Clever portable and rugged design, plus Thunderbolt and USB

Sony's PSZ-RA4T is a rugged, attractive, and versatile RAID box with support for both Thunderbolt 2 and USB. It's equally at home in a mixed Mac/PC environment, the field, or the trunk of your car.

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Sony A9F Master Series 4K UHD OLED TV review: A top-notch TV with the best sound in the business

Sony's XBR65A9 65-inch 4K UHD OLED TV offers great color, excellent blacks, and wonderful HDR. It also offers the best sound in a flat-panel TV, bar none. The only problem is that there's a significantly cheaper, but highly worthy competitor in the LG's E8 series.

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