The Best Surround Sound Speakers of 2016

by Brant David •

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The Andrew Jones-designed Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR bookshelf speakers are designed to look graceful and classy, and their “virtual surround sound” qualities of clarity and power seem unable to be matched by any other speakers in their price range.

The Best Waterproof Earphones of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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Swimbud’s redesigned Sport Waterproof Headphones are the best waterproof earphones of 2016. The new model comes with 4 different style of earbuds to adapt to environment and ear type. They are made with a rugged waterproof design and come with a 1 year warranty.

The Best Stereo Receiver Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Onkyo TX-NR545 Receiver is our choice for the best stereo receiver. This receiver produces excellent sound via 7.2 audio channels. It comes with HDMI 2.0 capabilities, allowing it to support 4K UltraHD sound and video, WiFi and streaming options.

The Most Rugged Audio Player of 2016

by Brant David •

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The Cowon Plenue 1 portable MP3 player is diamond-carved out of a solid slab of aluminum, making it impressively durable. In addition to its durability, it’s equipped with the world-renowned Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC, allowing it to deliver awesome sound quality that any audiophile would love.

The Best Wireless Sports Earphones of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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Sports earbuds should be comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time, durable enough to withstand drops, sweat, and dirt, fit securely on the ear – all while producing outstanding sound. Here are our top picks:

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The Best Earphones For Sound Quality In 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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I’ve tested many earphones at Reactual over the last two years — probably about 30 earphones in total. My top issue is most earphones is a lack of sound quality — I’m very fond of rich sound with well represented bass. I also like my earphones to be comfortable and durable. I eventually found some earphones that were worthy of purchase.

The Best iPhone and iPad Docks of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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Whether you want to listen to music, set an alarm, or simply charge your iPhone or iPod, we’ve rounded up the best Apple Lightning-connector docking stations based on quality and durability…

The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $200

by master •

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The best bookshelf speakers under $200 are the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers. These inexpensive speakers are great value. These speakers were designed by Andrew Jones, a noted speaker designer. One of his other notable designs are the TAD Reference One’s which sell for slightly more money than the SP-BS22-LRs — $70K. Professional reviewers like the SP-BS22-LRs. Neil Gader, in his review …