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:

These Shockproof Headphones Can Withstand Salt Spray, UV Exposure and Extreme Temperatures

by Justin Thomas •

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The V-MODA XS is the most durable portable headphone I’ve found. This headphone is designed to be rugged — it has a steel frame, and a headband that can be bent flat without breaking. It also features cloth braided cords (for durability), and it complies with 810G U.S. Military Standard tests for extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure.

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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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In A Nutshell 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, …

The Best Headphones Under $200

by master •

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The Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 is the highest fidelity headphone you can buy for under $200. I own this one, and it’s amazing. I’ve spent a lot of time examining headphone lists created by audiophiles, and this headphone was recommended many times. It’s an open headphone — this mean others around will be able to hear your music. I recommend using a …

The 20 Highest Rated Earbuds & Headphones

by Justin Thomas •

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In this post, I’ve compiled an updated list of the best rated earphones and headphones. I’ve included all types of headphones here: sports earphones, noise-cancelling earphones, iPhone/iPod/iPad earbuds, wireless earphones and full-sized headphones.

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The Best Stereo Receiver Under $250: Harmon Kardon 3700

by Justin Thomas •

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Harmon Kardon, founded in 1953, helped create the high-fidelity audio industry, and today the company continues to produce great audio gear. Featured here is Harmon Kardon’s 3700 receiver, which has a clean, minimalist design. Selling for about $310, this receiver is really a high-end device at a budget price. Like all Harman Kardon stereo and A/V receivers, it incorporates the company’s long-standing high-current, ultrawide bandwidth amplifier …

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The Top Rated Waterproof Headphones

by Justin Thomas •

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Today, water lovers can bring their tunes with them and still get quality sound. Not just for swimmers, waterproof headphones are beneficial for all sports enthusiasts since they are also sweatproof and can be rinsed off after use. By reading reviews across the web (iLounge and CrunchGear are good sources), we’ve come up with a list of the top rated …