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Our editors share their top picks for the new year

Fender Monterey

Powered Bluetooth® speaker


It's got serious mojo

It's a Bluetooth speaker that looks (and, at 15 pounds, feels) like a genuine Fender guitar amp. Sounds great, too!

Pioneer AVH-201EX

DVD receiver


It's a Pioneer

For $200, you get Bluetooth, a great-looking screen, and a ton of sound shaping controls, including a 13-band EQ. And Pioneer built this radio for ease of use, so everything is always right where you expect it to be.

Denon PMA60

Stereo integrated amplifier with Bluetooth®


It's an easy fit

If you're setting up a stereo system in a bedroom, office, or dorm, this compact amp serves up sweet sound to speakers or headphones.

Rockford Fosgate X3-STAGE5

Stage 5 audio upgrade kit for Can-Am Maverick X3


It simply rocks

Any time you can put a marine radio, 4 speakers, a 5-channel amp, and two 10" subs in your side-by-side, it’s a good day.

Fender Passport® Conference

Compact portable PA system


Grab and go

It's an all-in-one PA system that it folds down to single suitcase-like package. So easy to set up, even a web editor could do it.

JBL Stage 1210

12" component subwoofer


Serious punch

Now you can put a JBL 12” sub in your car for $70. Need I say more?

Klipsch Reference RF-7 III

Floor-standing speaker


It takes me back

This 97-pound beast reminds me of a time when rock'n'roll was rock'n'roll and speakers were speakers.

Trackimo® TRKM007

3G car or marine GPS tracker


Stay in the loop

This cool little tracker keeps tabs on any vehicle or vessel, so you can see how it’s being used…or misused. Great news if you have a teenager.

Sony WH-1000XM2

Over-ear Bluetooth® wireless headphones


Rave reviews

Hands-down, these are Sony's best noise-canceling headphones. Excellent sound, and comfortable fit.

Garmin vivosport™

Waterproof GPS activity tracker


Trying to get fit?

This waterproof watch records data from all your activities, while its built-in heart rate monitor and GPS tracking give you the info you need to make the most of your training.

Link AKC

Smart dog collar with location tracker and activity monitor


It's arf-fully cool

Check out this versatile smart collar that lets you keep tabs on your active pooch. Track your dog's location and monitor how much exercise he's getting.


CD receiver


Everyone rocks

The Streaming DJ feature on this radio lets five different people stream music from their phones, so your whole family can take turns.

Leica Sofort LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi

Limited edition instant camera


It's got the look

This colorful instant camera makes a great conversation starter and produces great-looking photos on the spot.

Electro-Voice ELX200-12P

12" 2-way powered PA speaker


Flawless sound

This speaker sounds so good you almost forget it’s there. With 1200 watts pushing heavy-duty EV components, you can count on this compact enclosure to deliver flawless sound in almost any situation.


Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge, USB output, and built-in phono preamp


It's just groovy

Wouldn't this turntable look awesome next to your lava lamp? Heads will turn when you spin your vinyl on this baby.

Focal ISU 165

Universal Integration Series 6-1/2" component speaker system


It's got that sound

These speakers use some cool technology and interesting materials to produce first-rate sound quality.

Peachtree decco125 SKY

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Wi-Fi®


Audiophile cred

I chose this one because it pairs up Peachtree's tried-and-true audio "skillz" with future-ready wireless streaming features.

Rockford Fosgate Punch

Compact 4-channel car amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4


It’s mighty mighty

Remember when a good 4-channel amp would take up half your trunk? This little amp is smaller than a paperback book, and kicks serious butt.