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Wi-Fi speakers are the building blocks for wireless multi-room audio systems from Sonos, Bose, and other brands. Learn how to choose the best speakers for your home.

An overview of wireless speakers and audio, including Bluetooth portable speakers, AirPlay and Wi-Fi receivers, Sonos, MusicCast, and other multi-room audio systems.

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system at home, or on-the-go.

The Apple AirPods are great...but they aren't the only truly wireless game in town. Our headphone guy picks his favorite 100% wire-free alternatives.

We get hands-on with Audeze's ambitious new gaming headphones. Learn how they developed a new groundbreaking head-tracking technology for truly immersive three-dimensional sound.

DAC buying guide
by Kramer Crane

A DAC (digital-to-analog converter) transforms digital files or streams into music. An external DAC gives you better sound than the one in your phone or computer. Portable DACs are primarily for headphones. Larger models are for home stereo. Learn how to choose the DAC that best meets your needs.

Sonos buying guide
by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

What works with Airplay 2?
by Ralph Graves

Find out what works with Apple AirPlay 2 - the iPhone, iPad, HomePod, and more. Sonos will soon be on board, as well as Denon, Marantz, Bose. and many other top brands.

Sonos wireless speakers are great for music. But did you know you can configure them to deliver surround sound in your home theater? We decided to try it ourselves.

How do you make some of the best-sounding headphones in the world? Our headphone guy talks to Sennheiser's longtime chief engineer to find out the secret.

Headphones glossary
by Jeff Miller

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

Share music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Go wireless with Bluetooth, AirPlay or multi-room Wi-Fi speakers, or wired with powered speakers, or speaker docks.

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