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The Best PC Speakers

A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. The speakers that come bundled with off-the-shelf systems rarely cut it, that's why we’ve done the dirty work of researching a wide range of PC speaker offerings to bring you the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget.

The Best Headphones

There's an endless selection when it comes to headphones and finding the right pair of can be not only tough but there's a lot of subjectivity involved depending on what matters most to you -- audio quality, comfort, features and so on. Here are our picks for best headphones over-the-ear, in-ear, noise cancelling, gaming, sports-oriented, budget and wireless.

Facebook will soon introduce audio-only Live broadcasts

With Facebook pouring more resources into its Live feature, the social media site is about to expand the service beyond just video streaming. The company on Tuesday announced “Live Audio,” which, as the name suggests, will bring audio-only live streams to the platform. …

The Best PC Speakers

A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. We’ve done the dirty work of researching various PC speakers to bring the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget speakers.

The Vamp Stereo adds Bluetooth to any old speakers

In 2014, we profiled a Kickstarter success story for an audio product known as The Vamp. Simply put, The Vamp was a self-contained, single-channel amplifier that let you transform any speaker into a wireless Bluetooth speaker system.

Is Buying a Sound Card Worth The Money? An Enthusiast's Perspective

#ThrowBackThursday Buying a sound card has always felt more like a gamble than an investment to me. At the same time, I know audio snobs with thousands in equipment and all-FLAC libraries, and I'd like to believe they aren't delusional -- surely there's something to be experienced beyond my basic setup. But I mean, just how much better can music, movies and games sound? Enough to prevent buyer's remorse?

Touring Logitech's Audio HQ: Making of the Artemis Spectrum

Logitech recently reached out to us for a tour of their audio headquarters in Camas, Washington, where it spent the last 18 months designing what it believes to be the best sounding, most well-featured headset on the market, gaming or otherwise. In fact, they're so confident in the Artemis Spectrum, Logitech bravely threw its creation to a small pack of skeptical tech journalists in hopes they'd go home impressed. Here are our thoughts.