I visited Qualcomm's audio development lab in San Diego to hear some of the newest tricks from Snapdragon Sound, like lossless audio over Bluetooth and head-tracking spatial audio.
Nothing's Ear (2) wireless earphones offer good noise cancellation and a detailed sound signature in a supremely stylish design.
Want better audio from your TV? From our lab to your living room, these are the best soundbars we've tested.
The Jabra Elite 4 true wireless earbuds offer powerful audio and reasonably effective noise cancellation but lack good codec support for iPhones.
You need a high-quality headset to build team cohesion or talk smack in multiplayer games. The top gaming headsets we've tested let you communicate with ease.
The tiny Vappeby speaker can hang in the shower or sit poolside.
The top noise-cancelling headphones block out the world and simply let you enjoy your music, media, or the sweet sound of silence.
Tired of tangled audio cords? Whether you're looking for earbuds, on-ears, or full headphones, these are the best wireless models we've tested.
Cut the audio cables with the top wireless gaming headsets we've tested for consoles and PCs.
Are you a fan of high-quality audio, but don't want to stick anything into your ear canals? These are our favorite on-ear and over-ear headphones.
The luxurious Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones offer excellent sound quality in both wired and wireless modes, but they don't have enough features to justify their high price.
The Sennheiser Profile Streaming Set is an excellent all-in-one vocals solution thanks to its combination of an easy-to-use USB mic and a sturdy boom arm.
The Alienware 720H is a wireless PC gaming headset with fantastic Dolby Atmos spatial audio imaging, but it lacks some expected features you can find in competing models.
The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX offers powerful home theater audio with just a small soundbar and a subwoofer, though it can't fully produce accurate spatial audio imaging.
The Rode NT-USB+ microphone delivers a quality signal for podcasts and vocal work at a reasonable price.
Whether you want a rugged, take-anywhere speaker for the beach or to build a multi-room sound system, these are some of the best Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers you can buy.
The smaller Era 100 smart speaker, meanwhile, replaces the Sonos One and Play:1 speakers.
The Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro is an excellent wired gaming headset that features your choice of light-up bear, bunny, or cat ears that you can customize with a variety of colors.
The Edifier WH950NB headphones offer solid noise cancellation and a balanced sound signature in a comfortable design, though their control layout could be more intuitive.
The Altec Lansing RockBox XL 2.0 offers good bass depth and treble, but you can easily find other outdoor-friendly speakers with better apps, onboard controls, and LED lighting.