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Father's Day Tech Gifts for Dad: Wireless Speakers and Headphones

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website.Whether it’s Fifth Harmony, the 5th Dimension, or Beethoven’s Fifth, all dads like to listen to music. And these days, you can find a wireless speaker or pair of headphones to suit almost any taste. So why not give your dad the gift of music this Father's Day?To help you narrow the choices, we’ve prepared a list of great audio gadgets at various prices. They all performed well in our test labs.If you’re feeling extra...

Cut Down On Cords And Costs With These Wireless Earbuds

Five wire-free buds made for your listening pleasure. The next generation of listening is totally wire-free — meaning you can get rid of the cords, without getting rid of the chords. Stream your favorite playlists as you multitask, whether you're running around the office or running on the treadmill. We've rounded up our favorite wireless earbuds, perfect for whatever it is you're doing — check them out below. 1. HomeSpot AirBeans X True Wireless EarbudsFeaturing Bluetooth 4.2 technology and...

Jabra Elite Sport review

Apple may have cast a spotlight on true wireless earbuds with its new AirPods but the concept isn’t new, and other brands have been working hard to do it just as well as the mega brand, or better.Jabra recently entered the fray with the Elite Sport true wireless earbuds. Taking many of the elements that have served the company’s other wireless headphones well, Jabra’s Elite Sport can handle the rigors of a good workout while also tracking activity and playing music, making them a great choice...

Tronsmart Encore S2 and Encore S4 review: Inexpensive Bluetooth headphones with some compromise

If you're looking for some inexpensive Bluetooth headphones that actually sound pretty good, Tronsmart might have the solution.Tronsmart is usually known for chargers and other power delivery products, but it also has a small line of Bluetooth headphones, made for a variety of activities. I was sent two pairs of the five options available: the Encore S2 and Encore S4. Here's how they measure up to what's out there.Tronsmart Encore S2The Encore S2 is one of Tronsmart's two "sport" headphone...