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Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Headphones and Speakers

Your speakers and headphones of choice may say a lot about you and your tastes. Do you choose the most basic, utilitarian option? Do you select one with a recognizable logo? If so, do you do so because of the sound quality or the prestige? Or is your choice purely about getting the best audio for your buck?Regardless of your motivations, this month's PCMag Readers' Choice Award survey will help you figure out which brands do the best job delighting their users and which leave them...

The best Bluetooth headphones for people who lose stuff

FOR ANY MUSIC lover who longs to be untethered from a smartphone, Bluetooth headphones look like they’d offer the ultimate freedom. In reality, though, they can be harder to live with than expected. Totally wire-free models, like Apple’s futuristic AirPods, are easy to lose. Over-the-ear models weigh you down too much to feel truly liberating. And those Bluetooth ’buds whose earpieces are linked by a single wire have their drawbacks, too: subpar battery life...

Vets in Tech: Craig Campbell, Klipsch Audio

BY NATHAN WERTZ – THISANDTHATTECH.COMU.S. Navy veteran Craig Campbell is an engineering technician for Klipsch, which specializes in audio equipment ranging from standalone speakers, home theater equipment, to headphones. Craig shares his military transition story with us along with various aspects of a career in the audio field.Can you give us a bit of your background on where you grew up and what life was like for you?I grew up here in Indianapolis and I got out of high school and was...

Simple yet spectacular — Klipsch launches two new powered speakers

Klipsch R-28PF powered floorstanding speakerMoreout of control</a>, and everyone knows it." data-reactid="23">Klipsch’s References are out of control, and everyone knows it.the August release</a> of the new R-26FA and R-14SA premier Reference speakers, Klipsch is now introducing another pair of Reference speakers — the R-28PF&nbsp;floorstanders and the R-14PM monitors — and this time they’re powered. Designed to combine unmatched clarity with versatility and simplicity,...