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    Four stylish on-ear headphones worth hearing

    Posted May 19, 2013 - 7:24 am

    Comfortable, high-quality, portable, on-ear headphones that look great. No, really.
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    Best products of 2012: entertainment

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:45 am

    We saw a bevy of digital entertainment technology in 2012, but quantity rarely signifies quality. For every fabulous video game, HDTV, and pair of headphones that we evaluated this year, there were probably ten products that weren't worth the impossible-to-open, sealed-plastic clamshell enclosure they were shipped in.
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    Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    When I reviewed Nocs’s $70 NS200 Aluminum ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ), I found that the Swedish company’s penchant for minimalism had resulted in a clean, but somewhat generic, design and that the sound quality, while unobjectionable, wasn’t particularly compelling, either. Nocs recently sent Macworld the company’s new $100 NS400 Aluminum, which represents a step up in price and performance.
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    Headphones buying guide (2010)

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 11:41 am

    If you're looking to improve the audio coming from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac, a new set of headphones is probably the most rewarding upgrade you can make. However, the variety of styles and options is wider than ever—and the opportunities for in-person testing even fewer. To help you find the perfect set of headphones, here’s the 2010 edition of my yearly buying guide: what to look (and listen) for, descriptions of the different types, and specific recommendations.
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    Holiday Gift Ideas: Portable Entertainment

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 3:28 pm

    MP3 players, headphones and other gift ideas to keep you rocking over the holidays.
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