The OUT Guide to Mastering Aural


By Editors

From the best headphones to speakers, we choose the best music tools on the market

Photograph by David Roemer

Has the digital revolution enhanced the experience of listening to music, or has it — as aficionados of vinyl insist — depersonalized music, making it sound flatter, blander, less interesting? However you feel about that question, one thing is certain: What headphones or speakers you use to listen to your music can make a big difference. To help, we identify some of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, sing a song of praise to an Italian headphone brand, and show you how to get your karaoke groove on. Let the music play!


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