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Music Tech: 7 Great New Stereos, Headphones and Accessories

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Single Speaker Stereos; Wireless; headphones; bass

Ready to get serious about your wireless setup? We've found four powerful Bluetooth streamers that can replace almost any home system. Or if more low end is what you're looking for, here are three new accessories that pump up the bass.

Bowers Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless; Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

You'll never hide this speaker behind houseplants. The 26-inch Zeppelin Wireless has an oblong physique that looks like a piece of art, and a sound that measures up to the eye candy. A 150mm subwoofer helps create a powerful, clear bass at any volume, and the midrange speakers spread the sound wide, creating two-speakerlike stereo separation. Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect compatibility means you can stream it all. $699

Peachtree Audio; Deepblue2; Wireless Speakers

Peachtree Audio deepblue2

One of the best midlevel Bluetooth speakers money can buy, the deepblue2 has five built-in drivers that produce an incredible range of tones. That means Adele's voice remains crystal clear, but so do the rapid-fire beats on Missy Elliott's "WTF." Sure, it won't win any beauty contests — but audio love is blind. $399

Marshall Woburn; Wireless Speakers

Marshall Woburn

Fans of the classic Woburn stack amp can rest assured – this wireless adaptation has the same loud crunch while also looking the part with a black vinyl cabinet and analog dials. But if your tastes run more Rachmanino than Rush, you may want to look for a speaker with a better defined range. $549

Wren V5US; Wireless Speakers

Wren V5US

The compact V5US isn't loud enough to fill a loft party, but this sleek speaker provides more than enough sound to rock a medium-size room. In addition to Bluetooth and AirPlay, the V5US is compatible with DTS Play-Fi, a new technology that allows you to add it to a multispeaker system if you do acquire a little more space. $499

Boomstick; Bass; headphones

BoomStick

This device noticeably improves the sound on any set of headphones – even those feeble buds that come with an iPhone. Just plug them into it (and then into your phone) and enjoy a better quality of music, especially when it comes to bass. $99

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