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Today’s retail world is an audiophile’s dream — just take a look online and you’ll find super-sleek Bluetooth headphones, ultra-nice speakers, and all kinds of hype.
But which new releases are worth the price, and which ones measure up to use in real life? We’ve spent the past year testing dozens of earbuds, headphones, speakers, and sound systems to find the answer. The products in our 2022 Rolling Stone Audio Awards boast superior performance, innovative technology, and distinctive design — you can count on it.