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Music to His Ears

12 Guys of Christmas: The Mediaphile

Thought purchasing a Christmas gift for your in-laws was tough? Try shopping for someone who knows everything about media gadgetry and can’t abide anything but the best. The Mediaphile’s affinity for films, games, music, and yes, eBooks, goes beyond the bounds of reason and continues to expand as the consumer market welcomes the latest tech innovations daily. Best believe he’s on top of everything from next-gen gaming consoles to popular subscription-based apps. This presents a problem, because you think HDMI, DSLR, DAC and WAV are medical tests and/or prerequisite exams for grad school applications. Don’t run to the Geek Squad yet. We’ve pulled together some awesome media-primed options worth your coin this holiday. He’ll thank you — and then you won’t see him for a couple months, save for Doritos runs and the rare bathroom break.

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Today in Gear: September 23, 2013

Dogfish Head Off-Centered Brats The worst thing about drinking beer is that you can’t eat it too. Couldn’t, that is. Thanks to the geniuses at Dogfish Head, you can have your brew and bite it too. Four beer-infused types of natural, organic brats (Spicy Espresso, Greek Feta, Heirloom Italian and Classic) are juiced with a…

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Bump the bass -- and finish that report

Front Row Seat: 10 Best Desktop Speakers

The majority of us have become extremely comfortable with the mediocre phonics that ooze through the speakers of our laptops and PCs or the less-than-stellar resonance produced from our headphones. This is sad, seeing as how providing a significant audio boost can transform your desk into the ultimate home entertainment console.

For those seeking a more potent and louder alternative to their built-in receivers or noise-canceling cans, we assembled this collection of awesome stereo monitors sure to have your ears ringing. No, they don’t have to break the bank (though they certainly can, if you’re the splurging type). From portable blasters to music studio amplifiers, each is Bona fide audio hardware powerful enough to enliven any Netflix, Spotify, or Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sessions at the computer counter. Now get jammin’.

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Today in Gear: July 11, 2013

Carrera Foldable Helmet This biking helmet is for you if (a) you take part in a two-wheel commute in the city, where storage space is at a premium, and/or (b) you have a fat head (okay, any size head is fine). The frame expands and contracts for a space saving stowage; inside, an elastic system…

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Bradley's Best

Staff Favorites: Bradley Hasemeyer

It’s pretty clear that our staff is passionate about gear, and as we strive to bring you the best of the best, we also want to take the time to share our own personal favorites. These are the goods we personally own: our essentials. Over the next few months, we’ll bring you each of our writers’ 10 personal favorites. By the look of things, the selection will run a wide gamut, from heirloom pieces to the most practical of gear that can be easily procured — a gear fingerprint, of sorts. Last but not least, each will share one “holy grail” item that still remains the stuff of dreams, out of reach, but hopefully only temporarily so. This week, we check out the goods of Bradley Hasemeyer, GP’s Auto Correspondent and Behind The Wheel host.

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Today in Gear: March 20, 2013

Garrett Wade Personal Machete You might only be clearing out a camping spot by the local lake, but this rosewood-gripped beauty will make you look like a bushwhacking adventurer. A 14-inch full tang blade with a tip-heavy design will still get the job done, pretty boy. $80 Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Addressing the first of first-world…

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Take it outside

Bowers & Wilkins AM-1

Music lovers don’t want to be tethered to an indoor system — loud enough to be heard outside is too loud for inside — but even “outdoor” systems rarely last long out in the wet and cold. Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 exposes your music to the elements with impunity, thanks to a durable, weather-resistance speaker enclosure.

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Air superiority

The Best AirPlay Speakers

Originally designed to play music on only their own products, Apple’s AirPlay technology now allows users to stream multimedia from iPhones, iPads and computers to any enabled HDTV or speaker system via wi-fi. Because Apple now allows third parties to use their tech, myriad standalone speaker systems designed specifically for AirPlay are on the market: some are better than others, and they all span the price and design spectra. Here are our 10 picks for some of the best AirPlay speakers available.

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Size doesn't matter

Bowers & Wilkins Mini Theater

After six years diligently serving the needs of upper-crust home theater fans everywhere, Bowers & Wilkins has finally decided to retool their Mini Theater System. The new M-1 loudspeaker features all new drivers including a tweeter designed in-house, and the same Anti-Resonance Plug found in the brand’s higher-end PM1 bookshelf monitor. The speaker wire connections…

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Coming Soon: Portable B&W

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headphones

We’d be hard pressed to find an answer if you asked us to identify two pieces of audio gear we love listening to more than our Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin or PS5 headphones. But, we doubt you’d ever see us using them. Neither are exactly portable. That may soon change though with the upcoming release…

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Airly New

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Equipped with Apple’s new AirPlay technology the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air has wisely left the sumptuous, and now iconic, design alone and undergone a massive internal overhaul. Besides wireless streaming from an AirPlay enabled iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, the Air utilizes an entirely new fully-active 2.1 design using 5 individual drivers powered…

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Bloody Gorgeous

B&W P5 Mobile Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins, a name synonymous with high fidelity and premium products, recently unveiled the B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones, a pair of headphones long overdue for iPod, iPhone and other mobile players. The P5′s, designed by Morten Warren (the designer behind the B&W Zeppelin) certainly looks as great as it will inevitably sound (yes,…