Top Audio-Tech Picks For 2020

What do you get the audiophile who has everything? Our expert tech team dug deep into the internet to find the most exciting audio-technology products for 2020.

Here are our top picks:

1. Bose Frames Alto Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses with Integrated Microphone

Model: 833416-0100 UPC: 017817805704

Bose

Frames Alto Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses with Integrated Microphone

833416-0100

$199.00


2. Sonos One SL Speaker for Stereo Pairing and Home Theater Surrounds

Model: ONESLUS1BLK UPC: 878269008484

Sonos

One SL Speaker for Stereo Pairing and Home Theater Surrounds

ONESLUS1BLK

$179.00

Features

  • Get rich, room-filling sound with Sonos One SL, and control it with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more.
  • The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf. It’s humidity resistant so you can even put it in the bathroom.
  • Stream sound directly from your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music.
  • Pair with Sonos One or another One SL in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound. Use a pair as rear home theater surrounds with Playbar, Playbase, or Beam.

Brilliant sound for every room

The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf. It’s humidity resistant so you can even put it in the bathroom.

Apple AirPlay 2 on Sonos

Stream sound directly from your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music.

Stereo sound with two

Pair with Sonos One or another One SL in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound. Use a pair as rear home theater surrounds with Playbar, Playbase, or Beam.


3. Tivoli Audio Model One AM/FM Radio With Bluetooth

Model: M1BTSLC UPC: 815097013921

Tivoli Audio

Model One AM/FM Radio With Bluetooth

M1BTSLC

$149.99

Regular Price: $179.99

Save: $30.00 (17%)

A vintage-style design with a modern flair, this Tivoli Audio Model One Radio with Bluetooth is perfect for everyone’s bedroom. The traditional AM/FM radio connection is at the helm of this speaker, with an easy-to-control analog tuning dial, so you can catch the morning traffic before leaving for the day. And it’s complemented by the use of Bluetooth technology, so you can stream your favorite tracks during commercial breaks. Convenience and quality, meet the radio of your dreams.

Tivoli Audio Model One BT Radio 

  • Listen to your favorite morning show through the AM/FM tuner
  • Connect your smart device via Bluetooth for instant music streaming
  • Easy to set up – just plug it in and start playing!
  • Vintage design with several color options to match your needs

4. Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds

Model: 761529-0010 UPC: 017817731355

Bose

SoundSport Wireless Earbuds

761529-0010

Special Offer

$129.00

Regular Price: $149.00

Save: $20.00 (13%)

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Wireless Headphones Overview

Designed to offer exceptional sound quality while also being comfortable and stable, the Bose SoundSport In-Ear Wireless Headphone will revolutionize how you listen to music while working out. The comfortable earbud tips conform to your ear, while the flexible wings use the ridge of your ear for added support, ensuring they stay secure throughout your most intense workouts. The tips seal to your ear for added noise-cancellation so your music is all you’ll hear. Featuring a hydrophobic cloth to keep moisture out, the durable design resists sweat and weather, allowing you to push yourself farther and exercise in rough outdoor conditions without worrying about damaging your wireless headphones. The free app lets you connect your phone through wireless Bluetooth, so you’ll never have to worry about catching your headphone cable while running, and tangled cords are a thing of the past. The tough, durable battery is designed for up to 6 hours of battery life, ensuring your music will last through your longest workouts.


5. Dynaudio Xeo 2 Wireless Bookshelf Speakers – Pair

Model: XEO2SBPR UPC: 656237889392

Dynaudio

Xeo 2 Wireless Bookshelf Speakers – Pair

XEO2SBPR

$799.00

Regular Price: $1,499.00

Save: $700.00 (47%)

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Wireless Bookshelf Speakers Overview

Dynaudio believes that music fans should be able to enjoy the convenience of wireless technology without sacrificing sound quality, and its popular Xeo series of speakers is designed to do just that. The Xeo 2, Dynaudio’s smallest active wireless speaker to date, utilizes proprietary drivers and Bluetooth wireless playback to deliver a package of unrivaled performance. And because the Xeo 2s are easy to place, it’s a sonic dynamo that’s comfortable in just about any room in the home! See full details


6. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II

Model: 789564-0010 UPC: 017817770613

Bose

QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II

789564-0010

$349.00

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Overview

These ultra-comfortable, lightweight wireless headphones rest comfortably around your ears and connect to your smartphone or media player via Bluetooth, and include a cable to connect to those devices that don’t have Bluetooth built-in. These lightweight headphones are comfortable enough to wear all day long, and with a built-in lithium battery delivering up to 20-hours of continuous playback that won’t be a problem. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones have a built-in microphone and a convenient action button located on the padded earcup lets you take calls and activate your phone’s voice commands using Google Assistant, so you can control your music, dictate texts, update your calendar or ask Google questions. The Bose QC35 II’s also now have Amazon Alexa built-in, giving you access to all of Alexa’s voice commands and controls.


7. Cambridge Audio ALVA TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD

Model: C11033K UPC: 813371025981

Cambridge Audio

ALVA TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD

C11033K

$1,699.99

The Cambridge Alva TT sets itself apart from any other turntable currently on the market with its Bluetooth aptX HD capabilities. Freeing itself from cables and wires, the “just add vinyl” motto comes to life when your Hi-Res 24bit/48kHz audio gets pumped out over Bluetooth. With a built-in phonostage, and a high-output moving coil (MC) cartridge, there’s practically no setup required with this sexy aluminum body and Polyoxymethylene platter. Rigid, dense, and stiff, describes the Alva build, but the sound coming through the one-piece, joint-free aluminum tonearm is smooth and warm…so delicious. The Alva TT was also recently awarded ‘Best in Class’ from Trusted Reviews, and we couldn’t agree more.


8. Yamaha R-S202 Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth

Model: R-S202BL UPC: 027108954103

Yamaha

R-S202 Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth

R-S202BL

$129.95

Regular Price: $179.95

Save: $50.00 (28%)

Our take on the Yamaha R-S202

The Yamaha R-S202 is an easy to operate stereo receiver with superior sound quality and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Don’t be fooled by its minimalistic design, this receiver is equipped to work with two speaker systems so your music can follow you from room to room.  The new auto standby feature automatically turns itself off after a period of inactivity, and right back on once audio is fed to them.