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Brendan Hesse

Brendan Hesse

Former Digital Trends Contributor

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Yamaha R-N803

Yamaha R-N803 Wireless Receiver is For Digital and Analog Audiophiles Alike

Get the high-resolution audio setup that your music collection deserves with the newly launched Yamaha R-N803 wireless stereo receiver.
BeoLab 50 Speakers

Treat Your Ears to an $40,000 Date with Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 50 Speakers

A pair of Bang & Olufsen's audiophile-grade speaker, the BeoLab 50, can achieve the same sound quality as a multi-piece setup for a slightly lesser price.
Crosley Radio Vinyl Rocket jukebox

Crosley Radio’s Vinyl Rocket will Transport You Back to the 1950s

As the vinyl record renaissance rages on, Crosley Radio has launched the only vinyl jukebox in production, the Vinyl Rocket.
Phiaton BT 390 Headphones

The Phiaton BT 390 Bluetooth Headphones Mix Form and Function

Phiaton is blending function, performance, and style with its new BT 390 Bluetooth headphones, featuring a lightweight, collapsible design.
sound caddy

The Sound Caddy Bluetooth Speaker Looks Just Like a Golf Club

The Sound Caddy Bluetooth speaker is perfect for those days when you want to listen to music while on the links, and it can even charge you devices, too.
stryde 360 waterproof bluetooth speaker

The Stryde 360 is a Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Perfect for Summer

Whether a day at the beach, an evening in the park, or a weekend camping, Braven Audio's Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker is equipped to handle it all.
liberty+ graphene-augmented wireless earphones

Be Ahead of the Curve with the Graphene-Augmented Liberty+ Wireless Earphones

Zolo Audio's first product, the Liberty+, are a pair of graphene-enhanced, fully wireless earphones that hit Kickstarter this week to much fanfare.
Grado PS2000e Headphones with Vinyl Records

Grado Labs’ gorgeous PS2000e headphones are hand-crafted for stellar sound

Grado Labs, family-owned purveyor of high-end headphones, recently launched the hand-crafted PS2000e, the company's first new flagship model in a decade.
Limited Edition MW60 Headphones

Master & Dynamic and Bamford Watch Department team up for these cool-as-ice wireless cans

When a high-end headphone company meets a luxury time piece manufacturer, the result is a sleek and sharp special edition pair of the MW60 wireless cans.

Polk’s latest soundbar does wireless surround at a serious bargain