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How to Make Your Smartphone Sound Better

Sizing up the latest headphones, amps and phones

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Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 headphones
Shure SE215 headphones
CEntrance HiFi-M8 amplifier
JHA Audio JH16 headphones
NuForce Mobile Music Pump amplifier
Shure SE846 headphones

Few can resist the convenience of keeping all your digital stuff on your smartphone. Even the most devoted audiophiles-many who said they’d never settle for listening to MP3s-now use their phones as their primary music source. (Which is why so many high-end audio companies are scrambling to add Bluetooth to their $5,000 preamps.)

Still, the music-listening experience most people get through their smartphones is second- or third-rate. Are you suffering with lousy sound from your smartphone? Well, you needn’t, because we’ve got solutions that will improve your sound dramatically for as little as the price of a top-shelf cocktail.

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