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Jingle Bell Swing

Great gifts that bring you closer to the music you love

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Polk Assist

Polk Assist
Polk Assist

Now that traditional audio companies are starting to make voice-command speakers with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant (or both!) built in, you no longer have to sacrifice sound quality to be able to play your favorite jazz stations or streaming playlists in seconds with a simple voice command. The Polk Assist sounds way better than Amazon and Google’s own smartspeakers, and offers the exact same convenience—and it can also tell you what albums Dexter Gordon recorded in 1963.

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Brent Butterworth

Brent Butterworth has been a professional audio journalist since 1989, and has evaluated and measured thousands of audio products. He is currently a writer at Wirecutter and editor of the SoundStage Solo headphone site; served as an editor at such magazines as Sound & Vision and Home Theater; and worked as marketing director for Dolby Laboratories. He also plays double bass with several jazz groups in Los Angeles.