Highend-AudioPCPrice: $133

Website: www.highend-audiopc.com

Howard said: In a world in which $133 buys you just a handful of hi-rez downloads, Highend-AudioPC’s AudiophileOptimizer is a stone-cold bargain.

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The gist: Minimalist computer-audio software that puts sound first.

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