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Just how many more improvements should we expect (or actually need) in our home TV sets?

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LG's WebOS Hub is expanding its reach into new markets and with a range of new platforms including Apple TV, Apple Music, HomeKit, and...

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The recall by LG Electronics includes four 86-inch TVs that require replacement screws and stand parts to avoid potential safety hazards.

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The number of soundbars with Dolby Atmos increases with the latest entry from Philips. However, this thing packs a lot of other features for...

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Cambridge Audio has introduced two new affordable network players priced below $600 that offer everything you need to enjoy hi-res streaming.

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The IP66-rated Philips A7607 Wireless Sports Headphones offer Bluetooth support and LED safety lights for visibility at night while walking or running.

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Netflix is rolling out a new Spatial Audio feature powered by Sennheiser's AMBEO technology that promises to improve your viewing and listening experience.

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After a five year hiatus, Sony is back with new A/V receivers optimized for home theater and immersive surround sound.

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Our seventh and final episode in our vintage audio series concludes with a conversation with vinyl mastering legend, Kevin Gray.

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The brand new Klipsch The Nines and The Sevens offer more power, MM phono preamplifiers, and larger and more powerful woofers to complete the...

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Russound unveils a revamp of their amplifier line-up at ISE 2023 with the D860, D1260, and D1660. Check out the details.

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Denon's 2023 top-of-the-line A/V receiver has 15 internal amps, supports HDMI 2.1 and Dolby Atmos up to 9.4.6 channels.

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A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Denon's budget friendly Dolby Atmos AV receiver offers excellent connectivity and sound quality for under $600.

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Are the Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Generation wireless noise cancelling earbuds really that good? We took them across the country to find out.

Monoprice Premium 5.1.2 Home Theater Speaker System Monoprice Premium 5.1.2 Home Theater Speaker System

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For less than the cost of dinner and a movie out with the family, you can bring home this eight channel home theater speaker...

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Open-back planar magnetic headphones for $349 that should have the attention of every potential HiFiMAN customer.

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Transparent, detailed, and compatible with a wide range of phono stages, the Goldring Eroica HX only needs some added color to really shine.

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Within their limitations, the $130 Edifier MR4 studio monitors are rather capable speakers for your desktop.

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The McIntosh MHT300 AV Receiver offers support for Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, and delivers a lot of power. Does it offer enough to be...

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New Products

With support for TIDAL and Spotify Connect, the Octavio Maestro Wireless Speakers offer multiple connectivity options and great build quality.

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A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Offering support for 13.2 channels of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, the Emotiva BasX MR1 Cinema Receiver is a home theater blowtorch.

NAD CS1 Network Streamer Front NAD CS1 Network Streamer Front

Digital Music Systems

NAD just did everyone a huge favor. The CS1 Endpoint Network Player offers hi-res streaming and support for Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, and Roon...

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The updated Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 True Wireless Earphones featured longer battery life, upgraded drivers, and superior sound quality.

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The Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista PRE, PAS, and, PAM represent the latest high-end audio components that use vacuum tubes. 

Vintage Audio

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Brooklyn-based Ohm Acoustics have been manufacturing loudspeakers for almost 48 years. A deep dive by the Budget Audiophiler.

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Don't buy a vintage turntable until you read this. Here's what you need to know.

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Looking for a great sounding vintage turntable? The Dual 701 and Yamaha YP-701 are two premium vintage tables worth considering.

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The NAD 3020 was one of the best-selling audio components in history and has become a cult classic in the world of vintage audio.

Headphones & Personal Audio

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The Bluetooth enabled FiiO BTR7 Dongle DAC offers support for DSD, MQA, and features single-ended and balanced outputs.

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PS Audio's DirectStream MK2 DAC/Preamplifier up converts all digital audio signals to pure DSD and then to analog. Is this method better? Only your...

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Dirac and leading multinational chipset maker BES are going to pre-integrate the Dirac Virtuo and Dirac Opteo software onto chipsets to be used by leading...

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The Sennheiser IE 200 IEMs offer great sound, comfort, and affordability at $149 per pair.

Home Theater

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New Products

The LG CineBeam PF510Q offers native 1080p resolution, a long-lasting LED light source, smart TV features, and portability.

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HDTV 4K & 8K TV

Sharp is about to step back into the U.S. market with XLED TVs as well as the first OLED models with the Roku OS.

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The Monoprice Blackbird 8K HDMI Splitter/Switch can deliver up to 40Gbps video bandwidth, support resolutions up to 8K@60Hz, and multichannel uncompressed audio.

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Leica has partnered with Hisense to introduce its first-ever TV product, an ultra-short throw projector (Laser TV) called the Cine 1 in 100-inch or...

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HDTV 4K & 8K TV

VIDAA'S Smart TV OS is already the backbone of millions of Hisense TVs outside of N. America and that's about to change in 2023.

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Hisense ULED X 4K TVs take Mini LED technology to the next level with two top-of-the-line models available in 85-inch and 110-inch screen sizes.

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The Best CD Players for 2022 include some fantastic units from NAD, Naim, Rotel, Marantz, Audiolab and more...

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Your turntable may not sound great without the right phono preamp. This guide offers some of the best phono preamplifiers under $600.

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What are the best audiophile phono preamps for under $1,000? See which models we picked from Croft, iFi, and Pro-Ject.

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Does your system budget max out at $800? The Audioengine DAC3, HD3, and S6 subwoofer might be exactly what you're looking for.

Q Acoustics 3050i and Magnepan LRS Loudspeakers Q Acoustics 3050i and Magnepan LRS Loudspeakers

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Can you build a great sounding system in 2022 for under $4,000? The Magnepan LRS and Q Acoustics 3050i prove that you can.

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If your budget stretches between $10,000 to $15,000 -- you really need to consider the Rega Aethos Integrated Amplifier.

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