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Articles

Apple just killed off the iPod putting an end to an era. Are DAPs dead or have we begun a new era of portable...

Klipsch Reference Premiere II Speaker Series Klipsch Reference Premiere II Speaker Series

Floorstanding Speakers

The Klipsch Reference Premiere Series has been completely revamped for 2022 and the new RP-600M II is making waves already.

PSB Speakers 50 Years with Paul Barton PSB Speakers 50 Years with Paul Barton

Loudspeakers

What started as a labor of love for Paul Barton, is now a global business and 50 years of audio engineering excellence. PSB is...

HiFiMAN Ayra Stealth Open-back Headphones 2022 Sideview HiFiMAN Ayra Stealth Open-back Headphones 2022 Sideview

Over-Ear Headphones

Does the $1,599 HiFiMAN Arya Stealth Magnet Headphone offer enough of an improvement over its predecessor to warrant the extra money?

Good Vibes Good Vibes

Hi-Fi Components

For the week ending May 15, 2022 we roundup the top 10 Hi-Fi news stories of the week from across the web.

Onkyo Bankruptcy 2022-05-13 Onkyo Bankruptcy 2022-05-13

Home Theater

The last remaining piece of Onkyo has officially filed for bankruptcy in Japan, but that may not be the last of the Onkyo brand...

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Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Silver Lifestyle

New Products

Building on the foundation of the very popular WH-1000XM4, the new Sony WH-1000XM5 arrive with some physical and performance enhancements for $399.

Astell&Kern KANN MAX DAP Astell&Kern KANN MAX DAP

MP3 Players

DAPs are dead? The $1299 Astell&Kern KANN MAX portable DAP is thinner in size but offers higher levels of performance.

Astell&Kern Pathfinder IEM with cable Astell&Kern Pathfinder IEM with cable

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

The $1899 Astell&Kern Pathfinder IEM is handcrafted in the USA and features a completely new design.

Sonos Ray Soundbar White with Touch Controls Sonos Ray Soundbar White with Touch Controls

New Products

After a recent leak under the code name "Fury", the Sonos Ray Soundbar is finally here but will consumers looking for lower-priced soundbars buy...

KEF LS60 Wireless Floorstanding Loudspeaker Royal Blue KEF LS60 Wireless Floorstanding Loudspeaker Royal Blue

New Products

The next step in the evolution of Future-Fi? The KEF LS60 Wireless Loudspeaker has arrived. And it's really expensive.

Goldring Eroica HX Phono Cartridge on Record Goldring Eroica HX Phono Cartridge on Record

New Products

Can the $899 Goldring Eroica HX compete with the Ortofon 2M Black, Dynavector 10x5 MKII, and Hana SL? We have a review sample coming.

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Reviews

1More PistonBuds Pro Wireless ANC Earbuds Black with Case 1More PistonBuds Pro Wireless ANC Earbuds Black with Case

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

$59 for a pair of true wireless earbuds that actually sound really good? The 1More PistonBuds Pro deliver value and performance.

Cleer Audio Crescent Wireless Speaker Lifestyle

Reviews

Popular headphone maker Cleer Audio branches out with the Crescent Wireless Speaker system. Find out if this system is the right solution for your...

Chord Mojo 2 Portable DAC Headphone Amp Chord Mojo 2 Portable DAC Headphone Amp

DACs

Priced at $845 USD, the Chord Mojo 2 needs to be spectacular to merit a strong recommendation. Does it deliver? In every way.

Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Lifestyle Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Lifestyle

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The $5,299 Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier delivers almost everything one could possibly need in a component. A classic in the making.

OnePlus Buds Pro Wireless Earbuds Glossy White OnePlus Buds Pro Wireless Earbuds Glossy White

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

Do the $150 OnePlus Buds Pro compete with their rivals from Apple, Samsung and Google?

HiFiMAN Deva Pro Wired or Wireless Open-back Headphones HiFiMAN Deva Pro Wired or Wireless Open-back Headphones

Reviews

Has HiFiMAN delivered a very solid pair of wireless headphones with the Deva Pro? For $329 -- it might be one of the best...

Naim Mu-su 2nd Generation Wood Edition Wireless Speaker Naim Mu-su 2nd Generation Wood Edition Wireless Speaker

Reviews

Looking for a wireless loudspeaker system that delivers superb sound quality and design? Your search ends with the Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation Wood Edition.

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New Products

Klipsch ProMedia Heritage 2.1 Speaker System Walnut

Bookshelf Speakers

Klipsch announces the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Heritage Multimedia Speaker System with Tractrix Horn technology and a great retro look.

McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player Lifestyle McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player Lifestyle

CD Players

$12,000 is a lot of money for a CD/SACD Player and DAC. The McIntosh MCD12000 might be one of the few actually worth the...

Bluesound Hub Lifestyle Angle Bluesound Hub Lifestyle Angle

Digital Music Systems

The Bluesound HUB helps add legacy devices to your wireless speaker system. Is it worth the money? We are going to find out soon.

Focal 300 ICA6 Angled In-ceiling Loudspeakers Focal 300 ICA6 Angled In-ceiling Loudspeakers

In-Wall Speakers

The Focal 300 ICA6 Angled In-Ceiling Loudspeakers solve a problem and are surprisingly affordable considering the pedigree and advanced driver technology.

Monoprice Monolith 8125X Power Amp Front Angle Monoprice Monolith 8125X Power Amp Front Angle

Amplifiers

Find out if the Monolith 8125X and 8250X power amplifiers might be the right solution for your speaker setup.

Simaudio MOON Voice 22 Stand-mount Loudspeakers in white and black Simaudio MOON Voice 22 Stand-mount Loudspeakers in white and black

Bookshelf Speakers

Simaudio is well-known for its audio components, but the Moon Voice 22 is its first entry into the loudspeaker category. Find out what it...

Vintage Audio

Vintag Audio Speaker System

Articles

Affordable vintage loudspeakers come in many shapes and sizes. Not all of them are worth the hunt but these hidden gems are worth the...

TDK Cassette Tapes TDK Cassette Tapes

Articles

Cassettes are back and indie artists are making them as fast as they can to benefit from a surge in demand.

JAB in Fukuoka JAB in Fukuoka

Articles

Interest in jazz kissa is growing internationally, and kissa-inspired listening venues are appearing outside Japan; can they compete with the real thing?

Thorens TD-125 Turntable Tonearm Closeup Thorens TD-125 Turntable Tonearm Closeup

Articles

How a tiny turntable restoration company called Vinyl Nirvana turned a new generation of vinyl listeners into the cult of Thorens.

Headphones & Personal Audio

Sennheiser Momentum 3 True Wireless Earbuds in graphite, black and white

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 True Wireless 3 Earbuds are only $249 and our review is coming in a few weeks.

Campfire Audio Supermoon Earphones Campfire Audio Supermoon Earphones

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

$1,500 for a pair of planar magnetic IEMs is a lot of money. Can the Campfire Audio Supermoon take on the heavy hitters in...

Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Reviews

The $250 Shure AONIC 40 Wireless ANC Headphones are a steal. Should Sony and Bose be concerned. We think so.

Sendy Apollo Headphones Side Sendy Apollo Headphones Side

Over-Ear Headphones

The $499 Sendy Apollo Headphones are a fun listen for those who crave a warmer, more laid back presentation.

Home Theater

2022 Sony Bravia XR TVs

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

2022 Sony Bravia 4K and 8K TVs will start shipping soon in multiple varieties that include LED, MiniLED and their new flagship QD-OLED models.

Optoma UHD55 4K Projector Lifestyle Angle Optoma UHD55 4K Projector Lifestyle Angle

New Products

The Optoma UHD55 is high a brightness lamp-based 4K UHD home cinema projector for entertainment, gaming and more. 

Sony VPL-XW6000ES Ceiling Mounted White Projector Sony VPL-XW6000ES Ceiling Mounted White Projector

New Products

Sony has been at the forefront of 4K UHD video projectors, and although they aren't cheap, they continue to deliver great performance. Find out...

CNN+ Logo CNN+ Logo

News

After a 300 million dollar investment and about one month of availability, CNN+ has come and gone...

Netflix Q1 2022 Netflix Q1 2022

News

Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in a decade and investors aren't please as the stock price goes down 25% on the day...

Keith Yates Design Home Theater with Kaleidescape Keith Yates Design Home Theater with Kaleidescape

News

If you are looking for the ultimate, cost no object home theater setup, a Kaleidescape and Keith Yates Design custom installation might be for...

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Schiit Audio Mani Phono Preamp Next to Turntable

Articles

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

Vinyl Shopping Vinyl Shopping

Articles

You are probably not hearing your records the way they can really sound. Here are the best vinyl accessories to improve your listening experience.

KEF LS50 Wireless II Speakers in Red Lifestyle KEF LS50 Wireless II Speakers in Red Lifestyle

Articles

Our 2022 Buying Guide for the best affordable wireless speakers features some great options from KEF, PSB, Sonos, and more...

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Network Audio Streamer Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Network Audio Streamer

Articles

Looking for an affordable way to get into hi-res streaming this Christmas? Our picks for Best Digital Music Streamers are all winners.

Audiophile System Builder

Rega Aethos Integrated Amplifier

Articles

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

Decware SuperZen Triode Model SE84UFO2 Amplifier Decware SuperZen Triode Model SE84UFO2 Amplifier

Articles

The Decware SuperZen Triode Model SE84UFO2 is a handmade 2.3 watts/channel tube amplifier that hits much harder than its power rating would suggest.

Rega io Integrated Amplifier Rega io Integrated Amplifier

Articles

The $649 Rega io Integrated Amplifier doesn't scream from the rafters but it's possibly the best affordable integrated amplifier right now.

Cyrus Audio i7-XR Integrated Amplifier Cyrus Audio i7-XR Integrated Amplifier

Articles

The Cyrus Audio i7-XR Integrated Amplifier is not exactly inexpensive but it can create some serious magic in a system between $7,500 and $10,000.

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