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Record Store Day 2021 has come and gone and hundreds of thousands of music fans descended on independent record stores today across the globe.

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Lossless digital music streaming arrives, but it may not deliver optimum sound quality with the equipment you already have.

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The Quad 303 and 33 are two of the best British vintage audio components from before you were born. How do they sound decades...

Loudspeakers

Focal Powered by Naim Houston has finally opened and we're taking you on a tour this week. The future direction of Hi-Fi retail is...

Music

We now know more about how Apple Music Spatial Audio is going to work and with which existing Apple products. Some users won't be...

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My ecoustics colleagues and I often field questions about why we like vintage audio gear or prefer it to modern equipment. Let us explain...

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Bookshelf Speakers

Looking for a pair of affordable high-performance bookshelf loudspeakers? Your journey might end with the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 speakers.

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

The $95 1More ComfoBuds Pro are one of the best values in wireless earphones with excellent engineering and sound quality.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Audiolab's all-in-one integrated amplifier is a remarkable component that delivers excellent sound quality, build quality and functionality.

Over-Ear Headphones

The 3rd generation beyerdynamic T5 headphones set a very high standard for closed-back models. Are they the best value as well?

Bookshelf Speakers

Audiophile loudspeakers don't always do techno, hip-hop, or electronica that well. The Buchardt S400 are not your typical high-end speakers.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Moonriver Audio 404 (€3000) is an integrated amplifier. A very unique one made in Sweden. With a modular design structure that lets users...

Reviews

Feature packed noise cancelling wireless headphones prevent you from damaging your hearing. Your future self will thank you.

Bookshelf Speakers

The Q Acoustics 3030i are not a replacement for the existing 3020i, but a larger model for those looking for more bass punch.

New Products

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

The Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour is more speaker than TV. It just happens to include LG's state-of-the-art OLED 4K panel in a stunning...

New Products

The Jaybird Vista 2 Wireless Sport Earbuds build on the success of the original, with unmatched durability and military-grade construction.

Bookshelf Speakers

The new range of ELAC Uni-Fi Reference speakers are another example of engineering savvy and desire to create more with less.

New Products

The Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds take industry-leading noise cancelling and audio quality to the next level in a more ergonomic package.

New Products

Bang & Olufsen collaborates with Berluti to add ultra-premium finishes to six of their flagship products. Just don't ask how much.

New Products

The new MoFi StudioDeck Foundation Turntable expands the successful range and makes it more affordable for vinyl listeners.

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There are so many excellent headphones right now, it's hard to know where to begin. Our picks for the best headphones of 2021.

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People still buy and listen to CDs in 2021 and here are the 8 best CD players worth considering right now.

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What are some of the best wireless speakers on the market worth considering? Here are our picks from Sonos, KEF, PSB, 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 preamps for any budget.

Audiophile System Builder

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Looking for a major sonic improvement on your desktop? The Audioengine A2+ speakers are both affordable and excellent performers.

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To say that the Micca RB42 Reference do not sound like $149 loudspeakers would be an understatement, but what does that really mean?

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Our recommendations for buying a complete audiophile stereo system with a budget between $3600 to $7400 for streaming hi-res audio.

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You don't have to spend more than $2,500 in 2021 for a high-end stereo. The Magnepan LRS and Q Acoustics 3030i are your proof.

Vintage Audio

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This week we’re going to focus on inexpensive vintage speaker projects someone at any skill level can work on and end up with a...

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Are there affordable vintage audio loudspeakers worth seeking out?

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The interest in vintage audio speakers has never been higher; especially as brands continue to refresh popular models that have been around for years.

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Most people don't know Advent made a stereo receiver, let alone that it was designed by one of the most respected sound engineers of...

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Will movie theaters rebound in the post-COVID environment or does Hollywood have a major problem?

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What will it take for the high-end audio industry to reach the next generation? We think a focus on the middle and system building...

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My journey has convinced me that a lot more people are interested in vintage audio than ever before. And I'll show you how to...

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Don't believe that vintage audio can be your path to musical salvation? Let me show you how.

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Listening to vinyl is an active experience; something that is so often lost these days in a world where music exists only in the...

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Musings of a lifelong audio enthusiast with audiophile aspirations and modest means.

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Or are gender beliefs at the heart of the devaluation of pop?

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Get expert advice about subwoofer setup, room placement tips and configuration settings from the head of engineering at Axiom Audio.

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