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

Podcast with Rio Caraeff, Syng CCO Podcast with Rio Caraeff, Syng CCO

Exclusive Videos

Syng CCO, Rio Caraeff reveals deep insights about the company's first all-in-one wireless speaker called the Cell Alpha.

Four Albums for New Music Monday 2022-05-23 Four Albums for New Music Monday 2022-05-23

Music

Mavis Staples and Levon Helm highlight a really strong New Music Mondays with some help from Kendrick Lamar and the Black Keys.

Centrance DACmini Angle Centrance DACmini Angle

Headphone Amps

Consumers get to decide the final look and feel of the Centrance DACmini DAC/Headphone Amplifier. Will it be worth the asking price? We will...

Roku Element Outdoor TV Lifestyle Roku Element Outdoor TV Lifestyle

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

Element and Roku enter the outdoor TV space with a 55-inch partial sun-compatible outdoor TV. Find out if this might be your Summer entertainment...

Viewsonic X2000B-4K UST Projector Lifestyle Viewsonic X2000B-4K UST Projector Lifestyle

New Products

The Viewsonic X2000B-4K Laser Smart Projector features Ultra-Throw projection, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a built-in sound system, find out if it is the right solution...

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Top Stories of the Week

2022 Hisense 50U6HF Fire TV 50-inch 4K

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

The 2022 Hisense U6HF 4K TV Series opts for Amazon's Fire TV OS instead of Google TV.

Campfire Audio Trifecta IEM Campfire Audio Trifecta IEM

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

$3,400 for a pair of IEMs. The Campfire Audio Trifecta have been unveiled at High-End Munich 2022 and our wallets are crying.

iFi Go Bar portable USB DAC AMP sides iFi Go Bar portable USB DAC AMP sides

DACs

The iFi Go bar becomes the top portable model in the lineup that already features some very impressive portable headphone amplifiers.

Marantz CD60 CD Player Black Tray Open Angle Marantz CD60 CD Player Black Tray Open Angle

CD Players

CDs are enjoying a resurgence in popularity and the Marantz CD 60 might be the CD player you're looking for in 2022.

Denon DCD-900NE CD Player Silver Denon DCD-900NE CD Player Silver

CD Players

The Denon DCD-900NE CD Player has been unveiled at High-End Munich 2022. At $549 USD, it is very competitive.

Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Silver Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Silver

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Denon's latest integrated amp has a built-in MM/MC phono stage for vinyl playback, plus digital decoding of DSD and hi-res audio, but not MQA.

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Reviews

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?

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 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?

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New Products

Focal Aria 926 K2 Loudspeakers with Naim Uniti Star Hi-Fi System

Floorstanding Speakers

A brand new Focal Aria K2 926 and Naim Uniti Star System in Ash Grey has been unveiled at High-End Munich 2022.

Denon PMA-900HNE Integrated Amplifier Black Denon PMA-900HNE Integrated Amplifier Black

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Denon's PMA-900HNE integrates traditional integrated amp features streaming and HEOS Multiroom audio capabilities. Find out if it is the right solution for your audio...

Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition Turntable with Logo Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition Turntable with Logo

New Products

The Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition Turntable might be the "One" for fans of the iconic heavy metal band this summer.

NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

High-End Munich 2022 has begun and the NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier offers more for less.

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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Silver Lifestyle 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.

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?

Eric Pye and Jeremy Sikora Vintage Audio Systems Eric Pye and Jeremy Sikora Vintage Audio Systems

Podcasts

This episode explores why vintage audio hi-fi gear has suddenly become so sought after with @audioloveyyc and @budget_audiophiler.

Headphones & Personal Audio

Astell&Kern HC2 USB-C Dongle DAC with Lightning Adapter

DACs

The $249 Astell&Kern HC2 USB-C Dual DAC dongle features two Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFI DACs and a 4.4 mm balanced headphone jack.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Wireless Earbuds in Gold Tone with Case Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Wireless Earbuds in Gold Tone with Case

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

Stylish, functional and waterproof Bang & Olufsen noise-cancelling wireless earbuds hit the market for $399. What's not to like?

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...

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

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...

Best Right Now

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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Speaker Cable Wire Speaker Cable Wire

Articles

What’s the job of a speaker cable? It’s to convey, without degrading the signal, an alternating-current (AC) voltage that’s an electrical equivalent of the...

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