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Why Pay $1,000 for a Turntable?

To the outsider, paying over $1,000 dollars for a turntable sounds ludicrous — especially when budget options are available at your local Urban …

Audiophile

MV Agusta Name Returning to Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing

The MV Agusta name will return to grand prix motorcycle racing after an absence of more than 40 years when the legendary Italian marque enters Moto2 …

Motorcycles

Droog FZ9

Droog's Yamaha FZ-09 custom rat-scrambler.<p>Specs: <i>6-speed 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves; fuel injection with YCC. 11.5:1</i> …

Motorcycles

Speaker Cables: Can You Hear the Difference?

<b>The results of blind listening tests with eleven audio experts.</b><p><b>Editor's Note, 2018:</b> In the early 1980s, esoteric high-end audio as we know it today …

Audiophile

Harley boss reaffirms ion horse commitment

<b>HARLEY</b>-Davidson, known only and well for producing big lumps of metal, is still hurling down the path of electric bikes in order to attract a young …

Motorcycles

Test your music system with these great rock tracks

Salford

Introducing Tonal

A Minimalist Music App for Collectors and Audiophiles<p><i>Update April 09, 2018:</i> <i>New build (20180409) is available for download.</i><p>For music collectors and …

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 vs. Yamaha XSR700 Drag Race

Numbers are one thing, actual performance is another. Power and weight have a lot to do with how fast a motorcycle can make the quarter-mile …

46 essential albums for audiophiles

If your ears, speakers and headphones need a proper workout, you should start with one of these records. Or better yet, all of them

Music

Nuraphone headphones review

Never before have we seen a pair of headphones try so many interesting things.<p>After having been successfully funded on KickStarter, Nura’s debut pair …

Inside the world's quietest room

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you stand in it for long enough, you start to hear your heartbeat. A ringing in your ears becomes deafening. When you move, your bones make a grinding noise. Eventually you lose your balance, because the absolute lack of reverberation sabotages your spatial awareness.<p>In this room at …

Music Production

This $499 turntable creates Spotify playlists as you listen — and it connects to any Bluetooth speaker

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>TRNTBL<p>Listening to music is a special, visceral experience, and no trend better emphasizes the value of this experience than the …

Fancy owning an Italian twin?

When Ducati launched the 851 in 1988, it was a seminal moment in their history. With water cooling, four valves per cylinder and the potential for …

Harbeth Monitor 30.2 40th Anniversary Edition loudspeaker

<i>Everything sounds like what it's made of.</i><p>I'm known for saying that, and to me, it's obvious: box speakers with dome tweeters sound like box speakers …

TEAC AI-503 Integrated Amplifier/DAC Review

<b>PRICE</b> $1,000<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Clear, crisp sound<br>Cool, retro design<br>Can drive efficient speakers to reasonably loud levels <b><br>Minus</b><br>Hi-res Bluetooth requires …

Audiophile

McIntosh Announces MT2 Precision Turntable

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | March 8, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment …

Audiophile

Apple has its eye on the lucrative high-end audio market

Apple is returning to its roots when it comes to music products and is starting to embrace the world of audiophiles who are prepared to pay more for premium, higher-quality speakers and music devices.<p>Take the release of the HomePod in February. Apple's new home speaker is designed to compete with …

Audiophile

HiFiMan Unveils ‘Everyday’ Planar Headphones

HiFiMan, the China-based personal audio specialty company, has introduced an over-ear planar-magnetic headphone designed for everyday use.<p>The Sundara …

Chord Electronics Hugo2 transportable headphone amp/DAC

When Chord Electronics released the first-generation Hugo headphone amp/DAC in 2014 it started a revolution in more ways than one. First, the Hugo …

Audiophile

ZuperDAC-S Super Small Portable HiFi DAC

If the quality of your music from your smartphone as a little less than perfect you might be interested in the super small HiFi DAC called the …

Crowd Funding

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

Vinyl Records

Toby Price / Dakar Rally Documentary: Paying the Price

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Australian<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<p>Toby Price is an Australian motorcycle racer best known for his dominant victory in the 2016 …

Motorcycles

2017 Top Picks Of the Year Speakers

Speakers<p><b>GoldenEar Technology Triton Reference Loudspeakers</b> <br>(June) GoldenEar scored last year with the biggest and best Triton of all, the …

Audiophile

Chord Qutest is Here!

Chord 2Qute’s replacement is finally here. Basically a Hugo 2 without the headphone amp and rechargeable battery. Looks like it’ll also be capable of …

Audiophile

The Shinola Bookshelf Speakers

Starting from humble roots as a watchmaker in 2012, Detroit’s Shinola has come a long way in five years, consistently expanding its product lines in …

Audiophile

Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound

This portable music player that delivers a bigger bang for your tunes.<p>If you crave uber clarity you've come to the right place: the Astell & Kern Kann will take your music to the next level. The company has dominated the high-quality portable music player market for years, and when you hold the …

Audiophile

Alta Motors Redshift electric motorcycles get slightly quicker, way cheaper for 2018

California-based Alta Motors has announced its 2018 Redshift lineup, and while performance is up, prices are down by up to US$4,500. With up front …

Motorcycles

Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide

Here are some of the most beautiful recorded musical sounds that I have heard in the past few weeks: the matched horns and clarinet, very soft, in Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” recorded in 1950; Buddy Holly, in his just-hatched-this-morning voice, singing “Everyday,” recorded in 1957; the London …

Outlaw Audio RR2160 stereo receiver

For audiophiles of a certain age, the mere mention of NAD Electronics' original 3020 integrated amplifier (1980, designed by Erik Edvardsen), or …

Audiophile

Sennheiser aims for best of both worlds with HD 820 headphones

A major drawback of open-backed headphones is that they can only really be used in a quiet room, since the design leaks sound out and lets background …