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How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

Audirvana Plus music player offers ‘improved’ sound, hi-res and MQA support

Already available for Mac, the software is coming to Windows in June and costs £67.

Pioneer Launches New And Affordable Amplifier For Budding Audiophiles

An amplifier is at the heart of any audio system and in this age of digital music its ability to handle digital inputs and streaming music is vital. Pioneer is addressing this central part of the hi-fi market with the launch of a brand new mid-range integrated amplifier designed to reflect the …

Flashback 1968: The Bose 901 Speaker System

<b>Julian Hirsch’s review of the Bose 901 in 1968 helped set off one of the greatest and longest-lasting audiophile debates.</b><p>There may be no singular …

The 9 best portable speakers on Amazon:

Bring your favorite song or podcast with you anywhere.

Audiophile

The Music Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 20th</b><p>Music is an art form that enhances everyday life in innumerable ways, but sometimes you crave listening to something a little different while away the hours on that morning and evening commute. Over the last decade, podcasts have risen to become one of the new, dominant …

Courtney Barnett

Could Onkyo's New Mini System Be The Most Versatile Streamer Ever?

The face of audio is changing now that there are so many options and formats for listening to music. The days of owning a vinyl turntable, amplifier and maybe an FM tuner are long gone; today we consume much of our music via the Internet and directly from our smartphones. Even so, it’s still nice …

How to choose an iPad in 2018: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

There were a lot of iPad models on store shelves for a while there, and Apple caught some well-deserved flack for the complexity of its tablet …

IPad Pro

2018 Bluetooth Audio Codec Comparison Guide Part1: SBC & aptX

One of the most important conclusions we took away from CES 2018, is that true wireless hi-fi has finally coming of age. Vendors have demonstrated …

10 Best Home Bluetooth Speakers: The Ultimate List (2018)

As listener preferences move towards wireless audio streaming, Bluetooth is becoming more and more prevalent in home audio setups.<p>A recent survey …

Audiophile

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

The best 30 hi-fi speakers of What Hi-Fi?'s lifetime

Astell & Kern KANN Music Player Review

<b>PRICE</b> $999<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Normal or high-gain output<br>Full and microSD card slots<br>Native 384/32 PCM and DSD support <b><br>Minus</b><br>Bulky<br>Not as pretty as some other …

Scandal-Ridden Scoundrel

Donald Trump has turned the political world upside down, again and again, like a kid flipping a coin. Every day we wake up to either a new scandal or several lingering ones.<p>It is astounding. It is maddening. It is numbing.<p>At this moment, he is embroiled in a scandal of a six-figure payment to a …

Donald Trump

Jump On This Crazy Home Audio Deal While You Still Can

If you’re looking to upgrade your home sound system on the cheap, Amazon is running one hell of a deal on a bundle of Klipsch gear today only. It …

The 4 Best Bluetooth Car Adaptors

These days, most new cars have built-in Bluetooth technology, but just because you're not driving a new car straight off the lot it doesn't mean you …

The best smart speakers according to Amazon reviewers

If you’re searching for a new smart speaker, the market is flooded with options. Whether you’re looking to spend your time listening to music …

An affordable audiophile amplifier wows the Audiophiliac

I reviewed Schiit's overachieving $699 Freya all-tube preamplifier last weekend, now it's the matching $699 Vidar solid-state power amplifier's turn, and it's a honey!<p>Let's start with a quick rundown of the things that set Vidar apart from similarly priced amps, first it's a Class AB, not 'D amp, …

50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest Conductive Fiber record brush, $19 Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $34 Shunyata Research …

Klipsch’s Latest Powered Speakers Make Setting Up a Home Hi-Fi System a Breeze

The new floor-standing and monitor speakers feature built-in amps, DACs, and phono preamps.<p>There really is no end to the rabbit hole of dedicated …

End of the headphone jack, rise of the audiophile

Everything I do revolves around music. It's always been this way — as a kid I would sit on the floor in my carpeted living room creating hours of mix …

Audiophile

The complete guide to vinyl: why you should buy a turntable right now

By Steve May<p>It’s official. Everyone is back in love with vinyl. Turntable sales are booming, 12-inch albums are back in fashion, and Ikea is selling …

Audiophile

Recommended Components: Fall 2017 Edition

Components listed here have been formally reviewed in <i>Stereophile</i> and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality …

How to Kill Fruit Flies, According to a Scientist

It's literally one weird trick.<p>As a researcher who works on fruit flies, I often get asked how to get them out of someone's kitchen. This happens to …

The best Bluetooth speaker to buy right now

Big sound, on the go<p>With each passing year, the portable Bluetooth speaker category gets better options at lower prices. What used to be a $200 purchase if you wanted the best of the best is now almost half as expensive, making these gadgets more accessible than ever before. With advances in …

Thinning Hair? A New Treatment Offers Hope

When Heidi Imhof started losing her hair at 42, she also started losing sleep. Ms. Imhof, a lawyer, was afraid that blow-drying her straight dark hair would hasten the shedding, so she got up two hours early to shower and apply mousse and volumizers. When her hair finally air-dried, she’d pull it …

Samsung's new dongle gives your car an LTE connection

Samsung is getting into the connected car business, but instead of building connectivity into new cars, it's providing a way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The Samsung Connect Auto dongle plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port (most cars built in the last two …

Where HiFi and High tech Converge

2016 Editors’ Choice Awards: Integrated Amplifiers Under $1,000

NAD C 316/C 326 BEE $379/$549 The entry-level C 316 is still the go-to amp for audiophile newbies who crave sonic neutrality, good power output, nice …

Audiophile

Affordable audiophile bliss: ELAC speakers and their new little amplifier

ELAC's speakers have been favorites here at CNET for a couple of years, so when I heard the company brought out a handsome little stereo amplifier I had to check it out. It was obvious from the get-go that rather than make just another integrated amp, ELAC engineers endowed the Element Series …