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iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Review

Tonality8.5Build Quality8.5Functionality9Matchability9Value For Money98.8Our Score$199iFi Audio<i></i><i></i>The iFi Nano iDSD Black Label is the first iFi Audio …

CH Precision Reference Cables

<b>The Age of Bulk</b><p>Occasionally I invite non-audiophile, classical music aficionados over to listen. I intentionally leave them unprepared for what they …

Fiio’s F5 earphones outperform their $65 price tag

Here’s a bargain on Amazon that doesn’t require you to be a Prime member or rush to get it: Fiio’s new F5 earphones. Priced at $64.99, these have just arrived on Amazon’s online store (and only there, for now), though I’ve had a test pair for a few weeks already. The F5s won’t topple my sub-$100 …

Review: Westone W60 – Musicality²

Disclaimer: The Westone W60 was sent to us by Westone USA directly. The sample doesn’t need to be returned. It is the very first...The post Review: …

Quad ESL-2912 loudspeaker

If <i>Stereophile</i> gave an award for Loudspeaker We've Most Frequently Reviewed, the hands-down winner would have to be the Quad ESL. The list of past and …

Audiophile

All About That Bass: Subwoofer Secrets 2017

I was midway through a long delayed reorganization, riffling through piles of as yet to be filed home- and work-related stuff. As anyone can tell …

Audiophile

The Dorado By Campfire Audio

The Dorado By Campfire AudioCampfire Audio website - Price $999Tonality8.8Build & Fit8.9Matchability8.7Value For Money8.22017-03-228.7Our ScoreLast …

Review: Fiio A5 – The New E12 aka My Fav Fiio Amp

Disclaimer: Fiio sent us the Fiio A5 portable amplifier free of charge in exchange for an honest review.The unit doesn’t need to be returned...The …

Hands on: Amps & Sound Kenzie Headphone Amp

<i>One spin with the Kenzie headphone amp will convince any nonbeliever in the power of tubes.</i><p>Ah, the signal path. The links in the sonic chain that …

Guide To Hi-Res Audio - Finding Hi-Res Music

Finding Hi-Res Music: Hi-Res Audio is becoming more plentiful and easier to find online. Here’s where to go and what you’ll discover there.<p>Heard of …

Audioengine Expands HD Series

The following is a press release issued by Audioengine. AUSTIN, Texas | September 9, 2016 - Audioengine® introduces the HDP6 Premium Passive …

FiiO's sweet little $40 USB digital converter-headphone amplifier

FiiO's K1 USB digital converter has been buried under a pile of crap on my desk for months, but it's not my fault. The K1 is so darned small it's easy to lose track of, but now that I've gotten around to listening to it I'm here to spread the news: this super-affordable gizmo is really pretty …

Linear Tube Audio microZOTL2.0 line stage/headphone amplifier

This is a true story about a surprising 1W <i>integrated amplifier</i>—a push-pull, class-A, output-transformerless tube amp—that drove my DeVore Fidelity …

Audiophile

The easiest way to revolutionize your computer’s audio

USB DACs are for everyone, not just audiophiles<p>For most PC and mobile device makers, sound is a binary spec.<p><i>Does it have sound? Yes? Good</i>.<p>Great audio is hard to sell because it doesn't lend itself to benchmarking or obvious prettiness like, say, a better graphics card might. To appreciate it, you …

Audiophile

Lusting after high-end headphones, but can't afford 'em? Buy a used pair!

First things first: unlike other audio components, you <i>wear</i> headphones. They're in intimate contact with your ears, hair and head. That might be a deal-breaker for some folks considering used headphones, and I understand.<p>Some will no doubt be put off by hygienic concerns, but others won't. Do you …

Raspberry Pi tube amp lets you use $1,300 headphones with your $35 computer

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile little computers ever created, and it can do all kinds of things — like power robots, arcade machines, and now, expensive headphones. Pi 2 Design has created a hybrid vacuum tube amp called the 503HTA that towers atop the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 3, …

Review: FIIO EM3 – Open Earbuds

Disclaimer: The FIIO EM3 earbud was sent to us free of charge. FIIO is a website advertiser and the FIIO EM3 doesn’t need to...The post Review: FIIO …

How To Be An Audiophile On The Cheap

You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a …

Audiophile

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones review: The best $100 headphone you've never heard of - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The terrific-sounding 1More Triple Driver is attractively designed, with nicely finished aluminum ear pieces and a Kevlar-reinforced cable. It has a three-button inline remote and microphone that's compatible with both Android and iOS devices, comes with a variety of eartips, and includes …

Audiophile

Glenn Gould on SACD

There are several subplots to the compelling story of the one-of-a-kind Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who died at the age of 50 in 1982. His …

Review: Fiio K1: The even more entry DAC/AMP

Disclaimer: Fiio is a website advertiser and the Fiio K1 was sent to us free of charge. That being said the K1 is selling...The post Review: Fiio K1: …

Review: Sennheiser HD630VB – Closed Magic

Disclaimer: We were sent the Sennheiser HD630VB on loan for the purpose of this review. It has to be returned to them as soon as...The post Review: …

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Headphones

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Headphones

Take it to the limit: MrSpeakers Ether C headphones

I reviewed the open-back MrSpeakers Ether headphone last June, and since then my admiration for its sound has only deepened. The Ether is clear as a bell, easy on the ears, beautifully made, and supremely comfortable. The new model, the Ether C, shares much of the original's tech, but it's a …

Review: Cypher Labs C6IEM V2 – Push the Sky Away

Disclaimer: Cypher Labs loaned or gave the C6iem V2 for the purposes of this review, which is now ingloriously late. The C6iem V2 goes...The post …

Fiio X7 DAP Review: Music can be more than you think it is

This isn’t our first experience with Fiio’s hardware. dna’s Marco Dsouza has reviewed the company’s digital audio players before, so it’s with high …

Review: Audioquest DragonFly V1.2 – Success

Disclaimer: The AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 was loaned to me by Audioquest directly, it was part of the NightHawk & JitterBug review package. …

Here's a tasty collection of the absolute best-sounding yet affordable audio products

Somebody on Twitter pointed out that Pioneer was blowing out my favorite affordable tower speaker of all time -- the Andrew Jones designed Pioneer SP-FS52-LR towers -- which are now selling for just $180 a pair. That started me thinking, if I was going to share the news of the deal why not also …

Are you ready for this? A $160 stereo system an audiophile could love

I get a ton of emails requesting more coverage of cheap, but great, audio products. I do as many as I can, but the problem is that most cheap stuff isn't good enough to review. Making exceptional audio products at any price isn't easy, but the challenges escalate with budget gear, so when I get an …

Coming up: The next generation of audiophiles

It's true, most audiophiles are older, 40-plus-year-old people, but that's not to say there aren't a lot of young audiophiles.<p>A couple of years ago I met a 10-year-old audiophile at a hi-fi show when he walked right up to me and declared himself a loyal Audiophiliac reader. He peppered me with …