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Werner Herzog's Documentary About Hi-Fi Forums

The famed German Director has released a feature-length film about hi-fi forums. Here's the trailer:

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Shure enters the Bluetooth earphone game with its $100 buds

Having tested a bunch of wireless earphones over the past few months, I’ve been glad to not have to wrestle with a cable that tangles in seconds in my pocket. But I haven’t been particularly impressed by the sound of sets that cost between $150 and $200.<p>That’s why I’m excited to hear what Shure has …

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Q Acoustics' M2 sound base may be the only audio system you need | Trusted Reviews

<b>Q Acoustics’ latest audio product wants to be the only sound system in your house.</b><p>The Q Acoustics M2 is a compact soundbase. It aims to boost your …

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How is it even possible that the Sonos PLAYBAR is back on sale on Amazon?

Sonos makes the best wireless speakers on the market, and that extends to the company’s beloved sound bar. The Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar connects to …

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Denon HEOS AVR A/V Receiver Review

<b>PRICE</b> $999<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>App-driven HEOS eco-system<br>Up to 5.1 channels<br>Wireless HEOS surround and sub options <b><br>Minus</b><br>Nearly no front-panel controls<br>No …

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Get room-filling sound with the Tronsmart 25W Bluetooth Speaker for $34

Tronsmart Direct (97% positive customer feedback) via Amazon is offering its 25W Dual-Driver 360 Degree Surround Sound Bluetooth Speaker for $45.99, but if you checkout with code <b>L3V7CYO2</b> the price drops to <b>$33.99 shipped</b>. That’s a $12 discount and a new Amazon all-time low price. Rated 4.7/5 stars …

Gear & Gadgets

Divoom Timebox Mini review: Fun, but ultimately underwhelming

Article Contents<p>1 The Good<p>2 The Not So Good<p>3 Design & build quality<p>3.1 App Experience<p>4 Sound quality & battery life<p>5 Conclusion<p>I've grown jaded to …

Gear & Gadgets

VPI Prime Scout turntable

We got our wish. Phonograph ownership is once again depicted as commonplace, even <i>hip</i>, in popular films, TV shows, and ads for other products. …

Music

Bonus Recording of October 2017: The Doors of Heaven

<b>Eriks Ešenvalds: The Doors of Heaven</b> <i><br>The First Tears</i>, <i>Rivers of Light</i>, <i>A Drop in the Ocean</i>, <i>Passion and Resurrection</i><br>Dr. Ethan Sperry, Portland State …

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BANG & OLUFSEN BEOPLAY E8

AUDIO & SPEAKERS,TECH<p>CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC XS HEADPHONE AMP<p>The Cambridge Audio DACMagic XS Headphone Amp ($189) plugs into your PC or MAC via a …

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What Is MQA?

<b>A</b> I’ve seen references to MQA. What is it? —<i>Phis Tomaskovic / via e-mail</i><p><b>Q</b> Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is an audio technology that was …

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Hidizs: the high-end hi-res player on a budget

Inside are two ESS ES9118C DAC chips, one for each channel - both have custom-made 24K gold-plated shielding, which Hidizs promises will help improve …

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Lovely Recordings Hosted by Simon Goodall

As a UK expat the folk tradition of the British Isles is very close to my heart and while many dismiss much of this music as arch, twee or "finger in …

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[Vintage column] Shure going out of the 78RPM business!

So there you have it: after better than eight decades, Shure is out of the 78 RPM business, at least in the United States. What may be more ominous, …

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Geneva Labs Brings Digital And Analog Radio Alongside Bluetooth Streaming In An Eye-Catching Package

Back in July I reviewed the gorgeous Swiss-designed Geneva Touring radio with its FM/DAB+ tuner and Bluetooth capability. This month it’s the turn of the Geneva Classic S radio which also features dual FM/DAB tuner and a Bluetooth input.<p>The Classic S is available in a glossy red, white, black …

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Compensation Curve for InnerFidelity Measurements Dialog Part 1

First and foremost I want to thank each and every person who commented on my initial Compensation Curve for InnerFidelity Measurements post. An …

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[Review] RT Audio Design Pure DSD Converter - DAC

Listening to either source, AP-Linux or JRiver, DSD replay through the Pure DSD Converter is a different to a regular DAC such as the Orpheus Mk1 or …

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Sony HT- ST5000 soundbar launched in India, priced at Rs 1,50,990

Sony on Monday launched its HT- ST5000 premium 7.1.2 channel soundbar in India. The device is priced at Rs 150,990.<p>The soundbar delivers superior …

Technology (India)

FABRIQ Chorus review: Standing out from the crowd

Article Contents<p>0.1 Specs<br>• 0.2 The Good<br>• 0.3 The Not So Good<p>1 Design & build quality<p>2 Features<p>3 Sound quality & battery life<p>4 Conclusion<p>Fabriq is a …

Gear & Gadgets

SONY WM1A WALKMAN Review

<i>Disclaimer: I purchased the Sony WM1A for myself couple of months ago. The price of it varies from country to country, but the official price on</i> …

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Edifier Luna Eclipse setup & unboxing: Get your new sound system in the groove

Edifier is something of an undiscovered high-quality audio manufacturer with a diverse catalog ranging from portable Bluetooth speakers to full home …

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Reviewer Video Profile: Michael Fremer

In this video, we visit Michael Fremer, Senior Contributing Editor to <i>Stereophile</i>, Editor of <i>AnalogPlanet.com</i>, and an unparalleled guru of all things …

Music

Picture Sunday: Unique Melody ME1

<i>Disclaimer:</i> <i>The stars in this weeks’ picture Sunday is the Unique Melody ME1</i><i>. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.</i><p>Last week’s most …

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Maria Callas LIVE at Last

The most eagerly anticipated opera release of 2017, Warner's set of 20 remastered complete live opera performances and five filmed recitals by …

Music

Audiophiliac says this sweet little component sounds Schiit

It's been too long since I wrote a Schiit review. I say that because this California based company specializes in high-performance audio components that sell for real-world prices. Take this one, the Jotunheim stereo preamplifier/headphone amp, sold with your choice of a built-in, 192-kHz/24-bit …

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Q 'n A Saturday: Effect Audio

<i>Welcome to Linus’ new interview series on Headfonia.com!</i> <i>Every two weeks we will publish an interview with an insider of the audio industry. They will</i> …

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Fairport Convention at 50

Named for founding guitarist Simon Nicol's house in the north London suburb of Muswell Hill, Fairport Convention was for a brief period in the late …

Music

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Technology

Does the future of audio remain tied to mobile?

The smartphone replaced the MP3 player and iPod as nearly everyone’s portable music player of choice, but are newer technologies right around the corner about to replace it? I would wager not. Streaming services seem more popular than ever, plus we can take TV and film with us on the go with our …

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Fender Newport: The king of guitars arrives into the Bluetooth speaker scene (Review)

I shouldn’t even introduce a brand like Fender. They are so famous and renowned throughout the world that there’s nothing I could say that you didn’t …

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