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Oct 12, 2010

Sennheiser HD 205-II Rotatable Ear Cup DJ Headphones Reviewed

These headsets are noise shielding but not noise cancelling but they represent a good value for those looking to upgrade over generic ear buds that come with most iPods without spending a lot of money. They are durable and can also be worn without putting them over your head so your hair can remain neat and sylish Continue Reading
Sennheiser HD 205-II Rotatable Ear Cup DJ Headphones Reviewed

Oct 11, 2010

Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

A few years back I reviewed the Mark Levinson No 433 multi-channel amplifier and called it "...a reference point... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 04, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

Need an audiophile soundbar - you've found your speaker in the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama. It looks better than the Porsche of the same name and packs really nice build quality as well as the crisp, resolute B&W sound you expect. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

Sep 27, 2010

Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Reviewed

One of the most colorful, fun and audiophile savvy small speakers in the market - you get a chance to own a little piece of what one of the world's most high end speaker company can do in loudspeakers. Focal is one of the absolute industry leaders. Continue Reading
Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Reviewed

Sep 22, 2010

Sooloos Media Server System Reviewed

The Sooloos Media Server was so ground breaking that audiophile company Meridian actually bought the entire company and made it part of its lauded line of digital theater products. To this day the Sooloos is the best of the music servers. Continue Reading
Sooloos Media Server System Reviewed

Sep 14, 2010

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker Reviewed

Definitive Technology's very versatile ProMonitor 1000 bookshelf speaker surprised Dr. Ken Taraszka with its bass extension, efficiency, and technological sophistication. If you need small speakers with a big sound, check out the ProMonitor 1000s. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker Reviewed

Sep 12, 2010

Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

This is Yamaha's critically acclaimed YSP-4000's smaller brother. There are fewer HDMI inputs and a few less feature but it's a good way to get into one of the best soundbars for a little less money. It's a little more relevant for slightly smaller HDTVs too. Continue Reading
Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

Aug 23, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 Speakers Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed by these speakers, "Consider this system if you want bleeding edge design, audiophile-grade performance and a solid price to performance ratio." They also exhibit great channel separation and are more than capable of providing sound for large-sized rooms... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 Speakers Reviewed

Aug 06, 2010

Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

Inside an enclosure milled from a solid billet of 60601-T6 aluminum, the Sonicweld Diverter's circuitry transforms USB to SPDIF so you can use any DAC with your computer audio stream. Although not inexpensive, the Diverter can give your sans-USB high-end DAC years more useful life. Continue Reading
Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

Aug 06, 2010

Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

A high-end player handles a multitude of disc formats, including SACD. The 303T also has USB and SPDIF digital inputs so it can serve as both a player and a DAC. With both tube and solid-state analog outputs, the CD 303T lets you tailor the sound depending on the music. Continue Reading
Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Jul 26, 2010

McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Iconic audiophile brand McIntosh has released a new monoblock amp with a whopping 500 watts. The MC-501 has McIntosh's green meters on black and chrome, complete with big knobs. Brian Kahn checks it out. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 19, 2010

Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

If you're not familiar with the name, don't worry, you soon will be for Mordaunt-Short is on a tear to make a name for itself in the home theater and audiophile loudspeaker space, beginning with their Performance Home Theater Speaker System, which reviewer Ken Taraszka found to be an affordable revelation. Continue Reading
Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Jul 14, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Reviewed

Designed to be computer speakers for people who care about computer sound, Andrew Robinson found the diminutive B&W MM-1 powered nearfield monitors delivered a great sound not only on his desktop, but also in his guest bedroom, office, and kitchen. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Reviewed

Jul 14, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Reviewed

In his review, Andrew Robinson called these headphones "arguably the best looking of the bunch" and "a wholly stylish combination" and that's just their appearance. When it came to sound, they were simply described as "brilliant." They can also be worn for a longer period of time than most of the competitions products... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Reviewed

Jun 28, 2010

Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

There are stereo preamplifiers and then there is the Ref 5 from Audio Research, a US based company, who knows a thing or two about making two-channel gear audiophile's crave for they've been at it since the beginning and their latest creation, the Ref 5, is their best yet. Continue Reading
Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

Jun 22, 2010

Aperion's SLIMstage30 by Soundmatters Soundbar System Reviewed

Aperion's soundbar (made by Soundmatters) is one of our go-to soundbar options when readers email us for advice. Value is Aperion's specialty. So is over-delivering on sonic performance. The SLIMStage30 is one fantastic soundbar. Continue Reading
Aperion's SLIMstage30 by Soundmatters Soundbar System Reviewed

Jun 01, 2010

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Speakers Reviewed

Without question the most popular brand of high end in-wall speakers today is Wisdom Audio. Dealers around the world are dropping the top audiophile floorstanding brands to add Wisdom Audio to their line up. Read Dr. Taraszka's Sage review to find out why. Continue Reading
Wisdom Audio Sage Series Speakers Reviewed

May 31, 2010

unveils all new mac mini

While Microsoft spent 10 years working on its Tablet PC format, Apple's first foray into the world of a touch-screen device was a grand slam home run with over 15,000,000 units sold in its first year. Read about the first gen iPad. Continue Reading
unveils all new mac mini

May 20, 2010

Energy ESW-M6 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Tracy Rainwater came away impressed by the ESW-M6, stating it "provides quite a bit of value for its relatively affordable price...It not only delivers a surprising punch and weight, but also a level of refinement and versatility." Because of its small size and attractive appearance, it blends in well Continue Reading
Energy ESW-M6 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Mirage Omni S8 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The Omni S8 "provides a superb level of performance over all types of material, offering speed, detail and impact with movies, games and music and overall sounding much bigger than its size would indicate." It also "looks fantastic, offering a clean, tight look and an overall excellent build quality" Continue Reading
Mirage Omni S8 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

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