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Jun 06, 2009

Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

With both balanced and single-ended outputs as well as inputs for USB, SPDIF, and Toslink, the DacMagic is a very full-featured and fine-sounding DAC that won't break the bank. Its asynchronous upsampling converts signals to 96/24 for internal processing. It also sounds very nice. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter Reviewed

May 18, 2009

Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

Our reviewer described the CT 700s as "juggernauts," adding, "The bass was about as visceral as I've ever experienced in a home/studio environment and possessed tremendous poise, composure and balance throughout." Meanwhile, the midrange "really Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 11, 2009

Grado SR80i Dynamic Headphones Reviewed

Grado is a company well known to audiophiles and products like this one show why. The sound quality is "worth the price tag ($99) and then some" and the sound is "smooth and neutral without the exaggerated bass and treble that some lesser designs are plagued by"... Continue Reading
Grado SR80i Dynamic Headphones Reviewed

May 11, 2009

Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity is a company known for loudspeakers that combine attractive styling with high-tech driver design. The Classia C336 floor-standing... Continue Reading
Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

May 11, 2009

JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The JBL ES90 is part of the legendary speaker company's mainstream ES Series lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers.... Continue Reading
JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 11, 2009

JBL On Air Control 2.4G Wireless Speaker System

The JBL On Air Control 2.4TG eliminates the need to run wires between the signal source and the speakers and has a transmission range of up to 70 feet. This model "are a sonic cut above other wireless models" and "sound as good as comparable wired models Continue Reading
JBL On Air Control 2.4G Wireless Speaker System

May 09, 2009

Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones Reviewed

This always reliable company produces headphones that "sound wonderful" and possess "incredible dynamic prowess, high-frequency detail and surprising true bass response." In addition, the "high-frequency response is light, airy and natural" while midrange is a strength and "warm, rich and very non-headphone sounding" Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones Reviewed

May 09, 2009

Infinity PSW310W Wireless Subwoofer Review

By being wireless, the PSW310W allows the subwoofer to be installed in a much greater variety of locations. The design was elegant and the subwoofer's CMMD drivers "deliver a punchy, articulate bass." Overall, it "delivers high-performance that's low-end for the price." Continue Reading
Infinity PSW310W Wireless Subwoofer Review

May 08, 2009

Audio-Technica ATH-PRO5VA Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones

Because of the comparatively large 40mm drivers, the sound quality on these headphones is "rich and dynamic" and "like all good headphones, they sound spacious and dimensional, delivering an immense listening experience in the true sense of the word"... Continue Reading
Audio-Technica ATH-PRO5VA Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones

May 07, 2009

JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

The JBL Project Array series of home theater and music loudspeakers is one of JBL's high-end speaker lines, incorporating professional-quality... Continue Reading
JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

May 05, 2009

McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Still built in upstate New York, McIntosh is one of the most famous and respected audiophile brands in the US. The MC275 tube amp is a redux of one of their original models from back in 1961. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

May 05, 2009

JBL Control NOW Loudspeaker Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed with the sound quality of the Control NOW's. The bass response was "surprisingly robust...and not overly colored or boomy" while the midrange and treble are "clear and open, and the transition from bass to treble is smooth." Furthermore, the elbow macaroni shaped design allows it to be located in many places within a room. Continue Reading
JBL Control NOW Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 27, 2009

Aux Classic 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

This small system impressed on first listen with its "lush deep bass at low and even to fairly loud levels while keeping the vocals and subtle background details in check." The soundstage was wide and deep with "solid dynamics." On a variety of musical tests, "the Aux system kept it all together..." Continue Reading
Aux Classic 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

The sound of the 301 Bookshelf Speakers sounds big and the "seemingly good sensitivity" does a good job with background music and casual listening." Overall, they have "big sound and wide dispersion" despite having a "relatively small footprint." It fits well into many, space conscious homes... Continue Reading
Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Klipsch Synergy B-3 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Like many Klipsch products, the Synergy B-3 is "easy to drive, has a forward and aggressive top end, tight bass with moderate extension and a good but not particularly wide soundstage. Appearance wise, the B-3s "offer an excellent fit and finish, with some unique cosmetic accents" that won't be found in more traditional speakers in a similar price range Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy B-3 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Infinity Primus P162 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Don't let the modest price of the Primus P162 fool you, it delivers "true high-performance sound quality with excellent clarity and resolution and outstanding imaging and transient response." Overall, its performance is "good enough to satisfy even demanding audiophiles Continue Reading
Infinity Primus P162 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Let there be no doubt, the Z-2300 plays loud and "will do your movies and games justice." The subwoofer is "surprisingly good" especially considering its size and low cost. The appearance of the Z-2300 is "pretty sexy" and the adaptor allows you to connect them with many different gaming consoles Continue Reading
Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

You thought Bose was going to sit on the sidelines through the iPod boom? Not a chance. The loudspeaker giant has jumped right in the game with the Bose SoundDock II which is powered front and center by an Apple iPod. Continue Reading
Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

Apr 20, 2009

Logitech Duet Network Music Server

As one of the first bi-directional remote controlled devices, this Logitech Squeeze box media server solution has captured the attention of many home theater and streaming enthusiasts as well as reviewers like Brian Kahn. Continue Reading
Logitech Duet Network Music Server

Apr 20, 2009

Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Reviewer Sean Killibrew found the CS2310s to sound "both detailed and engaging...The vocals were "clear and highly articulate" while the guitar play was "detailed and the overall feeling of being in the concert hall was convincing." The bass was "taut and palpable, even when driven to high volume Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

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