Audio Player Reviews (176 Reviews)


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Aug 14, 2013

Colorfly C4 Portable Music Player Reviewed

The Colorfly C4 is another entry in the growing category of high resolution music portable players. However, the Colorfly C4 seems to offer several things that others have not. For a price, of course. Continue Reading
Colorfly C4 Portable Music Player Reviewed

Aug 08, 2013

Astell & Kern AK120 Portable Music Player Reviewed

If an iPod just doesn't cut it for you in terms of sound quality, you may be interested in the Astell & Kern AK120 portable music player. Steven Stone tests out the player to see how its high resolution performance measures up. Continue Reading
Astell & Kern AK120 Portable Music Player Reviewed

May 08, 2013

PS Audio PerfectWave Transport CD-DVD-ROM Transport

Since CDs are still the highest quality medium for the vast majority of music, a good CD player is still important. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Brian Kahn tests out the PS Audio PerfectWave Transport to see how it performs. Continue Reading
PS Audio PerfectWave Transport CD-DVD-ROM Transport

Mar 19, 2013

Astell & Kern AK100 Portable Music Player Reviewed

An audiophile quality portable music player has been desired by many. Now, that player may have arrived in the Astell & Kern AK100 portable music player. Steven Stone investigates in this review. Continue Reading
Astell & Kern AK100 Portable Music Player Reviewed

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Jun 12, 2012

BSG Technologies QOL "Signal Completion Stage"

The BSG Technologies QOL Signal Completion Stage has received a lot of attention and praise as being a one-stop solution to all the audio problems in your system. Terry London put it to the test, and well... Continue Reading
BSG Technologies QOL

Feb 23, 2012

Napa Acoustic NA-208C CD Player Reviewed

Newcomer Napa Acoustic offers the NA-208C CD player. HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Andrew Robinson took the player for a spin. Read on to see how his evaluation of the piece went. Continue Reading
Napa Acoustic NA-208C CD Player Reviewed

Dec 19, 2011

Meridian Sooloos System Reviewed (Audio Core 200, Control 15 and DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeakers)

HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Dr. Ken Taraszka got the Meridian Sooloos system in for review. The system consisted of the Audio Core 200, Control 15, and DSP3200 speakers. Taraszka put the system through it's paces to see if the system is as good as the sum of its parts. Continue Reading
Meridian Sooloos System Reviewed (Audio Core 200, Control 15 and DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeakers)

Nov 01, 2011

Marantz SA8004 SACD / CD Player / USB DAC Reviewed

Marantz adds the SA8004 SACD player to the company's offerings. However, the SA8004 has a few interesting tricks up its sleeve. Brian Kahn takes a look at the component to see if it is worth your time. Continue Reading
Marantz SA8004 SACD / CD Player / USB DAC Reviewed

Sep 01, 2011

Electrocompaniet EMC-1UP CD Player Reviewed

The most widely used physical media for music is still the Red Book CD. Electrocompaniet has made a new CD player, the EMC-1UP, that acknowledges this and attempts to elevate that media to new heights. But does it succeed? Continue Reading
Electrocompaniet EMC-1UP CD Player Reviewed

Aug 23, 2011

Crestron HD-MD8x1 HDMI Switcher Reviewed

HDMI can be a problem factor for any AV component, regardless of price. Crestron offers up the HD-MD8x1 HDMI switcher as a solution to this problem. Jerry Del Colliano examines whether or not it is successful. Continue Reading
Crestron HD-MD8x1 HDMI Switcher Reviewed

Mar 31, 2011

McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

Brian Kahn unboxes the McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD player and puts it to the test. What he discovered as he continued to attempt different sources, is that this player had several surprises in store for him. Continue Reading
McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

Jan 03, 2011

High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

Connect your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to the iStreamer to get the best sound from your portable music library. Compact, simple to use, and most importantly, very good sounding, the iStreamer advances the sonics of an iPod by leaps and bounds. Continue Reading
High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

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

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

Mar 31, 2010

McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

This tuner receives not only AM and FM radio, but also XM and HD radio. Built in classic McIntosh style, this $4000 could well be your last tuner you'll ever buy, because it doesn't get any better than this. With single-ended and balanced outputs, the McIntosh MR88 is a sonic knockout. Continue Reading
McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Krell KID iPod Dock Reviewed

So you have a high end audio system but need to get top-level sound and power into it from your iPod? Krell has the solution with their Krell KID and PAPA DOC products. Built like a tank and sounding better than expected this iPod device is what high end is all about. Continue Reading
Krell KID iPod Dock Reviewed

Feb 15, 2010

NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

Andrew Robinson's assessment of the NAD C565BEE CD player reveals a $799 that is an enthusiast's dream at a very affordable price. Through it's digital input the C 565BEE also serves as a DAC, and a darn fine one Andrew discovered. Read why it should be on your sub $800 short list. Continue Reading
NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

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