High fidelity


  • Feng-Shui Hi-Fi’s Sound Revolution: Harmonizing Music & Chi

    Feng-Shui Hi-Fi Debuts Cutting-Edge Audio Tech: Because Chi is the New High Fidelity Ever paused your favorite track to consider if your speakers might prefer facing the door rather than your sofa? Or if your subwoofer wants to align with the room’s energy flow? Welcome to the world of Feng-Shui Hi-Fi, where the traditional audio…

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  • Is Class-D Amplification Now Better than Class-A/B and Class-A?

    A couple of years ago, a designer of high-end tube equipment said something to me that left such an impact it eventually led me, now that the conditions seem right, to write this article. That mind-bomb was set off when I asked the designer if he’d ever consider making a class-AB amp. Shaking his head,…

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  • High Fidelity or High Fantasy? 6 of the Snakiest Oils in Audio

    The HiFi world is notorious as an industry rife with superstitions, outlandish claims, and broken promises. It’s a realm where the pursuit of pristine sound often collides with the allure of pseudoscience and the mystical. In this article, we dive into some of the most eyebrow-raising products on the market—from quantum stickers that claim to…

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  • MAF 2024: Audio Note UK

    Prices listed in CA$. I heard a classical orchestral piece in the Audio Note UK room (I will tell you what it was later) and noticed three things: 1. Timpani sounded like an explosion instead of a real timpani2. Decays sounded like an applied reverb instead of natural hall ambience3. The instruments sounded all over…

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  • Best Audio Systems For $30,000: World-Class Sound From Kii, Melco, EAR, Cardas, Pro-Ject

    Ed Stone of Executive Stereo has led an interesting life, particularly from an audio perspective. Let’s start with that name—Ed Stone. It sounds rock ‘n’ roll verging on bad-ass, like a made-up rock star alias. Except it isn’t, as Ed confirmed with me during our interview over the phone, in which he jokingly added, “At…

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  • HIFIMAN Debuts Two New Desktop DAC/Amps

    The EF500 and EF499 put HIFIMAN design and performance within reach of music-lovers at every level.

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  • AXPONA RETURNS APRIL 12-14, 2024, TO THE CHICAGO AREA

    200 Listening Rooms, Top Hi-Fi Audio Brands, Thousands of Products and Gear, Educational Seminars and Live Musical Performances.

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  • Featuring The First Headphone With Head-Trackable Spatial Audio

    Los Angeles, California, January 25, 2024— HED UNITY, the Swiss innovator of the Unity wireless lossless audio headphones, and HEAR360, a leader in spatial audio solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that sets a new bar for wireless headphone experiences incorporating their respective patented technologies. ​ The result is Unity, the first headset in the world to…

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  • Rhino High Fidelity: A Vinyl Series to be Reckoned With

    “The sound quality is excellent – super-clean, dynamic, with extended frequency range and a defined soundstage.”

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  • De-Kloss-ified: Decoding the Genius of Henry Kloss

    In the sleepy town of Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the twilight of the Roaring Twenties, a future luminary of sound, Henry Kloss, entered the world. Born on February 21, 1929, Kloss was handy with tools from a young age. In his childhood, he was known for his precocious building skills, adding fixtures and even rooms to…

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  • KEF LS60 now available in Carbon Black

    This is the 5th color made available for the LS60.

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  • HIFIMAN DEBUTS THE GOLDENWAVE PRELUDE REFERENCE HEADPHONE AMP

    Fully Balanced, Class A Topology Headline Best-in-Class Headphone Amp Prices indicated are in US$. BELLMORE, NY, July 24, 2023 – HIFIMAN, a leader in high fidelity personal audio, today debuted a new fully balanced Class A desktop headphone amplifier, the GOLDENWAVE Prelude. Originally released by the GOLDENWAVE brand that was acquired by HIFIMAN earlier this…

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  • HIFIMAN acquires Goldenwave, debuts new Goldenwave Serenade DAC/headphone amplifier

    BELLMORE, NY, June 21, 2023 –HIFIMAN, a leader in high fidelity personal audio, today announced both the acquisition of a respected audio designer/manufacturer and the debut of a new DAC/headphone amplifier that takes full advantage of HIFIMAN’s acclaimed Hymalaya Pro ladder DAC. New from the GOLDENWAVE brand, the SERENADE desktop DAC/headphone amplifier (SRP: 1,199 US$)…

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  • HIFIMAN releases Arya Organic

    Updated model features new wood earcup for richer, more analog sound. BELLMORE, NY, May 16, 2023 –HIFIMAN, a leader in high fidelity personal audio, is now shipping the third generation of its acclaimed Arya headphone: Arya Organic. The new Arya Organic (SRP: US$ 1,299) is notable for an updated industrial design that features a wood…

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  • HIFIMAN launches ANANDA NANO

    Featuring the company’s Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm BELLMORE, NY, May 16, 2023 –HIFIMAN, the leader in high fidelity personal audio, today announced availability of ANANDA NANO, a long-anticipated update of the company’s popular Ananda open-back planar headphones. NANDA NANO (SRP: US$ 599) represents a generational leap forward in performance. The ANANDA NANO features the company’s Nanometer…

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