Audio

With its spherical shape and high-gloss finish, the Zemi Aria wireless speaker ( zemiaudio.com ) will catch your eye before its sound fills your ears. The Italian speaker designer Francesco Pellisari...
WHAT : Small form-factor audio device that brings big quality WHY : A smart choice if you are on the go The Astell&Kern AK Jr ($499) is described as an entry-level audiophile music player, but it...
WHAT : A portable Bluetooth speaker that stands out from the rest WHY : Another cutting-edge design from B&O In a saturated mobile Bluetooth speaker market, it takes a forward-thinking company...
WHAT : Headphone amp/DAC WHY : High-performance musicality that will not break the bank Thanks to some assistance from BMW DesignworksUSA, Audeze has managed to make its first headphone amplifier and...
Classé has announced the expansion of its popular Sigma series to include a new monaural amplifier.
Using a patent pending solution that provides encryption from the user’s KryptAll K iPhone, calls can be made to regular phones throughout the world or other KryptAll phones with end to end...
High-resolution digital audio has reached exciting new heights in recent years. Increasing Internet bandwidth has enabled music download providers, such as HDtracks , to offer larger file sizes, and...
The new Bluetooth music pod stands out as an innovative leader of compact luxury audio systems.
Imagine listening to music through a speaker that is the equivalent of a sonic electron microscope—reproducing detail in a recording on what seems to be a molecular level (if sound can be imagined to...
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The power of a professional cinema audio control, ported for the home theater…
Metaxas Audio was formed in 1981 and has been the reference for many high-end Hi Fi magazines worldwide. Almost 30 years after its first introduction into high-end audio folklore, the newly designed...
The new speakers draw sonic inspiration from Wilson’s behemoth flagship Alexandria XLF loudspeakers.
Without sacrificing the brand’s audio credential, the new speakers feature onboard amplification and wireless connectivity.
The Beatles’ legendary producer has put his stamp of approval on the nearly $3,500 custom in-ear monitors.
Old-school audio engineering comes alive with this modern wonder of two-channel music reproduction.
The Logos and Metis Towers are a first initiative in this direction, and the company's acoustic laboratory is working on several more innovative designs
Some enlightened individuals in the high-end audio community have begun to recognize that digital audio can produce high levels of musical realism.
Few brand names in the audio industry command the respect and near-universal praise that McIntosh Labs has earned over its 65 years of engineering excellence.
Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) has announced the release of its new VK-3000SE integrated amplifier ($7,995).
Following its success with the first-generation Xeo wireless loudspeaker systems, the Danish audio brand Dynaudio has released a second generation.
The new Steinway Lyngdorf P200 surround-sound processor receives the audio signal from the source and distributes it to the amplifiers driving the speakers.
The audio-engineering dream team at Constellation Audio is at it again.
For over 30 years, New Jersey’s VPI Industries has been making some of the world’s finest belt-drive turntables.
High-fidelity personal listening is apparently on the rise, as many audiophile-grade equipment manufacturers have launched premium headphones and headphone amplifiers in recent years.
Several years ago, Roy Gandy, founder of Rega Research—a U.K. manufacturer of hi-fi audio equipment best known for its turntables and tonearms—invited a group of industry journalists to his home to...
While carbon fiber is perhaps best known for its applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, new uses for the exceptionally sturdy but lightweight material have increased in recent years.
In 1989, Meridian Audio pioneered onboard digital amplification for loudspeakers; shortly thereafter, it designed a speaker with built-in digital-signal processing (DSP).
For those dissatisfied with the level of sonic quality available from CDs or digital music formats, the new PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream digital-to-analog converter (DAC) provides a state-of-the...
In early January, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) welcomed to Las Vegas more than 150,000 attendees, which the Consumer Electronics Association says beats the attendance record set at the...

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